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.[via Photo Focus]
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
B&H Photo has a killer deal going on: the Canon Vixia Mini camcorder for ridiculous $129 instead of $299. Limited time offer.
- Supports Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video
- Capture Up to 12MP Still Images
- High-Sensitivity 12.8MP CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC DV 4 Processor & Canon HS SYSTEM
- Built-In Wi-Fi & Live Streaming Function
- Canon Movie Uploader & CameraAccess2 App
- Supports Web-Friendly MP4 Video Format
- Canon f/2.8 Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens
- Capacitive 2.7″ Tilting Touch Panel LCD
- Supports Wide & Close-Up Shooting Modes
Nice 10 minutes video by Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto comparing Canon’s high-end DSLRs. It’s a fast paced comparison of features and strengths of the EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS-1D X, and the brand new EOS 7D Mark II. A guide to make the right choice in case you’re on the fence for one of these cameras.
And yes, it’s true what the reviewer says: all the full-frame DSLRs we mentioned will get replaced in 2015 😉
Short & technical article by Canon DLC about Spot AF, a feature available on high-end Canon DSLRs. Spot AF reduces the size of the AF sampling area at the AF sensor and means that AF can be performed on a more isolated part of a subject or scene.