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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 back in 2003, and even further back still to the launch of the EOS 650 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 megapixels seems positively paltry c…
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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…

Canon commits to its new EOS R system with development of six new RF lenses

Canon, the world leader in lens manufacturing, today reaffirms its commitment to its recently launched EOS R system and RF mount, announcing the development of six full frame lenses for release in 2019 in celebration of reaching a production milestone of 140 million EF and RF lenses.

Six new lenses for 2019
The Canon RF 85mm f1.2L USM is a large aperture mid-telephoto prime lens, offering the ultimate performance for advanced and professional portrait photographers.

The Canon RF 85mm f1.2L USM DS, with Defocus Smoothing, is a unique high-performance lens, offering a combination of beautifully smooth, defocused foreground and background bokeh and a super-fast aperture to produce breathtaking portraits.

The Canon RF 24-70mm f2.8L IS USM is a high-performance, standard zoom lens for professionals and photo enthusiasts alike – ideal for shooting portraits, landscapes, documentary or weddings.

Offering a wide angle and fast aperture in a single package, the Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS USM is…

Canon celebrates 140 million EF and RF lenses

Alongside the launch of the EOS RP and development announcement of six new RF lenses scheduled for release in 2019, Canon has announced that it reached an all-new and impressive manufacturing production milestone of 140 million lenses.

The milestone was achieved on 19 December 2018 and includes production of its EF lens range (including EF-S and EF-M), plus new RF lenses and Cinema EOS lenses.


Canon EOS R firmware update

Firmware Version 1.1.0 for the EOS R incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:
1. Support for continuous shooting is available when silent shutter has been enabled.
2. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur if there is a large number of files in a specific format on the memory card.
3. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur when silent shutter has been enabled.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which horizontal linear noise may occur when using specific lenses together with certain recording image quality settings.
5. Corrects a phenomenon in which the information displayed in the viewfinder may become abnormal. 

You can download this firmware update at:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_slr/eos-r.aspx?type=firmware



Control Ring Mount Adapter £175 cashback

To celebrate the Canon Professional Services (CPS) relaunch and the new EOS R camera, CPS members can claim £175 cashback on a Control Ring Mount Adapter (RRP £199.99) when buying an EOS R.

The Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R gives extra functionality over the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, giving greater control and allowing you to personalise your EF lenses with the customisable ring.

Simply purchase an EOS R kit and Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R from any participating retailer before 10 January2019 and claim your cashback of £175. The promotion applies to products purchased between 5 September 2018 and 10 January 2019, however the cashback can only be claimed during the promotional period by CPS members with a valid membership number.

You can sign up for a free CPS account at:
https://www.canon.co.uk/pro/canon-professional-services/