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 Thursday, July 17, 2014
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From Canon UK:
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17 July 2014 – Canon today announces the details of its presence at IBC, the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. An IBC exhibitor for more than three decades, Canon will be showcasing its entire line-up of broadcast solutions and technologies, including the recently announced CN7x17 KA S – the company’s first-ever cinema lens to feature a servo drive unit.
 
With growing consumer demand for Ultra High Definition content, there’s never been more focus on the industry to provide the equipment and services required to move professional broadcasting to the next generation. To reflect this, visitors will be able to experience Canon’s full range of cutting-edge solutions as well as live demonstrations including 4K output from studio camera configurations and live colour grading enabled by its 4K reference monitors.
 
“We’ve already seen some dramatic shifts in the industry this year and Canon’s presence at IBC 2014 is a reflection of changing times,” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “The bar for quality content is rising every year. Canon is at the forefront of the creative industry, providing products and solutions that professionals need to craft outstanding content, whether in HD or 4K. Helping our customers to capture and tell stories has never been more important. The portfolio of products, and expertise, we’re displaying this year is a demonstration of the tools that they are using to set new standards every day.”
 
Highlighting the company’s commitment to providing an unrivalled choice of creative products and solutions, attendees can experience Canon’s extensive range of professional lens and camera technologies, including the full power of its optics portfolio. Broadcast professionals will be able to get hands-on with over 100 lenses and a vast array of focal lengths and types, from ENG to cinema to EF lenses. The stand will also display the entire line-up of Canon’s X-series camcorders, providing visitors the opportunity to touch and try the recently announced XF205 and XF200, as well as the company’s pioneering range of Cinema EOS products.
 
In addition to Canon’s on-stand experts, a selection of independent industry professionals will also be on-hand to present on an exciting array of topics, sharing their experiences of using Canon products and answering visitors’ questions.
 
Canon’s stand location at IBC 2014 will be Hall 11, Stand E50.
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Post Date: 7/17/2014 7:20:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Canon Student Network
From Canon:
 
Canon launches the Student Network to help students take their next step with imaging
 
United Kingdom, Republic Of Ireland, 23rd September 2013 – Canon today unveils a new program to help engage students in the world of photography. The Canon Student Network (CSN) is designed to help aspiring photographers studying photography or equivalent courses to take their next step with imaging and further develop their love of photography along with real world business advice.
 
The initial phase of the programme, which launches today, rolls out to 11 universities across the UK and Ireland and provides tailored experiences, opportunities and offers to help the students develop, as their course progresses.
 
The opportunities for students include experience events to find out what it is like to be a professional photographer such as “Shoot the Show” at London Fashion Week. There will also be events for those interested in most types of photography including sports, wildlife, portrait and wedding.
 
Education including tips, tricks and business advice from noted professional photographers via seminars around the country and online are also available along with unique offers. There is the opportunity to network with prospective companies and agencies to help establish contacts suitable for a working life in photography once they complete the course.
 
A headline photo competition, where the winner will have the opportunity to have their photo used as the main image within a major Canon campaign including print, outdoor and online advertising as well as in store, is a huge opportunity for any budding photographer.
 
The opportunities, benefits and training compliment and progress with the courses the students are studying. As the programme has been developed in partnership with the universities, it ensures the programme will be of benefit to the course work set and future employment prospects of the students.
 
Access is easy and free for eligible students. Those in first year simply need to be studying photography or equivalent course, within one of the initial 11 roll out universities and sign up to the free Project 1709 – Canon’s beta online imaging management system. Students in their second year will also be required to own a current Canon DSLR and lens. A course for students in their third year will be rolled out in the next academic year, there will be no extra requirement for students in order to join.
 
To sign up students need to register on http://www.canonstudentnetwork.co.uk/.
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Post Date: 9/24/2013 6:06:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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From Canon UK:
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 14 May 2013 - Canon today announces the release of a new in-camera Picture Style pre-set for its range of EOS DSLRs. Created following direct feedback from video enthusiasts, the new Picture Style, called Video Camera X–series-look, enables users to capture EOS Movie footage with lower contrast levels, allowing for easier colour grading during post production processes.
 
Similar to that available in Canon’s range of X-series camcorders, the new Picture Style works by lowering colour saturation levels and contrast during filming. This makes it ideal for videographers during post production grading processes, especially if complementing with pre-existing footage shot with Canon’s X-series models, or alternatively for those who instantly want to add atmosphere to Full HD movies. In addition, the new Picture Style can also be applied to still images captured in RAW or JPEG formats.
 
The new Picture Style can be downloaded now from:
http://web.canon.jp/imaging/picturestyle/index.html (thanks Henri)
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Post Date: 5/14/2013 12:03:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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From Canon UK:
 
Canon has updated its Project 1709 beta, introducing version 1.1 that offers users the option of full Flickr integration, as well as new management and organisation features.
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 20 March 2013 – Project 1709 version 1.1 now makes it possible to publish images and comments directly to Flickr from within the Project 1709 interface, as well as to pull in images already stored on Flickr, allowing users to enjoy their photographs from an even wider range of social networks.
 
