Firmware update for EOS 5D Mark III The long awaited fimrware for the EOS 5D Mark III is now ready to download for free from Canon. Key improvements in the new firmware suit both videographers and photographers. Clean uncompressed video available from the camera’s HDMI port, autofocus now possible with certain lenses / extenders at …

Improve your results with Canon lenses Lenses are not all perfect, in fact perfect lenses are just not possible. They would be impossibly large, heavy and expensive. They’d probably be impossible to manufacture too. Most modern EOS cameras can be set to automatically improve images taken with a huge range of Canon lenses. There’s a …

Yes i’m going green for the weekend 🙂 Just a quick post as I’m about to head for the airport for a trip to the Emerald Isle to deliver photo workshops and seminars over the weekend. Saturday: Mahers Photographic, Drogheda I’m really excited and pleased to be invited back to deliver two sessions of seminars …

Sometimes when you shoot pictures at events, it’s quite easy to skip over them in the continuous drive for other things, or maybe you are just too busy right then. The pictures are shot, used at the event and filed but not much else. I’ve been doing some picture searches for an up and coming …

Q1/2013 and all is not rosy at Canon Inc. Amid an environment of continued economic weakness with slowdown of growth in China and Europe, Canon’s results show a sales and profit decline. The company sees that markets are cooling and price competition is getting ever more severe. However the company still expects a stronger global …

I provide training on the most popular cameras In the past I’ve followed the market shares of camera brands quite closely, these days it’s not so critical, but it’s important to ensure I provide training for the most important camera system, the one that sells the most cameras. That is why I specialise in providing …

A fellow photographer with an EOS 5D Mark III asked me for help to understand his apparently odd file numbering issue. After a bit of study, and some experiments I was able to explain why his numbering was getting reset, and provide a solution. Odd file numbering behaviour… or is it? The photographer was using …