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Monday, 15 December 2014

Adobe Lightroom 5.7.1

Lightroom 5.7.1 is now available as a final release. It provides additional lens profile support for the
EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM
EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM

It also addresses bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

You can download the upgrade at:
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.html


Digital Photo Professional version 4.1.50

Digital Photo Professional 4.1.50, Canon's RAW conversion and imaging software, supports the EOS-1D C, 1D X, 1D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D Mark II, 70D, 7D, 5D Mark II, 700D / Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss X7i, 100D / Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7.

The original version of DPP 4.0 only supported EOS full-frame cameras.

You can download the software upgrades by following the camera links from one of these pages:
Canon UK
Canon USA


Monday, 1 December 2014

EOS 6D firmware version 1.1.6

Firmware Version 1.1.6 incorporates the following fixes:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not first use the centre AF point to focus, when the AF point selection is set to automatic in AI Servo AF mode.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which focus cannot be finely adjusted with specific lenses when shooting remotely with EOS Utility software.
3. Corrects some Ukrainian language displayed on the menu for ISO Setting.

You can download the firmware upgrades by following the camera links from one of these pages:
Canon UK
Canon USA


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Canon has introduced the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, a new powerful, high-performance zoom lens, ideal for  sports and wildlife photographers. A successor to the  popular EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM, the new model features a range of upgrades to improve image quality and enhance usability.

The redesigned optical structure of the lens features an improved 4-stop optical image stabilizer to reduce the effects of camera shake with long-distance shots. There are three IS modes tailored to suit typical shooting conditions, while Canon’s ring-type ultrasonic motor USM) provides fast, silent autofocusing.

The 21-element design includes a combination of fluorite and super ultra-low dispersion (Super UD) lens elements and, in a first for the EF lens range, Canon’s new Air Sphere Coating (ASC). The new advanced anti-reflection coating is constructed of tiny nano particles of trapped air, which create an ultra-low refractive index layer to help reduce visible ghosting and flare.

Following extensive feedback from Canon photographers, the lens features a number of design upgrades, including the traditional twist-action zoom mechanism in line with other EF zoom lenses. The new mechanism allows you to adjust zoom torque via a dedicated Zoom Touch Adjustment ring. This provides a smooth action for fast zooming, as well as the ability to lock the zoom at your desired focal length, preventing image composition from changing by accidentally touching the zoom.

Compact and lightweight for an advanced telephoto lens, the EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM has been optimised to provide photographers with everything they need at their fingertips. The tripod collar is now built-in to provide smoother, seamless rotation and, when needed, the tripod foot can be removed, reducing the overall lens body size. A new dedicated lens hood, ET-83D, allows you to rotate polarising filters without removing the hood, thanks to the inclusion of a new access window.

Designed to be used anywhere, even in the harshest conditions, the lens continues the L-series lens rugged construction. You can rely on the lens to perform in vastly challenging environments, with a dust and water-resistant construction providing the durability users demand. For added endurance, the lens features fluorine coatings on the front and rear lens elements, reducing the possibility of dirt sticking to the lens surface and affecting image quality.

Specification
Angles-of-view (horizontal / vertical / diagonal): 20° to 5°10' / 14° to 3°30' / 24° to 6°10'
Elements / groups: 21 / 16
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Minimum apertures: f32 to f38 (f40 if using 1/3 stop increments)
Closest focusing: 0.98 metres
Maximum magnification: 0.31x (at 400mm)
Distance information: Yes
Image stabiliser: 4-stops
AF actuator: Ring USM
Dust/misture resistance: Yes
Filter diameter: 77mm
Maximum diameter x length: 92 x 193mm
Weight: 1640g (with tripod mount)

Accessories
Lens cap: E-77II
Lens hood: ET-83D
Lens case/pouch: LZ1326
Rear cap: Lens Dust Cap E
Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II: 0.38 to 0.03x
Magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II: 0.46 to 0.03x

Specification with Extender EF 1.4x Mark III
Focal length: 140-560mm
Aperture range: f6.3 to f45 (f8 to f57 at 400mm)
Maximum magnification: 0.44x
Autofocus: possible with EOS-1D series, EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III (with firmware version 1.2.1)

Specification with Extender EF 2x Mark III
Focal length: 200-800mm
Aperture range: f9 to f64 (f11 to f81 at 400mm)
Maximum magnification: 0.64x
Autofocus: not possible

Pricing and availability
The EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM will be available from December 2014 with an RRP of £1,999.99 / €2,499.99.



Thursday, 30 October 2014

EOS 7D Mark II available in UK

Canon invites you to see the new EOS 7D Mark II as it is released in stores across the UK. The EOS 7D Mark II has received the highest number of pre-orders for a DSLR in Canon UK’s history. You can get your hands on one from Monday 3 November 2014.

Announced at this year’s Photokina, the EOS 7D Mark II is made for life’s fastest moments. The camera can capture an incredible 10 frames per second (fps) without a drop in resolution. The high performance 65 cross-type AF system, allows you to keep up in the moment, all in outstanding quality.

From the 3 November the EOS 7D Mark II will be available to purchase from selected retailers, but those customers who pre-ordered will receive their camera from today.



Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Christmas cashbacks from Canon

Canon has launched its winter cashback offers. You can receive up to £160 cashback on a selected range of Canon products including DSLRs, lenses, compact cameras, camcorders and printers. Selected products are available with free Adobe image editing software or free WiFi SD cards.

The offer runs from 29 October 2014 to 21 January 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers.

