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 Tuesday, November 17, 2015
From Adobe:
 
Camera Raw 9.3 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application.
 
As mentioned in an update to our camera support policy here, Camera Raw 9.3 is only available in Photoshop CC or later. Customers using older versions of Photoshop can utilize the DNG Converter for continued camera support.
 
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.3
 
  • Canon EOS M10
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X
  • Fujifilm X-T1 IR
  • Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • Sony RX1R II (DSC-RX1RM2)
New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.3
 
MountName
Canon EFCanon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon EFCanon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EFCanon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM +2.0x
Canon EFCanon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
Canon EFCanon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EFCanon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo
Canon EFSIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A015
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 1.4/50 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 1.4/85 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2/35 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2/50M ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2/100M ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2.8/21 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZE
Canon EF-MCanon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
Nikon FNikon AF NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF
Nikon FSIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A015
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 1.4/50 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 1.4/85 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2/35 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2/50M ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2/100M ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2.8/21 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZF.2

*Only Canon and Nikon mount lenses are displayed here. For the full list, check out the post on the Adobe Blog.
 
Fixed Bugs:
 
  • Improved quality of spot healing. Specifically, the improvement in image quality occurs in how the patched content is blended into its surroundings.
  • Fixed bug with panorama merge that could cause blend artifacts. This bug usually manifested as a highly darkened area and highly brightened area separated by a straight line (not necessarily associated with image content).
  • Fixed bug that caused variable-exposure panorama merges to appear over exposed.
  • Fixed bug that caused panorama and HDR merges shot with some Leica cameras to appear black.
  • Fixed a crash in the Merge preview dialog when switching from Perspective to another projection mode.
  • Fixed option/alt-key visualization for Basic panel sliders in GPU mode.
  • Fixed lens profile automatic matching logic for SIGMA 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC HSM (Pentax K mount).
  • Improved distortion and vignette corrections for Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM.
  • Improved speed of Dehaze feature. Specifically, minimize the delay that occurs when turning on Dehaze for the first time on a given image.
Download Links
 
Camera Raw 9 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Direct download links: Mac | Win
 
Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR 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 9.3: Mac | Win
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Post Date: 11/17/2015 3:17:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Adobe Blog:
 
Lightroom CC 2015.3 / 6.3 now available
 
Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3 are now available on Adobe.com. 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 Lightroom. This release also restores the Import experience available prior to Lightroom 6.2.
 
Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.
 
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.3 / 6.3
 
  • Canon EOS M10
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X
  • Fujifilm X-T1 IR
  • Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • Sony RX1R II (DSC-RX1RM2)
New Tethered Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.3 / 6.3
 
  • Canon EOS 5DS
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • Canon EOS T6i / 750D
  • Canon EOS T6s / 760D
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.3 / 6.3*
 
MountName
Canon EFCanon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon EFCanon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EFCanon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM +2.0x
Canon EFCanon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
Canon EFCanon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EFCanon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo
Canon EFSIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A015
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 1.4/50 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 1.4/85 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2/35 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2/50M ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2/100M ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2.8/21 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZE
Canon EF-MCanon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
Nikon FNikon AF NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF
Nikon FSIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A015
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 1.4/50 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 1.4/85 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2/35 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2/50M ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2/100M ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2.8/21 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZF.2

*Only Canon and Nikon mount lenses are displayed here. For the full list, check out the post on the Adobe Blog.
 
Fixed Bugs:
 
  • Fixed several instability, functionality and performance issues introduced in Lightroom CC 2015.2.x/6.2.x.
  • Fixed a bug that caused edits made and saved in Photoshop or 3rd party plug-ins to not appear in the Develop module.
  • Fixed a bug related to user default for Chromatic Aberration Correction no longer honored after new Import option was removed.
  • Fixed several bugs related to Panorama Merge.
  • Fixed a bug so that Rotated photos will correctly show as rotated when in Full Screen view.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a performance slowdown when creating Standard sized previews on high resolution monitors.
  • Fixed a bug that caused image previews to be incorrectly displayed as completely black after import if “Auto Tone” is on in preferences.
  • Fixed a bug that caused crash when using the Radial or Graduated Filter.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Palette, a 3rd party hardware device, to stop working with Lightroom.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Map module to appear pixelated and photos to be dropped in the wrong place when using hi-dpi monitors on Windows.
  • Fixed a bug related to Full Screen that prevented you from exiting Full Screen view while using the Spot Healing Tool.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Flickr Publish Service to improperly publish multi-word keywords.
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
For customers that started using Lightroom in 6.2, please click here for an orientation to Import.
 
