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New firmware v1.1.7 for EOS 6D

Firmware Version 1.1.7 is now available for the EOS 6D and offers the following fix:

Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to 'Enable', correction will not be applied.

Firmware Version 1.1.7 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.6. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.7, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

To download the firmware update please visit, select 'EOS 6D' from the product list, click on the tab for 'Firmware' and follow the on-screen instructions:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/

Firmware update for EOS 70D

Firmware Version 1.1.2 for the Canon EOS 70D incorporates the following fix:

Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM or EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to 'Enable', correction will not be applied.

Firmware Version 1.1.2 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.1. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

To download the firmware update please visit, select 'EOS 70D' from the product list, click on the tab for 'Firmware' and follow the on-screen instructions:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/

EOS 1300D firmware update v1.0.2

Canon has issued a firmware update v1.0.2 for the EOS 1300D (Rebel T6) which corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM or EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to 'Enable', correction will not be applied.

Firmware Version 1.0.2 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.1. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

To download the firmware update please visit, select 'EOS 1300D' from the product list, click on the tab for 'Firmware' and follow the on-screen instructions:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/

Firmware update v1.0.2 for EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon has released firmware Version 1.0.2  for EOS 5D Mark IV which incorporates the following improvement:

1. Improves communication reliability when using EOS Utility to register/update* new Digital Lens Optimizer.

Note: *Confirm that the camera firmware is Version 1.0.2 (or later).

Firmware Version 1.0.2 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.1. If your camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

To download the firmware update please visit, select 'EOS 5D Mark IV' from the product list, click on the tab for 'Firmware' and follow the on-screen instructions:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/

Firmware update v1.0.1 for EOS 100D

Firmware Version 1.0.1 has been issued by Canon for the EOS 100D (Rebel SL1) and incorporate the following fix:

Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM or EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to 'Enable', correction will not be applied.

Firmware Version 1.0.1 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

To download the firmware update please visit, select 'EOS 100D' from the product list, click on the tab for 'Firmware' and follow the on-screen instructions:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/

EOS 700D firmware update v1.1.5

Canon has issued firmware Version 1.1.5 for the EOS 700D (Rebel T5i). This update incorporates the following fix:

Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM or EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to 'Enable', correction will not be applied.

Firmware Version 1.1.5 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.1.4. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.5, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

To download the firmware update please visit, select 'EOS 700D' from the product list, click on the tab for 'Firmware' and follow the on-screen instructions:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/

MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) with Canon software and products

Canon has given details of a number of compatibility issues with the new macOS 10.12 (Sierra) operating system which will affect a selection of their software packages and products.

If you own an affected product or software item, Canon strongly advises that you do not upgrade your operating system until confirmation of full functionality has been provided. Canon is planning to provide further information by the end of September.

Affected Camera Software Products:
• Camera Window DC
• EOS Utility 2
• EOS Utility 3
• Map Utility

Click here for a full list of affected products such as PIXMA Pro and imagePROGRAF printers as well as a number of scanners.

EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS II USM with fast, whisper quiet Nano USM

Designed for use with full-frame or APS-C cameras, the new EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM offers cutting-edge AF and optical technology for stills and movies.

With a completely new optical design, the lens features one ultra-low dispersion (UD) lens element to reduce chromatic aberration, for sharp images with outstanding colour and contrast. When using the zoom, the new four-stop optical image stabilizer (IS) reduces the effects of camera shake, allowing you to shoot with longer shutter speeds without a tripod and still achieve sharp shots.

The built-in Nano USM – a breakthrough technology that was introduced with the EF-S 18 -135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM – offers fast focus acquisition, exceptional tracking speed and smooth, quiet operation. Nano USM makes the lens ideal for movie-makers, giving a natural look and feel to movies – the quiet motor ensuring that soundtracks aren’t disturbed by focusing noise and providing smooth focus transitions from one subject to another.

Lens Information D…

Small body, big power – the EOS M5, a new flagship mirrorless camera from Canon

Canon has announced a new EOS mirrorless camera – the EOS M5. It is the first EOS to feature Canon’s DIGIC 7 processor and includes a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF for sharp photos and dynamic, cinematic movies.