Eligible products and cashback

Digital single-lens reflex cameras
EOS 6D + Adobe - £80/€100
EOS 70D - £60/€70
EOS 700D + Wi Fi Card - £50/€60
EOS 100D + Wi Fi Card - £30/€35
EOS 1200D - £20/€25

Lenses
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM - £80/€100
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM - £160/€200
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM - £80/€100
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM - £45/€55
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM - £45/€55
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - £45/€55
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM - £25/€30
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - £25/€30
EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM - £25/€30
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM - £45/€55
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - £45/€55
EF 40mm F/2.8 STM - £25/€30

Flashguns
Speedlite 600 - £60/€70
Speedlite 430 - £40/€50
Speedlite 320 - £25/€30

Compact cameras
PowerShot G1X MKII + Adobe - £50/€60
PowerShot G7X + Adobe - £50/€60
PowerShot G16 - £40/€50
PowerShot SX60 - £40/€50
PowerShot SX700 - £30/€35
PowerShot D30 - £30/€35

Camcorders
LEGRIA mini + Battery + Case - £30/€35
LEGRIA G30 - £80/€100

Printers
MG6650 - £15/€20
MG7550 - £20/€25
iP8750 - £30/€35


For further details and the terms and conditions visit www.canon.co.uk/wintercashback



Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Canon launches the EOS C100 Mark II

Canon expands its Cinema EOS System with the launch of the EOS C100 Mark II – a large sensor professional video camera for single operators. Building on the EOS C100, the new model offers a comprehensively upgraded package.

A Canon Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS sensor combines with a DIGIC DV 4 processor to deliver rich colour and a wide dynamic range. The ISO range is 320 to 102,400. The camera also features a new image processing system which reduces moiré and aliasing.

The EOS C100 Mark II includes Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology as standard. This enables you to find focus and switch between multiple subjects in a single shot. Canon’s Face Detection AF technology is also supported and provides the automatic recognition and focus tracking of faces.

The EOS C100 Mark II features two recording formats. Dual Format recording allows operators to simultaneously capture Full HD footage in both MP4 (up to 35Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28Mbps) variants, using frame rates of up to 60P. Alternatively, users record HD and SD footage to separate SD memory cards for maximum workflow flexibility and easy sharing. This range of options also makes the capture of slow and fast motion action possible.

Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity – a first for the Cinema EOS series – ensures that sharing footage from the camera is now easier than ever thanks to the ability to transfer files via FTP.  In situations that demand a fast turn-around, such as news or events reporting, Dual Format recording allows operators to quickly share low resolution SD files directly from the camera whilst the security of an HD copy is maintained.

Browser-based camera control via built-in Wi-Fi and support for Canon’s multi-functional RC-V100 remote control allow the camera to be positioned in locations that previously could not have been considered, enabling creative control even in the most awkward or obstructive situations.

The EOS C100 Mark II screen has been redesigned and now flips out to the side to provide greater monitoring possibilities, including allowing users to frame the shot whilst in front of the camera. A new OLED display delivers higher contrast, more vivid colours and faster response times, even in bright conditions. The camera also features an improved tiltable Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and a larger eyecup. Additionally, a range of professional audio features accompany a microphone in the handle unit, while a new built-in microphone has been added to the camera body, enabling sound recording for continuity in the smallest possible camera configuration.

The EOS C100 Mark II is expected to be available in Europe in January 2015 with a suggested retail price (including VAT) of around £4280.


Monday, 29 September 2014

EOS software updates

A number of Canon software applications have been updated. We show the latest version below, together with changes since the previous version.

Digital Photo Professional 4.0.2
     - Supports EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM. 

Digital Photo Professional 3.14.41 Updater for Mac OS X :
     - Supports images taken with EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot SX60 HS, PowerShot G7 X
     - Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported.
     - Windows Vista and Windows XP are no longer supported
     - A function to delete the shooting data when executing [Convert and save] has been added
     - For EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM, EF-M22mm f2 STM, EF-M18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM, the latest lens data can be used, of which Digital Lens Optimizer's performance has been improved.
     - Fixed a phenomenon that a file may not be converted and saved if specific character is used in the file name's first character
     - Supports new lenses EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM, EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM.

EOS Utility 3.0.1
      - Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM.

Picture Style Editor 1.14.20 Updater
     - Supports EOS 7D Mark II
     - Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported
     - Windows Vista and Windows XP are no longer supported

EOS MOVIE Utility 1.2 for Mac OS X :
     - Newly supported EOS 7D Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, and EOS 70D
     - Operability improved by changing layout of buttons
     - Marker supported
     - 200% enlargement supported
     - Still image cropping function enhanced
     - Playback of IN point-OUT point supported
     - "GPS" has been added to the shooting information items for cropped still image
     - Items added to the shooting information display.

You can download the software updates by following the camera links from one of these pages:
Canon UK
Canon USA



Friday, 26 September 2014

Canon at the 2014 Ryder Cup

Canon is involved in an interesting project with Getty Images. Photographer Henry Stuart will work with his team at Visualise, the world’s leading provider of high-quality virtual and 360 degree content, to create a high-resolution Gigapixel format photograph of fans at The Ryder Cup 2014 at Gleneagles.

Throughout the competition Henry will be positioned down the fairway from the first tee, capturing a letterbox-shaped panoramic photograph of the crowd at the tee and down the fairway towards the green. The image will be made up of around one billion pixels (Gigapixel), meaning that even when the image is fully zoomed to 100 percent, there is still incredible picture quality and sharp focus, enabling spectators to spot themselves in the crowd.

Fans attending The Ryder Cup will be able to view the image online at www.canon-europe.com/golf and can tag themselves in the Gigapixel image so that they can share with friends on social media. When spectators tag their photograph, they’ll also have the ability to choose whether they’re supporting the US or Europe. Alongside the photograph there will be a counter measuring which team is winning in terms of the fans’ levels of interaction with the image.

Henry will be using two Canon EOS 5D Mark III cameras with EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM and EF 8-15mm f4L fisheye USM lenses.  In order to adjust the angle between each shot taken to make up the panorama photograph, Visualise uses a specialist tripod head which enables Henry to choose the best set-up possible so that all of the photographs stitched together to make the panorama appear as one Gigapixel image. Typically, around 80 photographs will be stitched together to create the Canon panorama photograph.



Monday, 15 September 2014

EOS 7D Mark II – built for speed

Canon has unveiled the EOS 7D Mark II. Building on the EOS 7D and harnessing technologies found in the professional EOS-1D X, the new model is ready for action. Completely rebuilt and redesigned, the EOS 7D Mark II delivers all the performance of its predecessor – and much more.

