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 Friday, September 23, 2016
From Reikan:
 
New Features
 
  • Full Canon EOS 5D Mark IV support added – calibrate this camera automatically with FoCal (more details below)
Improvements:
 
The following enhancements and fixes are included with FoCal 2.3
 
  • Reinstate Raw support for Canon cameras.
  • Improvements to speed and reliability of image downloading on all Canon cameras.
  • Fix issue with selection of certain focus points on the D5 and D500 (affected MultiPoint Focus Test in some cases).
  • Shutter count functionality restored for all mid-age cameras except Canon 1DX Mark II, 5DS/R, 5D Mark IV and 80D.
  • Ensure FoCal Comparison Data is shown (where available) for Nikon cameras in File Mode.
  • Ensure mirror lockup is used correctly during Aperture Sharpness tests.
  • More informative message to indicate Distortion Correction should be disabled on Canon cameras where necessary.
  • Opening Canon Cameras is now up to 3 times faster.
  • Fully Automatic Calibration range, step size and shot count control hidden by default as they are more applicable for advanced users (enable from the Pro tab in Preferences)
  • Fixed issue where communications with Canon cameras could be unreliable on Mac when camera connection had been closed and re-opened.
  • Fix to ensure correct operation with certain Nikon zoom lenses when testing at the wide end of the focal length range.
  • Improvement in Camera Info tool to provide more information.
  • Fixed an issue for some users with the review of Dust Analysis setup on Windows.
  • Fixed an issue where liveview zoom state would sometimes not be restored after focusing in Target Setup.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause FoCal to hang on the splash screen.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Support Added
 
This release brings full support for this new Canon camera, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and FoCal automates as much as possible during calibration.
 
The 5D Mark IV runs in User Assisted mode, it’s automatic, and users will be prompted a few times to change the AF Microadjustment during a calibration.
 
5D Mark IV HotKey
 
The User Assisted Mode HotKey is the same as similar Canon cameras. Once the AF Microadjustment has been input on the camera screen, while half pressing the shutter button click the aperture dial once to change the aperture. This will notify FoCal to continue with the calibration (no need to go back to the computer!).
 
We are continuing to investigate what might be possible to make use of the Dual Pixel Raw functionality within this camera, so far we think there’s scope to make use of this extra data, blog post at 5D Mark IV “Dual Pixel Raw” provides further details.
 
macOS Sierra Support Status
 
macOS Sierra (OS X 10.12) is now officially released. We had already been working with beta releases of macOS Sierra and will finalise support for this new operating system in the next FoCal release. One of the factors is waiting for Canon to update their interface libraries, which at the moment will stop FoCal from initialising on Sierra (see also Canon’s OS compatibility page)
 
As it stands, FoCal 2.3 will not control any cameras when running on Sierra based systems.
 
There will be a fully working version of FoCal for Sierra, exact timescale is hard to predict but we expect this to happen soon.
 
Software Support Status
 
Mac
 
The following table shows the support for FoCal for Mac:
 
Operating SystemCamera ManufacturerStatus
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)Canon & NikonFully functional
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)Canon & NikonFully functional
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)Canon & NikonFully functional
OS X 10.12 (Sierra)Canon & NikonNo Support in 2.3
or earlier versions of FoCal

Windows
 
The following table shows the support for FoCal for Windows:
 
Operating SystemCamera ManufacturerStatus
Windows 7Canon & NikonFully functional
Windows 8/8.1Canon & NikonFully functional
Windows 10Canon & NikonFully functional

How do I get FoCal 2.3?
 
Download FoCal 2.3 by logging in to the LMS at lms.fo-cal.co.uk. Once logged in, you will see a download link to the software.
 
FoCal 2.3 is available for Windows (Windows 7 and newer) and Mac (OS X 10.9 – 10.11) operating systems, for users who are still within their Included Updates Period today (22nd September 2016). If your Included Updates Period has expired, you can purchase another 12 months by logging in to the LMS at lms.fo-cal.co.uk.
 
If you don’t own FoCal, you can purchase the software as a download or boxed product, as well as Focal Hard Targets from the store.
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Category: Reikan News
Post Date: 9/23/2016 11:14:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Phottix:
 
Another Phottix First!
Anything Goes
 
Phottix presents the first studio light system compatible with Canon’s radio flash system. The Indra TTL was the next generation of Phottix’s innovative TTL products–the Indra500LC takes that one step further – incorporating the radio control and triggering the Canon RT and the Phottix Laso triggering systems. The Indra500LC gives photographers 500W/s of TTL power, opening up new possibilities and allowing photographers to shoot in shutter and aperture priority modes with incredible power.
 
High Speed Sync
With the Phottix Indra500LC TTL’s High Speed Sync function photographers can shoot at higher sync speeds* allowing wider apertures while still being able to control ambient light. In manual mode the Indra500LC offers 8 stops of power adjustments - from full power to 1/128 in 1/3rd stop increments. With Stroboscopic Mode, the Phottix Indra can be used for special effect and creative shooting with flash frequency of 1-100HZ and flash counts of 1-100 times.
 
Built-in Triggering
The Phottix Indra500LC TTL has the power and control of the Canon RT and Phottix Laso triggering systems built-in. Switchbetween TTL and Manual modes, adjust EV and manual power levels and use high speed sync, all from the Canon ST-E3, compatible Canon RT Speedlites and the Phottix Laso Transmitter - no extra hardware is needed
 
Supports older Canon non-RT flashes
One of the best things of the Phottix Laso Triggering system is it’s ability to incorporate older non-radio Canon flashes into your workflow. There’s no need to set aside your 580 EXII – add a Phottix Laso Receiver and have the ability to control and trigger it, and add it your other Canon RT-enabled flashes – and the Phottix Indra500 LC.
 
The Indra500 LC comes with a Li-Ion battery, cables, charger, carrying bag and a new, smaller 5” reflector to make the Indra500 LC easier to pack and take on location.
 
*On compatible cameras.
 
A 500W Studio Light Compatible with Canon’s RT flash system
 
Phottix Laso System launched a year ago to much industry buzz and acclaim. It provided something sorely lacking in the Canon RT flash system – backwards compatibility with legacy non-RT-flashes.
 
Phottix’s is continuously developing new user-friendly products that provide efficient and innovative solutions to photographers and is proud to announce another industry first – a Phottix Laso and Canon RT compatible version of the award-winning Phottix Indra500. The Indra500LC offers Phottix Laso and Canon RT system users another tool in their lighting arsenal.
 
INDRA500LC - THE POWER-UP FOR YOUR LIGHTING!
 
Fully compatible with the Phottix Laso and Canon RT ETTL System
 
  • Control and trigger the Indra500LC directly from the Phottix Laso Transmitter, Canon ST-E3, compatible Canon RT-enabled Speedlites.Empower Canon Speedlites with a more powerful Big Brother: Take lighting to the next level.
  • Augment the power of Canon Speedlites with the Indra500LC, featuring 500W/s of power, high speed sync up to 1/8000s and remote control and triggering.
Improved Accessories and functions
 
  • 5” Reflector: Smaller and easier to take on location with a reflective angle of 135 Degrees.
  • Smaller Gear Bag: More convenient for photographers that want to travel light-weight.
  • Real-Time Control Details: Changes made on the Laso or other control device are displayed on the Indra500LC display.
Pricing and availability to be announced.
 
B&H carries the Phottix Laso TTL Flash Trigger Transmitter & Receiver.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Phottix News
Post Date: 9/23/2016 7:44:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
Please find the following notes on the usage of SIGMA interchangeable lenses for EOS, when attached to Canon EOS 5D Mark IV that is released on September 8th.
 
