…those SeXy netbooks!

Computer manufacturers made some interesting announcements this past few weeks at the  Consumer Electronic Show 2009 in Las Vegas (probably biggest gadget convention in the world).

Some that caught my interest are those SeXy netbooks! These netbooks can be my anywhere-i-go-computer. It can be a good picture viewer / downloader instead of buying those Canon M80, Creative Zen or that expensive Epson P Series picture viewers.

What I like is the  HP mini 2140 and the Sony Vaio P . The HP 2140 looks to be more practical since it has a 1366 x 768 resolution good enough for simple photo editing.

The gadget lust is attacking again… 😀

64GB memory cards

regie_fernando-1030308This is not good. As I’ve said digital is not cheap especially if its in your line of work. Recently i bought 2 pcs of 16GB CF cards, Its a Sandisk Extreme III compact flash cards capable of writing 30mb/s. This is in conjunction with my new venture in HD video recording with the Canon 5D Mark II.  I now have a total of 64GB memory that I spread to all of my three camera bags for emergency.

BTW I still have those 256MB cards at home just for keeps 😉

Another Panasonic LX3 Firmware 1/15/2009

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From the Panasonic Lumix LX3 Firmware download page

Sorry, This download site is temporally closed due to Next version of firmware, It is scheduled on Jan/15th/2009.
Sorry for this inconvenience.

It will probably try to solve (again) the AWB problem plaguing the LX3. Hope im right!  :/



Canon EOS 5D Mark II Firware Update

screencap_20090108_1Firmware Update Version 1.0.7 improves and mitigates the following two types of image quality phenomena that occur under certain shooting conditions.

  1. “Black dot” phenomenon (the right side of point light sources become black)
  2. Vertical banding noise

Firmware Version 1.0.7 is for EOS 5D Mark II cameras with firmware up to version 1.0.6. If the camera’s firmware is already version 1.0.7, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Notes:
When updating to Firmware Version 1.0.7, please also update the Digital Photo Professional and Picture Style Editor software. Firmware Version 1.0.7 can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Updates for Digital Photo Professional and Picture Style Editor can be downloaded from the following Web site.

I dont like the idea of that magenta cast on sRAW file. The black dots is no biggie to me so Il probably wait for the “complete” that includes the magenta issue on sRAW’s.

See the complate firmware update page here