The camera can capture 10 frames per second (fps) without a drop in resolution. Together with a new 65-point cross-type AF system and Dual DIGIC 6 processors, the EOS 7D Mark II sets a new benchmark for speed and power.

The camera boasts a new 20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with a native ISO 100-16,000 range, expandable to ISO 51,200.

Completely adaptable to the way you shoot, the camera offers customisable body controls. A new viewfinder which provides approximately 100% coverage. Pro-level movie features include live, uncompressed HDMI output and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.

Capture split-second action
The EOS 7D Mark II excels in high-speed situations, shooting bursts of 10 full resolution images in a single second, thanks in part to a newly designed shutter and mirror drive mechanism with a 200,000-cycle shutter durability.

Fast AF system
The fast 65-point AF system can lock on to subjects with pin-sharp precision. Offering one of the most advanced AF systems in a camera of its class, each AF point is a cross-type, with the centre point offering dual cross-type focusing at f2.8 and EV-3 low-light sensitivity. The EOS 7D Mark II lets you tailor the AF system with a customisable menu similar to the EOS-1D X. A new dedicated AF Mode Selection lever lets you switch instantly between AF area modes without taking your eye from the viewfinder.

Infrared metering sensor
Whether you’re shooting indoors or outdoors, under natural or artificial light, consistently accurate exposures are achieved with a new 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor – the first in an EOS to include infrared and flickering light sensitivity. A new cutting-edge flicker detection feature ensures images are only shot when light levels are at their brightest level – intelligently analysing the light source and detecting flickering light the eye simply can’t see. Additionally, EOS iTR AF and AI Servo AF III technologies, originally introduced in the EOS-1D X, work alongside the advanced metering sensor to deliver accurate subject tracking.

Cinematic movies in your hand
The EOS 7D Mark II builds on its predecessor’s movie reputation with a new suite of pro-standard recording features. Superior AF performance is executed by Canon’s unique Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, so you can shoot with smooth, accurate focus. In a first for EOS, both Movie Servo AF speed and tracking sensitivity can be customised, giving you complete control for pull-focus effects and transitions between subjects. The camera captures every split second of the action in Full HD quality, with a choice of frame rates from 24p to 60p for smooth movement and slow motion effects.
Footage captured on the EOS 7D Mark II seamlessly fits into existing professional video workflows, thanks to uncompressed (4:2:2) HDMI output to external recorders. Ensuring professional audio capture during every shoot, the EOS 7D Mark II features new dedicated microphone and headphone sockets for external devices, as well as silent control to prevent operational noise being captured if settings are changed.

Improved weather resistance
The EOS 7D Mark II is engineered to shoot in the most demanding situations, with improved weather resistance and a tough magnesium alloy chassis – as well as built-in GPS and a digital compass to help you track your adventures. The EOS 7D Mark II supports a number of accessories, including a new battery grip that enables longer, more stable shooting throughout the day.

Pricing and availability
The EOS 7D Mark II will be available from November 2014 with an RRP of £1,599.99/€1,999.99 (body only).

Click here for more information, images and full specification


New EF and EF-S lenses


EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM
The EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM is Canon’s first 24mm EF-S pancake lens – with a portable and lightweight design it’s ideal for travel photography, or for unobtrusive photography at social events. The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM has an RRP of £179.99/€224.99.

The EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM
The EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM is a new 24-105mm zoom lens. Built for optimal performance when used in combination with EOS full-frame cameras, it offers a versatile zoom range with the added benefit of quiet, smooth focusing thanks to STM and Image Stabilizer technology. The EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM has an RRP of £479.99/€599.99.



 
EF 400mm f4 DO IS II USM
The new EF 400mm f4 DO IS II USM is Canon’s latest super-telephoto lens, ideal for photographers who need a compact and lightweight design without compromising on reach. It features Canon’s unique third generation Diffractive Optic technology and a completely redesigned optical structure, for stunning results whether shooting wildlife, sports or news. The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM has an RRP of £6,999.99/€8,799.99.




Limited edition camera bag

Canon and Stella McCartney have announced an exclusive collaboration unveiling the limited edition Linda camera bag. Named after Stella’s mother, the Linda camera bag combines fashion and technology with creativity and style.

Functional without compromising on style and true to Stella McCartney’s vegetarian philosophy, the  bag is crafted with an innovative Eco Alter Nappa leather alternative which uses natural vegetable oil coating that is less harmful to the environment. The stylish box shaped bag in a colour combination of matte neutral tones and metallic finish has been custom designed to house the Canon EOS 100D White, the world’s smallest DSLR camera.

The camera bag also doubles as a sophisticated everyday handbag, featuring an adjustable strap to be worn either over the shoulder or as a handheld tote.

A limited run of 1,000 bags will be produced and will only be available as a special package with the EOS 100D White. Within the UK the package will be available from Harrods and Selfridges for £1,200.



Thursday, 4 September 2014

Free gifts with your Canon camera or lens purchase

Free gifts are available when you buy a selected Canon camera or lens between 4 September and 28 October 2014.

Purchase an EOS 5D Mark III and receive a 12 month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan plus a Manfrotto 055 Tripod Kit or Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet.

Purchase an EOS 6D and receive a 12 month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan plus a Manfrotto 190 Tripod Kit or Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet.

Buy a selected EF lens and receive a Manfrotto 3 Section Monopod 679B Black.

Offers are also available for selected PowerShot cameras and Legria camcorders.

Full details are at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/captureyourpotential



Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Kwanon's 80th anniversary

Canon is commemorating the 80th anniversary of their first camera, the Kwanon.

Produced as a prototype in 1934, the Kwanon was Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera. It was the culmination of the dreams of engineers who wanted to catch up with Europe, the leading presence in the camera industry at the time.

The engineers who created the camera decided to name it after Kwannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, hoping the deity would share her benevolence as they pursued their dream to produce the world’s finest camera. The camera’s lens, called Kasyapa—after Mahakasyapa, a disciple of Buddha—also took its name from Buddhism. Additionally, the top portion of the camera body featured an engraving depicting the thousand-arm Kwannon.

