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  • Canon have announced a new EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

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    A favourite focal length range among wildlife, sports and action photographers, the new EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM super-telephoto zoom offers exceptional autofocus ability coupled with stunning sharpness thanks to a new optical construction plus the use of new lens coating technology.

    WHO IS IT FOR?
    The EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM is a compact yet powerful telephoto zoom ideal for covering wildlife, sport and action in even the most challenging environments. Featuring advanced optical engineering, a new 4-stop Image Stabilizer and excellent weather-sealing, it offers stunning image quality in a body that has been designed with ease-of-use in mind. When used on cameras featuring APS-C sized sensors, the EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM offers angles of view equivalent to a 160-640mm on a full-frame camera.

    KEY FEATURES
    Redesigned optical system delivers new levels of image quality. New multi-layered Air Sphere Coating (ASC) prevents flare and ghosting.
    Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4-stop benefit, including three IS operation modes.
    Zoom Touch Adjustment ring allows the resistance of the zoom control to be customised to your style of shooting.
    Focus quickly, accurately and in near silence. Full-time manual focus override allows precise fine adjustment.
    Weather sealed against dust and moisture, for use under harsh conditions.
    Ring USM drive, high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms to provide quiet and fast autofocus.
    A Fluorine coating on lens surfaces reduces dirt clinging to the lens elements and prevents smearing.

  • Canon Finance Offer - Until 30th November 2014

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    We are pleased to bring you news of a new Canon promotion that offers 2 years’ finance when you buy selected pro video products. This offer will be running from the 1st September 2014 to the 30th of November 2014. The products included in this fantastic promotion are listed below:

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  • Canon Camcorder XA25 - A Comprehensive Review

    XA25 Canon CamcorderUndeniably, the Canon Camcorder XA25 is an excellent camera, with various high tech features that makes it an outstanding device on the market, but how does it compare to other Canon Camcorders on the market? A compact piece of equipment, the XA25 has a dual-simultaneous recording format, offering an outstanding high quality image, infrared night shooting and SD-SDI/HDI port for uncompressed output, dual XLR ports, as well as full manual control for use with microphones.

    Compact design does not necessarily mean compromised functionality –The XA25 and XA20 offers a unique combination of multiple recording formats, high precision optics, outstanding image processing, flexible connectivity and intuitive user features.

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  • Canon EOS 6D – the new canon entry level full frame DSLR professional camera

    eos_6dThe Canon EOS 6D, along with the Nikon D600, represent a new market segment in professional cameras, the mid range full frame DSLRs. While the Canon EOS 6D has some great features, one of the most impactful of these may be its price, coming in at nearly £1000 cheaper than the Canon EOS 5D mark III.

    Comparing it to it’s bigger, more expensive, brother gives an interesting picture. The Canon EOS 6D has 20.2m megapixels, while the Canon EOS 5D mark III has 22.3m megapixels, both of them with a full frame CMOS sensor. They have the same ISO range (100-25600 standard, 50-102800 expanded) but the Canon EOS 6D has 11 autofocus points, while the Canon EOS 5D mark III has a massive 61!

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  • Canon CN7x17 KAS S: Cinematic lens technology now handheld for increased flexiblity

    Canon CN7x17 KAS S Camera LensCanon has recently launched its first servo lens that can be held by hand, mounted on your shoulder or on a tripod, and allows the creation of cinematic images regardless of how you shoot. The Canon CN7x17 KAS S is a highly impressive lens that is perfect for shooting scenes where movement is essential to the composition. So, if you're looking for the must buy camera lens that's versatile and highly impressive, look no further than the Canon CN7x17 KAS S.

    Canon CN7x17 KAS S: Features

    The Canon CN7x17 KAS S offers amazing 4K optical performance due to Canon lens technology and has been designed for Super35mm cameras. The servo drive unit allows for both hand-held and broadcast production, while the lens is effective for most situations as it's highly versatile with its 17mm-120mm focal length. Continue reading

  • NAB Show 2014: Expected announcements & rumours

    Canon c500There are a lot of rumours going around about which latest lines of professional cameras will be announced at NAB 2014. In just under a month, it has been said that Canon are going to announce several large projects, especially in their DSLR range.

