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Friday, 28 April 2017

Firmware update for EOS 7D Mark II

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.


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

TIPA Awards 2017 logo
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.


Monday, 3 April 2017

EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update

Firmware Version 1.0.4 for the EOS 5D Mark IV incorporates the following fixes and improvements:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which a red-coloured area may appear at the bottom-centre of a captured image when shooting in bulb mode or during a long exposure.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the autofocus may not respond when the autofocus is initiated via pressing the shutter button, the AF-ON button or the AE lock button when configured in the custom control menu.
3. Enhances the reliability of communications between the camera and SD card.
4. Fixes incorrect wording on the Finnish language menu screen.

The firmware can be downloaded at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support/


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

14 years at number one

Canon's interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 2016 (based on a Canon survey).


Friday, 24 March 2017

Digital Photo Professional v.4.6.10

Digital Photo Professional version 4.6.10 adds support for the EOS 77D, 800D and M6, plus the EF-S 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM.

The update is compatible with Windows 7 (with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 installed, 8, 8.1 and 10, Mac OS 10.10, 10.11 and 10.12

The update is available to download from:
www.canon.co.uk/support


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.

Canon adds EOS M6 to its mirrorless line-up

EOS M6 with built-in flash
The EOS M6 makes its debut today, offering all of the functionality and features of the popular M5 in a smaller, more compact body. Equipped with a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 45 cross-type AF points, DIGIC 7 processor and two top thumb dials, this powerful camera offers control and quality.

It's equipped with Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity and offers remote control via your smartphone. Using Bluetooth you can also view the images on your camera directly on your connected phone.

Capable of achieving 7fps (frames per second) or up to 9fps with fixed AF, the M6 also has in-camera five-axis video stabilisation – for smoother movie shots – and full HD 60p video.

The M6 has a large 3.0 inch tilting touchscreen and has the option of adding an electronic viewfinder.

Available in two colours:
The EOS M6 (body only) will be available in black or silver from April 2017 with an RRP of £729.99/€989.9
The EOS M6 (in black or silver) with EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £839.99/€1,139.99
The EOS M6 (in black or silver) with EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £1,079.99/€1449.99

An all-new viewfinder
Also introduced today is the Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2, a compact and lightweight external electronic viewfinder for both compatible EOS M cameras – including the EOS M6 – as well as a range of PowerShot models. The new 0.39-type viewfinder includes a 2.36 million dot display that reveals every intricate detail, while 100% coverage ensures everything the eye can see is captured in the shot. The Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2 shows movement in real time with up to 120 fps refresh rate and makes it easy to swap between screen and viewfinder shooting, simply by raising the camera to your face, for truly responsive shooting. Weighing just 29 g, it’s a compact item for when you need that extra compositional tool.

The Canon Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2 will be available in either black or silver from April 2017 with an RRP of £219.99/€279.99
 

New Bluetooth Remote Controller BR-E1

Alongside the two new EOS DSLRs announced today – which both feature Bluetooth connectivity – Canon launches the Remote Controller BR-E1. Offering the same features as the popular Canon RC-6, this new remote has the advantage of firing the camera shutter for both stills and movies from any angle within a 5 metre radius of compatible cameras thanks to Bluetooth technology, unlike the RC-6's need for line-of-site with its infrared beam.

At launch the BR-E1 is compatible with the EOS 77D and EOS 800D.

Remote Controller BR-E1 key features:
•    Bluetooth® connectivity
•    5m range from all directions
•    Easy-to-find controls
•    Capture images and movies
•    Focus and zoom controls

The Remote Controller BR-E1 will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £39.99 / €49.99.



New Canon 18-55mm kit lens

Canon today announces a new EF-S kit lens for its APS-C camera, like the new EOS 800D and 77D. The EF-S 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM is the smallest non-retractable kit lens of its focal range and the first 18-55mm lens from Canon to feature STM (Stepper Motor technology) for near-silent movie recording.

Measuring just 61.8mm long and weighing only 215g, the lens has a 4-stop Image Stabilizer and a seven blade circular aperture.

For full specifications visit the EOS system

The EF-S 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £219.99, and also available as a kit with the new EOS 800D and EOS 77D, both also available from April onwards.




Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Digital Photo Professional update v4.5.20

Canon has updated its RAW image editing software Digital Photo Professional (DPP) to version 4.5.20. This latest version adds support for a recent EF lens, ten older EOS cameras plus the latest Powershot camera, G9 X Mark II.

– Support added for EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20Da, EOS 20D, EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), EOS 350D (Rebel XT), PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110, PowerShot S100, and PowerShot S100V
– Supports EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM
– Improves accuracy of the lens data of Digital Lens Optimizer for EF 50mm f2.5 Compact Macro, EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM.
– Newly supported PowerShot G9 X Mark II

To download visit Canon UK support or the Canon USA support portal



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