Canon USA Celebrates Filmmakers As They Explore Their Creativity As A Sponsor Of The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

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More about Canon’s support for the Sundance Festival here.

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Celebrates Filmmakers As They Explore Their Creativity As A Sponsor Of The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the company will return as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (January 21–31, 2016). In sponsorship with Sundance Institute, Canon will pay tribute to the best of independent film and offer exciting new programs dedicated to the filmmakers behind the camera.

Canon celebrates the creativity behind every film at the Festival and is pleased to share that at least 51 of the 247 films premiering as part of this year’s slate — over 20 percent — were shot using Canon equipment. Canon-shot projects screening at the Festival include the seven-hour true crime documentary O.J.: Made in America, Miles Ahead, Liz Garbus’s Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson CooperThe New Yorker Presents, Holy Hell, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, and Bryce Dallas Howard’s short film solemates.

“In sponsoring with the Sundance Film Festival, Canon and the filmmaking industry connect and grow together,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “The Festival is an annual reminder that the tools we engineer are being used at the highest creative level all over the world, and the conversations we have with filmmakers here help shape the new products that we create for the industry.”

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Ikelite Canon EOS M3 underwater housing shipping

Ikelite Canon EOS M3 Underwater Housing Shipping

Ikelite released an underwater housing for the Canon EOS M3. Price is around $1,000.

PRESS RELEASE (via Dive Photo Guide)

Underwater TTL Housing for Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

The two biggest advantages of shooting underwater with an interchangeable lens camera are the variety of great lenses available, and the ability to connect an external flash directly to the camera. The Ikelite housing for the Canon EOS M3 is designed with these key points in mind to deliver a system that truly helps you take better photos in and under the water.

A fast and reliable strobe connection is essential to getting the shot underwater. The Ikelite Housing for the Canon EOS M3 provides a direct electrical connection to the camera’s external flash hot shoe. Electrical strobe connection is dozens of times faster than firing the camera’s built in flash and extends the battery life of the camera—which is essential when shooting a mirrorless system. Cord attachment is as easy as screwing in a lightbulb, and the threaded fit prevents accidental detachment during use. A variety of sync cord terminations are available for Ikelite, SEA&SEA, INON, or Nikonos strobes for ultimate versatility if you have multiple sets of strobes.

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