In 1936, two years after the birth of the Kwanon and following much trial and error, Canon launched the Hansa Canon,  its first commercial 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera. The rest, as they say, is history.


Friday, 15 August 2014

EISA award for EOS 1200D

Canon has received an award from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) for the EOS 1200D. This has been named ‘European Consumer DSLR Camera 2014-2015’.

The EISA awards are voted for by panels of editors representing 50 prominent magazines from across 20 European countries. Commenting on the  EOS 1200D, the EISA panel said: “This compact, lightweight and easy‐to‐use entry‐level digital SLR is intended for both newcomers to photography and experienced users on a budget. Its 18‐megapixel, APS‐C CMOS sensor, in tandem with its DIGIC 4 processor, delivers high‐quality images with good dynamic range and low noise up to ISO 1600 and beyond. A dedicated smartphone app, EOS Companion, helps new users get the best out of the camera, and with additional features such as a 460k‐dot LCD screen, 63‐zone dual‐layer metering sensor, in‐camera lens correction and a range of creative filters, the Canon EOS 1200D offers exceptional value for money.”



Friday, 8 August 2014

Canon at PhotoLive

Canon has announced that they will be at PhotoLive 2014. Visitors to the event will be able to get hands-on with EOS cameras, EF lenses and PIXMA Pro printing. Canon will also have experts on-hand to answer your questions.

Entry to the retail area to see the Canon team is FREE when you register online at photo-live.com
You can also save 20% on seminar tickets and day passes if you want to make the most of your trip – use code EOS20.

PhotoLive takes place in Leeds (23 August), Edinburgh (30 August) and London (06 September)




Thursday, 10 July 2014

Canon is part of a cooperative patent-licensing agreement

Asana, Canon Inc., Dropbox, Google, Newegg and SAP have formed the License on Transfer (LOT) Network, a cooperative patent-licensing agreement that will cut down on patent troll litigation and the growing practice of patent privateering.

Patent litigation reached an all-time peak last year, with more than 6,000 lawsuits filed. Most of those suits came from non-practicing entities, also known as patent trolls—companies that don’t have a business outside of licensing and litigating patents.

More than 70 percent of the patents used by trolls come from still-operating companies. Indeed, in a growing trend called privateering, companies are selling patents to trolls that then use those patents to attack other companies. In some cases, those companies arrange to get a cut of revenue generated from the trolls’ suits.

The LOT agreement is a new kind of royalty-free cross-license meant to address these growing systemic problems. Member companies receive a license when the patents are transferred out of the LOT group. That means that companies retain their right to enforce a patent so long as they retain ownership of it. However, as soon as it is sold, a license to the other members becomes effective, protecting them from attacks by the troll to which the patent was sold.

The agreement includes several other provisions that preserve a patent portfolio’s value, including carve-outs for certain M&A transactions and change of control.

The initial members of the LOT Network range from early-stage startups to established technology companies. Together they own almost 300,000 patent assets, generate more than $117 billion in revenue and employ more than 310,000 people.

"The LOT Network is a sort of arms control for the patent world," said Allen Lo, deputy general counsel for patents at Google. "By working together, we can cut down on patent litigation, allowing us to focus instead on building great products."


Monday, 7 July 2014

Canon Print Service

The Canon Print Service is a mobile print offering that enables users to print from any Android version 4.4 (KitKat) enabled devices as well as select HP Slate devices to select Canon models.

Canon Print Service works on top of Android’s recently announced printing framework and enables users to print their business documents, personal documents and photographs to Canon printing systems over a wireless network. The addition of Canon Print Service to Canon’s mobile solutions portfolio expands easy Android device printing support.

Users who already own compatible Canon systems don’t need to upgrade their printers, nor download new driver software. Users will enjoy printing with options, including paper size, number of copies and orientation.

The Android KitKat plug-in can be downloaded from the Google Play Store at:

The HP Slate plug-in can be downloaded from the Google Play Store at:  
 
To learn more about Canon Print Service, including model support, visit:  


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Canon and Microsoft cross-licensing agreement

Microsoft and Canon have broadened their strategic alliance with the announcement of a broad patent cross-licensing agreement. With this agreement, Microsoft and Canon gain licenses to each other’s highly valued and growing patent portfolios.

“This collaborative approach with Canon allows us to deliver inventive technologies that benefit consumers around the world,” said Microsoft's Nick Psyhogeos. “Microsoft believes cooperative licensing is an effective way to accelerate innovation while reducing patent disputes.”

This agreement covers a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products. Microsoft and Canon have a long history of collaborating to bring high-quality, cutting-edge products to consumers, including color technology. Contents of the agreement will not be disclosed.

“This agreement is a natural extension of our longstanding relationship with Microsoft and commitment to developing innovative technologies,” said Hideki Sanatake, Canon Inc.



Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Major update to Digital Photo Professional (DPP)

Canon has launched Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.0, the first sweeping overhaul of Canon’s RAW processing software since it was introduced.

Key features
•  Faster, real-time adjustments.
•  Improved RAW file workflow.
•  Better, more approachable user interfaces.
•  Compatible with 64-bit native environments.
•  Colour adjustments for specific colour gamuts.
•  Improved highlight recovery provides expanded tonality.
•  Improved shadow recovery function.
•  Support for movie playback.
•  Auto Lighting Optimizer can be applied to JPEG images.
•  Better integration with EOS Utility.

Canon software engineers – having the unique advantage of being able to directly harness the power of the Canon sensors, DIGIC processors and lenses – have made the all-new Digital Photo Professional 4.0 a much faster, more dynamic, linear and feature-packed image editing software solution, thanks to the ability to fully utilise 64-bit architecture. The latest version of DPP has been designed and developed from the ground up, tailored to the workflows of professional and high-end amateurs to help them realise the key EOS System concepts of speed, ease of use and high image quality.

