Canon press release:
Step into Canon’s world of smart imaging at photokina 2016
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 30 August 2016 – Canon Europe announces its plans for photokina 2016, in Cologne, where its hands-on, immersive experience will demonstrate how only Canon offers an unrivalled, high-quality, end-to-end imaging experience – from hardware to digital services and print. For every step of the photographic journey, Canon is reinventing what’s possible in the world of imaging, for consumers and professionals alike. For the first time in Europe the esteemed EOS 5D Mark IV will be on display, alongside the full PIXMA range and hdbooks – a service that professionally prints and binds personalised photo books.
“Canon’s aim is to inspire and enable photographers to capture, store, print and share their lives through the universal language of imagery,” said Alessandro Stanzani, Executive Vice President of Consumer and Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “At photokina, we’re excited to be showcasing our smart imaging products and hope to inspire photographers in their pursuit of the shot.”
Explore the universal language of imagery
Visitors to the stand can step into an immersive world of inspiring images – at the heart of the stand is a 180° screen experience, where Canon’s captivating new brand campaign, City Surfing, will be shown. The four key zones on Canon’s stand will encourage you to capture, store and share your life, through incredible imagery. The live seminar programme will equip people with the knowledge to capture those exciting images through different photography styles and techniques. The presenters include Canon Ambassador Thorsten Milse, as well sports photographer Samo Vidic.
In pursuit of the shot
A range of impressive new products will be on display in the Capture Zone – with it being the first time the EOS 5D Mark IV is available for touch-and-try, along with other exciting products. Throughout the range, Canon has a camera to meet all needs, whether you’re a professional capturing elusive wildlife on safari, or a consumer capturing a baby’s first steps. Our product experts will be on hand to help you pursue the perfect shot and expand your photography knowledge.
Enjoy your images from capture to print
Once stunning images have been shot, Canon wants people to share their passion for photography, and their images, with the world, whether it be digitally or physically. The Store and Manage Zone will display Canon’s innovative digital services – including irista and Lifecake. irista offers a central place to unbox your photo memories and is a safe, smart home for all of your photos. The service cleverly stores your photos in true, original quality, intelligently labelling what’s in them – from sunsets to sports – so they’re easy to find, and it creates beautiful hdbooks in minutes.
The Lifecake app enables you to keep track of your child’s milestones – helping you to store and share special moments so they can easily be enjoyed with family and friends. The Print and Share Zone features the latest PIXMA printers, as well the PIXMA PRO Range – all of which make it easy to print stunning high-quality images. Canon’s printers use world-class print technology and inks to transform digital image libraries into high-quality prints. Visit the stand to see the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 in action, which demonstrates the impact and magic of a high-quality printed image.
Investing in incredible image quality
The products on display at photokina use Canon-developed technologies and are made with first-class image quality at the heart of them. The Future Zone challenges the way we will interact and explore imaging in the future, featuring a collection of innovative new technologies. With almost 80 years of imaging heritage, expertise and knowledge, Canon continues to invest in the development of industry-leading technologies – each pushing the boundaries of what’s possible today, tomorrow and in the future.
Canon’s stand can be found in Hall 12.
Canon will release a firmware update for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II in September, the update will introduce support for the recently announced Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter.
Regarding the EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera, we are planning to release Firmware Version 1.1.0 for download from the Web in order to enhance the functions.
Changes in the firmware:
We are planning to incorporate the following changes to enhance functions.
1. Wi-Fi adapter W-E1 will be supported.
2. A setting will be added to enable or disable automatic storage of the lens if it is extended out when a gear-driven STM lens*1 is attached, and the power switch is turned to [OFF].
*1 EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, or EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses
3. Lens optical correction data for the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens will be added to the camera.
