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Thursday, 20 April 2017

EOS 5D Mark IV to get C-Log update

Canon has announced a new upgrade service for the EOS 5D Mark IV following feedback from its global community of professional photographers and videographers. With the upgrade, Canon Log (C-Log) – a staple feature in Canon’s Cinema EOS range – can be added to the EOS 5D Mark IV, providing enhanced dynamic range and easier colour grading.

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

TIPA 2017 awards for Canon

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Two Canon cameras and a Canon lens have been recognised with 'Best Photo and Imaging Product' awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), representing 30 photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries across five continents.

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:
http://www.tipa.com/english/XXVII_tipa_awards_2017.html


Monday, 10 April 2017

Canon UK Spring Cashback 2017 promotion


 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.

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

Lenses
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
Speedlite 600EX II-RT - £80 cashback

PIXMA Printers
PIXMA PRO-10S - £75 cashback
PIXMA PRO-100S - £50 cashback
PIXMA iP8750 - £35 cashback

Cashbacks are only available on purchases made from participating retailers within the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland between Wednesday 15th March 2017 and Wednesday 16th May 2017. A valid claim must be submitted by Friday 16 June 2017.

Full details are available at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/cashback/current-cashback/


Thursday, 6 April 2017

EF-S 35mm f2.8 Macro lens

Canon has launched a new innovative lens. Designed for macro and close-up photography, the EF-S 35mm f2.8 Macro IS STM features Canon’s unique built-in Macro Lite technology and is the first lens of its kind in the EF-S range. It is compatible with all EOS APS-C digital single-lens reflex cameras (except the EOS D30, D60 and 10D).

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.


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Canon UK HQ to host EOS Training Academy's workshop programme

 


Starting this spring, EOS Training Academy’s dedicated Canon photography training programme extends its reach to include Canon UK’s head office in Reigate, Surrey as its new workshop venue.

From May 2017 onwards, selected EOS camera and Speedlite workshops will be held in Reigate, including the popular camera-specific Optimise courses for the EOS 5D Mark IV, 5DS/R, 5D Mark III, 7D Mark II and 80D, Making the Most series for beginner and enthusiast models, and Speedlite for beginners for those wishing to enhance their photography with flash.

This means that course delegates will not only be able to learn how to use their camera but also to visit the EOS epicentre that is Canon’s headquarters at the same time – an exciting opportunity for keen Canonites.

As part of a planned expansion of the academy programme, this new location to the south of London means that there are now three Workshop venues to learn about your EOS photography: Oxford, central London (near Euston) and Reigate. This is in addition to a dozen locations for Practical Days, including the recently added Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) venues at Slimbridge and Barnes in London, Waterperry Gardens in Oxford, plus the stunning city of York.

A full-day workshop starts from only £99 and includes a comprehensive handout, plus tailored advice and support throughout the day from your tutor. Maximum group size is 12 and sessions are kept informal, with opportunities for questions throughout the day. So whatever photography you enjoy and whichever EOS camera you own, you’ll learn what you need to improve your camera skills and your photography during a day with EOS Training Academy.

To find out more visit EOS Training Academy or call 01869 331741 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and request a copy of our 32-page training brochure.


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