New colour adjustment palette
A new colour adjustment palette allows hue, saturation and luminance adjustment for eight individual colour gamuts, enabling the user to adjust one specific colour in isolation without affecting the image as a whole. This is particularly useful when adjusting background tones in portraits, where there might previously have been a risk of giving a colour cast to skin tones, for example.

Enhanced highlight function
Canon software developers have re-engineered the processing algorithms to increase the freedom in tonal rendering. By adjusting highlights, it is now possible to reproduce tones such as those in clouds and peoples’ faces that would previously have appeared washed out.

Dual display support
For those photographers with dual monitors, DPP 4.0 allows a secondary monitor to be used as the preview window on the primary display. While the main monitor can be used to perform delicate adjustments, a secondary image window for images can be used as a magnifier for closer inspection of part of an image.

Better EOS Utility integration

With the launch of DDP 4.0 comes an updated EOS Utility 3 and the two pieces of software now offer better integration. The introduction of EOS Utility 3 makes it is possible to trigger the camera direct from the DPP tool palette as well as access to all the rest of the EOS Utility remote shooting functions without the need to start a separate application, thus enabling a more streamlined and integrated workflow.

Camera compatibility and OS support

At launch, DPP 4.0 is compatible with Canon’s current range of full-frame DSLRs, including the EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D. For other models, an update of DPP 3.14 will be released. DPP 4.0 will be compatible only with 64-bit OS, such as Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, plus Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9. Download sites include: 
https://www.canon.com.au/en/Business/Support/Drivers-and-Downloads


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

EOS Utility 3.0

EOS Utility 3.0 is an application for making camera settings, transferring images and remote shooting. Its link to Digital Photo Professional 4.0 has been strengthened.

The Live View window has been integrated into one. It is now possible to release the shutter, capture screens, start the Live View window, and so on, from Digital Photo Professional.

In remote shooting, through linking with a new function in Digital Photo Professional 4.0 (elimination selection), an enhancement in selecting images taken in a photo studio has been achieved.

Compatibility
EOS Utility 3.0 is compatible with the following operating systems:
Windows 8.1, 8.1 (x64),
Windows 8, 8 (x64)
Windows 7, 7 (x64)
Mac OS X v10.9
Mac OS X v10.8

Download sites include: 
https://www.canon.com.au/en/Business/Support/Drivers-and-Downloads


EF-M telephoto zoom

The Canon EF-M range has its first dedicated telephoto zoom lens – the EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM. Designed for Canon’s compact system camera, the EOS M, it offers advanced Stepping Motor Technology (STM), and a 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer.
The new lens joins three existing lenses in the EF-M range, which together offer a diverse variety of focal lengths from 11-200mm.

When shooting movies, STM technology ensures smooth focus transitions, as the focus shifts from one subject to another. The STM mechanism also provides near-silent focusing, giving videographers the ability to shoot movie soundtracks which capture the natural ambience of the scene in front of them. Additionally, thanks to a highly-effective 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer, which reduces visible camera shake, users can also shoot sharp stills while using the zoom, and steady movies while capturing action.

Constructed of a high quality metal exterior – a trademark of the EF-M lens range – the EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM is also compact, lightweight and portable, making it ideal for everyday use. Inside the lens, an ultra-low dispersion (UD) element delivers excellent image quality throughout the zoom range. Furthermore, its non-rotating front element makes it easy to maintain a consistent effect when using filters. A full-time manual focus ring offers greater creative freedom to adjust focus during shooting.

Pricing and availability
The EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM is available from July with an SRP £329.99 / €389.99. This lens is not being distributed in North America.


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

25 years of Canon professional cameras

Canon is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the company’s flagship range of interchangeable-lens cameras.

The EOS series made its  debut back in 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650, the world’s first autofocus single-lens reflex (SLR) camera to employ a fully electronic mount system, capable of controlling functions including AF and aperture adjustment using electrical signals. Two years later, in 1989, the Company introduced its first professional EOS model, the EOS-1.

With the dawn of the digital era, in 2001 Canon launched its first flagship professional digital SLR (DSLR) camera — the EOS-1D, followed by the full-frame EOS-1Ds in 2002. Canon’s current flagship professional DSLR camera, the EOS-1D X, was brought to market in June 2012.

Including the EOS-1D C digital SLR camera, launched in December 2012 and capable of recording 4K video, Canon’s EOS-1 series lineup comprises a total of 14 models.



Thursday, 5 June 2014

Canon cloud-based image management

Canon has launched 'irista' – an advanced, cloud-based image management platform that allows you to access and manage photo libraries.

People today take thousands of digital photographs which have become scattered across multiple devices – irista is built to help curate entire image libraries in one central location. Previously known in beta-form as Project1709, irista makes it easy to find any picture or memory – regardless of which device it was shot on.

irista has been created around four consumer needs:
·  simple to use: making it quick and easy to find any image in a photo collection
·  connected: share images directly on Facebook and Flickr and keep track of likes and comments
·  inspired: a single place for people to interact with their images, enhance their photography skills and get the most out of their pictures
·  puts everybody in control: all images stored securely in one location so they can be accessed anytime, anywhere

The service supports a wide range of file types, has no file size limitations and automatically uploads new additions to image collections. A sleek user-interface is supported by a powerful search index, which allows people to locate an image based on a wide range of criteria. The clean, tiled design features a customisable timeline ribbon and tag-based filtering options that make it easier to find shots using dates, location, custom user tags, lens type and much more. Social integration with Facebook and Flickr also allows users to publish images on both platforms, as well as track social comments, directly from the irista interface.

irista is available to everyone, with tiered storage options to suit a range of different needs. The entry tier offers 10GB of cloud storage space completely free-of-charge. It offers casual or hobbyist photographers full use and functionality of the irista platform, providing them with an ideal place to manage libraries or specific photography projects. Advanced enthusiasts or professional users, who require larger capacities, can choose from two further storage options, with 50GB and 100GB tiers available for a monthly or annual cost.

irista subscription tiers are as follows:
·         Up to 10GB: No cost, full functionality
·         Up to 50GB: £4.49/€4.99 per month, or £45.00/€49.00 per year
·         Up to 100GB: £9.99/€10.99 per month, or £99.00/€109.00 per year

The full irista service is now live. You can sign up by visiting: www.irista.com



Thursday, 15 May 2014

Canon Summer Cashback 2014

Canon has launched its summer cashback programme giving up to £150 cashback on a range of selected Canon products across DSLRs, compact cameras, lenses, Speedlites, video cameras and printers.