The firmware update for the EOS 7D Mark II will be available in early September 2016 through download. The Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter is available for pre-order: USA – Adorama | B&H Photo —– UK – Park Cameras
Canon press release:
Canon Professional Services (CPS) Supports Professional Photographers Urgently in Need of Replacement Equipment
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 29, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that from August 6 to August 20, nearly 70 percent* of professional photographers on assignment in Brazil were Canon shooters. In addition, Canon brought a team of more than 70 highly trained technicians and support staff to Brazil this month to help maximize the uptime and performance of its professional broadcast and EOS imaging equipment users. Canon HDTV field lenses were ready on the evening of August 5 bringing viewers worldwide approximately 80 percent and nationwide 100 percent of the images they saw on TV.
“It is humbling to know that such a large number of the world’s most talented sports photographers relied on Canon equipment to capture this historic sporting event. Their iconic images from so many different events have been and will be seen by millions of people around the world for years to come. To support the needs of our customers and help them accomplish their goals, Canon Professional Services is always set up and ready at major sporting events throughout the year to assist by providing comprehensive equipment maintenance and repairs, extensive equipment loans and expert technical support,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
During the events, a photographer that had equipment stolen was quickly assisted by CPS staff so he could get back on assignment. According to Brett Costello, News Corp. Australia photographer, “The CPS team in Brazil was amazing. I was very upset at having my gear stolen on August 4 at a café and thought my ability to cover the coming events were over. When I told the Canon staff there what had happened to me, they didn’t hesitate in helping with the loan gear I required. Thanks to Canon I put the event behind me and was able to complete my assignments.”
The CPS team also:
- Averaged a 12 hour turnaround time for products needing repair
- Loaned 8,163 products with the EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera and EF 200-400MM F/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X being the most requested product loans
- Had in stock 950 cameras and 1,500 lenses
- Communicated with photographers in 12 languages
Canon Professional Services proudly attends to photographers at major sporting, auto racing, Hollywood, and political events throughout each year.
For more information about CPS: http://www.cps.usa.canon.com/
For more information about the EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera: http://usa.canon.com/EOS1DXMarkII
Based on feedback from large photo organizations, news photojournalists, and so on, Canon has delivered a significant firmware upgrade for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera. Firmware upgrade version 1.1 clearly targets professional users and organizations, but as you’ll see, some of these features may be useful to individual working pros or even serious photography enthusiasts. We’ll examine what’s new in this firmware upgrade in this article.
In a nutshell: what’s new and different?
This new upgrade (version 1.1) addresses specific issues that professional news and photojournalism organizations have brought to Canon’s attention — we understand that not all of these will be important in more ordinary, everyday use to individual photographers. That said, the changes and new features that this firmware adds to the EOS-1D X Mark II camera are the ability to:
Install up to 39 items of IPTC information into the camera, and to add data (or deliberately not apply it) to images you take
Add set-up information for up to 40 new Wi-Fi® networks to a memory card, and load that data as a full set of possible Wi-Fi networks to select from for connection
Transfer only “protected” images via Wi-Fi
Retain GPS position data: Continue to apply last known GPS location information to images subsequently taken, even if GPS connection is lost (photographer went inside a building, etc.)
Change LCD color tone (four pre-defined settings), to either approximate display from other cameras you’re working with, or to shift color tone based on ambient lighting as the LCD monitor is being used
Will Adobe support Dual Pixel RAW files of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV? This was a big question soon after we learned that the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV would have this killer feature named Dual Pixel RAW.
“We’re working on it,” Adobe spokesman Roman Skuratovskiy said Thursday. He declined to say when Adobe would add the update to Lightroom and its cousin, Photoshop, though.
If you want to learn more about the innovative Dual Pixel RAW and what it can do, have a look at this article by CDLC, or watch the short video below.[via C|net]
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV pre-orders links
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV body
UK – £3,599 – Park Cameras
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-70mm IS USM Lens
Battery Grip for 5D Mark IV (BG-E20)
UK – £329.99 – Park Cameras
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
UK – £2,349 – Park Cameras
Germany – WEX Cameras
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
UK – £1,129 – Park Cameras
Germany – WEX Cameras
Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter
UK – Park Cameras