Canon released a working version for Lion – read more on our post

Many who upgraded to the latest operating system for Apple’s OS X Lion were a bit disappointed to find out the Canon utilities wouldn’t function – and a new version was released last Thursday, but unfortunately, Lion support wasn’t included.

On a good note, I’ve found several reports that version 2.8.1 (download) — oops that link doesn’t work anymore — works on Lion (and I can confirm – but it doesn’t support the Canon EOS 60D).

UPDATE Dec 8, 2011 – I found this page on Canon’s USA site indicating:

We are planning to release an update to Canon’s EOS Utility, which is compatible with 10.6.8/10.7, on the web for download in the first quarter of 2012.

UPDATE Dec 24, 2011 – thanks to a couple of comments – the 2.8.1 utility is found again as well as a post saying 2.7.2 also works:

I think I found 2.8.1

I use a 5D mark ii and experienced the same problems as everyone with EOS Utility since upgrading to Lion. Tried finding version 2.8.1. on the Canon website but it seems to have been removed. Anyway, for whatever it’s worth and based on a recommendation on another site I tried version 2.7.2. and it works perfectly! The link is here. Happy holidays!

Canon DPP 3.10.2 and EOS Utility 2.10.2

Here’s what Canon has to say is included in the EOS Utility update:

The change made to Canon EOS Utility 2.10.2: Supports new lens (EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II)

Ok, not much – and no mention of our friendly Lion.


The first story I found on the update was: “Canon DPP 3.10.2 and EOS Utility 2.10.2 Now Available” which describes the update (see above).

But upon loading it and realizing that ‘this software will not run on this version of the operating system’ I went looking and found a couple of mentions of a much older version (2.8.1) running under Lion.

You can find the 2.8.1 download on Canon’s site – however, if you have a newer version, you’ll need to throw that in the trash and then run the updater – if you don’t, it will just keep the latest version on your box.

(cover photo credit: snap from the installer)


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