A firmware upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark III will add features for both still and video shooting. The new firmware offers improved AF performance and enhanced HDMI output.
When the camera is fitted with a lens and extender, resulting in a maximum
f/8 aperture, the new firmware enables the camera to use the EOS
5D Mark III’s central dual cross-type focal points, currently only
available up to an f/5.6 aperture.
Following feedback from cinema and TV production professionals, the new firmware includes ‘clean’ HDMI output, enhancing overall video editing and monitoring procedures. Videographers will be able to output high-definition uncompressed video data (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) without any embedded icons or symbols from the EOS 5D Mark III to an external recorder using the camera’s HDMI terminal. This will enable easier editing of data with minimal image degradation for greater on-site workflow efficiency during production, as well as the option to record to the internal memory card at …
Canon has launched its Winter Cashback offer giving you up to £160 cashback on selected purchases. If you purchase two Canon products included in this offer, you’ll receive an extra £25 cash back bonus. The two products must be bought from the same retailer at the same time to be eligible.
The Winter Cashback offer delivers savings across a range of EOS cameras, EF and EF-S lenses, Extenders, Speedlites, a GPS unit, PIXMA multifunction printers and LEGRIA digital camcorders.
The cashback offer is claimed by downloading and completing a claim form and returning it to Canon along with the original receipt by 28th February 2013.
Firmware update v1.1.1 has been released for the EOS-1D X. It improves the scope and performance of the AF function and provides minor fixes.
• The centre AF point (one cross-type with four supporting points)
can now be used to autofocus at a maximum aperture of f8. This means
that L-series telephoto zoom lenses will autofocus when used with an Extender (f5.6 lenses will only maintain autofocus with the Extender EF 1.4x I, II or III).
• During AI Servo AF shooting in low light, viewfinder information is now illuminated. The AF points blink intermittently in red, allowing them to be easily confirmed whilst shooting without affecting the metering of the scene. Corrections
• Corrects a phenomenon where the metering value of the AE sensor becomes abnormal, affecting the final image
• Corrects a phenomenon where Error 70 may occur during AEB shooting
• Corrects a phenomenon where the firmware of the lenses cannot be updated normally
• Minor corrections to Arabic menu
According to Canon, the main change for EOS Utility 2.12.0 is that it supports the EOS M.
However, a problem with the earlier EOS Utility 2.11.4 when used with Mac 10.7.x (Lion) or 10.8.x (Mountain Lion) was an incompatibility with the EOS 5D Mark III. This appears to have been resolved by the latest update.
If you are using a Mac OS earlier than 10.6.8, Canon recommends that you use EOS Utility 2.10.2. Also, EOS Utility cannot be used with WFT on computers
running Mac OS X 10.8.0 to 10.8.1 (it can be used on Mac OS X 10.8.2.
Supported cameras are the:
EOS 1D X, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark III, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 7D, 60D, 60Da, 50D, 40D, 650D, 600D, 550D, 500D, 450D, 1100D, 1000D, EOS M.
The 'LCE Lincoln Photo and Optics Show 2012' takes place between 1 and 7pm on
Wednesday 14 November. This annual event moves to a new venue: The Drill
Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln. Entry is free. The show brings
together big name manufacturers such a Canon, Nikon and Sony along with
a host of photo brands covering everything from tripods to monitor
calibration. Attractions include hands-on
demonstrations areas giving visitors the chance to get to grips with the
latest products such as the Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D600 and Sony Alpha 99. Expert
advice is on hand if required. There is a used camera marketplace featuring
over 30 stalls of vintage, classic and modern equipment, with dealers
looking to buy and sell all kinds of vintage, retro and traditional camera
gear. LCE is also offering some great
part-exchange deals on new equipment. For further details visit www.lincolnphotoshow.com
or call LCE Lincoln on 01522 514131.
Lightroom 4.2 adds support for the EOS 650D and EOS M. It also adds tethered captured support for several recent EOS models, plus new lens profile support for recent lenses, including the three new STM lenses.