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Firmware updates for the EOS 5DS / 5DS R

Firmware version 1.1.2 incorporates the following improvements and fix for the EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras:

1. Support has been added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 17mm f/4L, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

2. Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

3. Support for Exif 2.31 has been added.

The firmware for the two different camera models is different – make sure you download the correct firmware version for your camera.


EOS 5DS
You can download firmware v1.1.2 for the EOS 5DS from the following links:
EOS 5DS firmware f…

Firmware update notice for EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon has posted a message saying that the release of firmware to enhance functions of the EOS 5D Mark IV, originally scheduled for 29 November 2017, has been postponed until late February 2018 for reasons related to firmware preparation.

The planned firmware update will incorporate the following changes:

1) Support will be added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses:
TS-E 17mm f/4L
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO
TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO
TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO

2) It will fix a phenomenon in which standard exposure* may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses:
TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO
TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO
TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO
3. Support for Exif 2.31 will be added.

*This phenomenon occurs when tilt or shift is appl…

EOS-1D X Mark II firmware update

Firmware Version 1.1.4 for the EOS-1D X Mark II incorporates the following improvements and fix:

1. Support has been added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 17mm f/4L, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

2. Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

3. Support for Exif 2.31 has been added.

To download the latest update visit Canon UK / Canon USA or your local Canon Support portal.

EOS 6D firmware update

Firmware Version 1.1.8 incorporates the following fix:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

To download the latest update visit Canon UK / Canon USA or your local Canon Support portal.

EOS 5D Mark III firmware update

Firmware Version 1.3.5 for the EOS 5D Mark IIIincorporates the following fix:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

To download the latest update, visit Canon UKCanon USA or your local Canon Support portal.

EOS 6D Mark II firmware update

Firmware Version 1.0.3 for the EOS 6D Mark II incorporates the following fix:

1. Corrects an erroneous display that may appear when some third-party accessories are attached to the hot shoe.

To download the latest update, visit Canon UKCanon USA or your local Canon Support portal.

Canon winter cashbacks

Up to £215 cashback is available on selected Canon products purchased from participating retailers. The purchases must be made between Wednesday 18 October 2017 and Wednesday 17 January 2018. Claims must be submitted by Wednesday 28 February 2018.

Cashbacks between £50 and £85 are available on the following cameras:
EOS 77D, 750D, 200D, 800D, 1300D, M6 and M100.

Cashbacks between £85 and £215 are available on the following lenses:
EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM, EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM, EF 70-200mm f4L IS USM, EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM, EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM, EF 16-35mm f/L IS USM and EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM.

There are also cashbacks on the Speedlite 430EX, Legria video cameras, PIXMA printers and the Connect Station CS100.

Full details and how to claim are at:
https://www.canon.co.uk/cashback/current-cashback/

Make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully.

More Canon milestones

Canon has reached two major production milestones—a cumulative total of 90 million interchangeable-lens EOS cameras and 130 million1 EF-series interchangeable lenses. An EOS 5D Mark IV was the 90 millionth EOS Series camera to be produced. An EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM became the company’s 130 millionth interchangeable lens.




https://www.canon-europe.com/press-centre/press-releases/2017/10/eos-series-ef-lenses/

EOS M100 – new small and light entry level mirrorless camera from Canon

Canon has today launched EOS M100. Ideal for having on you all the time, EOS M100’s compact and stylish design allows you to spontaneously capture those everyday moments and lifelong stories. The camera’s array of creative filters and wireless connectivity allows you to shoot stunning images and upload straight to social media in just a few seconds.

Learning to use your new camera is easy thanks to EOS M100’s intuitive touchscreen, so switching between your smartphone and the camera is effortless. Mastering the camera’s settings is made simple with on-screen explanations, so whether you want to blur the background or brighten your subject, EOS M100 will give you the capability to create professional-looking images you’ll keep forever.

Key features
– Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
– Latest DIGIC 7 processor
– Dual Pixel CMOS AF
– 24.2MP APS-C sensor
– LCD flip-up touchscreen
– Smooth skin mode for perfect portraits and selfies
– Wide range of creative filters and Scene modes
– Compati…

Canon announces new Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT radio wireless flash

Canon today announces the launch of the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT – a powerful, high-performance specialist flash for professional photography. Building on the rich feature set of its predecessor, the MT-24EX, the MT-26EX-RT possesses boosted illumination power, increased flexibility, enhanced durability and improved usability.

