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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: