The Change Log: News, Additions & Supplements in 2011 - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

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2011-10-11

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News:

  • Sigma updates the AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Aspherical OS HSM to the more compact and lightweight version II

More Additions:

  • added some Web 2.0 features like shoutbox and bookmarks and a RSS feed

2011-09-23

More Additions:

  • site design got a small update again ("round corners")
  • added Holga lenses and the Kitchen Sink Kit

2011-09-22

News:

  • updated the misc manufacturers flashgun list:
    • found more Suntax clones: Fomei D350AF & D730AF and Marumi Di980AFC
    • ... and even more Tumax clones: Dörr added the DCF 50 Wi back in April, Sunblitz came up with a Di 938 AF, Vivitar replaced and complemented their program by adding a DF-293, DF-483 and DF-586 and Opteka replaced existing models by EF-750DG and EF-790DG, their new RL-600 doesn't look too innovative either
    • Sunblitz also added the 990AF Twin, a Di 4000 AF and the MRF 4077 macro flash (all looking like Tumax' as well, but no exact equivalents anywhere, getting stranger from first to last in that order)
    • added Vivitar 740AF and Jessops' series of Tumax rebadges
  • added some more slide and film scanners:
    • Acer ScanWit 2720s and 2740s
    • Braun NovoScan models
    • Canon CanoScan FS2700F, FS2710 and FS2720
    • Hasselblad X1
    • Imacon Flextight 343 - 949, Photo and Precision I - III
    • Kodak 35mm RFS, HR 500, 500 Plus and Universal, PCD 4050, RFS 2035, 2035 Plus, 3570 Plus and 3600
    • Konica RX-1 to RX-3
    • Mediax SilverScan 2700 Pro
    • Microtek ArtixScan 4000t, 4500t, Filmscan 35, 1800, 2700, ScanMaker 35t and 35t Plus
    • Pacific Image Electronics ImageBox / IB Plus, 8MP, 9MP, Memor-ease/Plus, PowerSlide 5000, PrimeFilm 120, 7250u and 7250 Pro³
    • Plustek Opticfilm 7400
    • Polaroid SprintScan 35 Family, 45 Ultra and 4000
    • Reflecta RubyScan, S1 and x6
    • some more scanners went into process logs due to missing details / urgence for now, including Acer ScanWit 2750i, Kodak Advantix Film Drive FD 300, PCD 1000, 2000 and 4045, Leaf 4x5 Film Scanner and Lumina, Pacific Image Electronics 1800AFL/u/i/s, 2700, PS3600/u/Pro, 3610AFL, PS3650/u/Pro3, Polaroid SprintScan 120
  • added the Seculine TwinLink T2D and T100D radio triggers
  • added some more Samyang rebadges, namely an Italian afford called T.K.L. and Bell+Howell from the US

More Additions:

  • Nissin 4000GW, 4200GW, 5000GW and auto 6000AF hammerheads
  • updated online product documentation list

2011-09-11

News:

  • Aputure updated the Trigmaster series to 2.4G (therefor finally also addded the 1st generation Trigmaster to the lists with it)
  • MeiKe adds the FN-410 and MK950 Speedlites
  • Ojecoco is a new brand on the market offering H550 Radio Flash Triggers
  • Viltrox is another new brand to come up with a JY-670 Macro Ring Lite

More Additions:

  • added Carl Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 Distagon, 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 Planar ZF-IF versions
  • added Phottix Aster IR and radio transmitters as well as the announced to hit the market Odin radios
  • added Tochigi-Nikon 105mm f/4.5 UV Rayfact lens
  • added Diglloyd.com reviews for
    • Coastal Optical Systems 60mm f/4.0 UV-VIS-IR Apo Macro
    • Hartblei-Zeiss 40mm f/4.0 IF TS, 80mm f/2.8 TS and 120mm f/4.0 Makro TS Super-Rotators
  • added DPanswers.com reviews for
    • Cactus V4 and V5, YongNuo RF602 and RF603, PocketWizard II Plus and Pixel Knight
    • Sigma AF 24mm 1.8 EX DG
  • revised the Hartblei Cam page, added Youtube video footage and Luminous Landscape review
  • updated online product documentation list

Photo Additions:

  • added some photos for Canon EF 22-55mm f/4.0-5.6 USM, Sigma SAF 28-70mm f/2.8 and Sigma AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DL Aspherical Hyperzoom

2011-09-04

News:

  • added a new section about IR and astro conversions for EOS cameras
  • opened new section for functional upgrades for lenses
  • added the Starizona HyperStar
  • added a new section for Allied Vision video surveillance cameras with C/EF mount
  • added a new section for Desert Star Systems underwater video cameras with C/EF mount
  • added a new section for Lumenera industrial and video surveillance cameras with C/EF mount
  • added a new section for Softhard industrial video surveillance cameras with C/EF mount

More News & Additions:

  • changed the graphical design of the header as well as of the menu, and replaced or removed useless code all over the page
  • added a column indicating available online product documentation like user guides, parts lists and whitepapers
  • updated online product documentation list

2011-08-23

News:

  • Oloong is a new company on the market and came up with SP-660, SP-680 and SP-690 Speedlites
  • PixeL announced Opas wireless flash triggers

More News & Additions:

  • updated online product documentation list

2011-08-21

News:

  • added a new section for underwater SLR housings
  • added TIPA awards 2011
  • added EISA awards 2011-2012
  • Samyang announced a 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC to hit the market by end of this year

More News & Additions:

  • updated online product documentation list

2011-07-07

News:

