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Big new PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine issue no.172 now on sale!

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The big new December 2020 issue no.172 of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine is on sale now – as well as being delivered safely to subscribers homes. (opens in new tab)

New Canon EOS 850D test, portraits special with family photos to artistic image editing, free 180-page amazing photo tips ebook worth £14.99, seven new tutorials with free videos, and more…

Every issue we bring you inspirational techniques, tests and tutorials to help you become a better Canon photographer. This issue, we’ve got some top tips for taking captivating portraits of your families, as Canon Pro Taylor Brady shows our Apprentice how you can get great shots, even with a £99 budget 50mm prime lens. 

Try out these easy portrait tips on your own family while you're staying safe indoors again!

We thank you for sticking with us during these times. Our PhotoPlus and Canon community is growing, and now more than ever it’s important we continue to support each other. 

Also inside this issue, we test the new Canon EOS 850D that’s finally available after it launched earlier this year. Find out what we think of this compact DSLR for enthusiasts, including its next generation Face and Eye Detection autofocus, in our big test. 

We caught up with Canon pro photographer and film-maker Doug Allan, who is living legend Sir David Attenborough’s go-to camera operator for covering wildlife when in the coldest places on the planet, both on the snow and under the icy oceans.

We have seven new photo projects and image-editing tutorials with free videos to watch online, including editing images in Photoshop (opens in new tab), Elements (opens in new tab) and Affinity Photo (opens in new tab)

The best photo-editing laptops in 2020 for photographers (opens in new tab)

Canon School

We introduce our inspirational new Canon pro columnist David Clapp, we have our usual combination of new photo projects and image-editing tutorials, with free video guides, and Canon School is packed with in-depth advice to really get to grips with all the settings on your Canon camera. 

We also test eight of latest and greatest superzooms, and test the big new Canon RF 100-500mm L-series lens, the first super-telephoto zoom for EOS R mirrorless cameras.

Also a reminder to check out our Instagram page at @PhotoPlusCanonMag (opens in new tab). Follow along with the team, join in the fun and send us your photos!

PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine is packed with essential Canon techniques, tests, tutorials and inspiration – out now at all good newsagents and supermarkets, or make sure your copy is delivered to your door every month by subscribing at our online shop from just £13.50 for three issues! (opens in new tab)

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PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab) is the world’s only 100% Canon-focused title on the newsstand. Launched in 2007, for 14 years it has delivered news, reviews, buying guides, features, inspirational projects and tutorials on cameras, lenses, tripods, gimbals, filters, lighting and all manner of photography equipment. 


Aimed squarely at enthusiast photographers who use the Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera systems, all content is tailored to Canon users – so everything from techniques to product tests are tailored to those using the EOS camera system.


Editor Peter Travers brings 14 years of experience as both a journalist and professional photographer, with Technique Editor Dan Mold shoring up the magazine with his 6 years of expertise.