EDITOR'S NOTE

Dear All,

We are just about to head out for our final roadshow for this half of 2017. The Johannesburg and Durban shows went off well despite venue and last minute speaker changes. As you can imagine, it is often our biggest problem to get speakers available for all three weekends and we are grateful to the guys who are willing to jump in and replace them at short notice. Clinton Lubbe and Anesh Debiky both jumped in at last minute and saved our shows.

We've had another announcement in the interim as well. The new EF–S 35mm f2.8 IS STM Macro lens is a great addition to the lens lineup and it is the first in the EF-S range to offer a built–in Macro light. We first saw this feature on the EF–M 28mm macro lens and it proved to be a very useful option for lighting subjects that are very close to the lens. This makes for a very attractive option for the first-time Macro lens purchaser as the built-in light allows so much creativity, immediately. Hopefully these will be on the market soon and at an attractive price to entice some new close-up photographers. The interest from bloggers who specialise in food and travel has most certainly been piqued – especially as this lens comes in a very small package.

There have also been a few small firmware announcements recently. If you're not sure about your camera's firmware – please check out this page (http://www.p4pictures.com/firmware-update-download-for-canon-eos/) with some handy tips and advice about how to do it yourself and what the process involves. It is worth your time to keep your camera updated, but if you are nervous about doing it yourself – please drop your camera off at your nearest Cameratek branch and they'll do it while you wait!

Until next time, keep Clicking away.

Regards

 

Roger Machin
 
Product Manager PVDVC Products Canon SA
 
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