  • Bower as well as Rokinon each added their own rebadge of the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
  • Bower also launched the SFD885C flashgun
  • Canon released an EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II
  • Tokina announced the launch of a 17-35mm f/4.0 SD FX AT-X AF PRO for the end of July (no technical specs published until now except for featuring silent drive technology and the high-precision GMR AF module, that is already known from the 16-28mm f/2.8)
  • Vivitar finally list their own rebadge of the Samyang 14mm f/2.8, no 35mm f/1.4 so far

2011-06-13

News:

  • Phottix upgrades the Strato to Strato II Multi
  • Quantum added the Qflash Trio Basic (actually announced back in February) and the QLink
  • Walimex offers a rebadge of the new Samyang 1.4/35 as Pro 35mm f/1.4
  • YongNuo is replacing the RF-602TX with the RF-600TX (same thing, just no PC socket)

More News & Additions:

  • DPReview added a review of the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35
  • added the SMDV FlashWave II + III radio triggers (III with review)
  • updated online product documentation list

Test Additions:

  • Photozone Tests added for:
    • Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
    • Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
    • Sigma AF 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM
    • Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 SD FX AT-X AF PRO
  • SLRgear Tests:
    • nothing new
  • Photodo Tests added for:
    • Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
    • Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    • Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
    • Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
    • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM
    • Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
    • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
    • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
    • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM
    • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
    • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro USM
    • Sigma AF 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
    • Sigma AF 10-20mm f/4.0-5.6 EX DC Aspherical HSM
    • Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Aspherical HSM Macro
    • Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Aspherical
    • Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Aspherical OS HSM
    • Sigma AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DG Macro
    • Sigma AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DG Aspherical Hyperzoom
    • Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM
    • Sigma AF 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 DC
    • Sigma AF 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
    • Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 DG Macro
    • Sigma AF 100-300mm f/4.0 EX DG APO HSM
    • Sigma AF 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
    • Sigma AF 180mm f/3.5 EX DG APO HSM Macro
    • Tamron AF 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 SP Di-II LD Aspherical
    • Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di-II LD Aspherical
    • Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical
    • Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD VC PZD (on a Nikon)
    • Tamron AF 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 LD Di-II
    • Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di LD
    • Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 SP Di LD 1:1 Macro
    • Tamron AF 200-500mm f/5.0-6.3 SP Di LD
Photodo started many more tests for third party lenses lately, but all were done with Nikon camera bodies, so I don't list them here, as far as tests with Canon bodies already exist. At the same time many older reviews appeared with MTF test results, that seem to have not been available in the past.

2011-05-31

News:

  • Bowens just added the Pulsar TX
  • Godox added the Reemix RMII (incl. review)
  • Pixel Enterprises addded the Rook back in March
  • YongNuo just added the YN565EX and started to ship the RF-603 (back in March)

More News & Additions:

  • Lightning Rumors Review added for Pixel King
  • Photoscala tests added for Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM and Sigma AF 24mm f/1.8 EX DG
  • added the Photoflex FlashFire rebadges of Yongnuo's RF-602
  • updated online product documentation list

2011-05-14

News:

  • Lensbaby added the Composer Pro back in April

More News & Additions:

  • updated online product documentation list

2011-04-02

News:

  • Lensbaby added the Scout kinda unrecognized in 2010 and lately came up with the Sweet 35 35mm f/2.5 optics

More News & Additions:

  • updated online product documentation list

2011-03-11

News:

  • YongNuo is about to release the RF-603, but there's still no product page and no stock available. Be prepared
  • Harvest One released the Cactus v5
  • Interfit just announced the release of its Titan Pro, a rebadge of the Phottix Atlas
  • iShoot adds the Sniper radio flash trigger
  • Triopo adds a Speedlight SB-9001 flashgun

More News & Additions:

  • Harvest One Cactus AF45 flashgun (another Tumax rebadge)
  • Harvest One Cactus v1 - v4 radio triggers detail info
  • updated online product documentation list

2011-02-26

News:

  • Reflecta adds the x4plus Scan standalone CMOS scanner

More Additions:

  • Kowa TSN Series 600, 660, 770, 880 and TS 610 scopes with adapters for digiscoping
  • updated online product documentation list

2011-02-12

Equipment News:

  • Canon just published the first announcements for 2011:
    • Canon EOS 1100D and 600D coming in March / April
    • Canon Speedlites 270 EX II and 320 EX coming in April
    • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4.0 L IS USM Extender 1.4x following later this year (no technical specifications known)
    • Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS II USM and 600mm f/4.0L IS II USM following later this year (some technical specs published)
  • Sigma showed a bunch of new lenses at CP+:
    • Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM II (introduced)
    • Sigma AF 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS APO HSM (presented)
    • Sigma AF 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro (announced)
  • Cosina announced a Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8 SL II Heliar Classic

Test Additions:

  • Photozone Tests added for:
    • Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
    • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6L IS USM
    • Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
    • Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZE
    • Carl Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE
    • Carl Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZE
    • Sigma AF 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM
    • Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di LD
    • Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD
  • SLRgear Tests added for:
    • Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
    • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
    • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro USM
    • Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM
    • Sigma AF 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
    • Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.0 DC Aspherical OS HSM Macro
    • Sigma AF 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
    • Sigma AF 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM
    • Sigma AF 50-200mm f/4.0-5.6 DC OS HSM
    • Sigma AF 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM
    • Sigma AF 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
    • Sigma AF 100-300mm f/4.0 EX DG APO HSM
    • Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di-II LD VC Aspherical