Canon EOS 5D Mark iii firmware update 1.2.1

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 …

A fashionably quick change of focussing point

Orientation Linked AF Point Several Canon cameras have the option to switch the selected AF point depending on the orientation of the camera. The cameras can detect three different orientations; horizontal, vertical (grip up) and vertical (grip down). The cameras uses the same orientation sensor that is used to automatically rotate images, and this last …

EF lens naming explained

Cracking the Canon lens code Canon lenses have a series of letters and numbers as part of their model names that actually tells you plenty about their capabilities and characteristics. If you are just enjoying your first Canon EOS camera than it’s good to know how the lens names work, and importantly which lenses are …

Awesome Focus with the EOS 5D Mark III

Awesome Focus – 61-point AF – that’s what I needed EOS 5D Mark III just passed one of the toughest tests for AF i’ve thrown at it. I shot a kick boxing match over the weekend. The conditions are a great torture test for any camera. Light levels were low, I was shooting with wide …