Monthly Archive for August, 2010

New camera and lenses from Canon

A few recent announcements from Canon today.  Firstly the long awaited Canon EOS 60D, offering high performance, a Vari-angle LCD screen and enhanced ergonomics and featuring an 18MP CMOS sensor and 1040k dot 3.0″ LCD from the EOS 550D (Rebel T2i) with the AF system from the 50D.  Aimed to sit in between the 550D and the 7D, the 60D has been repositioned in the market, so isn’t a simple upgrade to its predecessor the EOS 50D.  Keep an eye on this spot for the housing announcements that are sure to come soon.

Also new from Canon of interest to underwater photographers is the EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM, Canon’s first fisheye zoom lens, and the world’s first fisheye zoom lens to offer both ‘circular’ and ‘full frame’ images.  Producing a 180 degree angle of view when used at its widest setting on 35mm-format cameras, is this the full frame answer to the Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye?

Cairns Underwater Film Festival 2010

The world tour of the best films from the 36th UW Film Festival 2009 will  be shown in Cairns this weekend, 7th and 8th August, including six award winning movies from six different nations plus 4 local Far North Qld Talents showcasing their productions.  If you’re in the area, don’t miss what’s sure to be a great night!
Scubapix staff will also be onsite both nights with the latest underwater photography gear.  Drop by and say hi.