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EOS M firmware update version 2.0.2

Canon has introduced firmware version 2.0.2 for the EOS M camera. The following fixes and improvements have been incorporated.

- Improves focusing speed in One-Shot AF mode.
- Now supports the EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens.  (When using this lens without the EOS M firmware update, there might be occasions when the EOS M will not function - however this is rare.)
- Corrects errors in the Simplified Chinese, Hungarian, Traditional Chinese and Korean language menus.

In Europe, you can download the firmware from:

In the USA, you can download the firmware from:
EOS M drivers and software

The Photography Show

Following the news that the UK event 'Focus On Imaging' has closed (see story on 31 May), Future has stepped in to run a mainstream photography event in its place. Supported by the Royal Photographic Society, 'The Photography Show' will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), near Birmingham, UK, from Saturday 1 to Tuesday 4 March 2014.

EOS-1D X/1D C lubrication issue

Due to inconsistency in the amount of lubrication which has been applied to the driving mechanism of some EOS-1D X and 1D C cameras, Canon has identified a phenomenon in which a small number of the affected products may over time, develop the following symptoms:
- AF searches but does not lock in on the subject (caused by minute particles produced by wear due to the inconsistent lubrication mentioned above)
- The image shown in the viewfinder is 'blurry' or 'not steady'(occurs if wear progresses.

For details of the cameras affected and the free repair available, click here.

Ultra-wide lens for EOS M

Key features
•  Ultra-wide 11-22mm EF-M zoom lens
•  Compact, retractable lens design
•  Smooth, quiet STM focusing in movies
•  Dynamic IS for steady movies
•  3-stop optical Image Stabilizer
•  High image quality
•  0.15m minimum focusing distance
•  Manual focus ring

Canon has introduced a third lens to its range of EF-M lenses for the EOS M camera. The EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM is Canon's first ultra wide-angle EF lens to feature an optical image stabilizer and the first EF lens with a retractable design.

The lens uses Super Spectra Coatings designed to minimise ghosting and flare, providing excellent results with every shot. Images are crisp and clear thanks to the image stabilizer, which works to keep image blur to a minimum by reducing the effects of camera shake. A 3-stop shutter speed advantage helps to ensure sharp stills, even when light levels start to fade.

Shooting smooth Full HD movies is helped by the advanced Dynamic IS mode which combats more exaggerated forms o…