New firmware update for Canon 5d MKII

I have just updated my camera to the latest version of the firmware available from Canon (as of yesterday).

Its version 1.1.0 and the main improvements are in the movie mode, basicaly you now have control over asa, aperture and shutter speed.

This was a much requested feature (the camera was auto everything before this – with no easy way to control any variable).

Previously the popular way to control aperture in movie mode was to use Nikon lenses on an adapter, this may have been noticed by Canon…..

If you do shoot short movie clips when on location (a good idea) then consider the upgrade, if not then read about the changes first then decide if you want to update, you can read and download from here:

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html

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Fire resistant digital media safe

Andrew Jackson at ACTPIX has a large fire resistant data safe for sale.

I know many of my clients have amassed a large collection of images that in some cases are of significant scientific interest. Protecting these images from damage is not an insignificant task and something that needs careful consideration.

You can view the safe model here:

http://www.thesafeshop.co.uk/products/4623.html

(Andrew has the full set of drawers and shelves)

Andrew can be contacted via his website http://www.actpix.com

Stephen

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