Canon a lansat versiunea 2.0.7 pentru EOS 5D Mk II:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the aperture exhibits abnormal movement when shooting movies in manual exposure mode and Aperture Priority AE (Av mode) using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the exposure level shown in the LCD panel differs from what is shown in the viewfinder when shooting still images in manual exposure mode.
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E4 or WFT-E4 II) may not automatically power off when used for FTP transfers.

Update-urile aduse de 2.0.7 repara problemele din versiunile 2.0.3 si 2.0.4

Canon anunta:

We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience caused to our customers by suspending the availability of the Version 2.0.3 firmware. We are now introducing the Version 2.0.4 firmware. This firmware corrects the malfunction that occurred in the previous Version 2.0.3 firmware, in which the manual recording level changed and made recording impossible.
Customers who have the Version 2.0.3 firmware on their cameras should update the firmware to Version 2.0.4.

Vesti bune pentru fanii Canon: Pe 1 Septembrie 2009 au anuntat Canon EOS 7D ~ 1700 USD

A aparut primul review al mult asteptatului Canon EOS 7D, versiune care continua seria x0D, fiind urmasul lui Canon EOS 50D. Printre imbunatatirile aduse de Canon la EOS 7D:

Canon EOS 7D

– 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
– 8 frames per second continuous shooting
– 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
– 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots
– 19-point AF system (all cross-type)
– 1.0x magnification and 100% coverage viewfinder
– Wireless flash control
– Environmental sealing

La cele mentionate mai sus weather seal-ul este ceva pentru care merita sa platiti un leu in plus – Canon spune ca ar fi acelasi ca la Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 1.0x marire si 100% acoperire in viewfinder o sa faca concurenta serioasa D300-ului de la Nikon, 8 cadre pe secunda (cu sau FARA battery pack).

Sistemul de autofocus este superb fata de versiunile anterioare (toti senzorii sunt de tip cruce) si am gasit inca ceva cu care se lauda Nikon, compensare de expunere de +/-5.0 EV (inainte erau doar +/-2.o EV). Un alt feature excelent este posibilitatea corectarii obiectivelor care fac front focus sau back focus si posibilitatea de a fi master pentru 3 flash-uri externe. 7D este primul Canon EOS care are intergrat “Speedlite Transmitter” – la f64 costa aproape 1000 RON, cheltuiala care acum NU mai este obligatorie :D. Mentionam la ISO: Auto (100-3200), ISO 100-6400 (pas de 0.3 sau 1.0 EV), H (12800) expansion.

Partea de video (care ma intereseaza mai putin) poate 1080p (30, 24 sau 25 fps) sau 720p (la maxim 60fps). Video este codat H.264 si exista un switch dedicat foto/video, ceea ce Canon EOS 5D Mark II nu avea.

Pretul anuntat: 1700USD body, 1900usd kit cu Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6. Sunt curios care vor fi preturile pentru Romania pentru Canon EOS 7D

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http://gizmodo.com/5349829/canon-7d-dslr-first-hands-on-18-megapixels-24fps-full-hd-video-for-1900
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canoneos7d/

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Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

1. Includes a function to enable the manual exposure setting when shooting movies.
2. *For details on how to use this function, please download the PDF files from the bottom of this page. Disables the function of the depth-of-field preview button when images are played back or when the menu screen is displayed on the LCD panel.
3. Fixes a phenomenon where the peripheral illumination of images cannot be properly corrected, even if the images were captured with the lens peripheral illumination correction function set to Enable.
4. Digital Photo Professional software version 3.6.1 or later (for Windows and Macintosh) can be used to automatically correct the peripheral illumination of RAW and JPEG images that were captured in the Peripheral illumination correction setting with cameras that have Firmware Version 1.0.7 or earlier. Fixes the algorithms of the Auto Lighting Optimizer function when Custom Function C.Fn II-3 Highlight tone priority is enabled.
5. Fixes incorrect indications on the Arabic, Romanian, Spanish, and Ukrainian menu screens.
6. Changes the battery information displayed on the camera when using the optional Battery Grip BG-E6.

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Actualmente putem considera 3 categorii mari pentru DSLR-uri: Amator, Semi-Profesional si Profesional. In functie de pretentii cat dam, atat face.

De multe ori se creaza confuzie intre clasele aparatelor foto si se compara de exemplu Canon EOS 30D cu Nikon D80. Le poti compara dar cele doua nu fac parte din aceeasi clasa. Un concurent al 30D-ului din partea Nikon ar fi D200-le, pentru D80 avem Canon EOS 400D si asa mai departe.

Mai departe vom vorbi de ultimele DSLR-uri produse si de concurentii lor directi (din aceeasi clasa).

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