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Further firmware updates released to address security flaw

Following Canon's announcement in August 2019 that it was working on firmware for a number of its cameras to address a security flaw associated with the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), it has now released firmware for the following cameras:
Canon EOS 6D – version 1.1.9Canon EOS 6D Mark II – version 1.0.5Canon EOS 7D Mark II – version 1.1.3Canon EOS 70D – version 1.1.3Canon EOS 80D – version 1.0.3Canon EOS M50 – version 1.0.3Canon EOS M6 Mark II – version 1.0.1Canon EOS 250D (Rebel SL3) – version 1.0.2Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s) – version 1.0.1 The firmware updates offer the following fixes:
1. Corrects a PTP communications vulnerability.
2. Corrects a vulnerability related to firmware update.

When updating the firmware, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

Firmware updates for the EOS R-series, EOS-1D X-series and EOS 5D-series have already been released.

You can read the original news story here.

Firmware update for Battery Grip BG-E22

Canon has released firmware version 1.0.1 for the BG-E22 battery grip (compatible with EOS R and EOS Ra) incorporates the following fix:

1. In some cases the battery may not be charged through the BG-E22 when using the PD-E1 USB power adapter depending on the condition of the battery being used.



The firmware update can be downloaded free of charge from the Canon website.

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

When updating the firmware of the battery grip, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

Firmware update for Canon EF 400mm and EF 600mm lenses

Firmware Version 1.1.2 for the Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS III USM lens and for the EF 600mm f4L IS III USM lens incorporates the following enhancement:

1. Increases the manual focus speed when the manual focus speed switch is set to 1 or 2.
*The speed when the switch is set to 3 (slowest speed) will be unchanged.
2. Improves the image stabilisation effect during handheld shooting with a slow shutter speed when used with EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 6D, or EOS R.

*In addition, this firmware enables a full-time manual focus function during AI Servo AF when used with the EOS-1D X Mark II. The lens must be sent to the Factory Service Center in order for this function to be enabled.

If the lens' firmware is already Version 1.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

You can download the firmware update from the Canon website – select the tab for Telephoto Fixed Focal Length and select the relevant lens from the list.


Before starting the firmware update procedure, please be sure to c…

Canon announces EOS Ra for astrophotographers

Canon has announced the EOS Ra – its first full frame camera for astronomical photography.

The EOS Ra stands unique in the market – unlike other full frame astro cameras, it is portable and has no need for external power and connection to a computer, resulting in exceptional image quality of visible reality but also of deep space photography with a wide range of optical devices.

The camera shares features with the September 2018-launched EOS R. The EOS Ra inherits the camera’s fast autofocus, the ability to focus in light conditions as low as -6EV, a 35mm full frame CMOS sensor with approximately 30.3 million effective pixels and a DIGIC 8 image processor.

While boasting this advanced and cutting-edge optical technology, the EOS Ra is modified, developed in direct response to the specific needs of astrophotographers looking to capture the unique colour of deep space and constellations.

Featuring a new infrared blocking filter (IR filter) allowing even higher hydrogen alpha (Hα) light…

Canon Winter Cashback 2019

Up to £125 cashback is available on selected products in Canon Winter Cashback 2019.

Cameras in the promotion include EOS RP (£125), M50, (£60), 77D (£80), 800D (£65), and 250D (£50).

Lenses include:
EF 70-200mm f4L IS II USM (£125), EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM (£85), EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM (£40), EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM (£35)
RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM (£90), RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM (£85), RF 35mm f1.8 Macro IS STM (£50)
EF-M 32mm f1.4 STM (£50).

The Speedlite 470EX-AI is also in the promotion (£100).

Cashback is available when you purchase any of these products between 1 November 2019 and 12 January 2020.

Cashback amounts are shown in brackets.

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