Canon Speedlite firmware update

Canon has issued a note about a firmware update for the Speedlite 600EX-RT and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT. The update addresses an issue when using 7 or more flashes with linked shooting or wireless flash shooting. Speedlite 600EX-RT & ST-E3-RT firmware update Canon UK is offering a free firmware update service at their service centre from …

EOS 1200D firmware update

EOS 1200D firmware update available EOS 1200D gets an update to the firmware to improve exposure when the camera is used with some of Canon’s tilt-shift lenses. While I think that very few EOS 1200D owners are likely to also have one of the TS-E lenses that causes the problem I always recommend keeping you camera firmware …

EOS-1D X firmware update

Canon releases EOS-1D X firmware update version 2.0.8 Canon has update dthe firmware for the EOS-1D X to address some strange problems where a camera setup with back button AF may still focus with the shutter release. Canon also notes that the camera settings files created on cameras with pre 2.0.7 firmware are not readable …

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens

Canon has launched the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM a successor to the favoured lens of many Canon photojournalists The new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM is the first lens to include Canon’s a Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics). BR Optics uses an engineered organic optical material that is part of a compound glass …

EISA awards 2015-16

It’s EISA awards time, and this year Canon’s latest cameras and lenses have picked up three EISA awards. The amazing 50MP EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R twins were awarded the title of European Professional DSLR Camera 2015-2016. The EOS 7D Mark II was awarded the title European Prosumer DSLR Camera 2015-2016 and the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM …

ISO 4 million is here… Canon ME20F-SH

Canon has broken the ISO four million mark with the boxy looking ME20F-SH camera that captures full colour in almost total darkness. Designed to capture FullHD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution at up to 59.94 progressive frames / second, it will be of interest to all kinds of applications needing remote video monitoring in extremely …

110 million EF lenses

Canon is celebrating another lens production milestone with the production of the 110 millionth EF series lens. On the 22nd of June 2015 an EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens became the “special one”; the 110 millionth lens. This new milestone comes some 434 days since the April 2014 announcement of 100 million lenses, and I …

SPEEDLITE 430EX III-RT

Radio controlled flash comes to the Speedlite 430EX The new Speedlite 430EX  III-RT is an updated Speedlite 430EX II with the addition of Canon’s radio flash controlled operation. Closely based on the 430EX II the new flash works on both optical and radio systems and has a guide number of 43m at ISO 100. The …