The MT-26EX-RT features Macro Twin Lights with moveable flash tubes, which can be positioned at five degree intervals around the lens. They can be rotated upwards or downwards, plus pivoted inwards or outwards, depending on the lighting requirements of the shot. The MT-26EX-RT also comprises high-brightness white LED focus lamps, which allows the camera to easily focus on objects and gauge how lighting impacts the shot prior to it being taken. The combined guide number for both tubes has been increased over the MT-24EX to 26/78 (ISO 100 in meters/feet).

The flash unit is supplied with new clip-on diffusers for each flash head, which soften the light from the …

Four new L-series lenses announced by Canon

Canon today introduces four new lenses into its premium L-series range, offering enhanced creative opportunities for professional photographers and serious amateurs. Built on the high quality that Canon’s L-series lenses are renowned for, the EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM, TS-E 50mm f2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f2.8L MACRO and TS-E 135mm f4L MACRO offer incredible ease-of-use, durability and increased scope for photographic experimentation in perspective and scale.


Perfect portraits with the new EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM
Created following feedback from photographers around the world, the EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM has been designed to produce flattering skin tones for stunning portrait and wedding photography. Featuring a new 14 element, 10 group lens design, the EF 85mm f1.4L lens includes high-quality, high-precision elements to correct chromatic aberration and to deliver the optical performance required by the latest high-resolution sensors. The quality of the image is further enhanced thanks to Air Sphere…

Canon products win EISA awards 2017-2018

Canon has three new awards from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). In recognition of Canon’s award-winning products, the EISA judging panel commented with the following citations:

EISA Professional DSLR Camera 2017-2018: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is the tool of many professional photographers all over the world. Compared to its predecessor, Canon has increased the still image quality significantly with higher resolution and wider dynamic range, while the autofocus has become more sensitive. The video function is also much more advanced with quality 4K recording and fast autofocus in live view mode. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV also features the innovative new Dual Pixel Raw feature, which allows sharpness and background blur to be fine-tuned later. All in all, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will remain a class-leading camera for several years to come.

EISA Consumer DSLR Camera 2017-2018: Canon EOS 77D


The Canon EOS 77D adopts many key features from the semi-profe…

Software updates from Canon

Canon has updated its key camera software applications to include up-to-date compatibility with new EOS cameras and other recent changes, as follows:

Digital Photo Professional
Changes for Digital Photo Professional (DPP) version 4.6.30:
- Supports EOS 6D Mark II and EOS 200D (EOS Kiss X9 / EOS REBEL SL2), EOS-1D, EOS-1Ds.
- Adds a function for reducing color moiré.
- Supports the EOS 5D Mark IV Canon Log specification.

EOS Utility
Changes for EOS Utility version 3.6.30:
- Supports EOS 6D Mark II and EOS 200D (EOS Kiss X9 / EOS REBEL SL2).

EOS MOVIE Utility
Changes for EOS MOVIE Utility 1.7:
- Supports EOS 6D Mark II.
- Supports the EOS 5D Mark IV Canon Log specification.

Picture Style Editor
Changes for Picture Style Editor version 1.18.30:
- Supports EOS 6D Mark II and EOS 200D (EOS Kiss X9 / EOS REBEL SL2).

To download the latest updates, visit Canon UKCanon USA or your local Canon Support portal

For more information on Digital Photo Professional, try this EOS magazine article on w…

EOS 5D Mark IV C-Log upgrade now available

First reported back in April, Canon has now opened up the new Canon Log (C-Log) upgrade service for the EOS 5D Mark IV. With the upgrade, C-Log – a staple feature in Canon’s Cinema EOS range – can be added to the EOS 5D Mark IV, providing enhanced dynamic range and easier colour grading.

The Canon Log upgrade will be available as a chargeable service exclusively via Canon authorised service-centres. The upgrade service is available within Europe from 28 June 2017 and within the US it's scheduled to be available through authorised Canon Factory Service Centres in July 2017. We advise that you check your local Canon website for service information in your area.

For more information visit:
http://www.canon-europe.com/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_slr/eos-5d-mark-iv.aspx?type=important&faqdetailid=tcm:13-1564487

Canon announces the full-frame EOS 6D Mark II

Canon reveals the highly anticipated EOS 6D Mark II – realise your creative vision with the latest generation full frame DSLR camera.

