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Canon releases an iPhone app, CanonSGLens.

Canon Singapore is pleased to announce its free iOS app for DSLR users, CanonSGLens. Available from today at the Apple iTunes store, the free app features detailed lens specifications of all Canon DSLR lenses sold in Singapore. The application also contains a unique interactive simulator that allows you to compare the field of view between two camera-lens combinations, using the current catalogue of Canon EOS digital SLRs and lenses.

CanonSGLens is designed to help both beginners and professional EOS DSLR users alike. Beginners can learn more about the physics behind capturing an image, while professionals can make use of features like the depth-of-field calculator to help them achieve optimum focus.

Featured Content

  • Detailed lens specifications of all Canon EF and EF-S lenses sold in Singapore.
  • Compare lens specifications side by side, with differences indicated.
  • Compare high resolution MTF charts. * Compare high resolution lens construction diagrams.
  • Field of View simulator featuring multiple photos taken of the same scene in Singapore using different camera-lens combinations.
  • Depth of Field simulator.
  • Depth of Field calculator.
  • In-depth topic with interactive simulators explaining how aperture and shutter speed affect exposure, depth of field, and motion blur in the various exposure modes.

App Features

  • Highly visual interactive simulators
  • Bookmark your favourite pages
  • Add your own notes to any page
  • Content optimized for both portrait and landscape orientations
  • No Internet connection required

CanonSGLens is available at the iTunes store at http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/canonsglens/id490527073?ls=1&mt=8

Have you download it to your iPhone already? its exclusive to the Singapore market only!

For more information, please visit http://www.canon.com.sg/home


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CIA? -Canon Imaging Academy

Do you want to take pictures like this???


Or like this?

Or like this? (obviously, self-promotion is in progress…)

or this?

If you do and if you want to take such great shots like the above, its easy to achieve!

(p.s. all the shots above are taken by my dear Canon 500D)


All you have to do is to purchase a Canon EOS DSLR camera, an Ixus or PowerShot or even that latest camcorder from Legria series!

Now, how do you get up to speed with their capabilities? Sure, you can read the manual but nothing beats that time-honoured tradition of going to a school to get your basics down pat.

Here’s where Canon Imaging Academy come in. Very much like its doppelganger of an acronym, CIA – the Canon Imaging Academy have some of the most intelligent trainers within its ranks. Offering you the sweet spot of going up several levels of proficiency on the device you own.

And I was one of the pioneer students! Trust me, its all fun!!!


The Canon Imaging Academy have planned 70 photography courses, 20 local outings, 10 overseas trips, and free product trainings which will engage a target of 15,000 shutterbugs this year. Courses planned for 2011 include basic photography, intermediate photography, strobist, studio lighting, creative photography and editing with DPP courses.

The CIA will also introduce videography courses in 2011 to meet the increasing demand of enthusiasts who enjoy creating movies using Canon’s LEGRIA camcorders. For those who prefer a greater emphasis on hands-on experience, the CIA will also offer photography outings and overseas photo clinics. Each of the courses is designed to suit the varying skill-levels of participants from beginners to intermediate.

The Canon Imaging Academy offers Basic and intermediate photography courses, Basic videography courses, Studio portraiture and lighting workshops, Digital imaging post-processing workflow and many more.

Opening hours for Canon Imaging Academy are as follow:

Monday-Fridays: 11am-9pm
Saturdays: 11am-3pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

For more information, please call 6274 2719 or visit www.canon.com.sg/training

About Canon Singapore Pte Ltd

Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte Ltd is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company leads 18 other countries including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and a representative office in Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc has a global network of more than 200 companies and employs more than 160,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits about 10% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 18 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

More information is available at www.canon.com.sg