With the highly-anticipated Samyang Tilt Shift Lens now in hand, it is time to see what it can do. This lens is currently going through our full range of lab tests, but the image quality results from the ISO 12233 resolution chart are now available on the Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift Lens Review
page. Shifted test results are additionally available.
Also, with a clear morning on Saturday, I spent some time shooting outdoor comparisons between this lens and the 2x more expensive Canon TS-E 24mm L II Tilt-Shift Lens
. I am sharing one of these comparisons on the Samyang review page.
Update: Vignetting and distortion results are now also available.
(via BigValueInc) has the Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera
available for $715.00 with free shipping. Compare at $896.95. Update:
The price changed from $745.00 to $715.00 after the original post. (thanks Masaki) Caveat Emptor:
BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.2%. However, eBay seems to trust them enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals."
Through June 25, Adobe
is offering Creative Cloud for students and teachers
for 60% off
, or $19.99 per month with an annual subscription.
Through July 31, customers of CS3 or higher can upgrade to Creative Cloud
for 40% off
, or $29.99 per month with an annual subscription.
Canon USA has the complete EOS Digital Solution Disk Software Disk
available for download. Note:
You need to enter the serial number for your camera in order to download the software. Be sure to enter any leading zeros – else your serial number will not be recognized.
"EOS Digital Solution Disk Software" is a software suite containing the applications "Digital Photo Professional", "EOS Utility" and "Picture Style Editor", dedicated for users who cannot use the bundled CD to install the suite to the PC.
Digital Photo Professional: This software is recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can quickly view, edit, process and print RAW images. You can also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images.
EOS Utility: With the camera connected to a computer, EOS Utility enables you to transfer still photos and movies shot with the camera to the computer. You can also use this software to set various camera settings and shoot remotely with the computer connected to the camera.
Picture Style Editor: You can edit Picture Styles and create and save original Picture Style files.
This package contains the following version applications:
- Digital Photo Professional 3.13.10
- EOS Utility 2.13.10
- Picture Style Editor 1.13.10
EOS Digital Solution Disk Software Disk v28.1A
From Adobe:Top technology explorations spotlighted, including “Perspective Warp” in Photoshop and “Video Color Grading” in After Effects SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 7, 2013
— Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today presented a behind-the-scenes look at cutting-edge design and interactive technologies at Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference. Focused on creativity and expressiveness, MAX brings together over 5,000 creative industry leaders, visionaries and professionals to exchange ideas and inspiration and explore how creativity is changing the world.
MAX Sneak Peeks offer a unique opportunity to see inside Adobe’s engineering labs and to preview breakthrough applications and features during their early stage of development. For example, the new Camera Shake Reduction tool, that analyzes and corrects blur from camera movement, which was unveiled as part of Adobe® Photoshop® CC yesterday, was actually first shown publicly at MAX Sneak Peeks in October 2011.
Videos of the technology explorations spotlighted during the MAX Sneak Peeks, hosted by Rainn Wilson and special guest Mary Lynn Rajskub, with Ben Forta, director of Evangelism, Adobe, will soon be available on YouTube. Photos will be posted in the Adobe MAX online press room. Projects shown may, or may not, make it into future versions of Adobe products and services.
“The Sneaks embody the spirit and passion for technology innovation that thrives at Adobe,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media Business, Adobe. “The presentations are always a sensation at Adobe MAX; the energy and enthusiasm from the audience is electric and demonstrate that our creative customers are always ready to embrace the new.” Adobe MAX Sneak Peeks
- Drawing Tools Revisited: The opening keynote introduced a hardware project named “Mighty” (and a related short ruler project named “Napoleon”) which aims to marry traditional drawing tools with the mobility and flexibility of tablet devices. Innovative next generation hardware like these need new yet familiar software.
- Responsive Design with Edge Code (Edge Code): Edge Reflow is the perfect tool for creatives who want to build modern, responsive websites. But what about developers whose workflow is highly code based? Here’s an Edge Reflow-inspired experience available right inside of Edge Code.
- Creative Cloud™ as a Service (Photoshop): As mentioned in the opening keynote, Creative Cloud makes it possible to host that "Adobe magic" as a service to power all sorts of apps and more. This sneak is an example of just that, a Photoshop feature running in the crowd, and made better over time thanks to crowdsourcing.
- Playing with Lighting (After Effects® & Photoshop): Photographers will often tell you that “It’s all about the lighting.” This sneak lets you experiment and play with lighting after the fact. Tweak image lighting based on a selected sample and turn your home movies into blockbuster hits (or at least make them look the part) by adjusting lighting modeled on any movie you choose.
- Code Free Website Special Effects (Muse™): Muse is a proven platform for building powerful and great looking websites without having to write any code, and we’re just getting started. Next up, code-free color transformations, 3D motion, and more!
- “Painting with Bob”: Create a masterpiece painting without, well, painting! These special brushes allow you to paint by copying a picture using a variety of special strokes and textures.
- Digital Publication Special Effects (DPS): Digital publications shouldn’t merely be copies of their print counterparts. After all, tablets and devices can do so much more. This sneak will wow you with just how easy it can be to add animation, special effects and even accelerometer-based movement to your digital publications.
- Liquid Search: Stop searching using words to describe what you want. Instead, use a silhouette, then draw it, resize it, drag it, reshape it … and Liquid Search will do the rest.
- PSD Lens (Edge Code): Most websites start off as Photoshop comps which designers then turn into Web pages (which is why Photoshop includes features that assist creative professionals in quickly and easily converting their creations for Web use). But what about developers who are more comfortable in code and use a very different workflow? This sneak allows Edge Code users to open PSD files right inside their editor, exposing all that Photoshop goodness in real-time as they type.
- Audio Layers: Separating desired audio from background noise is a painful process. Or rather, it was. Use a visual editor to paint the sounds you want while identifying those you don’t, and this tool will do the rest.
- Perspective Warp (Photoshop): Ever wished you had gotten closer to take a picture? Perhaps you were not right in front of your subject or took the picture from too high or low? This Photoshop sneak lets you adjust the perspective for parts of your shot while still keeping the rest of the image intact.
B&H carries Adobe software products.
Use promo code PhotoPro125
($125.00 off) at BuyDig.com
to get the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle US UMC Lens for Canon
for $359.00 with free shipping. Compare at $459.00.
The promo code also works for the Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 AS UMC Wide Angle Lens for Nikon with Focus Confirmation Chip