The EOS 6D Mark II is the latest addition to Canon’s full frame DSLR line-up, designed for both the passionate hobbyist and the professional photographer alike.

This new camera features Canon’s latest generation technologies and is designed for a range of specialist photography categories, from travel to portraits. It's a significant upgrade and worthy successor to the EOS 6D.

An evolutionary tale

The EOS 6D Mark II has been developed following feedback from users. With its new full frame 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 processor, 45-point AF system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the EOS 6D Mark II delivers the highest quality images plus a range of new features and connectivity to boot.

An improvement from the original EOS 6D, the Mark II has a vari-angle LCD touch-screen which allows you to switch focus with one tap and reach tricky an…

Meet the EOS 200D – the world's smallest and lightest DSLR camera

Canon has today launched the EOS 200D (USA: Rebel SL2; Japan: Kiss X9), the world’s lightest Canon DSLR with a vari-angle screen and with the world’s fastestDual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus.
Top-range, new technology for 2017
First introduced with the EOS 5D Mark IV,
the EOS 200D features the world’s fastestDual Pixel CMOS autofocus, ensuring that the camera quickly and accurately focuses and that subjects are the sharpest they can be. The newest APS-C 24.2 MP sensor improves low-light performance and reduces image noise too.
What’s more, this diminutive camera is powered by Canon’s latest processor, DIGIC 7. The brain of the camera is quick-thinking and optimises settings automatically in any situation. 
Easy-to-use and exceptional image quality
The EOS 200D boasts an optical viewfinder as well as a vari-angle screen with touchscreen capabilities. And, to help you learn how to navigate round your camera more quickly, it's equipped with Canon's new Guided Interface. First featured on t…

ShutterCount version 3 adds compatibility for recent EOS cameras

ShutterCount version 2 was not able to read the number of shutter actuations from recent EOS cameras (see EOS magazine July-September 2017, page 12). However, a few days after the magazine was published, ShutterCount version 3 was introduced and this is compatible with the EOS-1D X Mark II, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark IV, 80D, 77D, 750D and 800D, though only with Mac OS 10.7 or later (not Windows). Version 3 also offers compatibility with the EOS 1300D.
Find out more at http://www.direstudio.com/shuttercount/

Updated firmware for EOS 5DS R: version 1.1.1

Firmware version 1.1.1 for the EOS 5DS R has been released by Canon and incorporates the following fixes:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which shooting may not be completed while using HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode, when certain combinations of settings are selected.
2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
3. Corrects the level display when the camera is held in the vertical orientation with the hand grip pointing downward.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which, when using certain CF cards, it may take approximately five seconds for the camera to power on depending on when the camera's power switch was turned.

Download firmware v1.1.1 for EOS 5DS R

This firmware is for EOS 5DS R only. Firmware for the Canon EOS 5DS camera has also been updated, but is available as a separate download from the Canon website.

Notes:
(1) The firmware cannot be updated when the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is inserted into the camera.
(2) Once the camera is updated t…

Firmware update v1.1.1 for EOS 5DS

Firmware version 1.1.1 has been released by Canon and incorporates the following fixes:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which shooting may not be completed while using HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode, when certain combinations of settings are selected.
2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
3. Corrects the level display when the camera is held in the vertical orientation with the hand grip pointing downward.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which, when using certain CF cards, it may take approximately five seconds for the camera to power on depending on when the camera's power switch was turned <ON>.

Download firmware v1.1.1 for EOS 5DS

This firmware is for EOS 5DS only. Firmware for the Canon EOS 5DS R camera has also been updated, but is available as a separate download from the Canon website.

Notes:
(1) The firmware cannot be updated when the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is inserted into the camera.
(2) Once the camera is updated to version…

Firmware version 1.0.2 for EOS 80D

Firmware version 1.0.2 for the EOS 80D incorporates the following fixes:
1. Improves the reliability of communication via USB cable when using the Lens Data Registration function within EOS Utility 3 software.
2. Fixes incorrect indications in the Norwegian menu screens.

The firmware can be downloaded at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support

Up to £165 cashback on selected Canon cameras and lenses

Canon has a cashback promotion running from 17 May to 31 August 2017. Instant cashback is applied when purchasing the items directly from the official Canon store. You can also claim cashback when purchasing the products from participating retailers.

