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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Canon clothing and accessories


Canon UK is launching a range of branded clothing and accessories - from vintage camera t-shirts to umbrellas and bibs

A selection of the new merchandise has been designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the EOS system and features cameras from the EOS archive. Plus, the vintage series includes designs from the original Canon camera “Kwanon” logo, first introduced in 1934.

The new collection includes clothing such as t-shirts, jackets, sweaters and hoodies, as well as accessories like umbrellas, baby bibs, hats and limited edition camera bags.  Camera fans will also be able to get their hands on a miniature Hansa Canon camera model, replicated on Canon’s first production model and Japan’s first high-quality 35mm camera launched in 1936.

The range is available from store.canon.co.uk/


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

EOS system celebrates 30th anniversary


Today, Canon is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of its world-renowned EOS System.

Canon’s EOS System made its debut on 1 March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera and EF lenses, at a time when visiting your local pharmacy to develop your camera film was the norm.

Thirty years on the world has changed, but the EOS system remains a staple in the world of photography. Technology featured within the EOS system has helped create and inspire changes in the way people take photos.

The EOS system came to life in 1987 after Canon announced its aim to develop a highly-refined autofocus (AF) SLR model. It moved away from its FD lens system to create the world’s first fully electronic mount system. From then the EOS range has included the first affordable consumer DSLR – the EOS 300D – which ushered in a new era of digital photography in 2003. Five years later in 2008, the EOS 5D Mark II revolutionised filmmaking by offering Full HD movie recording on a DSLR.

The EOS System is one of the most recognised systems in the world, also incorporating the Cinema EOS System, and comprises 24 cameras with a selection of 97 EF lens models. With such a rich product line-up, the EOS System has been designed to meet the various needs and desires of different users.

To mark this milestone, Canon is displaying a range of cameras and lenses from the EOS archive on its stand at The Photography Show, including the EOS 650 and the EF 1200mm f5.6L USM, the world’s longest focal length and largest aperture lens. Visit Canon on stand D141/E131 at The Photography Show from 18 – 21 March at the NEC, Birmingham. 

EOS system facts
·         The EOS series was the world’s first fully electronic mount system.
·         The first EOS system camera – the EOS 650 – was released 30 years ago on 2 March 1987, along with the EF 35-70mm f3.5-4.5, EF 35-105mm f3.5-4.5 and EF 50mm f1.8 lenses.
·         EOS is an acronym of 'Electro Optical System' and is also fittingly the name of the Greek goddess of dawn.
·         A total of 98 EOS models have been produced since 1987 (35 film cameras and 63 digital)
·         Canon’s first professional Autofocus camera – the EOS-1 – launched in 1989
·         EOS 300D was the first consumer DSLR for under £1000 when it launched in 2003, ushering in a new digital era.
·         The EOS 5D Mark II was the first DSLR to feature Full HD movie recording. It was released in 2008 and has since been followed by the EOS 5D Mark III (2012) and the EOS 5D Mark IV (2016).
·         2012 saw the launch of Cinema EOS range of professional digital video cameras. The C300 was the first camera to be launched in the range and has since become the workhorse camera for a number of production companies.
·         Canon launched its first mirrorless camera, the EOS M, in 2012. There are now three current cameras in Canon’s EOS M line-up with seven dedicated EF-M lenses.
·         80 million EOS cameras have been produced (as of November 2015)
·         120 million EF lenses have been produced (as of August 2016)
·         The EF 1200mm f5.6L USM lens is the lens with the world’s longest focal length and largest aperture (among interchangeable lenses for AF SLR cameras).


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Firmware update for Connect Station CS100

Canon has announced an update to the Connect Station CS100. Firmware version 2.5 introduces the ability to transfer movie from smart devices to your Connect Station via the dedicated Connect Station app. The new update also adds faster imports speeds, with transfers from a computer over networks in a third of the time. Other new features include infinite looping of an album on a screen and the ability to turn off auto-standby completely.

As soon as the update is released, you will be able to download firmware v2.5 for free from the Canon support sites:
Canon UK
Canon USA


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

EOS-1D X Mark II firmware version 1.1.3 released

Firmware Version 1.1.3 for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera incorporates the following improvements:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which the drive mode icon is not correctly displayed when using custom shooting modes (C1/C2/C3).
2. Changes the maximum number of 'Release cycles' displayed from 1,000,000 cycles to 9,999,000 cycles. This value can be checked under the 'Camera system information' menu.
3. Improves the reliability of communication via USB cable when using the Lens Data Registration function within EOS Utility 3 software.

Firmware v1.1.3 is for EOS-1D X Mark II cameras with firmware version 1.1.2 or earlier. If the camera's firmware is already v1.1.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please read the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

The firmware update takes approximately six minutes.

Note:
(1) Once the EOS-1D X Mark II is updated to Version 1.1.2 (or later), it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.0 to 1.0.2).
(2) Camera settings files created using a camera running firmware Version 1.0.2 (or earlier) cannot be used on a camera running Firmware Version 1.1.2 (or later).
(3) Please use the latest EOS Utility version with the EOS-1D X Mark II after the camera has been updated to Firmware Version 1.1.2 (or later). EOS Utility Version 3.5 or later support cameras running Firmware Version 1.1.2 (or later).
(4) A new version of the instruction manual for the EOS-1D X Mark II has been issued following the functional improvements of firmware Version 1.1.2 (or later). You can download from Canon's website or order a printed version here


Two new EOS cameras to suit your photography level

Introduced today are the new Canon EOS 800D and EOS 77D. Following on from the path laid by the 750D and 760D, these two new cameras offer a very similar specification but a different level of control and way of working, depending on the stage you're at in your photographic journey.

Both cameras are equipped with a 24.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The 45-point AF system – with all points cross-type – offer excellent and responsive focusing. The cameras also offer the world's fastest autofocus using Live View mode at a rapid 0.03 seconds, offering responsive handling and quick shooting at 6 frames per second (fps).

Canon EOS 800D
EOS 800D
Following on from the EOS 750D, this new entry level EOS camera comes complete with a tutorial interface, so that if you're just starting our with your first DSLR you can get guidance on which settings to change to achieve the effects you want. You'll be learning about photography as you shoot, giving you confidence to shoot and skills as you go, but leaving you free to work on your composition.
Full specification and press release > 



Canon EOS 77D
EOS 77D
For the more experienced photographer, this upgrade for the EOS 760D moves up a level in the Canon range – and rightly so thanks to its more advanced feature set and control systems. With a top LCD panel and dual control wheels, you can use your own skills and judgement to set the camera to work as you want. Plus, with added features such as Bulb mode and a built-in intervalometer, you can let your creativity roam free with long exposures and time-lapses. It's also the smallest of the mid-range cameras, weighing nearly 200g less than the 80D.
Full specification and press release >

Both cameras are fully connectable via Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth, and will work with the new Remote Controller BR-E1.

The EOS 800D will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £779.99/€1,019.99, and also available as a kit with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens with an RRP of £869.99/€1,139.99.

The EOS 77D (body only) will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £829.99/ €1,079.99. It will also be available in two kit versions: with the EF-S 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM with an RRP of £919.99/ €1,199.99, or  with the EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM with an RRP of £1,199.99/ €1569.99.

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