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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Firmware version 1.2.3 for EOS 5D Mark III

Firmware version 1.2.3 for the EOS 5D Mark III incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
1. Fixes a fault in which the flash may not fire depending on the timing of when the shutter button is pressed.
2. Fixes a fault in which the AF microadjustment value may change. (This was first addressed with firmware version 1.2.1, and has been further improved with firmware version 1.2.3).
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may show a line of false color along boundaries of high contrast.
4. Fixes a fault in which the histogram of a Live View image is incorrectly displayed when an HDMI cable is connected.
5. Enables the brightness of the camera's LCD monitor to be adjusted even when an HDMI cable is connected.

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

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Canon's winter cashback

Canon’s Winter Cashback gives you a chance to make Christmas shopping a little  easier. You can receive up to £70 cashback on your purchases, plus an extra £35 bonus if you ‘Mix and Match’ by buying two promotional products at the same time.

The Winter Cashback offers savings across a wide range of Canon’s high-quality compact cameras, DSLRs and accessories, camcorders and a printer.

To take part and to see the entire range included in the offer, simply visit www.canon.co.uk/wintercashback where you can easily find out how much you can save.

The offer runs from 24 October 2013 to 26 January 2014 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers, excluding grey/parallel imports. For more info about the risk of grey imports visit http://www.canon.co.uk/greymarket

The campaign will be accompanied by a wide range of advertising including TV, out of home, print and online. You can get involved with the promotion on Canon UK’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/CanonUKLtd

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

USA rebates for EF lenses

Canon USA is offering mail-in rebates for selected EF lenses purchased by 4 January 2014. For full details see:
Canon USA lens rebates

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

EOS-1D X firmware announcement

Canon is planning a major firmware upgrade for the EOS-1D X, to be avalable from January 2014. Firmware version 2.0 will bring improvements and enhancements to a range of features, including autofocusing and exposure metering.

Canon USA has a detailed guide to the changes at:

Friday, 18 October 2013

Park Cameras plans new London store

Park Cameras is planning to open a London store to add to its flagship store in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. The new store is based in the heart of London’s West End and is expected to open in December.


Friday, 11 October 2013

LCE Southampton Photography Show 2013

The LCE Southampton Photography Show will again be held at the Novotel hotel on Sunday 1 December 2013. Visitors will be able to see, try & buy all the latest enthusiast/pro digital SLRs, lenses, accessories, printers and profilers, enthusiast/pro digital compacts, studio flash, astroscopes and more.

Many hot new DSLR & CSC products will be on demo including the new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM 1.4x Extender Zoom, EOS 70D and  PowerShot G16. Show-only deals and  cashback offers will be available from many brands.

Expert advice and in-depth demos will be on offer from a host of manufacturer experts as well as highly-trained, friendly LCE staff.

Brands exhibiting are to be confirmed but should include: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Samyang, Lowepro, Tamrac, thinkTANKphoto, Manfrotto, Gitzo, Velbon, Giottos, CamRanger, TriggerSmart, Nissin, Marumi, Kenro, Celestron, Lens Baby, Hoya, Cokin, SanDisk, Hama & Op-tech.

Seminar Talks will be held during the day featuring speakers from leading brands: details are to be confirmed, but should include new product or photographer showcase talks from Canon, Nikon, Sony & Olympus. Wild Arena (in association with Canon) will  be running photo workshops throughout the day, including animal macro, high-speed water droplet and super macro sessions.

The Novotel hotel is at 1 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA. Entrance to the event is free and doors are open from 11am to 5pm (limited car parking is available at the Novotel – please enquire at hotel reception on arrival, charges may apply).

Every visitor will also have the chance to win a Sony NEX-5R+16-50mm Power Zoom (SRP £569) in the free prize draw on the day.

LCE Southampton Pro In-store Day

Canon Pro In-store Day, Saturday 30 November 2013,  9am to 5.30pm. Free admission.
London Camera Exchange, 11 Civic Centre Road, Southampton SO14 7FJ. Telephone  023 80331720

•   Expert product demonstrations from Canon personnel – on-hand all day to answer your queries
•   Great LCE Deals on the latest professional/enthusiast Canon gear
•  Huge range of EOS DSLR & CSC system kit available to try & buy, including the EOS-1D X & EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D and the new EOS 70D.
•  A wide selection of Canon enthusiast and L-series lenses including the new EF 200-400mm f4 L IS USM 1.4x Extander Zoom, EF 24-70mm f2.8 L USM II, EF 300mm f2.8 and EF 500mm f4 L IS USM II.
•  Canon flashguns and accessories including the Speedlite 600EX-RT and ST-E3-RT Transmitter.
•  The latest Canon PowerShot high-end compacts including the new G16 and S120, plus the SX50HS, etc.
•  View and buy the superb PIXMA A3+ printer range, including the Pro-1, Pro-10 and Pro-100.
•  Special deals and trade-in offers only on the day. •  Free basic sensor clean for your EOS DSLR by Canon technicians (only one per customer)
•  Wild Arena will be holding holding free photo workshops on the day, including animal macro, high-speed water droplet and super macro studio sessions.
•  Plus up to £50 cashback on selected Canon DSLRs, lLenses & compacts (from Canon UK – details to be confirmed).

Monday, 7 October 2013

Calumet autumn open days

Calumet is launching an exclusive six city in-store Autumn Open Day programme starting in Edinburgh and finishing at the company's flagship London branch.

Imaging specialists from leading brands including Canon, Nikon, Epson, Manfrotto, Bowens, Lowepro and Profoto will be on hand each day to demonstrate latest products and discuss workflow challenges with photographers.

Sian Hamer, Calumet marketing executive said: "These open day events continue to be extremely popular with our customers.  They can just drop by and get to grips with all the latest products and free of charge expert advice, along with a variety of special on the day in-store promotions. Photographers across all disciplines and from novices to seasoned professionals are welcome. We will again be offering free sensor cleaning for all Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras – but photographers must bring cameras with fully charged batteries (only one sensor cleaned per person; subject to availability).

"Additionally, this autumn we have got a special Manchester United shirt (courtesy Epson) to give away in our exclusive registration prize draw."

Short seminars hosted by professional photographers and product experts will be available at Calumet Manchester and Drummond Street stores (see the Calumet website for more details)

The autumn open day event calendar:
Calumet Edinburgh: Wednesday October 9 (10am -4pm)
Calumet Glasgow: Thursday October 10 (10am-4pm)
Calumet Birmingham: Thursday October 17 (10am-4pm)
Calumet Belfast: Thursday October 24 (10am -4pm)
Calumet Manchester: Thursday October 31(10am -4pm)
Calumet Drummond Street, Euston: Thursday November 7 (10am -6pm)

For more information visit www.calumetphoto.co.uk

Canon USA Instant Rebates

Canon USA is offering Instant Rebates in the EOS 7D, 6D, 70D, 60D, SL1, T5i, T3i and T3 until 2 November 2013. Rebates range from $50 to $300.

Details are at Canon USA EOS Instant Rebates.
Rebates are also available until 2 November 2013 on lenses and Speedlites.

Details are at Canon lenses and Speedlite rebates

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