The current versions of Canon’s tethering software packages EOS Utility 2 and EOS Utility 3 (for the 1Dx, 5DMK3 and 7DMk2) and their RAW processor Digital Photo Professional are not compatible with the latest version of Mac OS X 10.10 aka Yosemite. I’ve spoken to several Canon technical representatives and public relations people who are quietly aware of the issue. They report they have no information about when these applications will be updated. The workaround for those who tether is to use Lightroom.
The new viewfinder, lifted from the, is great. The viewfinder now works if you wear glasses and the image is big and bright enough to really use. The LCD screen now pivots around so you can see it from the side of the camera during interviews, and will flip so it faces forward if you need to do a standup in front of the camera. Face-tracking autofocus will make those standups look sharp.
Join Adorama and Canon for this can’t-miss event featuring the brand new EOS 7D Mark II and experience all the action it captures! Free to attend, the action-packed evening will feature an open bar and food, giveaways including a raffle for the 7D Mark II and two tickets to the XLIX “Big Game,” special guest appearances from the world of professional sports, presentations from the industry’s top action photographers and many more surprises to come. Be sure to RSVP, as space is limited and only registering will guarantee your spot!
The star of the show, the EOS 7D Mark II, will be on display, so all attendees can get their hands-on the highly anticipated DSLR from Canon’s APS-sensor lineup. Capturing every fun-filled moment of the night, attendees can even get in front of the camera and see it in action throughout the evening. The 7D Mark II boasts, among many other impressive features, a 20.2MP CMOS sensor for stunning detail and impressive clarity, high speed continuous shooting up to 10fps, stunning full HD video, and the Intelligent Viewfinder II – and one attendee will get to walk away with their very own! Canon will also have their Pro100 and Pro10 printers on display, as well as the CP910 for printing photos on the spot. Be sure to keep an eye out for exclusive event promotions the day of – available only to those in attendance!
The EOS 7D Mark II is in stock and shipping:
- 7D Mark II 18-135mm IS STM KIT – $2,149 – Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
- 7D Mark II body only – $1,799 – Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
World-wide EOS 7D Mark II order links after the break
This excellent deal by Adorama is still live!
For just $358 (after mail-in rebate) you get the following bundle:
- Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
- Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens – USA
- Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
- Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
Click “Add to Bundle”. Then click “Add bundle to cart”. Instructions for the MIR are here.
Adobe now offers a Creative Cloud Photography bundle that includes Lightroom editing software and Photoshop CC for photographers who want to organise, edit, enhance and share their images via desktop or their mobile devices – this package currently comes bundled with Canon’s EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D DSLRs. In a four-part CPN series of articles and video tutorials Richard Curtis (a Principal Solutions Consultant in Digital Imaging for Adobe UK) will examine the workflow between Lightroom software and Photoshop CC to give you a good understanding of the benefits of working with both in tandem. In Part 2 of this series Richard Curtis focuses on the advanced use of Smart Objects for creating composite images within the Lightroom and Photoshop CC workflow and, in a special video, he explains how to create such composite images. Please click on the play button in the window above to watch the video.
Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop CC costs $9.99 per month.