Friday, January 9, 2009

Odds and Ends

I will try to keep Canon users updated on Canon News and Updates although I do report on major Nikon and other manufacturer updates. These "Odds and Ends" also include Adobe News and other products that affect everyone. Want Funky? Check out the first bit of news.

SHUTTER VOICE v2.5

ShutterVoice (www.shuttervoice.com) gives a photographer freedom like never before. Through the use of speech recognition technology you can now control your EOS Digital camera with your own voice! Supports many EOS Cameras and there are special controls for the 50D and the 5D MK2.

POLAROID FILES FOR CHAPTER 11, AGAIN!

"Our operations are strong and during this process Polaroid will ship products to our retail partners, work with our suppliers and contract manufacturers to fulfill retailer demand, honor customer warranties and employees are expected to receive their regular paychecks without interruption," Mary L. Jeffries, Polaroid's chief executive officer, said in a statement. "We expect to continue our operations as normal during the reorganization and are planning for new product launches in 2009."
Polaroid did introduce new products this week at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

CANON EOS 50D FIRMWARE UPDATE

Version 1.0.3 has been released aimed at fixing 3 rare issues.
Available at:
http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos50d/firmware.html

CANON WIRELESS FILES TRANSMITTER WFT-E3/E3A

Version 2.0 has been released for Canon 50D Support.
Available at:
http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/wfte3/firmware.html

ADOBE CAMERA RAW v4.6 (CS3) & v5.2 (CS4) and LIGHTROOM v2.2

Adds support for many new cameras. Note that the Camera RAW 5.2 is for CS4 only. The newest CS3 version is 4.6. Available at: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/cameraraw.html

APPLE APERTURE and iPHOTO

Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update v2.3 adds support for the 50D, Nikon D90 and other cameras including the Sony Alpha A900. Available at: http://support.apple.com/downloads/Digital_Camera_Raw_Compatibility_Update_2_3

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(Version 1.01 - January 2009)

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