Canon Sponsors Four World-Class International Skating Union Championships

International Skating Union

Canon press release:

Canon to sponsor four world-class International Skating Union Championships

TOKYO, December 5, 2014—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company will sponsor four of the International Skating Union’s most prestigious figure skating competitions, spanning the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons.

Canon will sponsor a total of four International Figure Skating Championships: the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final®, the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships®, the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships®, and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships®. Canon has sponsored the four International Figure Skating Championships every year since the 2012-2013 season, and will continue to provide products, technologies and services to contribute to the success of each upcoming event.

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Reminder: CW Readers Photo Contest

Valentin Popa‎ – Snow owl hunting in the afternoon sun  – 1/2500, f 3.2 , 300mm –

How it works:

1) Submit your picture with a short description on Canon Watch’s Facebook page
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers on the Photo Stream
3) A selection of the most liked pictures will be posted every Sunday here on Canon Watch

If you posted your photo late in the week it will be evaluated next week. Nothing gets lost :-)

Show us what you can do with a Canon camera!

Canon Powershot SX60 HS $50 Off at Amazon, and 10% Discounts on Canon Accessories (Gold Box Deals)

Powershot SX60

Amazon US has Gold Box deals on the new Canon Powershot SX60 HS, on sale for $499 ($50 off), and on select Canon accessories (up to 10% off). The accessories are camera bags, lenses, lens hoods, underwater housings, and more.

Powershot SX60 HS core specs:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC allows wireless transferring of images and video
  • 16.1 megapixel 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with DIGIC 6 image processor (Canon HS SYSTEM)
  • 65x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 260x combined zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Bright 3-inch vari-angle LCD plus an electronic viewfinder
  • Capture stunning 1080p HD video in MP4 format with a dedicated movie button and zoom while shooting

The SX60 HS was announced for Photokina 2014.

Canon EOS Utility Fix for Yosemite

EOS Utility Fix for Yosemite

There is an issue with EOS Utility 3 for Canon 1D X and 5D Mark III DSLRs, and with EOS Utility 2 for earlier cameras. Both are not working with Mac OS X 10.10 (aka Yosemite). Canon released a beta version of EOS Utility (version 3.1.0a) to address the problem.

With EOS Utility 3.1.0a you can install both EOS Utility 2 and 3.

  • EOS Utility 3-series and EOS Utility 2.14 can be simultaneously installed to one computer. (When installing EOS Utility 3-series, EOS Utility 2.x will also be updated to the newest version.)
  • When any model other than EOS 7D Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D is connected, EOS Utility 2.14 will be started.

The software does not show up if you select Yosemite as your operating system on the download page for your camera. Instead, you have to select Mavericks 10.9 to download it. Next you install the software as usual.

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Deal Alert: Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Aspherical Wide Angle Cine Lens – $362

Rokinon 35mm

Amazon Lighting Deal: Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Aspherical Wide Angle Cine Lens on sale for $361.99 (compare to $449).

  • 35mm fixed focal length; t/1.5-22 aperture range; Manual focus
  • Features the same outstanding optical quality as the highly rated Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 lens
  • Features de-clicked aperture to reduce noise and to allow more specific manual aperture settings
  • Lens is follow focus compatible to enable the user to focus and use the aperture ring without interrupting video shooting
  • Includes front and rear lens caps, removable hood, lens pouch, instruction manual and 1 year Rokinon warranty