Also new is the EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM, an all-occasion lens for EOS M cameras with a versatile 8.3x optical zoom and 4-stop Image Stabilizer for sharp, handheld shots. At just 300g, the lens offers high-end performance in a small body.

Power, precision, performance
DIGIC 7 offers boosted image processing power for lower noise, more detail and richer tones. When combined with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, spontaneous moments can be frozen thanks to DSLR-level AF speeds and accuracy, while sophisticated recognition and subject tracking helps the camera lock onto subjects for longer and more precisely in both movies and stills.

The 24.2 Megapixel sensor includes gapless micro lenses to maximise the sensor area, increasing pixel light sensitivity while mak…

New CMOS sensor with global shutter function

Canon has developed a CMOS sensor equipped with a global shutter function. This exposes all of the sensor's pixels at the same time, enabling the capture of distortion-free images even when shooting fast-moving objects. Employing a new signal-readout drive system and new pixel structure that significantly expands the full well capacity and reduces noise, the sensor contributes to high-image-quality video capture by making possible the realisation of a wide dynamic range.

Distortion-free image capture when shooting fast-moving objects
Standard CMOS sensors make use of the rolling shutter method, which sequentially exposes the pixels one row at a time. Because rolling shutters can create slight discrepancies in signal-readout timing depending on the location of the pixel, images of fast-moving objects may appear distorted and flash photography may result in the occurrence of the flash band phenomenon, in which the upper and lower portions of images display different levels of bright…

DPP and EU updates support EOS 5D Mark IV

Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software version 4.5.0 is available for download. The main changes are that is now supports the EOS 5D Mark IV (including the new Dual Pixel RAW function for focus microadjustment). It also supports the EF-M 28mm f3.5 Macro IS STM (the lens with the built-in LED macrolite).

Also updated is EOS Utility (EU). Version 3.5.0 supports the EOS 5D Mark IV. In addition, it fixes a problem where, during remote shooting, there are instances where images cannot be properly recorded.

You can download the updates by going to:
www.canon.co.uk/support
and entering the EOS 5D Mark IV as the camera. In the next window select the software tab and scroll down.

120 million EF lenses milestone

Canon has reached a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production on 26 August 2016 of their 120-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras - an EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto zoom.

Production of interchangeable EF lenses began in 1987 at the Company’s Utsunomiya Plant. Over the years production has expanded to a total of four manufacturing bases, including Canon Inc., Taiwan; Canon Opto (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.; and Oita Canon Inc. in southern Japan.

Firmware version 1.1.0 for EOS 7D Mark II

Firmware Version 1.1.0 for the EOS 7D Mark II incorporates the following improvements:
•  Supports Wi-Fi adapter W-E1.
•  Adds a setting to enable or disable automatic storage of the lens if it is extended out when a gear-driven STM lens (EF 40mm f2.8 STM, EF 50mm f1.8 STM or EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM) is attached, and the power switch is turned to [OFF].

The EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM lens aberration data will not be added by performing this firmware update. The lens aberration correction data can be registered in EOS Utility Ver.3.4.30 or later.

Notes:
1) The firmware cannot be updated when Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is inserted into the camera.
2) EOS 7D Mark II cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.0 require the latest version of EOS Utility and Camera Connect. EOS Utility Version 3.5.0 or later can be downloaded from the Canon web site. EOS Utility Version 3.5.0 is supported by the following operating systems: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 SP1, Mac OS X v10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11
3) The latest version of the I…

Up to £150 cashback on selected Canon lenses

Canon has launched a lens cashback promotion running from 1 September to 18 October 2016. The lenses available are:
• EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS (£75 cashback)
• EF-S 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM (£75 cashback)
• EF 85mm f1.8 USM (£40 cashback)
• EF 50mm f1.4 USM (40 cashback)
• EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM (£75 cashback)
• EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM (£150 cashback)
• EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM (£150 cashback)
• EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM (£75 cashback)

Full details of the promotion and how to claim are at:
www.canon.co.uk/cashback/lens-cashback/