  • MO (Manual Override) function is unavailable with this camera (Full-time Manual function can be offered).
  • When using a SIGMA interchangeable lens for EOS, setting the corrections to [Disable] is recommended, as “Lens Correction” functions of the camera, such as Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction, Diffraction correction and Distortion correction are not supported.*
* If those functions are activated, the performance of lenses may not be accurate.
* This is not only for EOS 5D Mark IV, but also for other camera bodies with the same function.
 
We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 9/23/2016 5:27:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 22, 2016

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Just out of reach of the longest selfie stick and the lowest hovering helicopter, drones are the hottest technological force of the 21st century. The ancient human desire to take flight and see the world from a towering perspective is now available to the masses. So, how can you communicate a soaring visual story and elevate your artistry to new heights? Join award-winning photographer Chase Guttman, author of the upcoming Handbook of Drone Photography, as he guides you through the airspace of the newest photographic frontier.
 
Note: Shown above is the highlight reel from the event. The full version can be found here.
 
B&H carries aerial imaging platforms, aka drones.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/22/2016 12:50:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Introduced in 2012, the EOS 6D became Canon's affordable, entry-level full frame DSLR with the 5D III sitting right above it in feature set and price. With the release of the Canon 5D Mark IV, the gap between the 5D-series of cameras and the EOS 6D has widened significantly.
 
While we have no knowledge of an EOS 6D Mark II in the works, considering Canon's development history it's relatively safe to assume one is coming in the not-so-distant future. So we want to know – what specifications and features would you like to see in an EOS 6D Mark II?
 
Let us know in the post's comments.
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Post Date: 9/22/2016 7:55:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Join us at 11:30am EDT on September 27th, 2016 to see how DJI is going to change your world again.
 
Learn more: http://live.dji.com/adventure/
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/22/2016 5:27:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 21, 2016

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Color calibration is an important process when taking and editing photos. With the Spyder5CAPTURE PRO bundle, it only takes a few steps to ensure perfect, consistent color in all your shots. The kit includes, the SpyderCHECKR to give your photos a color reference, the SpyderLENSCAL, to adjust autofocusing, the SpyderCube, to obtain perfect exposure, and the Spyder5Elite, for accurate monitor calibration.
 
B&H carries the Datacolor Spyder5CAPTURE PRO which currently qualifies for a $100.00 instant savings.
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Post Date: 9/21/2016 2:58:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 20, 2016
From Photoshelter:
 
How do you get a rep’s attention and seal the deal?
 
Having a photo rep may mean access to new clients, help with marketing, negotiating, accounting, and an overall support system. But how do you lock this partnership down?
 
To help demystify the world or representation, we’re tackling it head on in our latest guide, Tips to Getting a Photo Rep.
 
Inside, check out interviews from photographers who share:
 
  • How to get you (and your work) ready for pitching agencies
  • How to determine if a rep is a good fit for you
  • Tips to get on a rep’s radar and ink a deal
  • How to work with a rep day-to-day
Also hear from reps at Jed Root, Glasshouse Assignment and NatGeo Creative who talk through how they find new photographers and what it’s like to work with someone for the first time.
 
Download the free guide today!
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/20/2016 2:00:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon UK:
 
We would like to make our customers aware that Canon Inc. Headquarters in Japan have announced a number of compatibility issues with the new Operating System macOS 10.12 (Sierra) which will affect a selection of our products and software packages (please see below for a full list of affected models).
 
If you own an affected product or software item listed below, then we strongly advise that you do not upgrade your operating system until confirmation of full functionality has been provided.
 
Canon is planning to provide further information by the end of September and we apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.
 
Affected Products and Software
 
The software items that are experiencing compatibility issues with macOS10.12 (Sierra) are listed below
 
  • Camera Window DC
  • EOS Utility 2
  • EOS Utility 3
  • Map Utility
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/20/2016 8:57:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Lightroom CC (2015.7) and Lightroom 6.7 are now available. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support and lens profile support, and to address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
 
Please note that this version of Lightroom contains compatibility fixes for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and also requires macOS 10.10 and greater.
 
We recommend you update to Lightroom CC (2015.7) and Lightroom 6.7 prior to updating to macOS 10.12 (Sierra).
 