EOS cameras with cashback are the 6D (£150/€175), 70D (£100/€120), 100D (£30/€38) and 1200D (£20/€25).

There are eight lenses with cashback, including the EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM (£100/€120) and EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM (£40/€50).

To see the entire range included in the cashback offer visit www.canon.co.uk/summercashback

The offer runs from 15 May 2014 to 13 August 2014 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers (full terms and conditions apply; these can be found on the Canon website).  

Canon is also taking its cashback offer on the road this summer, visiting locations across the UK. To learn more and hear about exclusive offers for you, visit the Canon UK Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/CanonUKLtd



Tuesday, 13 May 2014

White EOS Rebel SL1 for North America

The  EOS Rebel SL1 and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens kit in white is scheduled to be available in North America at the end of June 2014 for an estimated retail price of $749.99.

The camera is known as the EOS 100D in Europe and the EOS KISS X7 in Japan. The white version was introduced in Japan in November 2013 and in the UK in May 2014.


Two new wide-angle zoom lenses

Canon has introduced two new high-performance, wide-angle zoom lenses – the EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM and EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM.

The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM is a professional quality L-series lens, offering exceptional performance throughout the zoom range. The compact and lightweight EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is for Canon’s consumer range of APS-C sensor EOS cameras.


EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM

Key features:
·  L-series construction and optics
·  Constant f/4 maximum aperture
·  4-stop optical Image Stabilizer
·  Fast, silent AF
·  Superb image quality
·  9-blade circular aperture
·  Full-time manual focusing
·  Minimum focusing distance of 0.28m
·  Non-rotating front element
·  Water and dust resistant

The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM provides greater versatility for professionals and keen enthusiasts who regularly capture wide-angle perspectives – such as landscape or architecture photographers – or those who typically shoot in confined spaces. The lens offers wide-ranging flexibility, with first-class optical construction and a fixed f4 aperture providing clear, sharp results even in the most challenging situations.

This is Canon’s first ultra-wide L-series lens to feature Canon’s signature optical Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, offering a four-stop advantage over non-IS lenses and helping to ensure that shots are always captured with precision detail. The newly-designed IS system  features a number of additional improvements, including gyro sensors for greater accuracy in traditional shooting or when capturing panning motion.

Photographers can quickly achieve focus using the powerful, fast and silent autofocusing (AF) performance of Canon’s pioneering ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) – ideal when shooting in AI Servo AF mode. Complete control over image composition is also possible using the full-time focus ring in manual and AF modes, giving the freedom to fine tune focus on demand.

Designed to deliver the highest image quality, the optical structure of the lens includes two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) elements to minimise chromatic aberration and eliminate colour blurring. Super Spectra Coatings reduce ghosting and flare, while fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements prevent dust and water drops sticking to each element. Photographers can also enjoy beautiful background blur and bokeh thanks to the 9-blade circular aperture.

The exterior of the lens is optimised to provide exceptional ease-of-use and professional performance. The high-grade design includes a compact and lightweight shape that’s comfortable to hold, whilst providing intuitive access to the zoom and focus control. A leather-texture coating also provides a professional feel.

·  The EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM will be available from June 2014 with an SRP of £1,199.99/€1,399.99


EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM



Key features:
·  Ultra-wide angle zoom for APS-C EOS DSLRs
·  Lightweight and compact
·  Smooth, near-silent STM focusing
·  4-stop optical Image Stabilizer
·  Superb image quality
·  Super Spectra Coating
·  Minimum focusing distance of 0.22m
·  Manual focus ring
·  Circular aperture
·  Optional lens hood

The new EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM is the ideal lens for people looking to widen the range of their existing kit and get more into every shot. The impressive ultra-wide 10-18mm focal range provides the freedom to capture a diverse range of scenes, from holiday snaps of vast, sweeping landscapes and cityscapes, to wide group shots in confined spaces at parties and celebrations. Using Canon’s expertise in optics, the wide focal range is packed into an impressively compact and lightweight lens which can comfortably fit into kitbags or even small handbags and backpacks when travelling.

Consistently sharp and steady handheld results are provided by a four-stop optical Image Stabilizer. Additionally, Canon’s STM technology ensures high-performance AF when shooting stills and near-silent AF when capturing movies.

Combined with EOS cameras that support AF during movies, STM technology provides fluid continuous focus, ideal for tracking moving subjects and providing smooth transitions as focus shifts between subjects. Quiet focusing also prevents unwanted noise interfering with movie soundtracks, ensuring that recorded sound is both crisp and faithful to the original scene.

The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM features both a UD lens element and a range of optimised lens coatings to deliver outstanding image performance at all focal lengths.

·  The EF-S 10-18mm IS STM will be available from May 2014 with an SRP of £299.99/€349.99


Wednesday, 30 April 2014

100 million EF-series lenses

Canon has reached a new lens manufacturing milestone with the production of the company's 100 millionth EF-series interchangeable lens. As the first manufacturer in the world to achieve production of 100 million lenses, this latest accomplishment follows Canon's previous announcement of the production of the 90 millionth lens in May 2013.

The first EF lens was introduced in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS single-lens reflex camera system.



Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Canon receives four TIPA awards

Canon has been awarded four honours by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) - one of the world's leading photo imaging and press associations. The TIPA Awards commend the most outstanding imaging products launched in the past 12 months. In 2014 Canon has once again been recognised for the technical innovations across its diverse product portfolio. The following awards have been granted:

-  Best DSLR Advanced: Canon EOS 70D

-  Best Expert Compact Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

-  Best Professional DSLR Lens: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x

-  Best Imaging Innovation: Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF

The TIPA panel comprises of editors from 29 of the world's leading photography and imaging magazines. Members span 16 countries spread across five continents. The panel meets annually to discuss the latest imaging products and considers a range of factors, from innovation to design and overall product quality, in order to select and acknowledge the very best products and technologies.