    In particular, there seems to be a lot of speculation over an upgrade to both the Canon C100 and the Canon C500. The large amount of price drops that seem to have accompanied these two professional cameras only seem to cement these rumours, with both cameras being at the lowest price they have ever been since their launch in 2012. Continue reading

  • Canon XA10 HD Camcorder: The Compact, Professional Camcorder

    xa10If you are looking for a compact, professional HD video camera, then look no further than the Canon XA10 HD Camcorder with 64GB built in flash memory. This innovative, professional camcorder encapsulates the latest in Canon technology with its ultra-compact body providing exceptional functionality and versatility resulting in outstanding video and audio performance.

    It features a fast wide-angle HD video lens (30.4mm, F1:8) which means that despite its compact size it can deliver image quality deemed worthy of a top professional. It also comes with a shock-less variable speed 10x optical zoom and 8-blade iris. This allows for a more attractive bokeh effect meaning that your images will be blurred in a way that is pleasing to the eye. Other types of lens on the market sometimes produce blurring that is both unpleasant and distracting. Continue reading

  • Canon's new range of cameras: EOS C100, EOS C300 & EOS C500

    3D_C100_editAdvances in camera technology have come a long way with the advent of digital processing and the internet. Usability is no longer such an issue as it was, and professional cameras are easy to manipulate without detailed knowledge of shutter speeds and apertures. The photographer can concentrate on getting the right lighting level and how best to capture the subject. The speed of getting the photographs to the market place is also much faster given professional cameras and their ability to process information. Of course, you will still need a computer which is able to handle the output and a good quality screen to view the results in the comfort of your home or office.

    There are many reasons to purchase Canon products, not least their enviable reputation for producing versatile, robust, reliable products. Their range of professional cameras includes the new EOS C100, the EOS C300 and the EOS C500. The predecessor to the EOS C300, the EOS C100, is a leader in its field and the new model boasts new features which make it ideal for professional videographers and professionals who do not have the advantage of a back up crew. For cinematographers, the EOS C500 boasts even more features. The EOS C100 camera is compact and economical and is used as a professional camera by many users. The cost is comparable to other similar cameras manufactured by the competition. When selecting a product, it is always wise to make comparisons, and the selection of a professional camera is no different. You should always ensure you compare like for like. There are many features to consider, and much will depend on your level of existing expertise and knowledge.

    In addition to being compact and economical, the EOS C100 camera makes a great photographic partner and produces realistic images every time. The model incorporates a special sensor for capturing videos which was designed for Canon through the company’s ongoing research and development department. The professional camera also provides 3 channel red/green/blue (RGB) for full high digital recording. The hardware specifications offer a wide range of new automatic features. For videographers who are looking at the potential for entering the cinema EOS system for the first time, it is the perfect option.

    The versatility of the EOS C100 is another factor to consider when selecting a professional camera. The ability to interchange lenses at a moments’ notice is essential for videographers as they find themselves in different situations. Simultaneous and relay recording features are also very useful, enabling the videographer to view and review the output. This not only saves time but also provides the opportunity for the user to reshoot more footage is he / she is not satisfied with what he / she has filmed.

    For cinematographers, the EOS C300 was the first digital cinema camera in Canon’s impressive range of professional cameras. At the higher end of the market, the Canon EOS C500 and C500PL 4K and 2K digital cinema cameras offer different valuable features and have the same usability aspects of the EOS C100, as with all Canon products.

  • Canon Cameras - Delivering Outstanding Quality & Usability

    3D_XA25__97691_zoomMost people in The UK will have heard of The Canon Brand. The company began in Japan in the 1930’s by a small group of scientists who wanted to develop camera technology and although the brand came to The UK in the late 1970’s it was as a manufacturer of calculators and copiers rather than cameras. In 1982 the company added an existing but minor camera sales operation to the Canon Uk company that we know today as a market leader in the manufacture and sales of professional cameras and other such equipment.

    Canon separates its business into two core segments; Business Imaging and Consumer imaging. Business Imaging covers areas such as printers, photocopiers, fax machines and document management, while Consumer Imaging is concerned with cameras, camcorders, binoculars, calculators and other such equipment. In addition their Broadcast Division supplies lenses and accessories to the Television Industry.

