"Canon STM lenses have stepping motors that allow you to focus quietly and follow your subject smoothly. Photographer and educator Matt Kloskowski demonstrates the quiet smoothness of Canon's STM technology."
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Canon STM Lens Reviews
Updates included with this release A:1.10 / B: 1.10 - dated March 18, 2014
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Nikon D4 Firmware A:1.10 / B:1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
B&H has the Nikon D4's successor, the D4s, available for preorder.
"New stuff from Samyang coming soon, really soon. Stay tuned!"
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Coloratti George Jardine states, "It only makes sense that X-Rite would be first to the party with a super-easy mobile calibration solution that really works! ColorTRUE gives me the confidence that what I'm seeing on my iPad will match the corrections that I've made on my professional i1Display-calibrated and profiled desktop displays. And the best part is...ColorTRUE uses my existing hardware."
ColorTRUE Aware Partner Program
With the launch of ColorTRUE, X-Rite also announces its ColorTRUE Aware partner program. Unlike laptop or desktop operating systems, iOS and Android operating systems do not have system wide color management capabilities. This means each app must apply color profiles independently. X-Rite will soon release a Software Developers Kit (SDK) that will allow 3rd party app developers access to the ColorTRUE profile, enabling them to seamlessly deliver color management within their own app(s). ColorTRUE users can be confident any third party app such as image editing or viewing, inline production approval, or even creative sketching for proof of concept is color managed whenever they see the ColorTRUE Aware logo. More information can be found at xritephoto.com/colortrueSDK.
Steve Rankin, Product Manager, at X-Rite, continued, “As tablets and mobile devices increasingly permeate color and image based workflows, it has never been more important that these devices become truly color accurate. With ColorTRUE and the ColorTRUE Aware partner program, X-Rite now offers the missing color management components on iOS and Android platforms. Our goal is to enable app developers and help create an eco-system of color managed apps. We encourage all app developers where color is important to their users to contact us and learn more about our ColorTRUE Aware partner program.”
Supported X-Rite Devices
An X-Rite measurement device (sold separately) is required for the ColorTRUE calibration process. iOS phones and tablets support ColorMunki Smile, ColorMunki Display, i1Display Pro, and i1Pro 2, while Android phones and tablets support ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro. Visit xritephoto.com/colortrue for complete specifications list.
B&H carries X-Rite color calibration products.
I must admit something, though – I am directionally challenged. The phrase, "He couldn't find his way out of a paper bag" aptly describes my navigation abilities. My father spent 15 years as a truck driver and can tell you what direction he's facing with his eyes closed on an overcast day. Unfortunately, I didn't get that gene. But where genetics and experience fall short, software and technology step in to fill the void.
The first thing that made life so much easier in Chicago was a smartphone loaded with the Transit App. The Transit App proved essential in allowing me to find my way throughout the city. The app uses the GPS on your smartphone to calculate possible routes from your location to your destination using various forms of public transportation.
Want to go from the Skydeck to the Field Museum? Easy enough. The app gives you 4 possible routes, with this one being the least time-consuming:
The app estimates the entire trip to take about 24 minutes (I found time estimates to be fairly accurate). Other routes proposed by the app may take a little longer (with multiple transfers), but usually involve less walking.
Unfortunately, navigating constantly using your smartphone can be taxing on its battery. That, combined with other high-drain activities – like playing Candy Crush while waiting for the bus [hey, don't judge!] – may leave you with a dead battery before you get back to the AC outlets of your temporary living quarters.
That's where this second item came into play – an external battery pack for mobile devices. I purchased the RAVPower Element 10400mAh External Battery Pack in October of last year and it's come in very handy on many occasions. Fully charged, this external battery can charge my phone 4 or 5 times (from near 0% to 100%) before needing to be recharged itself.
This trip proved just how useful a tiny, relatively inexpensive external power device can be. Without it, I would have been lost nearly every day just after lunch!
So there you have it – a smartphone app and an external battery pack kept me navigating the city efficiently all week. Have any more suggestions? Alternate navigation apps? Leave us a comment!
|Launch Date||Video Segment||Pro Photographer|
|Tuesday, March 11||Nikon BTS: Reading Light||Joe McNally|
|Thursday, March 20||Nikon BTS: Golden Hour Expedition||Corey Rich|
|Tuesday, April 1||Nikon BTS: Photos with the Family and Pets||Tamara Lackey|
|Monday, April 14||Nikon BTS: Small Lighting, Big Results||Joe McNally|
|Thursday, April 24||Nikon BTS: Extreme Action Shooting||Corey Rich|
|Monday, May 5||Nikon BTS: Capturing an Authentic Smile||Tamara Lackey|
|Thursday, May 15||Nikon BTS: Using Light to Tell a Story||Joe McNally|
|Monday, May 26||Nikon BTS: Packing for an Outdoor Shoot||Corey Rich|
|Thursday, June 5||Nikon BTS: Romantic Portraits||Tamara Lackey|
|Monday, June 16||Nikon BTS: Dramatic Portrait Lighting||Joe McNally|
|Thursday, June 26||Nikon BTS: Starry Night Time-Lapse||Corey Rich|
|Monday, June 30||Nikon BTS: Little Kids, Big Personalities||Tamara Lackey|
|Thursday, July 10||Nikon BTS: Advanced lighting||Joe McNally|
|Monday, July 21||Nikon BTS: Action with Video||Corey Rich|
|Thursday, July 31||Nikon BTS: Lenses for Great Portraits||Tamara Lackey|
EOS Utility 2.14.0
Changes for EOS Utility 2.14.0 Updater for Windows:
Picture Style Editor 1.14.10
Changes for Picture Style Editor 1.14.10 Updater for Windows:
"After 75 years of business it is with a heavy heart that we announce our immediate closing in the United States (our European stores will continue). It has been a joy to share our passion for photography with you all of these years. We'll miss each other and we'll miss all of our customers. Thank you for everything."
Calumet would later go on to say:
"Stay tuned, as we are exploring opportunities to reopen select locations to keep serving our customers. We will post any updates here if there are any."
There are reports that the Chicago-based photographic retailer has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. For the time being, there are no official plans to close Calumet stores outside of the US.
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