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 Tuesday, April 19, 2011
An aperture comparison has been added to the Zeiss 100mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Lens Review page.
 
You will also find some new product images on this page.
Post Date: 4/19/2011 8:47:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.10.1 Updater is now available for download.
 
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.10.1 Updater
 
1. Support added for images taken with the EOS Kiss X50 / EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D, EOS Kiss X5 / EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D.If using an earlier version, images take with the EOS Kiss X50 / EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D, EOS Kiss X5 / EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D will not be supported. Please update to version 3.10 or later.
 
2. Additional lenses now covered by correction of lens aberration. Including overseas models, images taken with the following six lenses are now covered by lens aberration correction.
 
EF 8-15mm F4L USM Fisheye, EF 15mm F2.8 Fisheye, EF 300mm F2.8 II IS USM, EF 400mm F2.8 II IS USM, EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 III (an overseas model), EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS II
 
Distortion aberration correction for images taken with fisheye lenses (EF 8-15mm F4L USM Fisheye, EF 15mm F2.8 Fisheye) enables the user to select four types of effects that are not covered by ordinary distortion correction. Note that depending on the camera used, there are cases where images taken with applicable lenses may not be covered by aberration correction.
 
3. Added a function for circular masking. The new Circle option can be selected from the Ratio pull-down menu for the Trimming/angle adjustment tool. The behavior differs from when rectangles like 1:1 are selected in that selecting Circle will masking everything outside of the selected area.
 
4. When performing Noise Reduction processing, there were cases where the screen would momentarily turn magenta.
 
5. Fixed a malfunction involving PCs on which multiple versions of Photoshop are installed; there were cases where the Transfer to Photoshop command would be dimmed.
 
6. Fixed a malfunction in which attempting to display NR Preview while the highlight warning was displayed would cause the Preview screen to turn deep blue.
 
7. Fixed a malfunction that occurred if an image was overwritten by a newer version after a rating had been set; there were cases where the editing results were destroyed and the image reverted back to the settings when it was first taken.
 
8. Fixed a malfunction wherein white lines would appear in the displayed results if an image was displayed at 100% in the Edit Window or the Edit Image Window and the window was then scrolled.
 
9. Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported
 
If using this software in a Windows XP environment, please update Windows to Service Pack 3 before installing the software.
 
10. The limitation in Mac OS 10.6 of not being able to drag images to another folder from within the main window has been removed.
 
11. Mac OS 10.4 is no longer supported
 
The versions of Mac OS X that are supported by this software are Mac OS 10.5 and Mac OS 10.6 (only models that came with either Mac OS 10.5 or Mac OS 10.6 preinstalled). Also, this software does not support Power PC Macs.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/19/2011 11:06:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Planning to shoot the Royal Wedding? So are an estimated 799 other photographers.
 
"The Canon Professional Services (CPS) team will be providing a range of services and support for accredited Canon professional photographers who are covering the Royal Wedding between HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton on 29 April."
 
Read more at the Canon Professional Network.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/19/2011 8:57:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Capture NX v2.2.7 Updater (Nikon USA)
Capture NX v2.2.7 Updater (Nikon Europe)
 
Camera Control Pro 2.9.0 Updater (Nikon USA)
Camera Control Pro 2.9.0 Updater (Nikon Canada)
Camera Control Pro 2.9.0 Updater (Nikon Europe)
 
Capture NX 2.2.7 Updater
 
Support for RAW images captured with the D5100 has been added.
 
The following issues have been resolved.
 
In some rare cases, when the Highlight Protection function under Quick Fix in the Develop section of the Edit List was applied to RAW images, edges around highlights were darkened.
 
When the Image Dust Off function under Camera & Lens Corrections in the Develop section of the Edit List was applied to reduce reflection of dust on the image sensor in images, the results of this dust reduction were sometimes noticeable.
 
When RAW images captured with the camera’s auto distortion control function enabled were opened, or the Auto Distortion function under Camera & Lens Corrections in the Develop section of the Edit List was set to Automatic for a RAW image, Capture NX 2 sometimes quit unexpectedly.
 
RAW images sometimes could not be opened, or, when attempting to open a RAW image, Capture NX 2 sometimes quit unexpectedly.
 
Mac OS X only - When an image was saved with Capture NX 2, time of the Date Created information recorded to Exif data was sometimes not correct.
 
Camera Control Pro 2.9.0 Updater
 
Support for the D5100 has been added. However, the Custom Settings dialog, available from the Camera menu, cannot be used.
 
Support for the following D5100 features has been added.
- Shooting using the High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature
- Shooting in Special Effects mode
(However, still images cannot be captured and movies cannot be recorded in Special Effects mode when live view mode is enabled.)
 
