Just to wrap up this little piece, the previously reporting Canon T2i 4K firmware that was to be released this weekend was, in fact, a hoax. Resulting in nothing more than a RickRoll (I really thought that meme would die by now), things got more and more ridiculous closer to the release (I was busy all weekend, didn’t pay any attention til today) making it somewhat obvious by the time it was finally “released”.
Well as was suspected just a hoax but with the weakest of punchlines, a rickroll. Not a lot of originality there! A shame that he couldn’t have done something as cool, fun and original as the above video, that would have been a worthy punchline. Just someone after their 15 minutes of fame, well he has had them so time to move on. These things are done on the 1st April for a reason! I did my Canon Raw blog on April 1st last year, got a lot of hate mail but mine was nonsensical from the start even for the non technically minded, with pictures of a Video 8 player as a high end capture device, introduction of interlaced for coveted video look, the loss of the stills function and a lot more utter silliness littering the post. Only speed readers would have been taken in by it and it was not dragged out over 3 days! But as I said then I will repeat now, if we cannot laugh at ourselves who can we laugh at?
Perhaps the best part of the hoax is this parody video which shows why we may not really want 4K on the T2i.