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 Thursday, May 4, 2017
From the Capture One Blog:
 
Today Phase One released Capture One Pro 10.1 with a bunch of marvelous new features.
 
The first major update brings new Styles interface to Capture One 10, “before/after” button, improved “delete” concept, read-only PSD support, token watermarking and vectorscope color wheels. Did I miss something? Oh, yes, Fuji compressed RAW support! Now, when you’re intrigued enough to read the whole article, let’s discuss new features of Capture One 10.1 in all the gory details.
 
New Styles Interface
 
Styles is an amazing tool to make processing faster and easier. You can save your favorite settings to styles and apply them to any image in one click or use artistic styles to find the best color correction solution for your image.
 
Previously there was only one issue with Styles – drop-down menu was blocking the image you were working with.
 
It was absolutely out of Capture One workspace logic and simply inconvenient.
 
In Capture One 10.1 Styles interface was completely rebuilt, and now all the styles and presets are located in one window. On top of the new tool, you’ll find applied styles list, below it – User & Built-in styles and presets. To navigate through your collections faster, you can expand/collapse each section. All the options like Import, Save, and Stack styles are now available in a standard tool’s menu; the Delete Style option could be found with a right-click on the style. What is also important, Styles tool is now resizeable and relocatable as any other tool in Capture One. If you have dozens of styles, Capture One 10.1 update delivers a huge improvement to your workflow. At the same time, you can continue using the old UI, just add Styles tool to the toolbar, and that would bring back the drop-down menu.
 
Another interesting feature of the new tool is Style Pack. It allows you to import a set of styles with a sub-folder structure. Simply create a zip-archive with folders with styles and change its extension to .costylepack; then import the pack as a standard style. If you’re looking for professional Capture One styles, take a look at our film styles at CaptureOneStyles.com. Create a “film” color in Capture One using all the power of RAW without any special plugins. There are 12 styles available for free!
 
“Before/After” button
 
Phase One always had a particular vision of how the “before/after” feature should work in Capture One. There are “new/clone variant” options, temporary reset for each tool and the good old “reset->undo” to compare the image before and after. With the update, developers added a new feature to Reset tool: hold the Alt key and click Reset icon to see all the adjustments temporarily switched off. In other words, now we have an actual “before/after” button in Capture One! It would be great to have a separate shortcut for this action as well, and I hope we will see it in the future releases.
 
New Delete Concept
 
For some reason “deleting” images from catalogs/sessions was one of the most confusing things in Capture One. Depending on different factors (file location, session/catalog mode, etc.) there were many variations of what could happen to your file after deleting it.
 
Capture One 10.1 update clarifies this issue; now you have three options of deleting the file:
 
1. Delete
The safest way to delete an image.
If you’re deleting an image from an album, that option would only remove the picture from the album. The same applies to other variants of the image, and only the selected variants would be removed.
 
If you’re deleting an image from “folders” (folder on HDD, catalog’s Folders section), “Delete” would move the file to Catalog/Session trash.
2. Move to Trash
Always moves an image to trash.
If your image is located in an album, it would remove the file from the album and move it to Catalog/Session trash. All the image variants would be moved to trash as well.
For files in “folders” it works in the same way.
3. Delete from Disk
Always deletes an image from disk.
If your image is located in an album, it would remove the file from the album and delete it from disk, skipping the trash.
Files in “folders” would also be deleted from disk.
This option doesn’t affect image variants – only selected variants would be deleted.
Support for Fuji compressed format
 
Yes, it’s here – Capture One 10.1 finally supports Fuji Compressed RAW files.
 
X-trans pipeline re-design
 
What? Another great news for Fuji photographers? With point one release, Capture One 10 delivers support for LCC, Chromatic Aberration Analysis, and Purple Fringing tools for X-trans type sensors Fuji cameras. OpenCL is now also supported by X-trans files, that would significantly increase overall processing speed.
 
PSD support (read-only) Well, it cost me a lot of effort not to use a clickbait headline here. “Capture One now supports PSD!”, you know. Sounds awesome. Unfortunately, it’s a read-only PSD support. It’s not half bad, but it lets you to only view and store PSD files in Capture One.
 
You can edit PSD file in Capture One and re-process it into a new file, but it would flatter PSD layers, what makes it quite meaningless. Anyway, thumbs up, Phase One! Step by step and we’ll see Capture One layers to PSD conversion feature!
 
Token Watermarking
 
That’s a really curious idea to implement the token system into the watermarking feature. If you’re not familiar with tokens, here is a short concept: you can take any metadata from your RAW (date, aperture, ISO, keywords, etc.) and use it for naming and processing.
 
