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Firmware updates for EOS 7D and 550D

Firmware version 1.2.3 for the EOS 7D incorporates the following fixes.
    1.    Fixes a phenomenon in which the settings of the Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 revert to the default settings when both the camera and the ST-E2 are set to auto power off.
    2.    Fixes a phenomenon in which the Macro Ring Lites (MR-14EX, MT24-EX) and slave flashes do not sync while shooting wirelessly.

Firmware version 1.0.9 for the EOS 550D incorporates the following fix.
    1.    Fixes a phenomenon in which tone jumps become noticeable in some images, depending on the shooting scene, when shooting with the Auto Lighting Optimizer settings (Low / Standard / Strong).

Firmware upgrades can be installed by the user. Full instructions and downloads are available at the
>>Canon Download Centre

Three Canon cashbacks for Christmas

Savings on selected EF lenses
When purchasing either an EOS 5D Mark II or EOS 7D customers will receive a voucher booklet in-box which will allow them to claim cashback on  purchases of selected lenses (up to a maximum of four claims per person) within three months of their initial camera purchase.  The selected lenses and cashbacks are:      
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM £25 / €30
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM £100 / €120
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM £25 / €30
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM £100 / €120
EF-100mm f/2.8 USM MACRO £30 / €35
EF-100mm f/2.8L MACRO IS USM £75 / €90
EF 70-200 f/4L IS USM £70 / €75
EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM £100 / €120
EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM £50 / €60
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM £85 / €100

DSLR purchase: 4 November 2010 to 31 January 2011
Lens purchase deadline: 30 April 2011
Redemption deadline: 31 May 2011       

For  details on where to buy and full terms and conditions visit: (UK) (Ireleand)

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Introduction of lenses delayed

Canon has delayed the introduction of the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM and EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM.

These lenses were announced on 26 August 2010 and originally scheduled for introduction in January 2011. However, due to some adjustments in the manufacturing process the lenses are now scheduled for release in March 2011.