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Firmware updates for EOS-1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark III

Canon has released firmware upgrades for three of its professional EOS models

Firmware version 1.1.4 for the EOS-1D Mark IV
Firmware version 1.3.2 for the EOS-1D Mark III
Firmware version 1.2.3 for the EOS-1Ds Mark III
incorporate the same two fixes:

•  Resolves the following phenomenon: when the camera is not attached to a lens, power consumption may be higher than usual, causing premature battery drain.

•  Resolves a phenomenon in which 'Err 02' ('Err 70' on the EOS-1D Mark III and 1Ds Mark III) may be displayed when the shutter is released without a lens attached.

You can download the firmware upgrades by following the camera links from one of these pages:
Canon UK
Canon USA

Shooting football with Brighton and Hove Albion

On Saturday 27 July 2013, Park Cameras will be conducting a unique photographic masterclass at the American Express Community Stadium, home to Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. Participants will have the opportunity to photograph a friendly match against Spanish team Villareal from the unique perspective of the touch line.

Prior to this, there will be a detailed tour of the stadium and a presentation given by the official Brighton & Hove Albion photographer who will share his considerable knowledge as to tips and tricks in order to ensure participants capture the best images possible during the match and beyond.

This is event aimed at Canon shooters with a decent working knowledge of photography who are looking to extend their experience.

Park Cameras will be offering the loan of Canon equipment for use on the day, including the latest EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X bodies as well as a variety of telephoto lenses. Park Cameras' own training manager Anthony Sinf…

New EF-M lens will not be sold in the USA

The EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM was announced in the UK and Ireland on 6 June 2013. It should be available in July - but not in the USA.

On 6 July 2013, a Canon moderator on the Canon USA Forum site said: "Unfortunately, this specific lens will not be sold or serviced by Canon USA."

No reason for this decision has been given.

EOS 70D launched with new 20.2 megapixel APS-C sensor

Key features
•  20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
•  19 point cross-type AF System and 7 fps shooting
•  Dual Pixel CMOS AF
•  Instant sharing and remote control with Wi-Fi
•  ISO 12800 (H:25600)
•  Vari-angle 7.7cm ClearView II LCD touch screen
•  Intelligent viewfinder
•  Full-HD movies

Canon has announced the EOS 70D. Designed for enthusiast photographers, the EOS 70D combines completely new Canon imaging technology with powerful, creative and wireless sharing features

The EOS 70D features a new 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, designed and manufactured by Canon. It’s the first digital SLR in the world to feature ground-breaking Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. This delivers smooth and accurate autofocus (AF) when shooting Full HD movies and fast AF acquisition when shooting in Live View mode.

Paired with the 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor and 19-point all cross-type AF System, the EOS 70D captures full resolution images at up to 7 frames per second, with up to 65 JPEG or 16 RAW ima…