Direct Download: Windows | Mac
 
The Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop CC & Lightroom CC) is an excellent value at only $9.99/mo.
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/17/2015 3:09:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Photoshelter:
 
An in-depth look at over 35 photo contests worldwide!
 
For the third year running, we’re excited to release The 2016 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests.
 
We’ve partnered up with the World Photography Organisation to give you a fresh look at more than 35 photo contests worldwide. Get insights on which contests we recommend, a rundown of fees, promised exposure and prizes, plus feedback from past winners.
 
Get details on photo contests, including:
 
  • Red Bull Illume Image Quest
  • World Press Photo Contest
  • PDN Photo Annual
  • Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards
  • National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year
  • Aperture Portfolio Prize
  • Plus many more!
Also read two exclusive interviews with photographers who won the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards.
 
Get the Free Guide
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/17/2015 11:47:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 for Windows available for $114.95. Regularly $149.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • OneDrive Cloud Storage
  • Windows Compatible
  • 1-User License, Product Key Code
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Microsoft Deals
Post Date: 11/17/2015 11:37:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Did I ever find the 600mm angle of view too narrow when photographing bears in Coastal Katmai National Park? Sure, that's why I had the 100-400mm L IS II lens mounted on a second body and ready for immediate use. When I saw action moving closer, I would quickly switch cameras and continue shooting. The gap between 600mm and 400mm usually meant that I could begin using the 100-400 maxed at the 400mm end with plenty of time before I needed to begin zooming out.
 
But, I didn't always make the right choice. Sometimes, something unexpected happened. When the 600mm choice was wrong, sudden movement taking the bear out of ideal framing was usually the reason. Or, something happened at the border of the frame, such as another bear coming into view. The result was that I have some frames that are cropped too tightly in camera and this was one.
 
Really, I would never have guessed that a salmon was going to leap out of the water this high while in such a small stream (quite a feat actually) and that the leap would be this far ahead of the bear, but ... the unexpected is certain to happen on occasion.
 
The too-long focal length problem is not limited to the 600mm focal length. Even full-frame-mounted 100mm was slightly too long for some enormous brown bears that approached very closely (well under 20').
 
The big question is: "What do you do when your focal length is too long?"
 
It is far more common to be focal length limited on the long end and recovery in that situation is simple: crop. Though cropping reduces overall image resolution, it is usually better than having an important part of the scene missing.
 
The solution to being focal length limited on the wide end: shoot a panorama. If you ever find your lens framing a photo framed too tightly, shoot multiple images and merge them into a panorama later.
 
Planned or Unplanned
 
Here is the key for wildlife and other action photography: the panorama technique is not limited to very intentionally captured still life/landscape images. Even if you have a subject in motion and can't recreate the original subject pose, a panorama can sometimes be created. A frame with a cut-off in motion subject can be hard to recover, but adding border space to a fully contained subject is often easy.
 
As immediately as possible after the capture of a frame needing more border, switch the lens to manual focus and the camera to the last-used exposure settings while retaining the selected focal length (easy with a prime lens). If the focus distance and/or focal length changed after the primary photo was captured, do your best to reset them. Then photograph enough additional images to cover the framing that was missing in the original image. Back at the computer, merge the images together in Photoshop or your favorite image editor.
 
Fortunately in the case of my Katmai National Park brown bear and leaping salmon, I was able to take another frame from the burst and merge the two together. While Brooks Falls is known for salmon leaping toward bears standing at the top of a falls, capturing salmon leaping away from pursuing brown bears was one of my biggest goals in coastal Katmai National Park. When I saw this capture meeting my goal, I knew that the extra time required to piece a panorama together was going to be worth taking.
 
