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Canon releases firmware updates for selected RF lenses

Canon has released firmware updates for several of its current RF lens line-up to add compatibility for the EOS R5 and R6 cameras.

The new firmware adds core functionality to the lens image stabilisation (IS) features to enable the lenses to work together with the new in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) system introduced with the EOS R5 and R6 cameras.
The following lenses have new firmware versions available, with links below to download the firmware.
Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS USM Download Firmware version 1.0.7
Canon RF 24-70mm f2.8L IS USM Download Firmware version 1.0.7
Canon RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM Download Firmware version 2.0.4
Canon RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM Download Firmware version 2.0.6
Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM Download Firmware version 1.0.6
Canon RF 35mm f1.8 Macro IS STM Download Firmware version 2.0.2
Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM Download Firmware version 1.0.8

Firmware update released for Canon EOS R camera

The latest firmware update for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera has been released. Version 1.7.0 adds the following improvements:
1. Support has been added for the following lenses:
 • RF600mm f11 IS STM
 • RF800mm f11 IS STM
 • EXTENDER RF 1.4x
 • EXTENDER RF 2x

2. The operation of playing back through the M.Fn (multi-function) bar has been improved.

3. Support for the Battery Pack LP-E6NH has been added.

To download this latest firmware update, visit Canon UK support.

This firmware update is for cameras equipped with firmware up to Version 1.6.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.7.0, this update is unnecessary.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly.

Firmware update for Canon EOS RP camera

Canon has released firmware version 1.5.0 for the EOS RP full frame mirrorless camera, offering compatibility with new RF lenses and extenders due for release at the end of July 2020:
Support has been added for the following lenses:
 • RF600mm f11 IS STM
 • RF800mm f11 IS STM
 • EXTENDER RF 1.4x
 • EXTENDER RF 2x
To download the firmware update, visit Canon UK support.

This firmware update is for cameras equipped with firmware up to Version 1.4.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.5.0, this update is unnecessary.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly.

Canon releases statement on EOS R5 and R6 video heat management

Canon has released a statement on how heat is managed in its new EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras, as well as clarification on video recording times.Canon EOS R5 and R6: Shooting times for video modesCanon UK & Ireland: The highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6, two advanced full frame mirrorless cameras, offer a combination of speed and resolution to set new standards and make mirrorless an ideal choice for everyone from wedding to wildlife photographers. EOS R5 and EOS R6 offer powerful stills and movie recording capabilities within compact body designs, allowing photographers and filmmakers to push creative boundaries harder and capture action better than ever before. At the highest frame rates and resolutions, heat is generated because of the best-in-class resolution, frame rate and autofocus capability, which can limit continuous recording times.Several steps have been taken to manage this; magnesium alloy is used in the body to dissipate heat away from internal componen…

Canon EOS R5 becomes official; EOS R6 debuts too

Canon has reimagined its full frame mirrorless range, with the introduction of two new EOS R models – the EOS R5 and EOS R6.
Bearing similarities across the two cameras' features sets, the R5 and R6 both offer exceptional opportunities to photographers, with 12 frames per second (fps) shooting rates, extended to 20fps with the electronic shutter, latest DIGIC X processing power and, for the first time in an EOS camera, 5-stop in-body image stabilisation (IS) which works with existing lens IS to offer up to 8 stops of stabilisation benefit.
Canon's powerful Dual Pixel AF system has been further enhanced, with both cameras benefitting from the latest autofocus technology and AI learning for not only human subjects but now also animal subjects too, in the form of dogs, cats and birds. This works with eyes, faces and head shapes, for both static and moving subjects.

EOS R5 key features 45 megapixel full frame sensorDual Pixel CMOS AF IIDIGIC X processor12fps mechanical shutter, 20fps …

Canon builds the EOS R system with two Extenders and two grips

Bringing new options to its EOS R full frame mirrorless system, Canon has officially announced its two RF Extenders – Canon's name for teleconverters – as well as two new grips, one with a built-in Wi-Fi transmitter and ethernet port specifically for the new EOS R5.
Extenders EF 1.4x and 2x
Built specifically to match the optical excellence of compatible RF lenses, these two new Extenders increase the focal length of the attached lens. Both Extenders use advanced high-refraction, low-dispersion glass to control curvature of field and chromatic aberration of magnification. They also feature a lens coating and three-layer combined lens to reduce ghosting.

They're also designed to work in extremes – with heat shield coating to prevent performance deterioration in high temperatures and weather sealing for wet and dusty environments (when used with a compatible L-series RF lens).
At launch the two Extenders are compatible with the RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM lens (from 300mm upwards…

Four new lenses for Canon EOS R system

Canon today announces the addition of four new lenses to its EOS R full frame mirrorless system, significantly extending the options available.

The lenses introduced are the RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM lens, already announced earlier this year, plus two super telephoto lenses – the RF 600mm f11 IS STM and RF 800mm f11 IS STM – and the RF 85mm f2 MACRO IS STM lens.

RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM lens

The RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM lens is a compact and versatile telephoto zoom lens. Bearing the L-series hallmark, it is weather-sealed and contains one Super-UD and six UD lens elements for superb image quality. There's an assignable control ring, common across the RF range, plus the lens offers 5-stop image stabilisation – 6 stop when used with the new EOS R5 and R6 cameras.

It's powered by two Nano USM motors for fast focusing performance. Whilst offering 100mm extra reach than the EF 100-400mm, the RF 100-500mm lens is 13% lighter than its EF counterpart.

The RF 100-500mm will…

Join Canon for REIMAGINE live event

Canon today announces details of REIMAGINE – a live-streaming event revealing and discussing its biggest product launch yet.

On Thursday 9 July, 13:00 BST, registered attendees can join the REIMAGINE keynote session (starting 13:00 BST) which will uncover the details of Canon's innovative product launch and also attend in-depth Q&A discussions (starting 18:00 BST).

To attend the REIMAGINE event, please register at the following link:
https://www.canon.co.uk/pro/events/reimagine-live-event/
During the REIMAGINE Q&As, attendees will have the chance to have their questions answered in sessions hosted by technology journalist Lucy Hedges who will be joined by Canon Europe product experts and leading photographers and videographers, who were among the first to experience the latest additions to Canon’s product range.

The Canon Ambassadors joining the REIMAGINE discussions are:

Ilvy Njiokiktjien – a much-lauded Dutch documentary photographer who has worked all over the world, t…