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Friday, 28 August 2015

10% off used gear at Clifton Cameras

Clifton Cameras is offering 10% off all used equipment until midnight on Bank Holiday Monday. Use code HOLIDAY10 if shopping online. The discount is also available in store (28 Parsonage Street, Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 4AA). Plenty of Canon gear is available. See:

Get up to £150 cashback on selected Canon lens purchase

Canon has a new cashback promotion for lenses. It runs from 28 August to 26 October 2015.

The promotional lens products and applicable amount of cashback are:
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM - £35
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM - £35
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM - £45
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM - £45
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM - £45
EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - £45
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM - £75
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM - £75
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM - £110
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM - £150
EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM - £150
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM - £150

It is important to read the full details and terms and conditions at:

10% off Canon L-series lenses

Available this bank holiday weekend only, London Camera Exchange stores (27 branches nationwide) are offering a 10% discount off their normal prices on any Canon L-series lens.

This offer is only available in-store. It is not available online.

Find details of all the stores here:

Thursday, 27 August 2015

EF 35mm f1.4L II USM lens with BR optics

Canon has announced a new wide -angle L-series lens designed for photographers wanting to capture the world with a natural perspective. The EF 35mm f1.4L II USM has been crafted following feedback from Canon’s community of professional photographers and includes a range of advanced optical technologies to deliver outstanding image quality. 

The lens is the first to include BR optics, a new pioneering Canon-developed lens technology featuring an organic optical material which has been engineered at a molecular level to help significantly reduce chromatic aberration and produce sharper images via its ability to refract blue light. The BR Optic is integrated into a compound element in the lens. Together with Canon’s high performance lens coatings, including Subwavelength Structure Coating, the EF 35mm f1.4L II USM delivers results with improved contrast and minimal flare and ghosting.

Natural, reportage-style images
Perfect for capturing images with a documentary feel, the EF 35mm f1.4L II USM is an excellent choice for photojournalists, sports and wedding photographers alike. With its wide-angle view photographers can shoot subjects in their natural habitat within the context of their environment and without distortion. 
     The fast f1.4, nine blade aperture can be used to control depth-of-field, creating shots with beautiful background blur and producing standout portraits, as well as enabling photographers to continue shooting as light levels start to fade.
     For a rapid response to scenes unfolding in front of your eyes, the lens features a ring-type ultrasonic motor to drive the extremely quick and near silent autofocus. A full time manual focusing ring allows you to make fine, real-time adjustments, whether shooting stills or movies. 

Flagship L-series design and build
Designed to withstand challenging shooting environments and prolonged use, the EF 35mm f1.4L II USM boasts the iconic design and build associated with Canon’s flagship L-series lenses. Advanced weather sealing and fluorine coatings help protect the lens against adverse weather conditions and the robust body ensures durability.

EF 35mm f1.4L II USM key benefits:
  • A wide-angle view with a natural perspective
  • Excellent low-light performance and depth-of-field control
  • Sets new standards in image quality
  • Focuses quickly and discreetly
  • Keep shooting even in tough conditions

Pricing and availability
The EF 35mm f1.4L II USM will be available from October 2015 with an SRP of £1,799.99/€2,499.99

Get closer the the action at Rugby World Cup 2015 with Canon

As Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon is giving customers the chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets when they buy a selected Canon product. Lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to attend a Rugby World Cup 2015 match held at one of 13 venues around England and Wales.

With Canon’s starting line-up of products, including the EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 750D and PowerShot G7 X, customers can get closer to the action to capture those all-important sporting moments. 

Plus they will also receive a free Gilbert Official Rugby World Cup 2015 Replica Ball with every selected product purchased.

The offer runs until 9 October 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Terms and conditions apply.  

For more information visit: 

Eligible products:

EOS 7D Mark II
EOS 760D
EOS 750D
PowerShot G7 X
PowerShot SX60
PowerShot SX710

EOS M3 USA debut

The Canon EOS M3 digital camera will soon be on sale in North America. This CSC (Compact System Camera), or mirrorless, model was announced in February 2015, but is currently only available in Europe and Asia.

