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As I’m writing this, we are just about to depart for the out-oftown legs of our ever-popular Canon Roadshow. We decided to change it slightly this time around with more inclusions from my colleagues Abri and Lee-Anne, making it more of a Canon show than the traditional EOS-dedicated event that it’s been in the past. We were overwhelmed by the response, yet again, and we are really sorry that due mostly to fi re safety regulations at the venues, it’s just not possible to squeeze more people in. In future, we’re defi nitely going to try and expand where possible – venues are certainly a major issue, not to mention presenter fatigue when having to do a show twice in one day. We’ll keep exploring and hopefully those of you that missed us this time around will have a better chance when we come back again.

It has certainly been a bit quiet on the EOS front, but we’re looking forward to the market response to our new entry-level camera, the EOS 1200D. The media response has been very favourable, especially with regard to the companion application available for Smartphones. It is certainly an indication of things to come as we’ve already seen
Wi-Fi connectivity on some advanced models making it easy to shoot and share using a smart device. I don’t think this app will ever replace the traditional instruction manual, but will most certainly augment and enhance the photographer’s experience with the camera – making it even easier to get help while out shooting. We’ll hopefully be adding some opinion pieces to this mag in upcoming issues.

My colleague, Abri, received ONE
sample unit of the impressive new PowerShot G1X Mark II – suffice it to say
that I’ve been fighting to tear it from his hands since it arrived. I was always a big fan of the G1X and this new incarnation looks to be quite the winner. Watch this space for more details.

I recently managed to get some time out of the city with my children and I was really amazed to find some very cool and exciting locations within an hour’s drive of the city. I’m thinking of adding a “cool photo spots” section to the magazine in future issues and I’d welcome your input if you know of somewhere close to your city that may be unexplored and well worth visiting for photo opportunities. More info in upcoming issues.

Until we see you on the road, keep “Clicking!

kind regards
Roger Machin
Product Manager PVDVC Products Canon SA