Canon have announced a new zoom lens, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, featuring a four-stop image stabiliser. Available seperately, or bundled with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II when bought with the EOS 550D, 600D, or 60D.
Canon have released new firmware for their 1D Mark IV, now at version 1.1.0. Updates are:
Improves the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
Fixes a phenomenon that occurs when using high-capacity (32 GB or greater) CF cards: If either a CF card with only a little available space remaining or the battery is removed and then reinserted into the camera, and then the user attempts to start shooting movies immediately, shooting may stop.
Corrects some mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese.
Updates are available for Windows and Mac respectively.