Cameras
EOS 750D - £70 Cashback
EOS 1300D - £20 Cashback
EOS M3 - £30 Cashback

Lenses & accessories
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM** - £165 Cashback
EF-S 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 IS - £90 Cashback
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM** - £80 Cashback
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM** - £80 Cashback
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM** - £50 Cashback

EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM** - £50 Cashback
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - £50 Cashback
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - £50 Cashback
EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM - £25 Cashback
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM - £25 Cashback

EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM - £40 Cashback
EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM - £40 Cashback
EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM - £40 Cashback
EF-M 22mm f/2 STM - £25 Cashback

PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter - £30 Cashback

Spe…

New firmware update for EOS 7D Mark II

Canon removed firmware version 1.1.1 after a communication error was discovered (see item posted on 19 May 2017). The company has now resolved the issue and released firmware update version 1.1.2. This incorporates the following changes:
•  Corrects the phenomenon in which remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.

This phenomenon only occurs when the firmware was updated from Version 1.0.5 or earlier to Version 1.1.1. There is no need to update the firmware if the firmware was updated from Version 1.1.0 to Version 1.1.1, or if the EOS 7D Mark II was equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 at the time of purchase.

The firmware can be downloaded at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support


EOS C200 launched with new recording format

Canon is launching the EOS C200, the latest addition to the Cinema EOS range. As the first Cinema EOS camera to support the new RAW recording format – Cinema RAW Light – the EOS C200 provides the same flexibility in colour grading as Cinema RAW in a smaller file size, enabling filmmakers to record internally to a CFast 2.0 card.

The EOS C200 features Canon’s 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 8.85MP, along with the newly developed Dual DIGIC DV6 image processors. As a result, it can deliver Cinema RAW Light recording at 4K DCI 50P internally to a CFast 2.0 card. It can also deliver 4K UHD recording at 150Mbps, and 2K or Full HD at 35Mbps to SD cards in MP4 format.

Supporting up to 15-stops of dynamic range with Cinema RAW Light and up to 13-stops of dynamic range in MP4 (Canon Log / Log 3), the camera is able to capture a wide range of highlight and shadow details.

The EOS C200 is also capable of delivering both slow and fast motion recording at up to 120fps w…

AF malfunction with some EF 24-105mm f4L IS II lenses

Canon has found that some EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM lenses exhibit an AF operation-related malfunction. At the wide-angle end, focus is not achieved properly when peripheral AF points are selected, regardless of the AF area selection mode.

Affected Lenses
If the first two digits in the serial number (see the image below) of your lens are 48, 49, 50 or 51, then your lens may possibly be affected.

How to check if your lens is affected:
(1)   Visit Canon's serial number checker page at:
https://secure1.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/serial/ef/ef241052.html
(2)   Input your lens’ serial number (10 digits) and then click the [Submit] button. Double check that the serial number you entered is correct before you click the [Submit] button.
(3)   One of the following three messages will be displayed:
       •   Your lens is NOT an affected product
       •   Your lens is an affected product
       •   Invalid number
(The list of affected lenses will be updated periodically in accordance with the hand…

Problems with firmware version 1.1.1 for EOS 7D Mark II

A communication error has been discovered when using the EOS 7D Mark II running firmware Version 1.1.1, released on 27 April 2017, in combination with the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1. Remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1. This error occurs for cameras that have been updated from firmware version 1.0.5 or earlier to Firmware Version 1.1.1

This phenomenon will not occur if the camera meets either of the two conditions below:
•  If the camera has been updated from firmware version 1.1.0 to version 1.1.1
•  If the camera was already equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 at the time of purchase

Canon is currently making preparations to correct this phenomenon with the release of a firmware update in early June. In the meantime:
•  Firmware version 1.1.1 will no longer be available for download, and firmware version 1.1.0 will be made available for download again.
•  Users whose camera is affected by…

Canon launches 365 days of summer competition

Canon is looking for someone to fill a unique position as it begins its search for the ultimate storyteller. The lucky person will spend a year chasing summer across the globe in order to identify 365 inspiring stories. Applications will be taken via Instagram and judged by actress, producer, musician and storyteller, Zoë Kravitz (pictured above).

The successful candidate will chase summer all over the world, visiting destinations from Lisbon to Melbourne to Brazil, curating their own story of the summer.

