Imaging News for the Week of November 8

Canon Eos 20D/Da Firmware Update
Canon Have Updated their firmware for the Canon Eos 20D/Da. The update fixes a colour temperature information problem when using Speedlite 430EX and it also improves communication when using CF cards. Visit Canon's BeBit for the Updates.

Nikon Announce Remote Speedlight Commander
Nikon announced their new remote Speedlight SB-R200 and Command Unit SU-800. This wireless flash system is intended for close-up and macro photography. The SU-800 commander unit is also compatible with other speedlights and can be used in up to three groups. Nikon is selling these components separately but also a Macro kit which includes a command unit and two SB-R200 Speedlights. As always DPReview have excellent coverage.

Nikon Announce D200 Prosumer DSLR
DPreview have yet again produced another great preview of a new DSLR from Nikon. The Nikon D200, is a 10.2 MP digital SLR with professional features and build quality. Features include a magnesium-alloy body, an 11-area AF sensor, 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 5 frames per second continuous shooting at up to 37 JPEG (Fine-Large) images or up to 22 NEF (RAW) images when using a SanDisk SDCFH (Ultra II) or SDCFX (Extreme III) 1GB CF card. It also features shutter speeds ranging from 1/8,000 of a second to 30 seconds, a 2.5" LCD monitor, USB 2.0, 1/250 sec X-sync plus WiFi and GPS support. The D200 should retail for $1,849 in the US. Click here for DPReviews coverage.

Wacom Announce Wide-Format Tablet.
Wacom have announced the Intuos3 6x11 tablet. It is the world's first wide-format pen tablet designed for use with widescreen displays and dual monitors. The tablet features Wacoms programmable ExpressKeys and Touch Strips, and the cordless battery-free Grip Pen offers 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity. The Tablets will ship in the US with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3, Corel Painter Essentials 2, nik Color Efex Pro 2 IE and Wacom Brushes 2. It is expected to retail for US $369.95 Visit Wacom for more info.

Nikon Release D2X and D2Hs Firmware Update
Nikon have updated their firmware for the has today released new firmware for the D2X and D2Hs digital SLRs. Firmware version 1.01 improves autofocus performance and preset white balance and resolves issues with the AF-assist illuminator on certain Speedlights and a flash sync issue with the SB-800 Speedlight. The Update also corrects errors in menus when Dutch language is selected. Visit Nikon Asia's website for the updates.

Digital Film Tools announce 55mm Version 6
Digital Film Tools have announced the release of 55mm Version 6. This update film filter effect set includes updated and improved filters and several new and useful addition to the already extensive filter kit. New filters include; Relight, Strip Grad, Vari-Star, Rack Focus and Color Spot. DFT are very good at what they do and they continue to impress me with their Plug-in work. Visit the 55mm product site for more info.