By now you will have seen the latest product announcements at Photokina. I hope you’re as excited as I am about the new cameras coming - especially the EOS 7D Mk II and the Powershot G7 X. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had my hands on the 7D Mk II for a few weeks now and I must admit that I’m pleasantly surprised by its simple agility. It’s lightweight and fast with a very responsive auto focus system and some very impressive low light results. We really put it through its paces at the big Africa Aerospace and defence show held at Waterkloof Airforce Base over the last weekend. I must admit that I really wished I had one of the samples of the new 400mm f/4.0 DO IS Mk II lens though, as carrying around some very big glass for three hectic show days was pretty tiring. That new 400mm DO lens should be very interesting to a lot of sport and bird photographers that travel a lot, as it packs a big punch in a very small package. Look out for more info on all the announcements in this and upcoming issues of Click magazine.
You may also have heard that we will not be doing any Expos this year, but that our traditional Canon Roadshow will be coming around the country again; this time with a more extended programme of presenters and workshops. Keep an eye out for more details on our Facebook page. Also coming up is our very first Photo Mob in Cape Town on 5 October - we had so much fun doing the one in Johannesburg and now the Cape Town crowd has a fun event coming to their city very soon. Again, keep an eye out on our social media pages for the details. We are looking forward to doing this in a great venue in warm weather in the Mother City. Hope to see you there!
That’s all for this issue, until next time - keep “Click”ing away!