With Capture One 10.1 you can use tokens for watermarking as well. I don’t think that most of the photographers would find it useful, but for editorial purposes that could work pretty well. For example, if you have a group of authors, there is now no need to add specific watermarks for each one of them. Simply add token “Creator” and Capture One would take the name from Creator IPTC field.
 
Improved Watermark Quality
 
The quality of text watermarks has been improved in Capture One 10.1 and it’s particularly noticeable on web-preview files.
 
Vectorscope orientation color wheels
 
Besides all these features, Capture One 10.1 brings vectorscope orientation color wheels as an additional option to the standard layout. Color wheels layouts could be changed in Color Settings. If you’ve never seen this type of color wheels, you’re probably not working with video. If you do – then Capture One would become now a little bit more convenient and habitual for you. For example, if you have used Tangent panels in other applications and got used to its workflow, now you can use the same layout in Capture One.
 
Automation with Apple Script
 
Apple Script integration becomes better with each major Capture One update. Capture One 10.1 version also brings support to some new functions:
 
  • Import
  • Keywords
  • Batch Rename/Batch Counter
  • Current collection
  • Next Capture Adjustments (configuration)
  • Output counter
  • Selections (improved syntax)
  • Camera controls
  • Stop live view
  • Sync folder
  • Adjustments clipboard (copy/paste)
  • General logging/error message improvements
(By the way, we are looking for an experienced Capture One and Apple Script users for collaboration. Let us know via email captureoneblog@gmail.com.)
 
OpenCL: UX improvements
 
OpenCL is the main hardware acceleration technology used in Capture One and for supported graphic cards it gives a significant speed boost. At the same time, OpenCL may lead to some visual issues with specific graphic cards. Capture One 10.1 update makes it much easier to find out how OpenCL works with you machine. At the first run, you will see a message indicating Capture One is analyzing your hardware. You’ll find the result of the test in General> Hardware acceleration settings. In case of any issues there would be a link to a help page as well.
 
Memory management on Mac
 
There are some under the hood changes to reduce memory consumption in open Catalogs/Sessions on Mac.
 
New Cameras Support
 
  • Sony A9
  • Nikon D5600
  • Nikon D3400
  • Fujifilm X-T20
  • Fujifilm X-A10
  • Fujifilm XQ2
  • Panasonic TZ85/ZS60/TZ80
  • Panasonic TZ100/ZS100/TZ101
  • Panasonic FZ2000/FZH1
  • Panasonic GH5
  • Pentax K-70
  • Pentax KP
New Lenses Support
 
  • Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR
  • Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 6.7-13 mm F/3.5-5.6
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
  • Panasonic LUMIX G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH (H-H025)
  • Panasonic LUMIX G Fisheye 8mm f/3.5 (H-F008)
  • Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. (H-HS030)
  • Panasonic LUMIX G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Power O.I.S. (H-PS14042)
  • Panasonic LUMIX G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH (H-PS45175)
  • Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH MEGA O.I.S. (H-ES045)
  • Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8
  • Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | C #886
  • Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | A #401
  • Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art #693
  • Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | A #321
  • Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 (SAL55200)
  • Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM (SAL55200-2)
  • Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS (SEL100STFGM)
  • Sony FE 85mm F1.8 (SEL85F18)
  • Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16–35 mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL1635Z)
  • Zeiss Distagon T FE 35 mm F1.4 ZA (SEL35F14Z)
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
  • Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
  • Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
  • Voigtländer 10mm/F5.6 Hyper Wide Heliar
  • Voigtländer 15mm/F4.5 Super Wide Heliar III
  • Zeiss Batis 2.8/135
  • Zeiss Loxia 2.4/85
  • Zeiss Milvus 2.8/15
  • Zeiss Milvus 2.8/18
  • Zeiss Milvus 2/135
  • Zeiss Otus 1.4/28
What’s next?
 
With Capture One 10.1 release we can clearly see how subscription based model changed software development. New features are delivered by degrees now, that’s why I’ve written in Capture One 10 review “…we’ll see more new features in Capture One 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 releases”. No, Phase One, I didn’t violate your NDA, I’m just a prophet.
 
And my next prediction is… more great features in the 10.2! That’s why if you didn’t switch to Capture One 10 yet, now is the time. You’ll receive a mass of useful tools today and a new batch of them in the next free updates.
 
