Give your friends and family a spooky Halloween treat they'll remember, using some free printable photo frame templates, courtesy of Epson UK!

Just follow these three simple steps:
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  • Set your printer properties to “colour” and load your printer with quality paper or card
  • Print your choosen photo frame, cut it out and frame your most spine-tingling Halloween photo
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Happy Halloween...


Canon has today announced a new firmware upgrade for their full frame DSLR, the EOS 5D Mark III. The firmware upgrade will add enhanced features that improve both video workflow efficiency and still shooting. The new firmware also enables HDMI output functionality, ideal for professional videographers, as well as improved AF performance for photographers shooting with telephoto lenses.


With the introduction of the EOS M, Canon have finally joined the Compact System Camera market. It seems to have taken forever for Canon to join the party, but it should be noted that the main drivers of the CSC business to date have been the Panasonic, Olympus and Sony who, with the exception of Sony, don’t have to worry about the effect that a new smaller, lighter interchangeable lens system range might have on their market-leading DSLR business.


Mighty small and mighty powerful

With all the hoo-ha of Photokina last month, with literally hundreds of new products being announced, it’s not surprising that some would slip between the net. Back at the start of the year Tokina announced a 300mm mirror lens, which is in itself unusual these days. What’s more unusual is the mount; Micro 4/3. Last month it was officially released and as we have just got stock it seems like an apt time to do a review.


Canon has announced that a firmware update has been released for the EOS-1D X (Version 1.1.1) and is now available for download. Details of the exact firmware fixes and improvements are shown below.

EOS-1D X Firmware Version 1.1.1
Firmware Version 1.1.1 for the EOS-1D X incorporates the following fixes:
  1. Enables the centre AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with lens/extender combinations whose maximum aperture is f/8 (before, autofocusing was only possible up to a maximum aperture of f/5.6).
  2. Displays the viewfinder information (such as the AF frames, grid, etc.) in red during autofocusing and AI Servo AF. Note: When shooting in dark environments during AI Servo AF, the AF points can be easily confirmed. During AI Servo AF, the viewfinder will be lit intermittently, not continuously.
  3. Corrects a phenomenon where the metering value of the AE sensor becomes abnormal and the captured images become pitch-black depending on the timing of lens attachment and/or detachment.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon where Err 70 may occur during AEB shooting.
  5. Corrects errors in the Arabic menu.
  6. Fixes a phenomenon where the firmware of the lenses cannot be updated normally.
To download the firmware, visit http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/news/eos_1d_x_firmware_update.do.


It's at this time of year that Adobe historically refresh their entry level image manipulation package, Photoshop Elements. True to form Adobe have recently launched version 11 of the popular software. Previous versions have only benefited from minor tweaks as opposed to major changes, so this time it's nice to see some more sizeable improvements that are obvious from first opening the program.