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RF 70-200mm lens release postponed

The RF 70-200mm f4L IS USM lens, featured in the January-March 2021 issue of EOS magazine, was expected to be available mid-December 2020. However, "Due to production reasons, we cannot prepare a sufficient supply amount for the release," says Canon Japan. "Therefore we have decided to postpone the release until early March 2021."
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Photokina suspended until further notice

Koelnmesse has decided to discontinue organising photokina at its Cologne location for the time being. “Unfortunately, at present, the framework conditions in the industry do not provide a viable basis for the leading international trade fair for photography, video and imaging,” according to Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse. “This hard cut after a 70-year shared history was very difficult for us. The trend in this industry, with which we have always had a close and trusting partnership, is very painful for us to witness.” The first photokina was held in 1950 and continued annually until 1966, when it became a biennial event. The last photokina was in 2018. A new annual cycle was planned to start in 2019, but this moved to 2020 and was then cancelled after to Covid-19 outbreak. Even before the coronavirus pandemic began, the imaging market was already subject to strong upheaval, with annual declines in the double digits. This intensified massively in 2020

Firmware update 1.3.0 for EOS-1D X Mark III

Firmware version 1.3.0 for the EOS-1D X Mark III incorporates the following enhancements: 1. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera. 2. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera. 3. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards. 4. Fixes the phenomenon that may result in the occurrence of time-out under certain conditions during FTP transfer. Click the following link to download the firmware update:

Firmware updates for EOS R5, R6, R, Ra and RP cameras

Canon has released various firmware updates for its EOS R system, which primarily make the R-series cameras compatible with recently released products, such as the Speedlite EL-1 and selected new RF lenses announced this year. EOS R5 and R6 Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes: 1. When using high-speed or low-speed continuous shooting modes, in Drive Mode with [High Speed Display: OFF], the visibility of the subject within the frame has been improved when shooting moving objects. During continuous shooting black frames will be inserted between frames in the viewfinder and live view. This will improve the visibility of moving subjects in live view and in the viewfinder. 2. Adds the [Auto] setting to the [Viewfinder brightness] menu that will brighten and dim based on ambient light conditions. 3. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera. 4. Enables manual

Canon cashback Winter 2020

Canon UK has announced its latest cashback offers, which run from 16 November 2020 to 8 January 2021. Claims must be submitted by 5 Febraury 2021. Offers include: EOS R - £220 cashback EOS RP - £110 cashback EOS M6 Mark II - £85 cashback EOS 5D Mark IV - £215 cashback EOS 6D Mark II - £125 cashback EOS 90D - £105 cashback RF 28-70mm f/2. L USM - £200 cashback RF 85mm f/1.2L - £200 cashback RF 50mm f/1.2L - £180 cashback RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM - £125 cashback RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM - £125 cashback RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM - £125 cashback EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM - £90 cashback EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM - £150 cashback EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM - £150 cashback EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM - £125 cashback EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM - £125 cashback EF 16-35mm f/2.8L IS USM - £125 cashback For a full list of cashback items, which includes printers and compact cameras, plus details of participating retailers, FAQs, terms and conditions, visit:

Firmware update released for EF 400mm DO IS II lens

  Canon has released firmware update 1.0.9 for the EF 400mm f4 DO IS II lens. This fixes a phenomenon which, in rare cases, causes the IS mechanism to make the image jump. The firmware can be downloaded here .

Take two: Canon announces a pair of popular lenses for the EOS R system

Canon is steadily fulfilling its 2020 lens roadmap, with the announcement of two new RF lenses for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system – the RF 50mm f1.8 STM lens and the RF 70-200mm f4L IS USM lens . The RF 50mm f1.8 STM lens is the modern mirrorless take on the popular 'nifty fifty' EF 50mm f1.8 STM lens. It's small and lightweight and features a brand-new optical system. The RF 50mm f1.8 STM’s large aperture and PMo aspherical lenses are optimised for superb image quality even at the maximum aperture, with better separation between the subject and background. It has a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m – 5cm closer than the existing EF version – allowing objects to be photographed even closer with a shallow depth-of-field. The 7-blade circular aperture – inherited from the EF 50mm f1.8 – can be used for a defocused background or foreground, as well as beautiful bokeh. The RF 50mm f1.8 STM also features Super Spectra Coating technology, creating a harmonised colour bal