B&H carries Phase One Capture One 10.
Post Date: 5/4/2017 7:53:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Lens (review) available for $1,999.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,950.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Ultra Wide-Angle Lens for Nikon F Mount
  • Excellent Zeiss Optical/Build Quality
  • Superb Chromatic Aberration Correction
  • Unparalleled Prevention of Color Fringes
  • Two Aspheric Lenses Improve Quality
  • Anti-Reflective Coating Cuts Stray Light
  • Integrated Lens Shade Protects Lens
  • Wide Field Angle of 110 Degrees
  • Focuses to Closer Than 10"
  • Manual Focus
Note: A select few Zeiss Classic lenses are significantly reduced; limited stock remains.
 
Reduced Zeiss Classic Lenses Include:
 
  • 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T*
  • 35mm f/2 Distagon T*
  • 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T*
Post Date: 5/4/2017 5:54:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Photoshelter YouTube Channel:
 
For PhotoShelter's Third Thursdays in April, we brought back one of our most popular topics — "What Do Photo Editors Want From Photographers?" Joining our panel was:
 
  • Jeffrey Furticella, Sports Photo Editor at The New York Times
  • Mariah Tyler, Digital Assistant Photo Editor at Travel + Leisure
  • Raydene Salinas, Photo Editor at New York Magazine's The Cut
We found out how they discover new talent, how they like (and don't like) to be pitched, and some common mistakes they see photographers making.
Post Date: 5/4/2017 5:21:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
By Liza Gershman
 
Lifestyle photography differs from traditional portrait photography in that it focuses on candid moments, or moments that appear to be candid, rather than traditional posed portraiture in which the subject is looking directly at the camera in a static pose. Lifestyle photography is often seen in advertising and editorial imagery to convey a mood, feeling, and experience. The goal is to capture real, genuine moments, and photograph these moments in a thoughtful way with attention to backgrounds, colors, lighting, and even wardrobe. A major distinction between lifestyle imagery and candid imagery is that candid imagery captures what is preexisting. It is a moment that happens organically, something that is unplanned. Lifestyle photography allows for candid moments, but within the structure of a planned scene.
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/4/2017 5:09:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 3, 2017

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Mark Wallace shows you how to use inexpensive LED lights to create color and depth to your indoor portraits. This is a technique that can be done by anyone in almost any indoor setting. It's very easy and tons of fun!
 
Note: You can find similar LED lights here. [Sean]
Post Date: 5/3/2017 12:46:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements and standard product images have been added to the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens Review page.
 
While this lens is not on most people's most-wanted list, it serves a purpose.
 
Here is the image quality comparison between the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens and its predecessor, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. Obviously, the 7D II and 60D test cameras have a modestly different resolution, but ... I trust that you can visualize the differences.
 
One of the benefits from the new 18-55 is the smaller retracted size. Here is a size comparison showing the new version alongside the two prior version lenses. As you will notice in the comparison (and confirmed by our measurements), the new lens zoomed/extended to 55mm is nearly the same length as the prior lens at this focal length.
 
The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/3/2017 8:52:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, May 2, 2017

 
From the ReefBum YouTube Channel:
 
It is easy to use a smartphone to stream live to Facebook but a DSLR will provide a much more vivid video experience. However, some solutions out there for the DSLR option require expensive hardware and software and are complicated to execute.
 
Well, I did a lot of research and found a low cost solution that is easy to follow in this step by step video guide.
 
For more information, please read this article I wrote to learn where you can find the programs and apps you will need to get this to work:
https://reefbum.com/photography-videography/how-to-use-a-dslr-for-facebook-live/
Post Date: 5/2/2017 3:51:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through the end of this month, use coupon code GOGRADS at LensRentals to get 10% off all video packages.
Post Date: 5/2/2017 11:01:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Are you signed up for the site's email newsletter? If so, you are entered in the (international) prize drawing to win my favorite backpack, the MindShift Gear BackLight 26L (Charcoal), courtesy of MindShift Gear!
 
Not signed up? That problem is easy to fix. Just put your email address in the site's newsletter signup form, found near the top right of any page on the site, and then press the enter key or click on the submit button. If reading this post from a page on the site (vs. in a newsreader or social feed), the form provided below should work for you.
 
Please Note: our mailing list utilizes a double opt-in method for ensuring that the newsletter is only sent to those who want to receive it. Clicking the verification link in the welcome email is required to complete the signup process and become eligible for the drawing.
 
Don't worry about our emails filling your inbox – we send newsletters only infrequently.
 

If you are not familiar with the MindShift Gear BackLight 26L, check out this review.
 
Don't want to wait for the drawing? The MindShift Gear BackLight 26L is in stock at MindShift Gear | B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
 
The Details
Nothing complicated here. We have one backpack to give away and someone is going to get it. Approximately on, but no earlier than, Tuesday morning, May 9th, 2017, a random number will be computer-generated and correlated to the then-current newsletter signup list. The winner will be notified via email and will have 1 week to acknowledge the win and provide a shipping address (international). Upon receiving the delivery address, MindShift Gear will send this awesome backpack to the winner. If no reply is received from the first winner, new winners will be chosen using the same process until a successful delivery can be made.
Post Date: 5/2/2017 8:09:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Canon EOS M6 Review.
 
