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Firmware update for Canon EF 400mm and EF 600mm lenses

Firmware Version 1.1.2 for the Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS III USM lens and for the EF 600mm f4L IS III USM lens incorporates the following enhancement:

1. Increases the manual focus speed when the manual focus speed switch is set to 1 or 2.
*The speed when the switch is set to 3 (slowest speed) will be unchanged.
2. Improves the image stabilisation effect during handheld shooting with a slow shutter speed when used with EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 6D, or EOS R.

*In addition, this firmware enables a full-time manual focus function during AI Servo AF when used with the EOS-1D X Mark II. The lens must be sent to the Factory Service Center in order for this function to be enabled.

If the lens' firmware is already Version 1.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

You can download the firmware update from the Canon website – select the tab for Telephoto Fixed Focal Length and select the relevant lens from the list.


Before starting the firmware update procedure, please be sure to c…
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Canon announces EOS Ra for astrophotographers

Canon has announced the EOS Ra – its first full frame camera for astronomical photography.

The EOS Ra stands unique in the market – unlike other full frame astro cameras, it is portable and has no need for external power and connection to a computer, resulting in exceptional image quality of visible reality but also of deep space photography with a wide range of optical devices.

The camera shares features with the September 2018-launched EOS R. The EOS Ra inherits the camera’s fast autofocus, the ability to focus in light conditions as low as -6EV, a 35mm full frame CMOS sensor with approximately 30.3 million effective pixels and a DIGIC 8 image processor.

While boasting this advanced and cutting-edge optical technology, the EOS Ra is modified, developed in direct response to the specific needs of astrophotographers looking to capture the unique colour of deep space and constellations.

Featuring a new infrared blocking filter (IR filter) allowing even higher hydrogen alpha (Hα) light…

Canon Winter Cashback 2019

Up to £125 cashback is available on selected products in Canon Winter Cashback 2019.

Cameras in the promotion include EOS RP (£125), M50, (£60), 77D (£80), 800D (£65), and 250D (£50).

Lenses include:
EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM (£125), EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM (£85), EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM (£40), EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM (£35)
RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM (£90), RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM (£85), RF 35mm f1.8 Macro IS STM (£50)
EF-M 32mm f1.4 STM (£50).

The Speedlite 470EX-AI is also in the promotion (£100).

Cashback is available when you purchase any of these products between 1 November 2019 and 12 January 2020.

Cashback amounts are shown in brackets.

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

Fiirmware update for Canon EOS RP

Firmware Version 1.4.0 for the EOS RP incorporates the following enhancements:

1. The option to capture Full HD movies in the frame rate of 23.98p has been newly added.

2. Support for the RF85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens has been added.

To download the firmware, go to:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/

select the EOS RP link and then the 'Firmware' tab. The firmware download is available for Windows and Mac operating systems. Full instructions for installing the firmware are supplied (click on 'More details' on the firmware page).

The Canon EOS RP instruction manual has been revised to reflect the functional improvements to the product. Please download the latest version of the user guide together with the new firmware. The latest version of the user guide can be downloaded from the same link as the firmware update.

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Firmware update for Canon EOS 90D

Firmware Version 1.1.1 for the EOS 90D incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

1. The option to capture both 4K and Full HD movies in the frame rate of 23.98p has been added.

2. Fixes an issue where error code "Err 01" may be displayed when using EF 85mm f1.8 USM or EF 100mm f2 USM lenses.

To download the firmware, go to:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/

Select the EOS 90D link and then the 'Firmware' tab. The firmware download is available for Windows and Mac operating systems. Full instructions for installing the firmware are supplied (click on 'More details' on the firmware page).

The EOS 90D instruction manual has been revised to reflect the functional improvements to the product. Download the latest version of the user guide together with the new firmware. The latest version of the user guide can be downloaded from the same link as the firmware.

Prefer print?
For a full printed and bound copy of the C…

Canon to close its Irista service

Canon EMEA has announced that it will close its Irista cloud photo service on 31 January 2020.

Canon will move away from the cloud image storage industry and instead focus on investing in its imaging technology and connected services that sit closer to its cameras, such as Canon image Gateway and Canon Camera Connect.

This gives Canon an opportunity to partner with experts in end-user services and as such, Irista users can have a complimentary 2-month membership of Adobe Lightroom (1TB), where users can easily edit, organise, store and share photos from anywhere.

Customers are encouraged to download all data from Irista before the service closes. Downloading images is a simple process and instructions are clearly outlined on the Irista website. Once the service closes on 31 January 2020, all customer data will be deleted.

Canon development announcement for the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III camera

Canon Inc. today announces the development of the highly anticipated EOS-1D X Mark III  – the successor to the world-renowned EOS-1D X Mark II. Perfect for sports and wildlife, the flagship DSLR is being developed using feedback from the worldwide community of EOS-1D X and EOS-1D X Mark II photographers, including extensive real-world testing with professional photographers globally.

Boasting Canon’s rich heritage creating optically excellent products, the EOS-1D X Mark III offers an impressive step change in autofocus, with dramatically improved image quality, video and communications.

Unrivalled: a step change in autofocus The EOS-1D X Mark III is blisteringly fast – offering exceptional precision, reliability, high-performance autofocus and subject tracking – giving photographers a greater choice when it comes to the perfect shot selection. The camera’s new autofocus algorithm improves stability and tracking – with both optical viewfinder and Live View shooting – using deep learni…