A series of enhanced functions and management tools have also been added providing greater flexibility to manage and organise images. Project 1709 now includes the ability to edit file names, rotate and delete images and create albums, along with improved search functionality, allowing users to filter images by ‘All’ and ‘Any’ tags.
 
These new features and functionalities have been added to Project 1709 following feedback and requests from photography enthusiasts who have joined the beta programme since its launch at Photokina in September 2012. Canon will continue development of the service in the run up to a full public launch in 2013.
 
Consumers interested in participating in the beta can register at www.Project1709.com
 
Project 1709 - key features

  • Store a lifetime of your images
  • Find any image when you need it
  • Access all your photos anytime, everywhere
  • Enjoy and make the most of your photos
  • Improve your photos to make them the best they can be

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Post Date: 3/20/2013 1:43:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 30, 2013
From Canon UK:
 
Canon develops feature upgrade for the world’s first 4K DSLR, the EOS-1D C
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 30 January 2013 – Canon today announces the development of a new feature upgrade for the ground-breaking EOS-1D C. The upgrade has been developed taking into account feedback from the European professional video community, and adds support for 25p recording at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.
 
Designed for the motion picture, television and high-resolution production industries, the EOS-1D C is the world’s first DSLR to support 4K video capture. It offers a unique, highly portable package optimised for ultra-high quality recording, delivering exceptional low light performance and film-like dynamic range from a highly-compact body that can be used in a wide-range of shooting situations.
 
The EOS 1D-C captures 4K (4,096 x 2,160) video using 8-bit motion JPEG compression, with the ability to simultaneously output an uncompressed Full HD (1920x1080) YCbCr 4:2:2 signal to an external recorder via its HDMI terminal. Full HD video can also be recorded direct to CF cards at frame rates of up to 1080/60p, whilst Canon Log Gamma ensures video is rich in exposure latitude and dynamic range – offering outstanding freedom for video professionals during shooting, and for colourists in post-production.
 
The new feature upgrade will be available free of charge from April 2013.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 1D C DSLR cinema camera in stock.
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Post Date: 1/30/2013 7:07:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 19, 2012
Canon UK has posted sample images from the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lenses.
 
Preorder opportunities:
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens: B&H | Adorama
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens: B&H | Adorama
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Post Date: 11/19/2012 7:51:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 11, 2012
From EOS Magazine:
 
Whilst much of the buzz at Photokina is always around camera launches, Canon had something different to announce this year. Project 1709 is the working title for a new image management platform from Canon. Currently in beta phase, Canon is inviting photographers to register their interest for Project 1709 prior to the full launch in 2013.
 
The platform is a cloud-based service which promises to bring together and organise all of your images, regardless of their source (social networks, computers, elsewhere in the cloud). You will be able to tag and filter your images, using meaningful personal tags, EXIF data, geotagging, dates and device information. If the same image is stored in several different locations, advanced image matching technology will identify these duplicate images. It promises to be an intelligent and sophisticated image management and sharing service for the digital age.
 
You can register your interest at:
www.project1709.com/
 
Note: It does not look like you can register yet if you live in the United States.
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Post Date: 10/11/2012 8:49:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 27, 2012
Canon UK has confirmed the earlier-reported May availability timeframe for the Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens and the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens:
 
Canon lightweight, super-telephoto EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM lenses available to purchase in May 2012
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 27th February 2012 Canon today announces that its EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM lenses will be available to buy from May 2012.
 
Designed to meet the needs of the most demanding sports and wildlife photographers, both lenses offer breakthrough performance, delivering consistently high-quality images and incredible mobility.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM is available from May 2012, priced at £8,999.00/€10,799.00 RRP incl. VAT.
 
The EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM is available from May 2012, priced at £11,299.00/€13,549.00 RRP incl. VAT.
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Post Date: 2/27/2012 9:05:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 22, 2011
Canon Europe has posted a nice Wireless File Transmitter overview.
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Post Date: 7/22/2011 11:45:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Canon UK has introduced a new EOS training promotion:
 
Your EOS Adventure starts here - Canon EOS training promotion
 
United Kingdom, 4th July, 2011 – Canon today announces the launch of a new EOS training promotion - ‘Your EOS Adventure Starts Here’. Aimed at photographers of all skill levels from the experienced enthusiast to beginners taking their first steps on their EOS Adventure, Canon aims to make photography accessible for all.
 
Canon will be giving away a free training DVD and up to £150 worth of training vouchers when photographers purchase a Canon EOS 1100D, EOS 600D or EOS 60D. There are four DVDs to choose from:
 
The Essential Guide to Getting Started
The Essential Guide to Wildlife Photography
The Essential Guide to Landscape Photography
The Essential Guide to Travel Photography
 
Photographers will be sent their welcome pack – ‘Your EOS Adventure starts here’, which includes their choice of DVD and their training voucher which can be redeemed against an Experience Seminars training course. Photographers have until 31st October 2012 to use their training voucher and the value of the voucher is dependent on the EOS camera that is purchased:
 
EOS 1100D - £50 training voucher
EOS 600D - £100 training voucher
EOS 60D - £150 training voucher
 
This training promotion will support Canon’s on-going campaign - ‘Your EOS Adventure Starts here’. This includes advertising, in-store activity and the newly launched microsite, designed to encourage photographers to get the most out of EOS - the world’s most comprehensive photographic system; www.canon.co.uk/eosadventure.
 