In brief, remove the EVF from the Canon EOS M5 and you get the M6. Well, it is a little more complicated than that, but ... not much more so. My preference? Get the M5.
 
The Canon EOS M5 is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/2/2017 7:43:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM / EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Kit available for $849.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,199.00.
 
Note: B&H also has the same deal.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/2/2017 7:42:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Canon Australia YouTube Channel:
 
Canon Master Kelly Brown has been a professional baby photographer for the best part of a decade. Here she shares her baby photography tips to help parents capture beautiful photos of their little angels’ precious first moments.
Post Date: 5/2/2017 6:41:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Nanuk 945 Waterproof Hard Case for DJI Phantom 4/4 Pro/4 Pro+ & Phantom 3 available for $169.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $229.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Also Fits Controller with Wi-Fi Extender
  • Fits Four Flight Batteries
  • Fits Spare Propellers / Propeller Guards
  • Fits iPad mini / Smaller Android Tablet
  • Protective Sleeve for Gimbal and Camera
  • Impact-Resistant, Watertight Hardshell
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Welcome to Part 2 of our series on concert photography. I hope you have had a chance to read Showtime: A Beginner’s Guide to Concert Photography. Whether or not you are a beginner, it is a good set-up for step 2 in becoming a concert photographer.
 
If you’ve made it this far, you’ve likely gone through a few things that the majority of concert photographers have gone through. If you’ve been using an entry-level DSLR, you may have begun to feel some limits in what it allows you to do. You have come past the point of being that fan-tographer at shows, smiling and cheering for artists you love, and have learned to focus on the job at hand. When people ask you what you are doing at a show, you don’t think twice about saying you are a concert photographer. You likely have a base of settings you know to start with at every show. And you probably have some images you used to love and now look back at and wonder why you liked them in the first place.
 
If most of this is true for you, welcome to Phase 2 of your growth in becoming a concert photographer. We will spend some time today talking about what to focus on in order to advance your journey to the next step. From more advanced camera settings, tricks to getting even better photos, approach and strategy in the photo pit, and what I consider equipment standards.
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/2/2017 5:17:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, May 1, 2017

 
Boulder, CO (April 12, 2017) — Alpine Labs, a leader in next generation camera accessories, is pleased to announce the launch of Spark: the most compact, adaptable and affordable camera remote ever designed. Currently available at a pre-­sale discount on Kickstarter, Spark is the easiest way to upgrade your favorite DSLR and Mirrorless cameras for capturing the world around you.
 
Spark is designed with three distinct shooting modes for unrivaled versatility. The ultracompact unit can be used as a quick infrared trigger from 30’ away, as a wired trigger via a camera’s trigger port, or as a more powerful app based camera controller (iOS & Android). The user decides which mode best fits their creative needs and then deploys Spark to either capture a quick selfie, shoot a long-­exposure in manual bulb mode, or to set a timelapse via their favorite smartphone or tablet. “Spark adapts to whatever situation you are shooting in and the three control modes are what make that possible. Its kind of like the swiss army knife of triggers,” commented Greg Horvath, Alpine Labs CEO.
 
A Bluetooth Low Energy connection allows for dependability when using Spark’s intuitive mobile app and Spark can last for an incredible 2,000 hours of continuous use on the same replaceable coin cell battery. Also, with the ability to control a wide variety of DSLR and mirrorless bodies, Spark opens the world of wireless camera control for users of Sony, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Pentax, Olympus, Canon, Nikon and more.
 
In 2015 Alpine Labs unveiled its first camera remote — Pulse — which resulted in a viral campaign that netted more than 1MM+ crowdfunding. Returning to Kickstarter for the first time since the release of Pulse, Alpine Labs is thrilled to bring their latest innovation and camera remote technology to the Kickstarter community via Spark. Commenting on the relationship with Kickstarter, Horvath continued, “We were born on Kickstarter and love being a part of a community where creative projects can grow. The support of backers has allowed us to keep chasing our own ideas, and after launching four products on Kickstarter we have a history of transparency and execution.”
 
Even at a MSRP of $59, Spark is by far the most affordable way to upgrade your camera. However, backers on Kickstarter can receive a Spark unit for $44, a discount of 25%, for the remainder of the Kickstarter campaign.
Post Date: 5/1/2017 1:25:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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