    In April 2013 Canon launched three new Camcorders for professionals and enthusiasts. They developed the XA25, XA20 and Legria G30 to compliment their XA10 camcorder and all the new models benefit from canons technical and design expertise. The three new camcorders have a completely new digital imaging system which will provide outstanding quality and usability and new levels of imaging performance. The XA25 and XA20 also have professional audio and and wifi connectivity in an easy to handle portable format while the Legria G30 has a package optimised for purchasers such as film students or videographers. The powerful specification of these professional cameras and a wide range of advanced shooting features and connectivity options makes them ideal for amateur and professional use and suitable for filming everything from Weddings to News and Documentaries.

    The AX10 still offers a fantastic choice for anyone interested in professional HD video in a highly portable format. The fast wide angle Canon video lens gives professional image quality and the infrared recording option allows full HD resolution for night time or low light situation filming. The AX10 is still and extremely versatile and adaptable camera system for use in a variety of situations and the double memory card feature allows continuous filming.

    Canon has firmly established itself as a global world leader in the manufacture and supply of equipment such as professional cameras and camcorders, printers and copiers to name but a few. With their strong heritage, excellent design and technology skills and their corporate philosophy of “Kyosei” (living and working together for the common good), Canon offers high quality products combined with high levels of customer service and after sales care. Their commitment to continuously developing new products to compliment their existing ranges means that Canon products are an excellent choice for consumers, whether they want to simply capture precious family moments or film for more professional purposes.

  • £300 Cashback offer on Canon Lenses

    Why not take advantage of our £300 Cashback on selected Canon lenses? All designed for an EF mount, these high quality Canon lenses are all lightweight and boast up to 4K image quality. The unified front lens diameter and gear positions throughout Canon's range of EF Cinema prime lenses enable film crews to quickly change lenses without adjusting rig setups, making the lenses versatile and increasing ease of use during filming. This style of lenses is ideal for wildlife or documentary filming where the lightweight nature of the range makes it easy to transport and to alternate between depths of field in order to capture the ideal shot.

    This autumn offer gives you the perfect chance to update or refresh your equipment for the new year.

    Canon CN E14mm T3.1 L F Cine Style Prime Lens

    Part of the EF Cinema prime lens series, the CN-E14mm T3.1 L F has great low light performance and a full frame image circle which gives you a fine creative control over focusing and depth of field. The T.31 offers the wildest angle of view available from an EF camera lens and the 11-blade aperture provides beautiful bokeh. The unique construction of this lens manages to counteract barrel expansion and contraction to allow your shots to avoid temperature induced marking discrepancies, giving you a clearer shot regardless of setting.

    The CN-E14mm T3.1 L F lens is designed for use with EF mount cameras with either full frame 35 mm or Super 35mm-type sensors – making it perfect for Cinema EOS cameras as well as Canon's range of EOS DSLRs. The contacts present on the EF mount facilitate communication between camera and lens for recording of metadata, and other functions that are unique to the range.

    Canon CN E24mm T1.5 L F Cine Style Prime Lens

    As with the rest of the Canon range, this lens is very easy to use and, as such, produces excellent frames without additional hassle. The f/1.5 aperture allows for hand-held shooting even in low light conditions as well as providing a broader perspective to capture both wide open spaces or small interiors.

    Canon CN E85mm T1.3 L F Cine Style Prime Lens

    The CN-E 85mm T1.3 L F is a short telephoto prime lens designed for EF mounts. This lens is robust, compact and weighs only 1.1kg. It offers spectacular 4k image quality giving you a natural angle of view and perspective that is ideal for low light shooting and shallow depth of field.

    Canon CN E50mm T1.3 L F Cine Style Prime Lens

    Boasts the same versatility of the rest of the range but with a compact fixed focal length, making it better suited for documentary or studio filming. The 11 bladed diaphragm means that you can recreate a blurred effect with ease, giving you further control over your focus strength.

    Canon CN E135mm T2.2 L F Compact fixed focal length lens

    This prime 135mm lens is ideal for a wide range of applications, making it ideal for a versatile shoot and its lightweight nature makes it perfect for a quick change over. The wide range of EF lens means that it is ideal for a wide range of applications and can be used with most standard accessories and matte boxes.

    The chance to get £300 Cashback on all of these lenses starts on Thursday 15th of August and ends on Thursday 31st of October, so make sure to snap up the chance to add these unique lenses to your collection.

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