Those who think they have what it takes to inspire people to find their own stories can apply by sharing their most memorable summer story on Instagram with the story behind it (no more than 50 words), tagging @CanonUK and #liveforthestory. Submissions will be judged on a number of elements including storytelling ability, visual appeal, originality and inspirational qualities. The successful candidate will be required to travel the world chasing summer in order to identify 365 inspi…

EOS M5 firmware update 1.0.1

Firmware Version 1.0.1 for the EOS M5 incorporates the following fixes:
1. Corrects a phenomenon in which, when the playback grid is set to "6x4", and a vertical image is displayed, or a horizontal image is rotated to be displayed vertically, the grid does not display correctly.
2. In languages other than Japanese, the phrase "no. of shots" has been corrected to "value" in the "Time-lapse movie settings > Interval/Shots" setting screen.

The firmware can be downloaded at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support

Firmware update for EOS 7D Mark II

Firmware Version 1.1.1 for the EOS 7D Mark II incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
1. Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (A/B/C/D/E).
2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
3. Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.
4. Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.

If using a Wi-Fi adapter/W-E1, the camera's nickname will be reset to default when you perform this firmware update, so you will need to reset the nickname before using the camera. Refer to the W-E1 instruction manual for the setting procedure.

EOS 5D Mark IV to get C-Log update

Canon has announced a new upgrade service for the EOS 5D Mark IV following feedback from its global community of professional photographers and videographers. With the upgrade, Canon Log (C-Log) – a staple feature in Canon’s Cinema EOS range – can be added to the EOS 5D Mark IV, providing enhanced dynamic range and easier colour grading.

Designed to deliver an 800% increase in dynamic range, C-Log minimises the loss of detail in the darkest and brightest parts of the image. When using C-Log on the EOS 5D Mark IV, an ISO setting of 400 will deliver the largest dynamic range of 12 stops, perfect for shooting in difficult lighting conditions.

Ensuring maximum freedom in post-production, C-Log alters the image processing data after the image has been captured. As a result, videographers and filmmakers will find it easy to colour match with footage shot on other cameras, including those in the Canon Cinema EOS range. The footage from any camera can be combined and colour mat…

TIPA 2017 awards for Canon

Two Canon cameras and a Canon lens have been recognised with 'Best Photo and Imaging Product' awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), representing 30 photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries across five continents.

The  award winners are:
•  EOS 5D Mark IV digital single-lens reflex camera
•  EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM standard zoom lens
•  XC15 professional 4K video camcorder.

You can read about these and other TIPA 2017 award winners at:
http://www.tipa.com/english/XXVII_tipa_awards_2017.html

Canon UK Spring Cashback 2017 promotion

Cashbacks are available for a range of products in the Canon Spring 2017 Promotion. In addition to the items listed below, there are also cashbacks on compact cameras and video cameras.

Cameras
EOS 5DS R - £250 cashback
EOS 5DS - £250 cashback
EOS 6D - £125 cashback
EOS 7D Mark II - £125 cashback
EOS 80D - £80 cashback
EOS M5 - £80 cashback

Lenses
EF 35mm f1.4L II USM - £165 cashback
EF 35mm f2.0 IS USM - £50 cashback
EF 50mm f1.2L USM - £125 cashback
EF 50mm f1.4 USM - £50 cashback
EF 85mm f1.2L II USM - £165 cashback
EF 85mm f1.8 USM - £50 cashback
EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM - £50 cashback
EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM - £80 cashback
EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM - £165 cashback
EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM - £50 cashback
EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM - £165 cashback
EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM - £200 cashback
EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM - £200 cashback

Speedlite
Speedlite 600EX II-RT - £80 cashback

PIXMA Printers
PIXMA PRO-10S - £75 cashback
PIXMA PRO-100S - £50 cashback
PIXMA iP8750 - £35 cashb…

EF-S 35mm f2.8 Macro lens

Canon has launched a new innovative lens. Designed for macro and close-up photography, the EF-S 35mm f2.8 Macro IS STM features Canon’s unique built-in Macro Lite technology and is the first lens of its kind in the EF-S range. It is compatible with all EOS APS-C digital single-lens reflex cameras (except the EOS D30, D60 and 10D).

The lens has built-in LEDs which illuminate small objects while minimising the shadows it casts with a tapered edge design. It offers life-size (1:1) magnification, capturing subjects as close as 30mm from the front of the lens. This close working distance and magnification level means it is ideal for revealing the tiny and intricate details of subjects such as jewellery, food and crafts.

