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Firmware update for RF 35mm f1.8 Macro IS lens

Firmware Version 2.0.0 for the Canon RF 35mm f1.8 Macro IS STM lens is now available.

Support for the 'panning' scene mode with the EOS RP has been added. This mode reduces subject blurring and blurs the background when the lens is mounted to the EOS RP. You can download the firmware at:

RF 35mm f1.8 Macro IS STM firmware



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Firmware update for RF 24-105mm lens

Canon has released a firmware update for the RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM lens.

Firmware Version 2.0.0 for the RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM lens supports continuous shooting in silent shooting mode with the EOS R running Firmware Version 1.1.0 or later.

Download at:

RF 24-105mm firmware



Canon UK cashback Spring 2019

Up to £300 cashback is available on selected products at participating UK retailers. You can claim a cashback when making a purchase between 14 March and 14 May 2019. Claims must be submitted before midnight on 14 June 2019. Products include:

Full-frame cameras:
EOS 5D Mark IV – £300 Cashback
EOS 5DS R – £300 Cashback
EOS 5DS – £300 Cashback
EOS R – £250 Cashback
EOS 6D Mark II – £150 Cashback

DSLR lenses & accessories
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM – £250 Cashback
TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro – £250 Cashback
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM – £250 Cashback
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – £220 Cashback
EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM – £220 Cashback
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM – £220 Cashback
EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM – £100 Cashback
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM – £100 Cashback
Speedlite 600 EX II-RT –£100 Cashback
Speedlite 470 EX AI – £60 Cashback

Printers
imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 – £100 Cashback
PIXMA PRO-10s – £75 Cashback
PIXMA PRO-100s –£50 Cashback
PIXMA iP8750 – £35 Cashback

There is also cashback availab…

Digital Photo Professional updated with new Depth Compositing feature

Digital Photo Professional, Canon's own RAW editing software, has been updated to version 4.10.0. This latest version adds a new Depth Compositing function for images captured via the new Focus Bracketing feature introduced on the EOS RP, Canon's new full frame mirrorless camera for advanced amateur and enthusiast photographers.

Canon says that the Depth Compositing function is also compatible with images captured on the EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS R.

For more information and to download the updated version, visit:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/

Breaking barriers: EOS 300D and EOS RP

The past is always a useful guide to the future – and based on this, we’re going to look at the EOS R system in light of the EOS RP launch earlier this month.

And to do so, we’re going to delve into the archives at the launch of the EOS 300D (USA: Digital Rebel) back in 2003, and even further back still to the launch of the EOS 650 film camera in 1987.

Even if we don’t have insider knowledge, we know our EOS history, and that’s always served us well when it comes to understanding Canon’s intentions and development decisions.

At the launch of the EOS 300D, Canon predicted that it would be a significant point in the history of digital photography.

From the EOS 300D press release:"Canon expects 400-500% growth in the digital SLR segment from 2002 to 2003 in terms of shipping volume," says Hiroshi Komatsuzaki, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. "The EOS 300D will play a key strategic role in this growth.”

Looking now at the EOS 300D, you might not get the hype. 6.3 meg…

One for the people: Canon launches the EOS RP

Canon today launches the EOS RP – a small, light and practical full frame mirrorless camera, for advanced amateurs looking to take a step-up into Canon’s revolutionary EOS R System.

Ideal for travel, landscape and portrait photography and videography, the EOS RP promises greater potential opening up all the benefits of the EOS R System – including the world’s fastest autofocus at 0.05 seconds.

Today, Canon also announces the development of the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM – the perfect travel companion – practical in both size and performance, plus a further five RF lenses that are in development and will be released in 2019.

The EOS RP is an affordable yet advanced camera in Canon’s full frame line-up. Offering next generation full frame optical performance with the potential that the RF lens mount offers, with its high-speed 12-pin communication system, short back focus and wide 54-mm mount diameter. Built from the ground up, the RF mount provides lenses with new levels of optical pe…