Publish to Adobe Stock Contributor Site
 
You can now submit images directly from Lightroom CC to the brand new Adobe Stock Contributor Site using the included Adobe Stock Publish Service. By contributing to Adobe Stock, you have the opportunity to showcase your work to millions of customers directly inside Creative Cloud applications.
 
Updates to “All Synced Photos”
 
We’ve made it easier to access your Lightroom CC images on the go with Lightroom for mobile and Lightroom for web.
 
You can now drag images directly to the “All Synced Photographs” collection in the Catalog panel. By doing so, the image syncs with the Creative Cloud, and ensures that you’ll be able to edit, organize, or share the photo on the go with Lightroom across your devices.
 
Smart Previews for Faster Performance
 
You’ve always been able to use Smart Previews in the Develop Module as a way to edit photos without having access to the original images on disk. Astute customers reported faster performance in the Develop Module when using Smart Previews and keeping their original images disconnected from their computer. Now, you can set a Preference in the Performance tab so that Lightroom will always use Smart Previews in the Develop Module, if they are available, even when the original files are also available.
 
To do so,
 
  1. Choose Edit > Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences dialog, select the Performance tab.
  3. In the Develop section, select Use Smart Previews Instead Of Originals For Image Editing.
  4. Click OK and then restart Lightroom.
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7
 
  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7? (wifi and cellular)
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV*
  • Casio EX-ZR4000 (EX-ZR5000)
  • GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Hasselblad H6D-100c
  • Nikon D3400
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (DMC-G80, DMC-G81, DMC-G85)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX9 (DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15)
*Please note that we support the import and editing of jpegs, raw files and dual pixel raw files from this camera model. We do not support any specific dual pixel raw functionality. If you are planning to use Dual Pixel raw files, please read Limitations with Canon Dual Pixel raw files in Camera Raw and Lightroom.
 
**We added new versions of Adobe Standard color profiles for the Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R cameras. These versions are denoted as V2, and the v2 profiles have lower contrast than the original Adobe Standard (v1) camera profiles.
 
New Tethered Shooting Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7
 
  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D500
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7
 
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Selected Published Folder or Collection is not deselected if a folder is selected
  • Adjustment brush stops working after deleting photo
  • Collections with counts greater than 5 digits are truncated
  • Exporting with a watermark changes white point.
  • White Balance Loupe displays incorrect RGB values
  • Error message about not being able to import photos when in fact the issue is due to the destination folder is read only
  • Fuji E X2 file imported as DNG is unreadable “The File Appears to be unsupported or damaged”
  • Keyword suggestion for a word having &(ampersand) is incorrect
  • Vignette correction for Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 too aggressive
  • Improved performance when using the Temperature and Tint slides for adjusting White Balance
  • Fixed issue where Panorama merge failed when using source files from a Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • Fixed issue where the SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens for Pentax mount was not being auto recognized
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Give us feedback
 
Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Lightroom wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.
 
Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:
 
Report bugs and suggest features
 
Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
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Category: Adobe Logo
Post Date: 9/20/2016 8:48:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Camera Raw 9.7 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application.
 
The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Camera Raw. This release also brings support for Pressure Sensitive tablets to Camera Raw.
 
Please note that this version of Camera Raw for Mac requires macOS 10.10 and greater.
 
Pressure Sensitive Support
 
A pressure sensitive pen is very useful for making precise adjustments using brush strokes within your images, and we’re excited to announce that Camera Raw 9.7 now provides support for pressure sensitive devices such as Wacom tablets and Surface Pros.
 
Pressure applied to the pen will affect the Flow slider within the Local Adjustment Brush. You can still set your flow to a maximum value, and then use your pressure sensitive pen to fine tune. Lighter pen strokes result in decreased flow, and heavier pen strokes increase flow.
 
We also support the erase mode if your pen supports this feature. Turning the pen over and using the “eraser” side will automatically switch the brush to eraser mode, as if you had held down the option key.
 