Wednesday, 16 April 2014

EOS 100D White coming to UK and Ireland

The white version of the EOS 100D, introduced in Japan last year, will soon be on sale in other countries, including the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The EOS 100D White will be available from May 2014 with an SRP of 499/599.

Also available will be a new white version of the EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens.

Click the EOS 100D category (right) for more details of this camera - the smallest and lightest APS-C digital single-lens reflex camera currently available.



Thursday, 27 March 2014

No. 1 share of global DSL market for 11 years

Canon's interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 11-year period from 2003 to 2013 (based on a survey by Canon).


Canon reaches 250 million digital cameras milestone

Canon is celebrating a camera-manufacturing milestone. The combined production of their compact digital and interchangeable-lens digital cameras surpassed 250 million units on January 31, 2014.

Canon has been manufacturing cameras since it was founded in 1937. The company started producing and marketing digital cameras in the mid-1990s. In 1995, when film cameras were still the norm, Canon launched its first digital camera, the professional-model EOS DCS 3 digital SLR camera (jointly developed with Eastman Kodak and also sold under the Kodak brand).

At the time, compact cameras were leading the digital shift within the camera industry. In 1996, Canon announced its market entry with the introduction of the digital PowerShot 600.

As for interchangeable-lens digital cameras, while the market in the mid-1990s had consisted primarily of professional models, with the start of the 2000s the segment rapidly took off. In 2000, Canon launched the EOS D30 to satisfy the needs of a wider user base, from advanced photo enthusiasts to professional users. In 2003, Canon again led the market with the introduction of the entry-level-model EOS 300D (Digital Rebel in North America, KISS Digital in Japan), which set the stage for dramatic expansion of the market.

Since that time, Canon has successively launched innovative products that capitalize on the their strengths in CMOS sensors, image processors and EF lenses, such as the professional-model EOS-1 series and EOS 5D series targeting advanced-amateur users, as well as the compact camera system (CSC) EOS M series. As a result, in 2005, production of Canon interchangeable-lens digital cameras reached 25 million units and, in February 2014, surpassed 70 million units.


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Firmware upgade for EOS 6D

Firmware Version 1.1.4 for the EOS 6D incorporates the following:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images cannot be transferred to mobile devices running the EOS Remote app.
2. Corrects an error in the German language Feature Guide.
3. Corrects an error in the Korean language Feature Guide.

You can download the firmware upgrades by following the camera links from one of these pages:
Canon UK
Canon USA



Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Canon In Action Tour (USA)

The Canon In Action Tour is a brand-new educational roadshow designed to unleash your creativity. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create the images you’ve always dreamed of. Choose the Saturday Seminar, a hands-on Sunday Workshop, or both.

The Saturday Imaging Essentials Seminar covers topics such as exposure control, camera settings, using Speedlites, lens choices, video principles and more. 10am to 6pm. $99.

There are two Sunday Workshops – Speedlite Intensive and Exploring DSLR Video, each limited to 20 students. 10am to 6pm. $299 each.

The tour visits 24 USA cities between March and November 2014. Click here for more details and to register.



Saturday, 1 March 2014

Canon cashbacks spring 2014

Photographers can claim cashbacks on a range of advanced Canon products including DSLRs, lenses, compact cameras, camcorders and PIXMA PRO printers.

Up to £210 cashback is available on a selected range of high quality products, including a wide selection of lenses.

Eligible products and available cashbacks

DSLRs
EOS 5D Mark III  –  £150/€175
EOS 7D  –  £100/€120
EOS 700D  –  £50/€60

Lenses & accessories
EF 24 -70mm f/2.8L II USM  –  £210/€250
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM  –  £210/€250
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM  –  £170/€200
EF 24 -70mm f/4L IS USM  –  £165/€200
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM  –  £165/€200
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM  –  £85/€100
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM  –  £85/€100
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM  –  £60/€70
Speedlite 600EX-RT  –  £60/€70

Compact Cameras
PowerShot G16  –  £30/€38
PowerShot S120  –  £30/€38
PowerShot SX50  –  £30/€38

Camcorder
LEGRIA HF G30  –  £100/€125

Printers
PIXMA PRO-1  –  £100/€120
PIXMA PRO-10  –  £75/€90
PIXMA PRO-100  –  £50/€60

For further details and to submit your claim, visit 
www.canon.co.uk/springcashback

The offer runs from 1 March 2014 to 7 May 2014 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Terms and conditions apply and can be found on the Canon website.



Friday, 28 February 2014

Nine Canon designs recognised with iF Design Awards


Established in 1953, iF Design Awards are recognised as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design. Every year iF honours excellent design in three disciplines: product, communication and packaging design.

iF Product Design Awards went to the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 100D digital SLR cameras, the PowerShot N compact digital camera, the LEGRIA mini camcorder, the PIXMA MG7150 / MG6450 / MG5550 inkjet printers, the i-SENSYS LBP7680Cx / 7110Cw colour laser printers, the WUX450 multimedia projector, and the LE-5W LED projector.

The iF Communication Design Award went to the user interface for the EOS M compact-system camera (left).

Canon won its first iF Product Design Award in 1989 for an office copying machine and, since that time, has been awarded for a wide range of products, including cameras, video camcorders and copying machines. This year marks Canon’s 20th consecutive year of winning iF Design Awards and brings the company’s cumulative award count to 90.


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

EOS 1200D and the EOS Companion app

Canon has unveiled the EOS 1200D – a new entry level digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera. Designed for first-time DSLR owners who want impressive results straight out of the box, the EOS 1200D will launch alongside an EOS Companion app for mobile devices. Compact and lightweight, the EOS 1200D can be carried with ease.

The EOS 1200D captures images using an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor. A 9-point AF system features points spread right across the frame. With continuous shooting up to three frames per second can be captured.

Shooting modes include Scene Intelligent Auto which selects the most appropriate combination of camera settings.

