Canon shuts down IRISTA photo sharing service

Canon Europe has today emailed me to say that my IRISTA account will be closed and my photos deleted when they shut down their IRISTA photo sharing service on 31st January 2020. This is the email that arrived…   Since it’s inception as Project1709 back in 2012, Irista has been a somewhat unwanted child to …

change the clock on your camera

The clocks have changed overnight, summer time is gone and in the UK we’re back to good old GMT. It’s time to update the clock in your camera too. Your camera clock is now either an hour out, or if you never changed it in the spring is now back in correct time. I always …

Portrait of Claudia Sampford by Brian Worley with Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM

I’m a huge fan of 85mm focal length, and recently I got an opportunity to shoot with the latest Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM for just one day.  I was asked to deliver a pair of Speedlite portrait seminars with Canon and Camera Centre UK in Cardiff. Canon had brought along a selection of lenses …

EOS RP firmware update

Not to be left out of the news, the EOS RP also gets firmware update to speed up autofocus and fix the PTP vulnerability. EOS RP firmware update 1.30 Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancement: Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances. Improved Auto Focus (AF) …

EOS R firmware update v1.4.0

EOS R firmware update 1.4.0 enhances AF performance, and addresses PTP communications vulnerability issue. Canon has issued another firmware update for the EOS R bringing in version 1.4.0. Key focus appears to be enhancing the performance of the AF system to make it faster to find faces, and improve eye recognition when the subject is …