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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Corruption issues on the EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon has confirmed that when shooting still images with the EOS-1D X Mark II using some SanDisk CFast cards, the bottom part of still images recorded may be corrupted. This phenomenon happens in images recorded in both RAW and JPEG formats. In the RAW file, the image corruption may appear in the bottom right corner of the image. In the JPEG file, the image corruption may appear in the lower third area of the image. Movie recording is not affected.

Still images or movies recorded to CF cards are not affected.

This problem is caused by some SanDisk CFast cards, not the camera. Canon is working on a firmware update to overcome the problem and this should be available for download in early July 2016.


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Apple adds RAW support to OS X for recent EOS cameras

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.2 adds support for the EOS-1D X Mark II, 80D and 1300D - but only if you are running OS X El Capitan 10.11.

You can download the 8.1MB software at:
https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1882?locale=en_US



Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Some Sigma lenses for Canon not fully compatible with the EOS-1D X Mark II

Sigma has released a press release about the compatibility of some of their lenses with the EOS-1D X Mark II

"We have found that some Sigma interchangeable lenses for Canon are not fully compatible with EOS-1D X Mark II. When certain lenses are attached to this camera, exposure of the image may not be accurate. 

"When the lenses listed below are used and either Evaluative Metering or Centre-weighted Average Metering is selected, the image could show some underexposure.
•  Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
•  Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
•  Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
We are currently working on the firmware update for respective lenses, and the release dates will be announced later.

Usage Notice for customers who are using EOS mount Sigma lenses on an EOS-1D X Mark II:
•  MO (Manual Override) function is unavailable with this camera (Full-time Manual function can be offered).
•  When using a Sigma interchangeable lens for EOS, setting the corrections to [Disable] is recommended, as “Lens Correction” functions of the camera, such as Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction, Diffraction correction and Distortion correction, are not supported. If those functions are activated, the performance of lenses may not be accurate. This is not only for EOS-1DX Mark II, but also other camera bodies."


Canon sponsors British Red Cross Humanitarian Awards 2016

Nominations have opened for the British Red Cross Humanitarian Awards 2016, which celebrate the extraordinary things ordinary young people do. The awards recognise children and young adults who have helped people in their local communities and beyond.

The event, sponsored by Canon, acknowledges how every day young people are making a huge difference to other people's lives across the UK; giving first aid, befriending vulnerable people, fundraising and campaigning for good causes.

Nominations for the 2016 awards are now open until 7 August 2016. For further information go to:


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