Thursday, 21 July 2011

Canon News: Firmware v1.1.0 released for 60D

Firmware version 1.1.0 incorporates the following fixes and improvements.
  1. Fixes a phenomenon where the wireless built-in flash settings are reset to defaults when the battery is removed from the camera.
  2. Fixes an intermittent phenomenon where image-rotation information is not recognized correctly when shooting with the camera in the vertical position depending on the timing of the shutter release.
Available to downoad here.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Nikon News: New AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G LENS

Nikon have launched a new addition to their Nikkor lenses, with a 40mm f/2.8 'micro' lens.  It promises to be great for macro work, with a 1:1 reproduction ratio, light weight and near-silent auto-focus.


  • 40 mm DX-format macro lens (FX-format/35mm equivalent:60mm).
  • Large maximum aperture of f/2.8.
  • 1:1 reproduction ratio offers life-like close-ups.
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.163 m.
  • SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for accurate, whisper-quiet autofocus.
  • Two focus modes: M/A (manual-priority autofocus), allows quick switching between Autofocus and Manual focus operation, and M (manual focus).
  • Hood and soft lens case included.

More details here.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Canon News: Firmware v1.0.8 released for 50D

Canon have released firmware for their 50D camera, updating the following:

  • Improves the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
  • Fixes incorrect indications in the Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and Turkish menu screens.
It's available to download for Windows and Mac platforms. 

Below is a link to the 50D replacement, the 60D: