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Photokina to start its new annual cycle in May 2020

Press release: Cologne, 3 December 2018

Imaging industry and Koelnmesse decide on new starting point for the new annual cycle

Following a successful photokina 2018, the German Photo Industry Association (PIV), as conceptual sponsor of the trade fair, and the event's organiser Koelnmesse have agreed not to organise the next leading global trade fair in May 2019, as initially planned, but in May 2020.

From Wednesday 27 May 2020 to Saturday 30 May 2020, all the market leaders in the imaging industry are expected once again in Cologne.

The decision to postpone the start of the announced annual cycle by one year is intended to give all participants the opportunity to further develop the new concept for photokina and to tap into new target groups among exhibitors and visitors in order to heighten the status of the trade fair as a global platform for the photography and imaging industry.

For the full press release, visit:
bit.ly/Photokina-PR

Firmware upgrade for WFT-E7

Canon Wireless Transmitter WFT-E7 has a firmware update available.

Version 1.4.0 adds support for the EOS R.

You can download the firmware here:
Firmware 1.4.0 for WFT-E7A

Up to £300 cashback in Canon winter promotion

You can claim cashback when purchasing selected Canon products between 18 October 2018 and 17 January 2019 from participating UK retailers. Claims must be submitted by 28 February 2019. Products in the promotion include:

Digital single-lens reflex
EOS 77D – £85 cashback
EOS 800D – £50 cashback
EOS 200D – £50 cashback
EOS 2000D – £50 cashback

Mirrorless
EOS M6 – £50 cashback
EOS M50 – £70 cashback

DSLR lenses & accessories
EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM – £300 cashback
EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM – £175 cashback
EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM – £110 cashback
EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM – £100 cashback
EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM – £100 cashback
EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM – £100 cashback
EF-S 35mm f2.8 Macro IS STM – £45 cashback
Speedlite 430 EX III – £60 cashback

Printers
PIXMA TS6250 – £20 cashback
PIXMA TS6251 – £20 cashback
PIXMA TS8250 – £30 cashback
PIXMA TS8251 – £30 cashback
PIXMA TS8252 – £30 cashback

Full details are at:
https://www.canon.co.uk/cashback/current-cashback/

Adobe Camera Raw supports .cr3 files

Adobe Camera Raw Version 11.0 includes support for .cr3 raw files from the EOS R.

Support for the .cr3 raw files from the EOS M50 was added in version 10.3.

If you are subscribed to Adobe Creative Cloud, you will be able to upgrade Camera Raw from your apps menu.

Japanese consumers love the EOS M50

The EOS M50 was the top-selling digital single-lens camera twice in Japan in September 2018.

Why twice? Because the white version of the camera came top of the ranking complied by BCN (formerly Business Computer News), up from 5th the previous month. And the black version of the camera ranked third, up from 7th the previous month. In both cases it was the double zoom kit which sold.

What came second? The EOS 800D, which was also second the previous month.

Canon DPP Express available for iPads

Canon Digital Photo Professional Express is now available for use with Apple iPads. You can download it from the Apple iTunes store at:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canon-dpp-express/id1315877685

The software is compatible with .cr3 RAW files from the EOS R and M50 and JPEG files. It is not compatible with .cr2, .crw or video file formats.

Compatible devices are the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad (5th generation or later) and iPad Mini 4. The iPads require 2GB or more of RAM and iOS 11 or later.

The download is free.

DPP v.4.9.20 supports EOS R files

Canon has updated its Digital Photo Professional software to work with the EOS R and new lenses.

Version 4.9.20 supports EOS R image files - RAW, CRAW(compact RAW) and DPRAW (dual pixel RAW). It also adds support for RAW and DPRAW files from the EOS 5D Mark IV.

The following new lenses are supported:
•  RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM
•  RF 28-70mm f2L USM
•  RF 50mm f1.2L USM
•  RF 35mm f1.8 Macro IS STM
•  EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III USM
•  EF 400mm f2.8L IS III USM
•  EF 600mm f4L IS III USM
•  EF-M 32mm f1.4 STM

Th software can be downloaded at:
https://bit.ly/2PaecFa




Canon announces new full frame EOS R mirrorless system

Canon EOS R system: Press release

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 5 September 2018 – Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, today builds on its iconic and uncompromising full frame range with the launch of the new EOS R and the first camera with the innovative, new RF Mount. Featuring the fastest autofocus in the world and as the world’s first camera with the ability to focus in light conditions as low as -6EV, it is the perfect tool of choice for professional results with every shot. The all-new RF lens line-up builds on Canon’s optical excellence and heritage, whilst the accompanying accessories offer photographers and filmmakers greater creative and customisation options than ever before.

EOS R
Built from the ground up, the pioneering EOS R System delivers an entirely new level of innovation, enabling richer, more detailed results, with unparalleled levels of sharpness and detail. EOS R is the first camera to feature the RF lens mount with a 12-pin connection, flange back dis…

Digital Photo Professional Express: edit RAW on-the-go

Digital Photo Professional Express (DPP Express)
Enabling you to make the most of your images, and expanding the RAW development workflow for photographers, Canon today also launches the Digital Photo Professional Express (DPP Express), for iPad®. Intuitive and easy-to-use, DPP Express is a high-performance RAW image processing, viewing and editing software for use with both EOS and EOS R cameras. Images can be imported via Camera Connect and can be edited directly through the iPad® app, from white balance adjustment and fine-tuning of tone curve characteristics to dynamic-range adjustment.

DPP Express RAW image software can display still images using PQ (Perceptual Quantization), a HDR format targeting movie production and distribution. The software makes possible the editing and display of high-quality images with a wide dynamic range.

Input to output offering
Today, Canon strengthens its input to output offering, with a new print software solution. Using the new print …

Premium prime lens for EOS M-series: EF 32mmm f1.4 STM lens

Canon EF-M 32mm f1.4 STM lens: Press release

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 5 September 2018 – Setting yet another historic milestone in lens design and marking a step change in optical quality, Canon Europe today launches the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM - a pioneering 32mm mirrorless lens designed exclusively for the EOS M system, and the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM – the world’s lightest professional super telephoto lenses in their class. Embracing the legacy of quality engendered by the EOS system, yet compatible via adapters with the new, cutting-edge, EOS R System – the considerably lighter EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM radically enhances ease-of-use, giving photographers the confidence to consistently deliver superior images.

The EF-M 32mm f1.4 STM is a premium EF-M lens designed to be fast, discreet and capable of delivering exceptional detail and clarity, making it perfect for elegant portraits, candid photography or natural l…

Two new prime telephoto lenses from Canon

Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS III USM and Canon EF 600mm f4L IS III USM: Press release

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 5 September 2018 – Setting yet another historic milestone in lens design and marking a step change in optical quality, Canon Europe today launches the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM - a pioneering 32mm mirrorless lens designed exclusively for the EOS M system, and the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM – the world’s lightest professional super telephoto lenses in their class. Embracing the legacy of quality engendered by the EOS system, yet compatible via adapters with the new, cutting-edge, EOS R System – the considerably lighter EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM radically enhances ease-of-use, giving photographers the confidence to consistently deliver superior images.

These two new telephoto lenses encompass a revolutionary combination of ultra-high performance and lightweight design. The EF 400mm f2.8L IS III USM and the EF 600mm f4L…

Four 2018 EISA Awards for Canon

Canon features strongly in The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) 2018 Awards.
•  EOS 6D Mark II is named 'EISA DSLR Camera 2018-2019'
•  EOS M50 is named 'EISA Best Buy Camera 2018-2019'
•  EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM is awarded the 'EISA DSLR Prime Lens 2018-2019'
•  Speedlite 470EX-AI  is awarded the 'EISA Photo Innovation 2018-2019'

The EISA awards are voted for by a panel of judges, consisting of editors from 53 internationally-respected consumer electronics magazines across 23 European countries – as well as Australia, India, Canada and the USA. EISA celebrates technology products that combine the most advanced expertise and desirable features in their class.

Firmware upgrade for EOS M50

Firmware Version 1.0.1 for the EOS M50 incorporates the following:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images captured with Adobe RGB colour space may not successfully transfer to a smartphone.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which some JPEG images that were converted from RAW images may not successfully transfer to a smartphone.

When updating the firmware of the camera, Canon recommends that you review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

Download links:
Canon UK
Canon USA

Firmware update for EOS 6D Mark II

Canon has released firmware Version 1.0.4 for the EOS 6D Mark II which incorporates the following fix:

• Corrects a phenomenon in which in rare instances, the operation buttons and some touch panel functions do not respond.

This update is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.3. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of the camera, Canon recommends that you review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

Download links:
Canon UK
Canon USA

Canon revamps its EF 70-200mm lens line-up

Canon has today announced updated versions of two of its mainstays in the EF lens line-up: the EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM and the EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III USM.

Commenting on the launch of the EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III USM, Michael Burnhill, European Product Specialist, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon Europe, said: "Following feedback from our global photography community, we are very proud to be introducing these two lenses. The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM epitomises the very finest in L-series optical technology, whilst being compact in size, robust and lightweight, and the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM offers unbeatable performance, versatility and durability."

Superior quality, robust and compact design – the EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM

The Mark II version of this affordable mid-telephoto lens offers numerous improvements over its predecessor. The lens features enhanced image stabilisation (IS) – from 3 stops to 5 – and now has three IS modes for di…

Canon summer 2018 cashback

Between 16  May and 31 August 2018, buy any eligible product from a participating Canon retailer and choose between standard cashback or Canon's Cashback Boost to get a higher amount of cashback after a second purchase from the same participating retailer. Products include:

EOS 7D Mark II - £120 cashback or £150 Cashback Boost
EOS 77D - £85 cashback or £110 Cashback Boost
EOS 800D - £50 cashback or £65 Cashback Boost
EOS 200D - £50 cashback or £65 Cashback Boost
EOS 2000D - £40 cashback or £50 Cashback Boost
EOS 4000D - £30 cashback or £40 Cashback Boost

EOS M6 - £50 cashback or £65 Cashback Boost
EOS M50 - £50 cashback or £65 Cashback Boost
EOS M100 - £50 cashback or £65 Cashback Boost

EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM - £265 cashback or £330 Cashback Boost
EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM - £175 cashback or £220 Cashback Boost
EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM - £110 cashback or £140 Cashback Boost
EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM - £85 cashback or £110 Cashback Boost
EF 135mm f2L USM - £85 cashback or…

Digital Photo Professional update supports old EOS cameras

Canon has released Digital Photo Professional version 4.8.30. This adds support for the EOS D30, D60, 10D, 300D, D2000 and D6000.

In addition, the update adds partial adjustment functions.

You can download the update by going to:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/
and selecting your camera. Then select 'Software' and 'Check for available downloads' with Digital Photo Professional. If there is a choice, select 'Full versions'. You might be asked for your camera serial number.




EF 200-400mm lens firmware update

Firmware version 1.1.0 has been released for the EF 200mm-400mm f4L IS 1.4x lens. It corrects an error in which the subject may not be in focus on some occasions when using this lens with some camera models and performing AF shooting from approximately three metres.
The camera models affected are the EOS-1D X, Mark II,1D X, 1D C, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark III and 5D Mark IV.

You can download the firmware by going to the Canon support site:
bit.ly/canon-ef-200-400-firmware

Details of how to install the lens firmware are included in the download.

Learn more about the Canon EF 200-400mm f4L IS USM Extemder 1.4x lens via EOS magazine

TIPA 2018 awards for Canon

Canon has received six awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). Representing 30 industry magazines from 15 countries across five continents, it is one of the world’s leading photo imaging and press associations. Canon was first commended by TIPA in 1991, and 2018 marks the 24th year it has been recognised for technical innovations to the photography industry. 

Four Canon cameras, one lens and a Speedlite have been recognised as industry-leading this year, and were specifically accredited with meeting the diverse image shooting and video production requirements for all customer types and technical capabilities.

The following products have been awarded TIPA accolades:
Best DSLR Enthusiast: EOS 200D
Best Full-Frame DSLR Expert: EOS 6D Mark II
Best Mirrorless CSC Enthusiast: EOS M50 (above left)
Best Professional Compact Camera: PowerShot G1X Mark III
Best Photo Innovation: Speedlite 470EX-AI
Best DSLR Prime Lens: EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

New Cosmos of Photography competition 2018

Canon will be accepting entries for its New Cosmos of Photography 2018 (41st edition) competition from 18 April.

The New Cosmos of Photography is open to entrants globally and is Canon’s cultural project to discover, nurture and support new photographers. Since its launch in 1991, the programme has encouraged participants to explore new and creative ways to engage with photography. In 2015 the contest also opened entry to digital submissions (stills and video) to encourage more novel forms of photographic expression.

The New Cosmos of Photography encourages participants to create original pieces of work that push the boundaries of photography. Award winners will have their work featured at exhibitions and published collections, as well on the New Cosmos of Photography website. To date, the New Cosmos of Photography contest has accepted 27,406 entries, many of whom have gone on to achieve international success through their work.

Entries for this year’s New Cosmos of Photography will b…

EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update

Firmware Version 1.1.2 for the EOS 5D Mark IV incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

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 f4L, TS-E 24mm f3.5L II, TS-E 50mm f2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm f2.8L Macro and TS-E 135mm f4L 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 f2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm f2.8L Macro and TS-E 135mm f4L Macro.

3. Support for Exif 2.31 has been added.

4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not function normally when using the Camera Connect application to shoot a high frame rate movie.

5. Fixes a phenomenon in which error 80 may occur when HDR movies are shot using the Remote Live View Shooting func…

Canon UK: Spring cashback

Canon UK is offering up to £250 cashback on selected products at participating retailers. You can claim the cashback on the purchase of these products between 14 March and 15 May 2018. Products include:

EOS cameras
EOS 5DS R - £250 cashback
EOS 5DS - £250 cashback
EOS 5D Mark IV - £250 cashback
EOS 6D Mark II - £170 cashback
EOS 80D - £85 cashback

Mirrorless cameras
EOS M5 - £100 cashback

DSLR lenses and accessories
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM - £250 cashback
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM - £220 cashback
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM - £220 cashback
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM - £220 cashback
EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM - £220 cashback
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM - £170 cashback
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM - £150 cashback
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM - £60 cashback
Speedlite 600EX II-RT - £110 cashback

Further information and details of how to claim are available at:
https://www.canon.co.uk/cashback/current-cashback/

15th consecutive year of No.1 share

Based on a Canon survey, the company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 15 consecutive years, from 2003 to 2017.

EF-M lenses get firmware update for EOS M50

Canon has released updates for three of its EF-M lenses in preparation for the release of the EOS M50 with its new Dual Sensing IS function. This technology combines in-camera body and lens-based shake detection which is then used by the lens to determine the amount of stabilisation required.

Firmware updates are available for the following lenses (click lens name for link):
EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

There are detailed instructions for installing the software when you download the firmware update – Canon recommends that you read this carefully before attempting the installation.

Canon updates software to support new cameras

Canon has updated its portfolio of software for the Canon EOS system to support the three EOS cameras released in February 2018. Digital Photo Professional, Canon's RAW editing software, has been updated to ver. 4.8.20, whilst EOS Utility (ver. 3.8.20), and Picture Style Editor (ver. 1.20.20) also both offer support for the following cameras:

EOS 2000D (Rebel T7)
EOS 4000D
EOS M50

You can check for the latest version of Canon's software applicable to your EOS camera via the Canon Support website.

Firmware update v1.0.1 for EOS 200D (Rebel SL2)

Canon has released a firmware update for its smallest current DSLR camera, the EOS 200D (Rebel SL2). Firmware Version 1.0.1 incorporates the following fix:

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

Firmware Version 1.0.1 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Download firmware from Canon UK website

Innovative and smart: Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI announced

Canon today launches the world's first flash equipped with AI Bounce – a new Auto Intelligent (AI) function that takes the fuss and uncertainty out of bounce flash photography. This revolutionary new technology intelligently calculates and manoeuvres the flash head position automatically to create optimum lighting for outstanding images.

Revolutionary flash innovation – AI Bounce
The AI Bounce function automates bounce photography within the flash. This never-before-seen innovation uses a test flash to calculate the perfect angle for natural, flattering illumination, whilst automatically moving the motorised flash head into the optimum position for perfect lighting.

The full-auto mode carefully manipulates the flash head for every new shot, eliminating unwanted shooting complications. It also removes the time needed to evaluate the shot and reposition the flash head manually. As a result, photographers of all levels can confidently and quickly use the flash, reassured that the Spe…

Canon EOS M50 launched

Canon today launches the EOS M50, the latest addition to the EOS M series and Canon’s most intuitive and technologically advanced mirrorless camera yet.

Designed for today’s modern adventurers, aimed at vloggers and those moving up from a smartphone or compact camera, the EOS M50 is Canon’s first mirrorless camera to feature 4K movie capability, a Vari-Angle touchscreen and Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 image processor.

Canon states that the M50 sits between the EOS M100 – its entry level mirrorless camera – and the EOS M5 and M6 – two feature-rich models – but is intended as an easier entry point than the latter two cameras. The controls are simplified and the camera includes Canon's recently developed Guided interface, first seen on the EOS 800D and 77D.

Coupled with Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi for seamless connectivity, the EOS M50 also includes a new feature offering automatic back-up to the cloud. The APS-C sized 24.1MP CMOS sensor gives for beautiful soft backgrounds and sharp, high-reso…

EOS 2000D & EOS 4000D: Two new Canon DSLRs for beginners

Canon today unveils the launch of the EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) and EOS 4000D, Canon’s latest entry-level DSLR cameras. With a wide range of practical and easy-to-use features, plus simple in-camera feature guides, these new cameras offer an affordable entry point for those taking their first steps into interchangeable lens photography and those wanting to create superbly detailed DSLR quality pictures and cinematic Full HD movies with ease.

The newest additions to Canon’s entry-level DSLR range, the EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D have been designed for people who seek out new experiences and want to share their adventures seamlessly to social media. The cameras’ powerful combination of APS-C sensor technology, DIGIC 4+ image processor, seamless Wi-Fi connectivity and straightforward in-camera feature guides enable stories to be captured and shared with highly detailed photos and Full HD movies.

With the EOS 2000D featuring a new 24.1 Megapixel APS-C sensor, and the EOS 4000D using an 18 Megapix…

DPP version 4.7.21

Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software has been updated to version 4.7.21.

Windows and Mac: Fixes an error in which Dual Pixel RAW Optimiser may not be started.

Windows only: Fixes an error in which the Filter/Sort pane may have problems displaying when a high-resolution monitor is being used.

The update can be downloaded at:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/
https://www.usa.canon.com/

Canon patent rankings

Canon Inc. ranked third for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2017, becoming the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for 32 years running, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. In addition, Canon once again ranked first among Japanese companies.