It seems like a long time since the last issue of this
magazine, but I think it’s just because this year
seems to be flying past so quickly. It’s already
June and winter is definitely here. We’ve just
returned from a very successful mini pro cinema
roadshow held in Cape Town at the end of May.
This was a very small event aimed at pro film
makers and production facilities. We were very
grateful to have guests from our London office as
well as one of Canon’s ambassadors – Sebastian
Devaud. As this was the very first one we have
ever done, we learned a lot and will be applying as
much as we can to future events. I am already in
the planning stages for an event in Johannesburg
in August if possible.
We should then be able to plan more regional
events on a smaller scale specially aimed at
beginner film makers and at advanced amateurs.
Canon has a very comprehensive range of video
products, from the entry level Legria camcorders
to the highly specialised EOS Cinema cameras.
Not to mention the now advanced movie
functions in all of our current EOS DSLR cameras.
Once again, our guests were really impressed by the incredible image quality from our big XEED
short throw projectors. We’ll be seeing a lot more
of them in the next half of this year. On the product
front, the new 50mm f1.8 STM should be hitting
our stores before the end of June; hopefully we
will have the first stock of EOS 5DS and 5DSR
around the same time. We have announced two
new interesting stabilised binoculars in May;
please check out the new product section of the
mag for more info on them.
Until next time – keep “Click”ing away.