Features new Night Mode user interface, perfect for astrophotography.
Users can now trigger even more modes via an Apple Watch or Pebble smartwatch
Monday, December 14, 2015:Triggertrap – creators of the world’s most powerful camera remotes – have completely rewritten their popular iOS app, Triggertrap Mobile. This update introduces the single most requested feature: Night Mode, which turns Triggertrap Mobile into the perfect companion for photography in the dark.
Flicking the Night Mode switch changes the colours of the user interface to a darkness-friendly colour scheme, making Triggertrap Mobile ideal for high-speed photography in the studio, light painting in the garden, and for astrophotography in the field. These colours are designed to work with screen brightness turned right down, minimising the amount of light coming from the phone - with the added benefit of maximising battery life.
Timed Release now has our ND calculator baked right in, making it easier than ever before to calculate the perfect exposure time with your ND filter and capture the long exposure. In Timed Release simply tap the ND filter icon (the split circle), enter your base shutter speed, your neutral density filter strength and tap to automatically put that value into Timed Release.
The Wearables mode has also been taken to the next level, adding support for triggering almost every mode* from Apple Watch or a Pebble smartwatch. This makes your wearable device perfect for starting a sensor mode from distance to avoid premature triggering, keeping star trails steady, and keeping any movement out of long exposure HDR shots.
The Triggertrap Mobile 4.0 update is available now from the iOS app store for devices running iOS7 and above.
According to the Egami Blog, Sigma has filed a patent for an 11-22mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM FLD Art lens. Below is a screenshot of the Google-translated patent presented on the blog.
Aside from giving full-framer's an ultra-wide 11mm angle of view, this is an interesting patent as it would indicate a departure from the previous Art lenses which have traditionally featured a constant maximum aperture.
Sigma clearly has the Canon 11-24L in its sights with this lens's development and, considering the Art line's heritage, it will likely be released with a much more attractive price compared to Canon's extreme ultra-wide.
December 2015 – Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, announces the launch of a new compact and foldable Lastolite by Manfrotto EzyBounce Bounce Card. Specially designed for beginner and advanced hobbyists who like to take pictures of people and events, such as a wedding or a party with friends, this bounce card helps to create a softer light towards the subject and thanks to its small size it can be carried in a shirt’s pocket.
ADAPTABLE AND IMPACT RESISTANT The new Lastolite by Manfrotto EzyBounce fits all standard flashguns available on the market. It features a secure fixing system with a silicon strap to securely attach the card to the flashgun and is made from impact resistant ABS (glass re-enforced plastic) to stand up to different types of crashes.
SMALL AND PORTABLE The expandable surfaces allow different configurations and a multiple usage of the Bounce Card: when in use it can create soft light towards the subject and can also redirect the light of your flashgun (for example, on the ceiling when used indoors).
With a wide white surface for maximum reflection when opened (18x19cm), the new Lastolite by Manfrotto EzyBounce collapses to a third of its original size when closed (11x7cm). You can bring your card anywhere and store it in a small pocket.
Make unique your event pictures with a soft and surprising light thanks to the new Lastolite by Manfrotto EzyBounce.
Except as described below, the following will occur with the affected units listed below:
Linked shooting and wireless flash shooting with radio transmission will not work in some setting modes when 7 or more units are linked. This phenomenon does not occur when 6 or fewer units are linked.
Speedlite 600EX-RT and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
Units with a combination of 3rd and 4th digits in the serial number in the ranges shown below are affected:
Note: If the battery compartment of an affected unit contains the marking illustrated below, the product is NOT affected by the phenomenon described above, even if the serial number is within the ranges mentioned above.
To arrange to have an affected unit inspected and serviced for this phenomenon at no cost, please contact Canon using the information below.
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
This is an Event Space Highlight of ‘Peter Hurley on The Headshot’, in which photographer Peter Hurley demonstrates how to capture successful portraits and headshots using available and studio lighting. Check out the full version in the link below.
The video above features highlights from Peter Hurley's demonstration. The full video can be found here.
Roger Cicala over at LensRentals was curious to see how much engineering went into Canon's new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM. So in Roger-like fashion, he tore into one.
As it turns out, the lens seems especially well constructed and well thought out. Roger's comments at the bottom of the teardown say it all:
"I'm sure you can tell we're impressed with the Canon 35mm f/1.4 Mk II. The weather resistance appears better than most weather resistant lenses. (As always, I'll add that weather resistance still means water damage voids the warranty.) The mechanical construction is beyond impressive. This lens is massively over-engineered compared to any other prime we've ever disassembled. It's built like a tank where it counts; on the inside. Moving parts are huge and robust. Six big screws are used in locations where 3 smalls screws are common in other lenses. Heavy roller bearings move the focusing group, it doesn't slide on little nylon collars.
It's also designed thoughtfully and logically. Things that will inevitably get damaged on any lens, like the front element and filter ring, are designed to be replaced easily. There are some things inside, particularly with the tensioning screws and springs, that I'm not certain I understand the purpose of, but I am certain there is a purpose. If I had to summarize the mechanical design of this lens, I would say simply that no expense was spared, no corner was cut.
Sometimes things are expensive because they're worth it. Sometimes they're heavy because they're so solidly constructed. This is one of those times."
Check out the entire post for the full teardown details.
We all know that it has been needed for a long time, but someone had to take the courage to reveal our problems. Today, I'm stepping up to the plate with the first publication of the Photographer's Medical Dictionary.
I do realize that other photographers have ailments that I have not yet recognized or, bracing myself, I have additional ailments that you have recognized. Help us make this resource complete by sending your photography diseases along with the associated symptoms and recovery prognosis for inclusion in the photographer's medical dictionary. Or add information to one of the conditions already discussed. Send your info to Info@The-Digital-Picture.com.
Together, we can find the cure. Or, at least provide ourselves with a support group and the stress-reducing knowledge that we are not alone in this.
Camera Raw 9.3.1 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application. This version fixes a bug that resulted in inaccurate tiles, such as black or white squares when not expected, when opening images in Photoshop. Please note that this bug typically only appeared when using both the Camera Raw plug-in and Photoshop for long running sessions.
Thank you for all your assistance in helping us find and fix this issue! Thanks!
Camera Raw 9 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.