Hasselblad announces a new H4D-40 Stainless Steel Edition , and a Ferrari H4D Limited Edition.    What better way to spend $50,000?

 

Hasselblad announces a new H4D-40 Stainless Steel Edition , and a Ferrari H4D Limited Edition.    What better way to spend $50,000?

 

Canon announces firmware update 1.2.3 for their popular 7D DSLR.  And firmware update 1.0.9 for their very popular entry level DSLR EOS Rebel T2i/550d. 

 

Canon announces firmware update 1.2.3 for their popular 7D DSLR.  And firmware update 1.0.9 for their very popular entry level DSLR EOS Rebel T2i/550d.

 

Panasonic announces firmware upgrades for their FZ100, FX700, and FX75 digital compacts.  These improves AF performance while recording movies and more.

 

Panasonic announces firmware upgrades for their FZ100, FX700, and FX75 digital compacts.

 

Thanks to Mike N. we’ve learned there has been a retraction of the Kuwati DSLR ban.  Now they claim it just wasn’t true.  Hmm.. Okay.  Here’s the retraction:

 

RETRACTION

On Saturday, November 20, 2010 the Kuwait Times published an article titled 'Multi ministry camera ban frustrates artists' in which incorrect information was provided. The newspaper regrets failing to verify the information. The article wrongly stated that a ban on DSLR cameras was implemented by the Ministries of Information, Social Affairs and Finance. This information is false. In a follow up investigation, it was proved that no such ban has been issued. We regret this error and deeply apologize for any inconvenience caused.

 

On Saturday, November 20, 2010 the Kuwait Times published an article titled 'Multi ministry camera ban frustrates artists' in which incorrect information was provided. The newspaper regrets failing to verify the information. The article wrongly stated that a ban on DSLR cameras was implemented by the Ministries of Information, Social Affairs and Finance. This information is false. In a follow up investigation, it was proved that no such ban has been issued. We regret this error and deeply apologize for any inconvenience caused.

 

Digital Photography Review produces a great Group Test of what are now popularly called “Enthusiast Compacts  featuring Canon’s new S95, G12, Nikon’s P700, and  the Pansonic Lumix DMC-LX5. Check out this great test here. 

 

Digital Photography Review produces a great Group Test of what are now popularly called “Enthusiast Compacts” featuring Canon’s new S95, G12, Nikon’s P700, and  the Pansonic Lumix DMC-LX5. Check out this great test here

 

I really like Topaz products so I’m pleased to announce their newest product Topaz InFocus.  This is an up and coming company and I’ve been reviewing their entire suite of products for several months now and hope to bring you a review soon.  I don’t think you’d be disappointed if you purchased their products today!

 

I really like Topaz products so I’m pleased to announce their newest product Topaz InFocus.  This is an up and coming company and I’ve been reviewing their entire suite of products for several months now and hope to bring you a review soon.  I don’t think you’d be disappointed if you purchased their products today!

 

This is a welcome but unheard of equipment upgrade offer from Canon.  5d Mark II and 7D users have long complained about how easily the mode dial inadvertently moves into another position leaving the photographer in the wrong mode and missing or ruining pictures. Canon now offers a $100 USD factory service center upgrade to change the mode dial to a locking switch like on the new 60D.  I’ll be finding out very soon when this will be offered in the Bangkok service center and will let you know.

 

This is a welcome but unheard of equipment upgrade offer from Canon.  5d Mark II and 7D users have long complained about how easily the mode dial inadvertently moves into another position leaving the photographer in the wrong mode and missing or ruining pictures. Canon now offers a $100 USD factory service center upgrade to change the mode dial to a locking switch like on the new 60D.  I’ll be finding out very soon when this will be offered in the Bangkok service center and will let you know.