The EOS 1200D also shoots Full HD video (1080p) and offers control of exposure, focus and sound levels. Video Snapshot mode records a series of short video clips and automatically joins them together in the camera for a summary movie of your occasion.

Adding a unique twist to each shot can be achieved with just a touch of a button, thanks to the camera's range of in-camera Creative filters. A choice of five different styles, such as Miniature effect, Fish-eye and Toy camera, can be applied either before or after a shot is taken, bringing a completely different perspective to the images.

The camera features a bright optical viewfinder to help frame the shots and a 7.5cm (3 inch) liquid crystal display (LCD) for shooting in Live View mode. The sharp 460k-dot resolution LCD is the perfect way to review stills and movies straight after capture.

EOS Companion app

The EOS Companion app for mobile devices offers tips and tutorials to help you get the most out of the EOS 1200D and other cameras in the EOS range. The app provides a range of expert tutorials and step-by-step exercises to take you through photography basics at a pace to suit you. It includes an ‘Inspire’ section, suggesting combinations of popular subjects such as pets or people, with photographic instructions, such as information about speed or perspective.

The app also features a troubleshooting guide to provide helpful tips on improving your photos and combating the most common type of problems, such as blurry or overexposed images, as well as tips on composition for groups and landscapes.

The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices and will be available to download from app stores in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Pricing and availability

The EOS 1200D will be available from March 2014 with the following SRPs:
·  EOS 1200D body only – £349.99/€419.99
·  EOS 1200D with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DCIII – £399.99/€489.99                                        
·  EOS 1200D with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II – £449.99/€539.99

more information, specification and images


Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II

Canon has expanded the EOS System with the launch of a new flash, the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II. Designed for specialist DSLR shooters who are passionate about macro photography, it provides incredible flexibility to light and shoot a diverse range of subjects and features a range of new updates including independent flash head operation, increased responsiveness and enhanced custom functions.

Compatible with Canon’s complete range of EOS DSLRs, the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II offers photographers fully automatic E-TTL II flash metering to deliver accurate and consistent exposures. Improved focusing lamps utilise new high-brightness white LEDs, which offer better illumination than the predecessor product – making it easier to focus in low-light conditions.  The left and right flash tubes can be controlled independently. The guide number is 14 (metres, ISO 100).

Users can also employ the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II as a wireless optical master unit to operate and trigger EX-series Speedlites remotely, with wireless control of up to three groups of external flashes via infrared. Custom adjustment of lighting ratios is possible via an integrated LCD panel, providing even greater lighting precision. 12 new custom functions and three new personal functions are also available, giving photographers the freedom to further adjust settings to meet specific creative challenges.

The Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II includes a range of new and enhanced features that offer even greater operability. Redesigned controls mean users can activate the unit from their camera's menu, while a new indictor displays the charge progress of the flash, which has been improved to just 5.5 seconds and is near silent, ideal for photographers who capture timid subjects.

In addition, an improved body design includes a new one-touch lock lever, making it quick and simple to attach the flash to EOS cameras. A new metal mounting foot and dust wiping mechanism also provides additional durability and reliability, while the cord is now attached to the left of the flash’s body, preventing interference with the camera’s shutter button. The overall design also makes it easy to attach filters to lenses, providing even greater creative freedom.

Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II key features:
Ring-flash design for versatile lighting
Independently variable dual flash tubes
Powerful performance – guide number 14 (ISO 100)
Trigger compatible Speedlites wirelessly
LED modelling lamps improve low-light focusing
Easy-to-use controls
Fast, silent recycling

Pricing and availability
The Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II will be available from April 2014 with an SRP of £599.99/€699.99.



Thursday, 6 February 2014

Canon celebrates 70 million EOS cameras

Canon has announced a new manufacturing milestone, with the combined production of film and digital EOS interchangeable-lens cameras passing 70 million units.

The EOS series was first introduced in 1987 and this latest manufacturing milestone marks the fastest-ever production period in EOS history – surpassing the 70 million unit mark just one year and four months after hitting 60 million units in October 2012.




Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Canon USA offers instant rebates

Canon USA is offering instant rebates uyntil 1 March 2014 on the EOS T5i / 700D and SL1 / 100D. Save up to $200 on various bundles.

Details here


Monday, 3 February 2014

Canon at The Photography Show

Canon will be attending The Photography Show 2014 with an aim to excite everybody with a passion for photography. With talks from special guests, access to Canon experts and a vast interactive display of innovative products, Canon is set to bring photography to life (Stand B10).

Hear first-hand and delve into the journeys of seasoned professionals that have been operating in the industry for years.  Learn of their experiences and tips with talks from Canon photographers across different areas of the show, including:
– Jeff Ascough, Wedding Photographer & Canon Ambassador, at The Student Conference
– Clive Booth, Fashion Photographer & Canon Explorer, at The Catwalk
– David Noton,  Landscape Photographer & Canon Explorer, at The Studio
– Danny Green, Wildlife Photographer & Canon Explorer, at The Studio

Canon is also supporting those looking to take their first big step in photography with hands-on experience at Mollie Takes, a brand new workshop from the team at Mollie Makes. This explores a range of shooting techniques and essential skills when it comes to photographing the things you love.

Canon’s team of experts will be on hand to advise how to make to most of your kit to deliver excellence in everything you capture.

Visitors to the Canon stand will be able to experience a broad range of products that meet the modern and evolving needs of photographers.  A full DSLR product line up will be showcased alongside an elevated lens bar showing Canon’s wide selection of EF lenses highlighting new standards of performance and reliability. Visitors to the Canon stand can have hands-on experience with the products and see how each lens can give a new perspective.

To complete the plethora of imaging solutions, Canon will be demonstrating how the PIXMA group of printers can take your shots from digital to physical. Take creative control and be the master of your image journey with Canon’s range of PIXMA professional photo printers, the perfect match for exceptional photography.

Birmingham’s NEC, at the heart of the UK, is the setting of this inaugural event taking place between Saturday 1 and Tuesday 4 March 2014.

www.photographyshow.com


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