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.7
 
  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7? (wifi and cellular)
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV*
  • Casio EX-ZR4000 (EX-ZR5000)
  • Hasselblad H6D-100c
  • Nikon D3400
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (DMC-G80, DMC-G81, DMC-G85)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX9 (DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15)
*Please note that we support the import and editing of jpegs, raw files and dual pixel raw files from this camera model. We do not support any specific dual pixel raw functionality. If you are planning to use Dual Pixel raw files, please read Limitations with Canon Dual Pixel raw files in Camera Raw and Lightroom.
 
**We added new of Adobe Standard color profiles for the Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R cameras. These versions are denoted as V2, and the v2 profiles have lower contrast than the original Adobe Standard (v1) camera profiles.
 
New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.7
 
MountName
AppleiPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG)
AppleiPhone 6s Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG)
AppleiPad Pro back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleiPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleiPhone 7 front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
AppleiPhone 7 Plus back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleiPhone 7 Plus back camera 6.6mm f/2.8 (DNG + JPEG)
AppleiPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 3.99mm f/1.8
AppleiPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 6.6mm f/2.8
AppleiPhone 7 Plus front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
AppleiPhone SE back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 (DNG + JPEG)
Canon EFCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EFRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EFRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EFSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Canon EFSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EFVenus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Leica SLeica ELMARIT-S 1:2.8/45mm ASPH. CS
Nikon FNikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
Nikon FNikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
Nikon FNikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED
Nikon FRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Nikon FRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Nikon FSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Nikon FSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Nikon FVenus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
OlympusBower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
OlympusRokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
OlympusSamyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
PanasonicBower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
PanasonicRokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
PanasonicSamyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2 ED AL Limited
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
Pentax KPENTAX HD PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited
Pentax KRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Pentax KRokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Pentax KSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Pentax KSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Pentax QPENTAX 08 WIDE ZOOM
RicohRicoh GR 18.3mm f/2.8
RicohRicoh GR II 18.3mm f/2.8
Sony ARokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Sony ARokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony ASamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS
Sony ASamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Sony ERokinon 12mm f/7.4 RMC Fisheye
Sony FERokinon 50mm AF F1.4 FE
Sony FESamyang 50mm AF F1.4 FE
Sony FESony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
Sony FESony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
Sony FEVenus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus
Sony FEVoigtlander HELIAR-HYPER WIDE 10mm F5.6
Sony FEZY Optics Mitakon SpeedMaster 85mm f/1.2

Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Fixed issue where Panorama merge failed when using source files from a Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • Vignette correction for Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 too aggressive
  • Fixed issue where the SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens for Pentax mount was not being auto recognized
  • Fixed bug that resulted in an abnormal exit of the Camera Raw plugin. Please note that this issue occurred intermittently and only when using Adobe After Effects CC on macOS
  • Improved performance when using the Temperature and Tint slides for adjusting White Balance
  • Improved the legibility of Text Labels in the User Interface
Installation Instructions
 
Camera Raw 9.7 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest Camera Raw update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:
 
http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html
 
DNG Converter 9.7 download links: Win | macOS
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Post Date: 9/20/2016 8:35:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Western Digital:
 
PHOTOKINA, COLOGNE, GERMANY, Sept. 20, 2016 – Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global storage technology and solutions leader, today unveiled its SanDisk 1TB terabyte (TB) SDXC card prototype at the world's leading trade fair for photo and video professionals. With increasing demand for high resolution content, such as 4K and 8K, the company continues to push the boundaries of technology with solutions that support the exponential growth of data-intensive production demands.
 
“Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360 video, are progressing at astounding rates.” Since the introduction of the record-breaking 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card at Photokina 2014, Western Digital has proven it can nearly double the capacity in the same SD card form factor using proprietary technology. Higher capacity cards expand the possibilities for professional videographers and photographers, giving them even greater ability to create more of the highest quality content, without the interruption of changing cards.
 
