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Canon supporting photographers at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Canon's kit room at the Main Press Centre As part of its commitment to professional photographers, Canon offers on-site support at a number of major sporting events. This year's postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, are no exception. Canon has set up the largest camera photo service centre at the Main Press Centre which will aim to provide photographers with the support they need to keep shooting throughout the Games, providing repairs, technical support and loan equipment. Its motto is 'Zero Downtime', to ensure that photographers don't miss decisive moments as the events progress. The centre will provide equipment such as Canon's flagship camera – the EOS-1D X Mark III – as well as the EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras and super-telephoto lenses. In addition, highly trained staff will be working on-site to support photographers until the end of the closing ceremonies of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Of the event, Canon says it "strives to sup
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Canon enhances video features via firmware for EOS R5, R6 and 1D X Mark III

  Canon has released firmware updates for the EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III, plus has announced its intention for an update to the EOS R5 in due course. Canon states that these are in response to feedback from users and are designed to enhance video capture.  The new firmware for the EOS R6 (v1.4.0) and EOS-1D X Mark III (v1.5.0) brings Canon Log 3 (C-Log 3) to these cameras, a feature which has already been added to the EOS R5 ( see firmware update v1.3.0, 30 March 2021 ). This feature expands the dynamic range and offers more colour space options to achieve rich, high-quality video that mirrors that of Hollywood standard cinema cameras. This logarithmic gamma curve also increases the compatibility of these models with cinema production workflows, making it easier to colour-match footage captured with Canon’s Cinema EOS Series cameras.   Simplified video workflows Alongside the addition of C-Log 3, these firmware upgrades add dual card recording to all three cameras. You can now record

Canon launches RF 14-35mm f4L IS USM wide-angle zoom lens

Canon Europe has today announced details of the next lens to be added to the RF lens line-up. The RF 14-35mm f4L IS USM lens offers the widest focal length of the range so far, and is a compact fixed aperture wide angle lens that is lightweight and designed to Canon's high optical standards. Offering 5.5 stops of image stabilisation – increasing to 7 stops when combined with Canon's in-body image stabilisation found on recent cameras such as the EOS R5 and R6 – this compact lens is versatile, smooth and quiet, thanks to the Nano USM focusing mechanism. The RF 14-35mm f4L IS USM employs an advanced optical design of three ultra-low dispersion (UD) elements and three glass moulded aspherical lens elements, one of which is also UD. These aspherical components feature a non-spherical curvature which gathers light at a single point to reduce aberration and create pin-sharp images, replicating the image quality of a prime lens.  Combined with Canon’s Subwavelength Structure Coating (

EOS 5D Mark IV firmware 1.3.3

Firmware update version 1.3.2 was released for the EOS 5D Mark IV in May 2021 – and then almost immediately removed.  Version 1.3.3 incorporates the following fixes: 1. Improves the camera's connection compatibility to a PC while using a USB 3.0 or higher compatible cable. 2. Fixes an issue in which self-timer shooting cannot be performed in firmware version 1.3.1 and 1.3.2. 3. Fixes an issue in which an electronic beep does not sound when registering an AF frame as the AF start position in firmware version 1.3.1 and 1.3.2. 4. Fixes an issue, in which a small sound is generated from the speaker when the power is turned on in Firmware Version 1.3.2. *Item 1 applies to Version 1.3.2, whereas Items 2 through 4 apply to Version 1.3.3   The new firmware can be downloaded from: https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_slr/eos-5d-mark-iv.html?type=firmware

Canon gives new teasers about the EOS R3

First announced in April, Canon has revealed more information about its professional full frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R3. After teasing in the first press release that a new subject type is coming for the autofocus detection system, Canon has confirmed that the EOS R3 will be able to track moving cars and motorbikes, making it an ideal tool for motorsports photographers. This is in addition to the two current subjects – people and animals – that the EOS R5 and R6 have already showcased. Canon has also teased that the EOS R3 will be able to achieve focus down to EV -7, giving even greater opportunities in low light situations. And that's not all – the EOS R3 will offer up to 8 stops combined image stabilisation (in-body and lens), just like the R5 and R6 cameras which first introduced in-body image stabilisation (IBIS). As Canon has already revealed, the EOS R3 will use a newly developed back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, powered by Canon’s next generation DIGIC X image proc

Minor firmware update for EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS-1D X Mark II

IMPORTANT Following issues with firmware version 1.3.2 for the EOS 5D Mark IV it has been removed from the Canon website. Canon is working to release an update as soon as possible.    Canon has released firmware version 1.3.2 for the EOS 5D Mark IV and version 1.1.8 for the EOS-1D X Mark II, which both incorporate the following fix: 1. Improves the camera's connection compatibility to a PC while using a USB 3.0 or higher compatible cable. You can download the updates for free from Canon support . Included in the downloads are instructions for installation. For further support, check out this article – How to update your firmware

Two TIPA awards for Canon EOS system

Canon has picked up just two awards from the Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA) for the 2021 season. With the EOS R5 and R6 cameras overlooked, TIPA has given awards to Canon in the following categories: Best APS-C Camera Entry-level: EOS M50 Mark II Best Prime Telephoto Lens: RF 600mm f11 IS STM For more information and to view the other awards, visit: https://www.tipa.com/en-en/awards/tipa-world-awards-2021.html The EOS M50 Mark II follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, the EOS M50, which won the Best Mirrorless CSC Enthusiast category in 2018. To reflect the changing product climate, new categories have been introduced, whilst the remaining splits between mirrorless and DSLR categories has been fully eliminated. The TIPA board noted that "mirrorless introductions have all but replaced what was once a full-house of DSLRs. New full frame, APS-C and medium format cameras all offered higher megapixel counts, greater sensitivity and dynamic range, all while being more