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Canon revamps its EF 70-200mm lens line-up

Canon has today announced updated versions of two of its mainstays in the EF lens line-up: the EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM and the EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III USM.

Commenting on the launch of the EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III USM, Michael Burnhill, European Product Specialist, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon Europe, said: "Following feedback from our global photography community, we are very proud to be introducing these two lenses. The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM epitomises the very finest in L-series optical technology, whilst being compact in size, robust and lightweight, and the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM offers unbeatable performance, versatility and durability."

Superior quality, robust and compact design – the EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM

The Mark II version of this affordable mid-telephoto lens offers numerous improvements over its predecessor. The lens features enhanced image stabilisation (IS) – from 3 stops to 5 – and now has three IS modes for di…
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Canon summer 2018 cashback

Between 16  May and 31 August 2018, buy any eligible product from a participating Canon retailer and choose between standard cashback or Canon's Cashback Boost to get a higher amount of cashback after a second purchase from the same participating retailer. Products include:

EOS 7D Mark II - £120 cashback or £150 Cashback Boost
EOS 77D - £85 cashback or £110 Cashback Boost
EOS 800D - £50 cashback or £65 Cashback Boost
EOS 200D - £50 cashback or £65 Cashback Boost
EOS 2000D - £40 cashback or £50 Cashback Boost
EOS 4000D - £30 cashback or £40 Cashback Boost

EOS M6 - £50 cashback or £65 Cashback Boost
EOS M50 - £50 cashback or £65 Cashback Boost
EOS M100 - £50 cashback or £65 Cashback Boost

EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM - £265 cashback or £330 Cashback Boost
EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM - £175 cashback or £220 Cashback Boost
EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM - £110 cashback or £140 Cashback Boost
EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM - £85 cashback or £110 Cashback Boost
EF 135mm f2L USM - £85 cashback or…

Digital Photo Professional update supports old EOS cameras

Canon has released Digital Photo Professional version 4.8.30. This adds support for the EOS D30, D60, 10D, 300D, D2000 and D6000.

In addition, the update adds partial adjustment functions.

You can download the update by going to:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/
and selecting your camera. Then select 'Software' and 'Check for available downloads' with Digital Photo Professional. If there is a choice, select 'Full versions'. You might be asked for your camera serial number.




EF 200-400mm lens firmware update

Firmware version 1.1.0 has been released for the EF 200mm-400mm f4L IS 1.4x lens. It corrects an error in which the subject may not be in focus on some occasions when using this lens with some camera models and performing AF shooting from approximately three metres.
The camera models affected are the EOS-1D X, Mark II,1D X, 1D C, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark III and 5D Mark IV.

You can download the firmware by going to the Canon support site:
bit.ly/canon-ef-200-400-firmware

Details of how to install the lens firmware are included in the download.

Learn more about the Canon EF 200-400mm f4L IS USM Extemder 1.4x lens via EOS magazine

TIPA 2018 awards for Canon

Canon has received six awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). Representing 30 industry magazines from 15 countries across five continents, it is one of the world’s leading photo imaging and press associations. Canon was first commended by TIPA in 1991, and 2018 marks the 24th year it has been recognised for technical innovations to the photography industry. 

Four Canon cameras, one lens and a Speedlite have been recognised as industry-leading this year, and were specifically accredited with meeting the diverse image shooting and video production requirements for all customer types and technical capabilities.

The following products have been awarded TIPA accolades:
Best DSLR Enthusiast: EOS 200D
Best Full-Frame DSLR Expert: EOS 6D Mark II
Best Mirrorless CSC Enthusiast: EOS M50 (above left)
Best Professional Compact Camera: PowerShot G1X Mark III
Best Photo Innovation: Speedlite 470EX-AI
Best DSLR Prime Lens: EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

New Cosmos of Photography competition 2018

Canon will be accepting entries for its New Cosmos of Photography 2018 (41st edition) competition from 18 April.

The New Cosmos of Photography is open to entrants globally and is Canon’s cultural project to discover, nurture and support new photographers. Since its launch in 1991, the programme has encouraged participants to explore new and creative ways to engage with photography. In 2015 the contest also opened entry to digital submissions (stills and video) to encourage more novel forms of photographic expression.

The New Cosmos of Photography encourages participants to create original pieces of work that push the boundaries of photography. Award winners will have their work featured at exhibitions and published collections, as well on the New Cosmos of Photography website. To date, the New Cosmos of Photography contest has accepted 27,406 entries, many of whom have gone on to achieve international success through their work.

Entries for this year’s New Cosmos of Photography will b…

EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update

Firmware Version 1.1.2 for the EOS 5D Mark IV incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

1. Support has been added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 17mm f4L, TS-E 24mm f3.5L II, TS-E 50mm f2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm f2.8L Macro and TS-E 135mm f4L Macro.

2. Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm f2.8L Macro and TS-E 135mm f4L Macro.

3. Support for Exif 2.31 has been added.

4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not function normally when using the Camera Connect application to shoot a high frame rate movie.

5. Fixes a phenomenon in which error 80 may occur when HDR movies are shot using the Remote Live View Shooting func…