So! It’s been another long week of getting things done on our new website over here, so we’ve once again been way too quiet, we apologize. But, even though we’re busy, the photo world doesn’t stop moving forwards, so, here’re some important updates for you from this week we didn’t blog up yet:
Canon’s announced firmware version 1.0.8 for its EOS 60D cameras, which really just has one bug fix. In their words:
Firmware version 1.0.8 incorporates the following fix.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which captured images may become overexposed when using the camera’s built-in flash or an external Speedlite in combination with the lenses listed below:*
a) EF300/4 L IS USM
b) EF28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM
c) EF75-300/4-5.6 IS USM
d) EF100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
You can grab all the info and the firmware here: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos60d/firmware.html
Next up: Nikon has updated the firmware for it’s P7000 compact shooter. A few more fixes in the pipe here, as explained on their site:
Modifications enabled with firmware Ver. 1.1
- Image recording time at image quality settings that include NRW (RAW) has been reduced.
- Lens control has been optimized to reduce the frequency with which the “Initializing lens. Cannot focus.” message is displayed.
- An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented zoom operation has been resolved.
- An issue that caused the monitor display to exhibit a loss of detail in highlights (blown highlights) when the shutter-release button was pressed halfway with Active D-Lighting enabled has been resolved.
If you use Windows, click here: http://nikonasia-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6926
If you’re more a Mac person, try this one: http://nikonasia-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6927
And, lastly, Apple is pushing a RAW support update for Aperture and iPhoto supporting seven new cameras, including the popular Nikon D7000 and the Panasonic GH2. Obviously you Mac users know how to get those through the usual channels.