“Just a few short years ago the idea of a 1TB capacity point in an SD card seemed so futuristic – it’s amazing that we’re now at the point where it’s becoming a reality. With the growing demand for applications like VR, we can certainly use 1TB when we’re out shooting continuous high-quality video. High-capacity cards allow us to capture more without interruption, streamlining our workflow, and eliminating the worry that we may miss a moment because we have to stop to swap out cards,” said Sam Nicholson, CEO of Stargate Studios and member of the American Society of Cinematographers.
 
Western Digital will be demonstrating the SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype and showcasing its newest offerings at Photokina, Hall 02.1 Stand A014.
 
B&H carries SanDisk memory cards.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/20/2016 8:16:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Phase One:
 
Phase One released Capture One 9.3 – the third major update for Capture One 9.
 
The previous 9.2 update released two months ago delivered new file handling features. The new Capture One 9.3 is about under the hood improvements and bug fixes. It also brings a calibration feature for owners of Eizo displays and profiles for 11 new cameras including the new Canon 5D Mk IV, Fujifilm X-T2 and X-E2s.
 
Here is a detailed overview of all the new features of Capture One 9.3.
 
New Features
 
Eizo Monitor Calibration
 
Eizo monitors are designed for professional photography. They are known for great display quality and color accuracy.
 
The CG Series of Eizo monitors have a built-in SelfCalibration sensor. With this sensor, you can calibrate the monitor without the need of a third-party calibration device. The new feature of Capture One 9.3 allows to start a calibrating process right from Capture One settings menu. It’s a quite useful addon for professionals who are supposed to regularly recalibrate working displays.
 
Supported monitors:
 
  • CG245W
  • CG275W
  • CG246
  • CG276
  • CG247
  • CG277
  • CG247X
  • CG248 (UHD 4K)
  • CG318 (DCI 4K)
Metadata handling
 
In Capture One 9.3 developers updated how the application would handle metadata information and exchange it with XMP sidecars. They have also fixed a number of existing bugs.
 
Visually everything works like it has before: you can adjust Metadata preferences in Capture One settings. But now it should work faster and be more reliable.
 
Recipes
 
The same under the hood update was delivered to Recipes in Capture One 9.3 to improve a stability of processing.
 
In Capture One 9.3 you would not find any new tools for editing, but it is an important update to improve Capture One stability and is definitely recommended to install.
 
New Cameras Support
 
  • IQ1 100MP
  • iXU-RS160
  • iXU-RS180
  • iXU-RS160 Achro
  • iXU-RS150
  • iXU-RS1000
  • Canon 5D Mk IV
  • Fujifilm X70
  • Fujifilm X-E2s
  • Fujifilm X-T2
  • Panasonic GX80
  • Panasonic GX85
  • Panasonic G7 Mk II
New Lenses Support
 
  • Schneider Kreuznach LS 45mm f/3.5
  • Schneider Kreuznach LS 150mm f/2.8
  • Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 II USM
  • Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
  • Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
  • Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
  • Canon EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35 mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24–70 mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
  • Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 II
  • Sony 1.4x Teleconverter
  • Sony 2x Teleconverter
  • Zeiss Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
Bug fixes: Mac
 
  • Fixed a settings migration issue that could cause some loss of information
  • Fixed an issue causing local adjustment masks not to be persisted properly
  • Allow negative increments for the capture counter
  • Fixed an issue causing image settings to be ignored when importing images with existing adjustments
  • Fixed an issue causing certain lens correction profiles not to be applied properly
  • Fixed some strings for the Italian localization
  • Fixed crashes with certain shortcuts
  • Fixed a crash related to the camera tool properties
  • Fixed a minor memory leak
  • Various other minor fixes and improvements
Bug fixes: Win
 
  • Sometimes the wrong ICC profile was applied and the image would look pale until restart of Capture One
  • Fixed issue where certain lens metadata was ignored
  • Fixed issue where you couldn’t import keywords from a Capture One Session
  • Sometimes the browser wouldn’t list incoming files when in “list mode”
  • When dragging a file from Media Pro to Capture One some custom metadata would be lost
  • Various crashes
  • Various other minor fixes and improvements
B&H carries Phase One Capture One Pro 9 licenses.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/20/2016 7:07:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
BlackRapid are proud to announce their new range of camera straps BlackRapid Several years of development, innovation and customer interaction have culminated in the new BlackRapid Breathe range of camera straps that have been designed to deliver a higher level of comfort and performance.
 
