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EDITOR’S NOTE This issue comes to you right in the middle of winter. It’s been relatively mild so far and I’ve seen a lot of photographers out and about – still shooting the crisp winter skies. I reckon we might still have some extra cold coming and it might be worth taking the time to head to higher ground to get some very elusive snow pics! I’m always challenging the photographers I speak to, to try their hands at something different or to shoot outside their comfort zone. Have you ever taken pictures in the snow? It might be worth a little day trip to give it a go. On the new product side – we saw the announcement of two new 70-200mm lenses in early June. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS MkII got a small upgrade to a MkIII with some improved coatings to reduce glare and improve the external lens durability slightly (and a new coat of paint) as a rolling update to an already incredible quality lens. The EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS got upgraded to a MkII with a few more added updates – including new coatings and a new look and feel. The best update as far as I’m concerned is the reduction of the closest focus distance from 1.2 metres down to 1 metre. This very popular lightweight alternative to the f/2.8 lens has needed an update for a few years and this will come as a welcomed improvement for a lot of photographers who want the well-known “L” series lens quality in a smaller, lighter package. As always – please get out there, brave the cold and keep Clicking away. Roger Machin Product Manager PVDVC Products Canon SA 2 DEAR ALL,