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Ipad app by Canon
« on: January 02, 2013, 11:56:16 AM »
For those of you who have an Ipad.... Canon Singapore has put out a very interesting (and free) app called CanonSGLens, you can searh for it on the apple store...

It gives lens specs, drawings, MTF charts, allows comparisons, has a FOV simulator, depth of field simulator and calculator, etc etc....
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 12:03:17 PM »
I like it, and there's also a 3rd party iPhone app (also free) called Canon Lenses that lists the lenses with links to many of the reviews of each lens.  Quite useful.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 12:41:50 PM »
Yup had it since Version 1.  It also exists as an app for iPhone and ipod touch. Its a useful app.

The official connection with Canon is rather tenuous and is via subsidiary at Singapore and Vincent Bockaert in a convoluted way.

But I love it.

A minor gripe, the lens specification lacks the year the lens was introduced...something available at sites like the-digital-picture.com and NL.  So in comparison mode, in this app you can not tell which lens is rather old and long in the tooth...  I emailed already but more of you contacting to request this might move them.

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 12:49:10 PM »
I like it, and there's also a 3rd party iPhone app (also free) called Canon Lenses that lists the lenses with links to many of the reviews of each lens.  Quite useful.

If you search the apple store for "Taggart Gorman" he has ones listing Canon, Nikon, and Tokina lenses..
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Re: Ipad app by Canon
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 01:02:08 PM »
For those of you who have an Ipad.... Canon Singapore has put out a very interesting (and free) app called CanonSGLens, you can searh for it on the apple store...

It gives lens specs, drawings, MTF charts, allows comparisons, has a FOV simulator, depth of field simulator and calculator, etc etc....

Thanks, I have now installed it. :)

Neuro, I could not find the one you mentioned by that name. There was a Canon Lenses+ for approx two dollars, by a Gorman. Is that the one?
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Re: Ipad app by Canon
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2013, 01:12:30 PM »
For those of you who have an Ipad.... Canon Singapore has put out a very interesting (and free) app called CanonSGLens, you can searh for it on the apple store...

It gives lens specs, drawings, MTF charts, allows comparisons, has a FOV simulator, depth of field simulator and calculator, etc etc....

Thanks, I have now installed it. :)

Neuro, I could not find the one you mentioned by that name. There was a Canon Lenses+ for approx two dollars, by a Gorman. Is that the one?
The ipod version is free, but works on an ipad.... try searching apad apps....
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Re: Ipad app by Canon
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 03:02:07 PM »
I use Canon Buddy (ipad & iphone).

It has lists of Canon Lenses for EF & EF-S, Sigma DC & EF, Tamron Di & Di II, Tokina EF & DX, Carl Zeiss ZE. There is also a favorites screen for lenses you want and lenses you own.
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 03:46:28 PM »
cool, very handy to have it all right there

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2013, 05:01:16 PM »
What about a similar app for us benighted Android users?  Anyone know of one?
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 06:03:25 PM »
Not to despair, go to Play and search for the same (CanonSGLens) which has the same features as the iOS version. Its up to version 2.4.1.

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