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Darren Rowse has a good post about the pros and cons of each of these lenses. With the exception of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
that came with the Canon Rebel XT when I purchased it years ago, I have two other lenses and both are prime. I have a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 and a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro. I really want a good zoom lens for times when I want to carry just the camera. That way I have a “multi-purpose” lens and can capture just about anything. I am definitely leaning toward the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4. While I would certainly love to own the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L. I full recognize that it’s size and weight can be prohibitive in some places. The 24-105mm f/4 is a much lighter lens and is about the same size as the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.

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Canon has unveiled the EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i), the latest addition to its compact DSLR series. The upper-entry-level camera features a 15.1 MP APS-C CMOS sensor with 1080p HD video recording at 20fps. It also offers a 3.0 inch LCD with 920,000 dot resolution and an ISO sensitivity range expandable up to 12800 equivalent. It includes a faster Digic 4 processor offering better noise reduction at higher ISO’s and continuous shooting speeds of up to 3.4 fps delivering 170 large JPEG images in a single burst. [via Digital Photography Review]

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Canon announces PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II printer

Canon has also announced the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II 14 inch professional inkjet printer. Compared to the previous model, the Mark II offers three times faster black and white printing, supports third-party media and includes a new Ambient Light Correction feature. The addition of 16 bits per channel printing offers a wider color gamut (with 276 trillion colors). In addition, a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop is provided that enables Canon EOS users to directly print RAW files without converting to a compressed format. The Pro9000 Mark II is priced at $499 USD (£499). [via Digital Photography Review]

Read the full review here.

Canon Introduces Speedlite 270EX Compact Flashgun

Canon has also introduced the Speedlite 270EX entry-level flashgun, replacing the Speedlite 220EX with a smaller but more powerful unit. Unlike the 220EX, the new model features a 90 degrees tilting zoom head. It also offers a near-silent recycling in a time of just 3.9 seconds and a guide number of 27 meters. Powered by two AA batteries, this flashgun is compatible with all recent Canon cameras. [via Digital Photography Review]

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 17, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and optics, today introduced two new Tilt-Shift lenses, the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L. These two new L series lenses expand the Company’s extensive lens line-up of TS-E lenses giving photographers creative control over perspective and depth of field in their images. Both the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L are specialty lenses ideal for landscape and architectural photography and are compatible with all Canon EOS system single lens reflex cameras1. The TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, a replacement for Canon’s TS-E 24mm f/3.5L introduced in 1991, has significantly improved operability with low distortion when photographing buildings, consistent image quality throughout the image and reduced chromatic aberration when shooting at ultra-wide angles. The TS-E 17mm f/4L is the world’s shortest focal length Tilt-Shift lens with full-frame 35mm coverage.

“These two new lenses are Canon’s answer to photographers who have requested wider angle Tilt-Shift lenses, [via PDN]

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Canon USA has announced that it will be offering a free repair for any EOS 5D digital SLR in the U.S. or Canada that is suffering from a problem where the mirror can detach from the mirror box due to “deterioration in the strength of the adhesive.”

Canon USA announced the no-fee repair in an email to its customers in North America and in a Service Notice posted on its website. You can view the service notice here. [via PDN]

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In addition to Scott Kelby’s tutorial for shooting tethered into Lightroom, Matt Kloskowski provides other options.

1) If you shoot Canon then you can use Canon’s free EOS Utility. This is probably your best option if you’re a Canon shooter.

2) If you’re a Nikon shooter the waters are a bit murky here. First, you can use Nikon’s (NOT FREE) Camera Control Pro (which is what I’ve used).

3) If you’re a Nikon shooter then you also have a free option but it’s only for Windows users only. It’s called DiyPhotoBits.com Camera Control and they’ve got a video on their site on how to use it.

4) Finally, Tom Hogarty (Lightroom’s Product Manager) let me in on a plug-in for Lightroom 2 (for Mac only though). It’s called MountainStorm Lightroom Tether and you can grab it here. Of course if you find it useful, it’s nice to leave a donation considering your other alternatives are not free. I’ve tested it out and I have to say it works pretty darn good. I’ve used Camera Control Pro for so long so it’s a little weird to change, but I think I’m now switching over to the free plug-in.
(edit: Sorry everyone. I forgot to mention one small thing that I was reminded of in the comments. Some one had told me not to use the “Enhanced” setting so make sure you leave it unchecked. Seems pretty unstable in this mode) [via Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips]

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For some people December can be a depressing time. For many people this December brings fears of economic hard times and a global depression. But, life goes on, and so must business.

To put a little cheer into your month, and to stimulate our business, we are holding a December Anti-Depression Contest.

Our prize is either a Nikon D90 or a Canon XSi Rebel. We have recently reviewed both of these fine cameras and now are making our review cameras available as prizes in this contest. If you win, you get to choose which camera to receive. (Body only). [via Luminous Landscape]

For more details see the website here.



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