Apply this technique to your own photo subjects. Did you photograph your kid kicking the winning goal in the soccer match but not leave enough border on one or more sides of the frame? Another frame in the capture sequence may hold that missing border. If not or if you are not sure, capture a couple of additional identical-settings frames to work with later. It may even be possible to go back at a later time or date to recreate the missing portion of the frame (with similar lighting strongly desired).
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+ and Facebook. Also, if reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image. If you find these tips useful, please share them in your circle of friends!
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Post Date: 11/17/2015 10:28:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
For a limited time, B&H has the APC C25B 10-Outlet Power-Saving Surge Protector and Power Filter available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $59.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 10 Total Outlets
  • Phone/Data and Cable Line Protection
  • Protection Indicators
  • Right-Angle Plug
  • 5270 Joules
  • 8' Cord Length
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Post Date: 11/17/2015 7:42:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
With the introduction of the Lensbaby Composer II, the original Lensbaby Composer Pro has been reduced to clear out inventory. Now you can get the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic for only $299.95 with free expedited shipping. Originally $499.95.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/17/2015 7:30:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the HGST 6TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive available for $269.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 6TB Storage Capacity
  • 7200 rpm Rotational Speed
  • 128 MB Cache Memory Buffer
  • 1 Million Hours MTBF
  • 6 Gb/s SATA Interface
Note: HGST hard drives consistently have a very low failure rate which is why I chose them for my own home photo storage needs. [Sean]
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/17/2015 6:30:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Polsen VMS-1080 Stereo DSLR/Video Condenser Microphone available for $79.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $99.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Great for Video & DSLR Cameras
  • Stereo X/Y Condenser Microphone
  • Switchable High-Pass Filter
  • Switchable -10 dB Pad
  • Includes Fur Wind-Cover
  • Includes Foam Windscreen
  • Includes Shockmount
  • 3.5mm Mini-Plug Output Connector
  • Power LED
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/17/2015 5:26:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 16, 2015
From Nikon:
 
New York Tops the List with Most Number of Photographs Submitted
 
November 12, 2015 – MELVILLE, NY – Nikon has announced New York state as this year’s top spot for fall foliage photography. The results come after a national crowdsourced campaign on Nikon’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels, where community members submitted their photos showing off their state’s best spots to photograph the dramatic yearly experience.
 
From the golden aspens of the West to the blazing orange maples of the East, Nikon received more than 2,000 submissions from participants across the country. The result is a curated collection of some of the most stunning American foliage landscapes, featuring dramatic valleys in the rolling morning mist, epic winding roads and hidden waterfalls.
 
“Across the country, this is an exciting time of year as many people head outdoors to experience fall foliage and its incredible colors,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “Nikon was thrilled to be the catalyst that encouraged people to capture and share beautiful images of their autumn experiences.”
 
New York State (#NikonFallNY) secured the top spot this year with the most amount of photographs submitted. Through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, New Yorkers shared photos showing off the state’s gorgeous foliage and vast landscapes. Notable stunning submissions came from the Adirondack region, the Hudson Valley and the Letchworth State Park area of western New York.
 
Both Pennsylvania (#NikonFallPA) and North Carolina (#NikonFallNC) trailed closely for the top spot this year. Pennsylvania’s vast forests and beautiful valleys were the subject of many great foliage photos, particularly from Northeastern PA and the Pocono Region. Breaking out of the northeast, North Carolina ranked in the top three states with an impressive number of submissions. Beautiful images of both the natural features and winding portions of North Carolina’s gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway were popular subjects from community members.
 
For a view of all of the submissions on Instagram and Twitter, search the hashtag #NikonFall, followed by the state’s abbreviation. On Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/NIkonUSA to view the submissions.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon USA News
Post Date: 11/16/2015 10:00:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamrac/Gura Gear:
 
Gura Gear is now Tamrac. One vision. One focus. One purpose.
 
At Gura Gear, we've always had one vision: to carry your photography dreams to the ends of the earth. Gura Gear developed a bit of a reputation for camera bags that are durable, beautiful, functional and capable of traveling to the ends of the earth. We are not interested in resting on our reputation.
 
To grow and spread our ideas to a wider audience, we bought Tamrac in 2014, a brand with a nearly 40 year heritage and a global network. Now, we've taken the best of Gura Gear and injected it into the all new Tamrac.
 
Introducing the new Tamrac G-Elite series. Built on Gura Gear's DNA, the all new G32 and G26 introduce tougher, lighter fabrics and new features – like that laptop sleeve you all have been clamoring for – and kept all the things you love like feather light bags that protect your equipment from the overhead compartment all the way to the land rover.
 
Gura Gear lives on as Tamrac G-Elite. The apex of volume efficient, lightweight camera carrying.
 
Where is Gura Gear going? The same place it has always gone – to the ends of the earth.
 
The Tamrac G-Elite bags will be available soon from authorized retailers.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/16/2015 9:31:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 11/16/2015 7:55:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality results have been added to the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 Lens page.
 
This lens is almost as beautiful as the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Milvus Lens.
 
B&H has the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 Lens in Canon mount in stock with the Nikon mount version available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/16/2015 7:28:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/16/2015 7:23:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
For a limited time, B&H has the Vello Ringbox available for $69.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $89.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Diffuses Flash into Ring-Shaped Light
  • Compatible with Most DSLRs and Flashes
  • Attaches to Lens and Flash Head
  • Collapses Down to 8"
  • Magnetic Rod Setup
  • Weighs 1 lb
  • Zippered Carrying Bag Included
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/16/2015 5:39:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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