5D Mark II Team

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NON-Official ISO on Canon DSLRs


We have been testing for over a month a very nice new device compatible with all Canon HDSLR cameras that will be released by the manufacturer soon.

During this testing process we discovered a very interesting and unexpected function that is available on some cameras. This option is not available using the camera menu, but only using this device.


Basically what we found is that the user can set some “intermediate” and high ISO settings that are NOT available through the camera’s menu!

The “intermediate” ISO found on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II were: 64, 80, 10000, 16000 and 20000.

We were very excited when we found ISO 64 and 80 available, thinking as another low ISO / low noise shooting option.

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January 17, 2011 Posted by | Accessories, Articles & Tech Info, EOS 5D Mk II, EOS T2i/550D, NEW Devices & Accessories, REVIEWS | , , , , , | 2 Comments

More Canon Rebates


  • More Canon rebates
  • Cameras available on this rebate




Canon is offering rebates when purchasing most of the latest Digital SLR cameras:

If you are planning to buy a new camera, this might be a good opportunity. This offer ends 09/30/2010, but as always many items get out of stock before the end, or unpredictably. So if you have made your mind up on a model, don’t hesitate to order.


Rebates of $400, $500 and $700 (depending on model) are available when purchasing one of the following cameras with a Pixma Pro Photo Printer (great for photo-quality printings):

  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D
  • Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D
  • Canon EOS 50D

Note: a rebate is also available when purchasing only the Pixma Pro Photo Printer without a DSLR.

Please click on the following banners for more details:

Please read carefully the rebate instructions included in the above links. Both printer & camera purchases must appear on the same receipt.

August 16, 2010 Posted by | News & Info, PROMOS | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Firmware Update 1.0.8


  • Firmware Update 1.0.8 – 1D Mark IV & 550D
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Canon has just announced a firmware update that fixes the “iris jitter” issue that we previously reported here and here for the Canon 5D Mark II on April, 2010, especially affecting macro lenses (but not limited to that kind of lenses).

Fortunately all those efforts to report that issue also helped other users. This time the update has been released for the EOS 1D Mark IV and EOS Rebel T2i/550D.

We thank Canon once again for listen to their customers. That really makes a difference.


Extracted from Canon website:

Canon has announced firmware updates (both called Version 1.0.8) for the EOS-1D Mark IV and EOS 550D DSLRs that incorporate fixes, including ensuring the set aperture doesn’t move when shooting EOS Movies in manual exposure mode.

Firmware Version 1.0.8 for the EOS-1D Mark IV DSLR incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves unexpectedly when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
  2. Corrects misspellings in the French and Spanish menus for applicable products.

Firmware Version 1.0.8 for the EOS 550D DSLR incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves unexpectedly when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).


Please, before downloading and updating your camera, read the entire contents of Canon download page.

You can download the new firmware from here:



We received reports that this phenomenon also occurs in the EOS 7D, so we expect a firmware update for Canon EOS 7D in near future as well.

If you appreciate our efforts to help all Canon users, please consider supporting us.

Thanks a lot in advance.

July 7, 2010 Posted by | CANON, EOS 1D Mk IV, EOS T2i/550D, Firmware Updates, News & Info | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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