Support for Mac OS X version 10.6.6 has been added.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/19/2011 10:01:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, April 18, 2011
For the ladies: The Canon Online Store has the exclusive Canon Deluxe Gadget Bag by Jill-e Designs for $109.99. The deal is targeting "Mother's Day" in case you are looking for an idea.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/18/2011 9:28:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I added the usual color block and fabric comparisons to the Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D Review page.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/18/2011 8:45:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, April 15, 2011
I added a handfull of sample pictures to the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Review.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/15/2011 2:17:48 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has released updates for EOS Utility 2.10, Picture Style Editor 1.9.0 and RAW Codec 1.9.0 (select your OS). The updates are as follows:
 
Canon EOS Utility 2.10 Updater (2.10.1 for Mac OS X)
 
1. Added supported models: EOS Kiss X5 / EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D, EOS Kiss X50 / EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D
 
2. Supports the function of registering background music to camera's memory card, Picture Style [Auto], Setting the Built-in flash functions (for supported models only)
 
3. Added a function of customizing the grid display in Remote Live View
 
4. Expanded a function to terminate the Live View display and Remote Live View of the camera in synchronization. (Target Model: EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 7D, EOS 60D, EOS REBEL T2i / EOS 550D, EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D, EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D) The operation specifications have been changed so that the camera's LCD monitor is turned off at the same time as the Remote Live View screen on the PC, if the "Sync with camera operations" is set to [Stop Live View] in the [Remote Shooting] tabe in Preferences.
 
5. Added a function of "In RAW+JPEG mode, only transfer JPEGs to the computer" in remote shooting.
 
6. Previous models (EOS 30D and EOS Kiss Digital X) are no longer supported. However, it is still possible to connect EU 2.10 with previous models.
 
7. Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported: If you are using EOS Utility on a PC running Windows XP, it is advisable to update the OS to Service Pack 3 before using the software.
 
8. Mac OS 10.4 is no longer supported. The Mac OS versions that are supported by this software are Mac OS 10.5 and Mac OS 10.6. (Only the models that are preinstalled with Mac OS 10.5 or Mac OS 10.6 are supported.) Also, this software does not support Mac PCs equipped with PowerPC.
 
9. Fixes a malfunction with the firmware update function (Mac version). Fixes a malfunction that when updating the camera firmware, EU cannot quit after copying the firmware from a Mac PC to a memory card in the camera through USB connection. (We have confirmed that even if this problem occurs, the camera firmware update has been carried out normally, so the camera can be used as is even after using EOS Utility for the firmware update.)
 
Canon Picture Style Editor 1.9.0
 
Support added for EOS Kiss X5/EOS REBEL T3i/EOS 600D, EOS Kiss X50/EOS REBEL T3/EOS 1100D.
 
Canon RAW Codec 1.9.0
 
1. Support added for new models. (EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D, EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D)
 
2. The supported OSes have been changed. Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista (with no Service Pack) are no longer supported.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/15/2011 12:28:03 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Zeiss has launched a redesigned lenses website.
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 4/15/2011 8:03:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, April 14, 2011
 Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.9.4 Updater is now available for download. Select your OS to be presented with the download option.
 
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.9.4 Updater for Windows:
 
1. Changes the name "Art Filters" to "Creative Filters" (which is used in markets other than Japan) in the Japanese version to make the terms consistent. (This change only applies to the Japanese version and does not apply to other language versions.)
 
2. Support to address the compatibility problems in which the IPTC information could not be browsed in some applications. (Except for cameras which have a rating function in the camera, this IPTC compatibility problem does not occur for images which never used the XMP rating function in DPP 3.9.4.)
 
* Note that Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.10.0 shipped with the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D.
 
(thanks Brian)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/13/2011 7:45:44 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
There has been no press release, but a complete Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Lens page is now showing on Nikon's website.
 
Update: Nikon removed the referenced page.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/13/2011 11:10:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
According to Macworld, Apple has announced Final Cut Pro X during the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters Show.
 
"Apple says Final Cut Pro X has been rewritten from the ground up, with support for 64-bit, a user-interface redesign, and a whole host of new features. The software takes advantage of core Mac OS X features like Cocoa, Core Animation, Open CL, and Grand Central Dispatch to speed up and fine-tune performance."
 
Read the rest of the article at Macworld.
Category: Apple News
Post Date: 4/13/2011 10:32:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
DxO Labs has added 52 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing support for Sigma, and Tokina lenses, for numerous Canon, Nikon, and Fuji cameras.
 
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
 
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 4/13/2011 10:19:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 12, 2011
B&H now has the new Canon EOS T3 Kit in stock.
 
The T3i Kits are also available again.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/12/2011 4:13:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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