Firmware Version 1.1.1 for the EOS 7D Mark II incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
1. Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (A/B/C/D/E).
2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
3. Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.
4. Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.
If using a Wi-Fi adapter/W-E1, the camera's nickname will be reset to default when you perform this firmware update, so you will need to reset the nickname before using the camera. Refer to the W-E1 instruction manual for the setting procedure.
Friday, 28 April 2017
Thursday, 20 April 2017
Designed to deliver an 800% increase in dynamic range, C-Log minimises the loss of detail in the darkest and brightest parts of the image. When using C-Log on the EOS 5D Mark IV, an ISO setting of 400 will deliver the largest dynamic range of 12 stops, perfect for shooting in difficult lighting conditions.
Ensuring maximum freedom in post-production, C-Log alters the image processing data after the image has been captured. As a result, videographers and filmmakers will find it easy to colour match with footage shot on other cameras, including those in the Canon Cinema EOS range. The footage from any camera can be combined and colour matched in a single colour grading process which provides a final global colour and seamless feel, regardless of whether the film is shot on different cameras.
C-Log also reduces noise, particularly in shadow areas that can appear during colour grading. The upgrade makes the colour grading of footage more flexible via the production of accurate colours with minor colour bias.
The C-Log upgrade will be available as a chargeable service exclusively via Canon authorised service-centres. Canon is planning to start the upgrade service from June.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
The award winners are:
• EOS 5D Mark IV digital single-lens reflex camera
• EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM standard zoom lens
• XC15 professional 4K video camcorder.
You can read about these and other TIPA 2017 award winners at:
Monday, 10 April 2017
Cashbacks are available for a range of products in the Canon Spring 2017 Promotion. In addition to the items listed below, there are also cashbacks on compact cameras and video cameras.
EOS 5DS R - £250 cashback
EOS 5DS - £250 cashback
EOS 6D - £125 cashback
EOS 7D Mark II - £125 cashback
EOS 80D - £80 cashback
EOS M5 - £80 cashback
EF 35mm f1.4L II USM - £165 cashback
EF 35mm f2.0 IS USM - £50 cashback
EF 50mm f1.2L USM - £125 cashback
EF 50mm f1.4 USM - £50 cashback
EF 85mm f1.2L II USM - £165 cashback
EF 85mm f1.8 USM - £50 cashback
EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM - £50 cashback
EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM - £80 cashback
EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM - £165 cashback
EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM - £50 cashback
EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM - £165 cashback
EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM - £200 cashback
EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM - £200 cashback
Speedlite 600EX II-RT - £80 cashback
PIXMA PRO-10S - £75 cashback
PIXMA PRO-100S - £50 cashback
PIXMA iP8750 - £35 cashback
Full details are available at:
Thursday, 6 April 2017
The lens has built-in LEDs which illuminate small objects while minimising the shadows it casts with a tapered edge design. It offers life-size (1:1) magnification, capturing subjects as close as 30mm from the front of the lens. This close working distance and magnification level means it is ideal for revealing the tiny and intricate details of subjects such as jewellery, food and crafts.
The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer with Hybrid IS compensates for angular and linear movement. This is especially useful for handheld macro shooting as this is prone to exaggerate camera shake, often causing unwanted blur.
The built-in Macro Lite offers flexible lighting options by allowing photographers to alternate between two lights located on each side of the lens, or use both at the same time. At the press of a button the strength of the lighting can be adjusted. Furthermore, to allow for versatile shooting with natural and off-camera light, the design of the attachable lens hood minimises shadows cast onto the subject by the lens, as well as reflections of the lens cast by the subject.
The f2.8, 7-blade circular aperture creates beautiful bokeh by rendering out-of-focus areas of a photo smoothly and separating the subject from its surroundings. Super Spectra Coating reduces flare and ghosting to maintain contrast and colour.
For movie-makers, the quiet focusing of the STM focus motor captures movies without distracting noise, while its smooth shifts in focus create cinematic effects.
The EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM will be available from May 2017 with an RRP of £399.99 / €479.99.