For further information about the training promotion, DVDs and training vouchers and full terms and conditions please visit www.canon.co.uk/eostraining
 
Please note the EOS training promotion is only available to customers in the United Kingdom.
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Post Date: 7/13/2011 10:26:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 07, 2011
Canon UK has announced that its Pro Solutions 2011 show – a two-day event for photography, video, and broadcast professionals – will be held on 25 and 26 October 2011 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
 
Now in its third year, Pro Solutions has been designed to be the largest and most comprehensive consumer-focused exhibition of Canon’s imaging products where visitors can experience Canon’s complete workflow solutions, from image capture to output. Its aims are to educate and inspire visitors and to demonstrate to them how Canon technologies, and those of compatible products, can be used in their digital workflow to generate increased revenue and business.
 
The Pro Solutions 2011 show will be centred on extensive displays of Canon products, including professional DSLR cameras, L-series lenses, pro HD camcorders, large format and A3 inkjet printers, and broadcast lenses. Visitors will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of professional workflow solutions, plus there will be a comprehensive schedule of free seminars given by Canon Ambassadors and renowned photographers and filmmakers from a wide spectrum of genres.
 
The convergence of stills and video technology will be an extremely important element of the show and visitors will be able to gain a greater understanding of how to develop and evolve their businesses in a rapidly changing market. As in previous years there will be a wide range of companies at the show who provide tailored products, services and solutions to professionals, and visitors will be able to ‘try and buy’ products at the show.
 
Susie Donaldson, Consumer Marketing Director, Canon UK and Ireland said: "We are delighted that the Pro Solutions show will return again in 2011. The feedback from visitors and exhibitors from last year’s show was very positive. Last year professional image makers used the show to get hands-on with the entire Canon professional range, and the information shared at the seminars and live demonstrations gave them a vital insight into how to maximise their business potential. Canon is proud of our unique proposition of image-capture to image-output, and the content for this year’s Pro Solutions Show 2011 looks set to be really exciting."
 
Entrance to Pro Solutions will be free for all those who pre-register online. The show opening times will be from 11am to 8pm on Tuesday 25 October and from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday 26 October. To find out more details about the event and to pre-register for the Pro Solutions 2011 event just click here.
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Post Date: 7/7/2011 3:51:17 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 16, 2011
CPN (Canon Professional Network) has posted some information about Canon's latest technologies, including Hybrid IS, Fluorine lens element coating, Fisheye zoom lens, Power Focus (PF), IS Mode 3 and Mark III Extenders.
 
How the Royal Wedding was Shot is another recent CPN article you may find interesting.
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Post Date: 6/16/2011 1:10:46 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Canon UK has posted some expected availability information for the new Canon lenses we have been waiting for:
 
Update to sales start for EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 25th May 2011 – Following the announcement of delays to the sales start to the following lenses :- EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM, Canon can now provide an update on the planned start dates for these lenses:
 
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM - Late August, 2011
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM - Late August, 2011
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM - Late July, 2011
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM - Within 2011*
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM - Within 2011*
 
Canon would like to apologise to any customers who have been inconvenienced by these delays.
 
*Any sales start dates will be communicated as soon as they become available.
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Post Date: 5/25/2011 7:02:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Canon has announced that it is extending its offer of a free two-year warranty for the EOS-1D Mark IV to include all cameras that are purchased before 30 June 2012.
 
This two-year warranty is a one-year extension on top of the standard Canon one-year European warranty that’s offered on all products, and it will be operating under identical terms and conditions. This gives photographers a total warranty period of two years from the date of purchase of their new product.
 
Canon is not only providing this extended two-year warranty on new EOS-1D Mark IV purchases, but it is also making it available to all existing owners of EOS-1D Mark IV bodies.
 
The extended warranty is available on EOS-1D Mark IV purchases that are made, or have been made, in specific countries in Europe. The countries where the two-year warranty is available are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
 
To be eligible for the extended warranty customers must provide a valid proof of purchase. For full terms and conditions please click here or download the 'Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Two-Year Warranty: terms & conditions' pdf from the 'Downloads' box on the right hand side of this page. Please note that within the Download pdf terms and conditions are available in all languages relevant to the participating countries, as mentioned above, where the warranty is available.
 
Information about Canon's standard terms and conditions of warranty will also be found in the two-year warranty leaflet that will be available in each EOS-1D Mark IV DSLR box from mid-April 2011.
 
To make the most of the warranty services purchasers of the EOS-1D Mark IV should register their product online - just click here to do so.
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Post Date: 3/22/2011 8:50:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 24, 2010
"Canon UK today announced that its Pro Photo Solutions show will be returning again on 26th and 27th October 2010 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London."
 
Read the full Canon UK Pro Photo Solutions Show 2010 press release for more information.
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Post Date: 6/24/2010 11:43:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
   
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