Pricing and Availability
The EOS M3 is scheduled to be available in early October 2015 for an estimated retail price of $679.99. An EOS M3 EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens kit will be available in the customer's choice of black or white for an estimated retail price of $799.99. Additionally, a two-lens kit featuring the EOS M3 digital camera with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens and the EF-M 55-200mm IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price of $1,049.00.
The following Canon lenses will also be available in early October:
-  EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom lens for an estimated retail price of $399.99
-  EF-M 22mm f/2 STM compact prime lens in silver for an estimated retail price of $249.99
-  EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM telephoto zoom lens for an estimated retail price of $349.99

For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit:

Monday, 17 August 2015

Three EISA awards for Canon

Canon has received three prestigious awards from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). Voted for by panels of editors representing nearly 50 prominent magazines from across 20 European countries, the EISA Awards honour products which combine the most advanced technology, intuitive design and sought-after features, while also providing genuine value to end users.  Each of the awarded products has been received with great acclaim since launch and the EISA award recognition is further testament to their exceptional quality and performance.

Discussing the three awards, the EISA panel said:

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is one of the best APS-C DSLRs ever made, offering features normally only available in professional full frame models. The 65-point AF system gives fast and responsive focusing in a wide range of conditions, even when tracking fast moving subjects. It can shoot at 10 frames per second, with a huge buffer even when shooting in RAW. The build quality is superb, with full weatherproofing that can cope with almost any conditions. Overall the 7D Mark II is perfect for sports, action and wildlife photographers who like to capture the most fleeting moments.

Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R
The Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R are the highest resolution full frame DSLRs on the market. The two models give photographers a choice: the EOS 5DS includes an optical low-pass filter to suppress digital imaging artefacts, while the EOS 5DS R cancels its effect for the sharpest possible images. The 50.6-million-pixel sensor, dual DIGIC 6 processors, reduced mirror vibration and reliable metering deliver superb image quality, while the 61-point AF with 41 cross-type points ensures reliable and fast AF performance. These two cameras are the perfect choice for professional photographers for whom ultimate image quality really matters.

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
With the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Canon's engineers have constructed one of the best wide-angle zooms ever made. The world's widest rectilinear zoom provides class-leading image quality, with exceptional sharpness at all settings even on high resolution sensors. Distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting are all kept reasonably low. Construction is superb, with weather sealing for outdoor use, and the autofocus is fast and silent. Full-frame users specialising in landscape, architectural or interior photography who demand exceptional optical performance need look no further. It is bulky and expensive, but for those who can afford it, it is an absolutely outstanding piece of glass.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Win a unique photography experience at Rugby World Cup 2015

As an Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015 Canon is offering fans the chance to win one of eight unique photography experiences. Winners will get to shadow a Getty Images photographer at an official RWC 2015 open training session for one of the participating nations.

The prizes include:
•  Pre-event preparation with the Getty Images photographer
•  Loan of Canon equipment (DSLR Kit Bag)
•  Shoot the open training session (approximately 15-30 minutes)
•  Post event review at a Getty Images or Canon location
•  A pair of tickets to a RWC 2015 match

For details of how to enter go to:

Friday, 7 August 2015

Canon at IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

Canon is an Official Partner of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Series, sponsoring a total of 15 IAAF World Athletics Series events from 2013 to 2016. The IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015, which begins on August 22, is a global competition that will bring together more than 2,000 athletes from over 200 countries and territories.

The previous Championships, held in Moscow in 2013, was broadcast in 192 countries and regions, attracting strong interest from a wide international television audience. At the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015, Canon will display the Company's logo on signage within the venue, provide support through its products, technologies and services, and carry out a range of related activities.

Camera service centre for photographers covering the competition 
At numerous sporting competitions both in Japan and overseas, Canon provides behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering these events, including technical support, advice and repair services, as well as loans of the latest Canon EOS camera and lens equipment. All accredited photographers covering the event will wear bibs displaying the Canon logo.

Canon IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 special website 
Canon will incorporate within the company's homepage a dedicated IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 website that provides a range of tournament-related information, including competition schedules and major attractions. Additionally, the site will include a link to the Canon Photo of the Day which, featured on the IAAF official website during the competition, will present one image per day carefully selected from among the many captured daily during the event. Visitors will be able to enjoy breathtaking images of the athletes in action, captured by top sports photographers supported by the outstanding imaging performance of Canon cameras and lenses.

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