The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer with Hybrid IS compensates for angular and linear movement. This is especially useful for handheld macro shooting as this is prone to exaggerate camera shake, often causing unwanted blur.

The built-in Macro Lite offers flexible lightin…

Canon UK HQ to host EOS Training Academy's workshop programme

Starting this spring, EOS Training Academy’s dedicated Canon photography training programme extends its reach to include Canon UK’s head office in Reigate, Surrey as its new workshop venue.

From May 2017 onwards, selected EOS camera and Speedlite workshops will be held in Reigate, including the popular camera-specific Optimise courses for the EOS 5D Mark IV, 5DS/R, 5D Mark III, 7D Mark II and 80D, Making the Most series for beginner and enthusiast models, and Speedlite for beginners for those wishing to enhance their photography with flash.

This means that course delegates will not only be able to learn how to use their camera but also to visit the EOS epicentre that is Canon’s headquarters at the same time – an exciting opportunity for keen Canonites.

As part of a planned expansion of the academy programme, this new location to the south of London means that there are now three Workshop venues to learn about your EOS photography: Oxford, central London (near Euston) and Reigate. Th…

EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update

Firmware Version 1.0.4 for the EOS 5D Mark IV incorporates the following fixes and improvements:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which a red-coloured area may appear at the bottom-centre of a captured image when shooting in bulb mode or during a long exposure.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the autofocus may not respond when the autofocus is initiated via pressing the shutter button, the AF-ON button or the AE lock button when configured in the custom control menu.
3. Enhances the reliability of communications between the camera and SD card.
4. Fixes incorrect wording on the Finnish language menu screen.

The firmware can be downloaded at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support/

14 years at number one

Canon's interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 2016 (based on a Canon survey).

Digital Photo Professional v.4.6.10

Digital Photo Professional version 4.6.10 adds support for the EOS 77D, 800D and M6, plus the EF-S 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM.

The update is compatible with Windows 7 (with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 installed, 8, 8.1 and 10, Mac OS 10.10, 10.11 and 10.12

The update is available to download from:
www.canon.co.uk/support

Canon clothing and accessories

Canon UK is launching a range of branded clothing and accessories - from vintage camera t-shirts to umbrellas and bibs
A selection of the new merchandise has been designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the EOS system and features cameras from the EOS archive. Plus, the vintage series includes designs from the original Canon camera “Kwanon” logo, first introduced in 1934.
The new collection includes clothing such as t-shirts, jackets, sweaters and hoodies, as well as accessories like umbrellas, baby bibs, hats and limited edition camera bags.  Camera fans will also be able to get their hands on a miniature Hansa Canon camera model, replicated on Canon’s first production model and Japan’s first high-quality 35mm camera launched in 1936.
The range is available from store.canon.co.uk/

EOS system celebrates 30th anniversary

Today, Canon is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of its world-renowned EOS System.

Canon’s EOS System made its debut on 1 March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera and EF lenses, at a time when visiting your local pharmacy to develop your camera film was the norm.

Thirty years on the world has changed, but the EOS system remains a staple in the world of photography. Technology featured within the EOS system has helped create and inspire changes in the way people take photos.

The EOS system came to life in 1987 after Canon announced its aim to develop a highly-refined autofocus (AF) SLR model. It moved away from its FD lens system to create the world’s first fully electronic mount system. From then the EOS range has included the first affordable consumer DSLR – the EOS 300D – which ushered in a new era of digital photography in 2003. Five years later in 2008, the EOS 5D Mark II revolutionised filmmaking by offering Full HD movie recording on a DSLR.

The EOS S…

Firmware update for Connect Station CS100

Canon has announced an update to the Connect Station CS100. Firmware version 2.5 introduces the ability to transfer movie from smart devices to your Connect Station via the dedicated Connect Station app. The new update also adds faster imports speeds, with transfers from a computer over networks in a third of the time. Other new features include infinite looping of an album on a screen and the ability to turn off auto-standby completely.

