Monday, 30 May 2011

Canon News: Firmware 2.0.9 released for 5D MkII

Canon have released a new version of firmware for its popular EOS 5D MkII DSLR, version 2.0.9.  It fixes/improves the following:
  1. Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon where the IS function will not work when custom function C.Fn III-2 is set to [5: IS start] and the lens attached does not have an AF stop button. This is because custom function C.Fn III-2 allows users to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens
  3. Corrects misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai languages.
Available to download from here.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Canon News: Firmware 1.0.1 released for EOS 600D

Canon have released a new version (1.0.1) of its firmware for the Canon 600D.  It has the following enhancements:
  • Clarifies the feature guide description of the digital zoom function for movie-shooting that appears on the camera’s LCD monitor.
  • Fixes the phenomenon in which, in rare cases, a computer connected to the camera with a USB cable cannot recognize the camera.

More details available here.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Nikon News: AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens

Nikon have launched a new 50mm lens, the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G.

  • Compatible with FX and DX (75mm equiv.)
  • Only 185g
  • Decicated silent-wave motor (SWM)
  • Weather-sealed metal mount
  • Supplied with a lens hood HB-47, and a soft pouch CL-1013

More details here.