A new shoulder pad design allows for a better weight distribution and strap position across the body, and also features a removable underarm stabilising strap.
 
The new shoulder pad also features an ‘airmesh’ grip layer, that fixes the strap’s position on the shoulder more firmly, and increased ventilation that means you can wear the strap for extended periods without compromising on comfort.
 
In addition to the newly designed shoulder pad, the Breathe range also features:
 
  • Duraflex Buckles: lighter than previous designs with enhanced strength
  • Hypalon hook up points: offering increased strength and reduced weight
  • Springloaded bumper locks: faster and easier to operate than previous models
  • CR3 (Connect R): refined strap connection increasing durability, security and easeofuse
  • FR5 (Fasten R): improved connection to camera
The new Breathe models will debut at Photokina this week and will be available on September 20, 2016 at retailers everywhere. Founder and photographer Ron Henry is excited about launching the fresh new lineup at Photokina 2016. " We've made some changes that I think people will get excited about." He added, "If you haven’t yet, we know that once you try on one of our straps you’ll see why we've become the leader in the Slingstrap market today."
 
B&H carries the BlackRapid Breathe camera straps.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: BlackRapid News
Post Date: 9/20/2016 6:41:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Profoto:
 
From Profoto:
 
With a flash duration as fast as 1/80,000 of a second, and the power to generate a huge amount of light in a very short time, you can now freeze everything from a water splash to a waterfall perfectly.
 
Ever since the release of the Pro-1 in 1968 Profoto has created game changing flashes for the world’s best photographers. Today everything is about to change again with the launch of the Profoto Pro-10. This studio generator will open doors to creative possibilities that until now – were simply out of reach.
 
To say it’s fast is an understatement with breathtaking flash durations up to 1/80,000 of a second. But what really sets the Pro-10 apart is that it’s the perfect fusion of speed and power – 2400Ws of power to be exact. The light output it generates is truly enormous and it provides a shorter flash duration than any other flash across the entire power range. This dramatically increases the scale of what you can shoot and freeze, every-thing from a water splash to a waterfall are perfectly frozen in time.
 
Recycling time is equally impressive. The Pro-10 can easily match the fastest cameras even when the light output is set high, making it easier to capture the perfect moment by shooting in bursts. Combine all of that with TTL and Profoto’s patented High-Speed Sync (HSS) technology, and you have a flash that is capable of handling any and all lighting challenges. Power however, is nothing without control. And with the Pro-10 the controls are typically intuitive with three large rubberized dials and a huge hi-resolution display, so it’s easy to see, feel and hear every change in the flash settings. As a result the photographer’s attention is exactly where it should be – focused on creating a great image.
 
The power range is an impressive 11 f-stop, making the minimum light output a mere thousandth of that at full power. And the power can be controlled minutely in 1/10 f-stop increments with remarkable power and color temperature consistency from shot to shot.
 

The fact that the Profoto Studio Generators are available at 80% of the world’s rental studios is a testament to their uncompromising engineering and craftsmanship. But with the Pro-10, Profoto upped the ante considerably.
 
During development the Pro-10 was heated, beaten and stressed like never before – it is truly built like a tank. Combined with the Profoto promise of continuous software upgrades, it will still be enabling the world’s best photographers to unleash their creativity decades ahead.
 
Because ultimately the Profoto Pro-10 is so much more than the world’s fastest studio flash – it’s your imagination set free. It’s the speed to exceed.
 
The Pro-10 is released September 20, 2016.
 
Adorama carries the Profoto Pro-10.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 9/20/2016 5:46:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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