As soon as the update is released, you will be able to download firmware v2.5 for free from the Canon support sites:
Canon UK
Canon USA

EOS-1D X Mark II firmware version 1.1.3 released

Firmware Version 1.1.3 for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera incorporates the following improvements:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which the drive mode icon is not correctly displayed when using custom shooting modes (C1/C2/C3).
2. Changes the maximum number of 'Release cycles' displayed from 1,000,000 cycles to 9,999,000 cycles. This value can be checked under the 'Camera system information' menu.
3. Improves the reliability of communication via USB cable when using the Lens Data Registration function within EOS Utility 3 software.

Firmware v1.1.3 is for EOS-1D X Mark II cameras with firmware version 1.1.2 or earlier. If the camera's firmware is already v1.1.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please read the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

The firmware update takes approximately six minutes.

Note:
(1) Once the EOS-1D X Mark II is updated to Version 1.1.2 (or later), it cannot be restore…

Two new EOS cameras to suit your photography level

Introduced today are the new Canon EOS 800D and EOS 77D. Following on from the path laid by the 750D and 760D, these two new cameras offer a very similar specification but a different level of control and way of working, depending on the stage you're at in your photographic journey.

Both cameras are equipped with a 24.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The 45-point AF system – with all points cross-type – offer excellent and responsive focusing. The cameras also offer the world's fastest autofocus using Live View mode at a rapid 0.03 seconds, offering responsive handling and quick shooting at 6 frames per second (fps).

EOS 800D
Following on from the EOS 750D, this new entry level EOS camera comes complete with a tutorial interface, so that if you're just starting our with your first DSLR you can get guidance on which settings to change to achieve the effects you want. You'll be learning about photography as you shoot, giving you confidence to shoot and skills as you g…

Canon adds EOS M6 to its mirrorless line-up

The EOS M6 makes its debut today, offering all of the functionality and features of the popular M5 in a smaller, more compact body. Equipped with a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 45 cross-type AF points, DIGIC 7 processor and two top thumb dials, this powerful camera offers control and quality.

It's equipped with Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity and offers remote control via your smartphone. Using Bluetooth you can also view the images on your camera directly on your connected phone.

Capable of achieving 7fps (frames per second) or up to 9fps with fixed AF, the M6 also has in-camera five-axis video stabilisation – for smoother movie shots – and full HD 60p video.

The M6 has a large 3.0 inch tilting touchscreen and has the option of adding an electronic viewfinder.

Available in two colours:
The EOS M6 (body only) will be available in black or silver from April 2017 with an RRP of £729.99/€989.9
The EOS M6 (in black or silver) with EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM wi…

New Bluetooth Remote Controller BR-E1

Alongside the two new EOS DSLRs announced today – which both feature Bluetooth connectivity – Canon launches the Remote Controller BR-E1. Offering the same features as the popular Canon RC-6, this new remote has the advantage of firing the camera shutter for both stills and movies from any angle within a 5 metre radius of compatible cameras thanks to Bluetooth technology, unlike the RC-6's need for line-of-site with its infrared beam.

At launch the BR-E1 is compatible with the EOS 77D and EOS 800D.

Remote Controller BR-E1 key features:
•    Bluetooth® connectivity
•    5m range from all directions
•    Easy-to-find controls
•    Capture images and movies
•    Focus and zoom controls

The Remote Controller BR-E1 will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £39.99 / €49.99.


New Canon 18-55mm kit lens

Canon today announces a new EF-S kit lens for its APS-C camera, like the new EOS 800D and 77D. The EF-S 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM is the smallest non-retractable kit lens of its focal range and the first 18-55mm lens from Canon to feature STM (Stepper Motor technology) for near-silent movie recording.

Measuring just 61.8mm long and weighing only 215g, the lens has a 4-stop Image Stabilizer and a seven blade circular aperture.

For full specifications visit the EOS system

The EF-S 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £219.99, and also available as a kit with the new EOS 800D and EOS 77D, both also available from April onwards.



Digital Photo Professional update v4.5.20

Canon has updated its RAW image editing software Digital Photo Professional (DPP) to version 4.5.20. This latest version adds support for a recent EF lens, ten older EOS cameras plus the latest Powershot camera, G9 X Mark II.

– Support added for EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20Da, EOS 20D, EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), EOS 350D (Rebel XT), PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110, PowerShot S100, and PowerShot S100V
– Supports EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM
– Improves accuracy of the lens data of Digital Lens Optimizer for EF 50mm f2.5 Compact Macro, EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM.
– Newly supported PowerShot G9 X Mark II

To download visit Canon UK support or the Canon USA support portal