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 Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I have added MTF chart comparisons to the review placeholder pages for the new Canon lenses:
 
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS Lens Review
 
I'll try to get more commentary up in the next couple of weeks.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/15/2012 3:16:26 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
As reported by Alan Murphy, an unmarked van carrying $150,000 (£100,000) worth of Nikon gear destined for the Dublin NPS Roadshow was stolen sometime before 10:00 on Sat night. Taken in the heist were demo Nikon D4 & Nikon 800 DSLRs.
 
The stolen equipment will likely be sold. Download the full inventory list with serial numbers here.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/15/2012 12:03:03 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon has made the Capture NX 2.3.1 Updater available for download: USA | Europe.
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions:

  • Support for RAW images captured with the D4, D800 and D800E has been added.
  • Extra High 1 (Extra High) and Extra High 2 items have been added to the Active D-Lighting pulldown menu under Camera Settings in the Develop section of the Edit List.
  • When "Always use the latest Color Reproduction Process" in the Picture Control Utility Preferences is selected for images captured with cameras released prior to the D4, these items will be displayed.
  • Event ID can now be displayed under File Info 2 in the File & Camera Information section of the Metadata palette for images captured by, and to which IPTC information has been added using the IPTC item in the camera’s setup menu, the D4.
  • Display format for the following items in the Edit List has been modified.
  • Active D-Lighting under Camera Settings in the Develop section
  • Color Moiré Reduction under Camera & Lens Corrections in the Develop section
  • An issue that prevented sufficient application of vignette control enhancement for RAW (NEF) images captured with the Nikon 1 V1 and Nikon 1 J1 with A firmware Ver. 1.10 or 1.11 and B firmware Ver. 1.10 installed has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented accurate display of lens information in the Metadata palette for images captured with the Nikon 1 V1 or Nikon 1 J1 and a 1 NIKKOR lens has been resolved.
  • When certain images with GPS information attached were saved in JPEG format, Capture NX 2 sometimes quit responding. This issue has been resolved.

Note: "Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.3.0 must be installed before proceeding with this update."
 
Nikon Capture NX 2.3.0 Full Version is available for download: USA | Europe.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/15/2012 9:49:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Reikan FoCal Automatic AF Microadjustment Calibrator Utility has been updated to version 1.2.
 
"All possible Canon cameras now supported with addition of Canon EOS-1D Mk III and 1D Mk IV"
 
The full list of FoCal-supported cameras can be found here. (thanks Scott)
 
You might find this Reikan FoCal discussion useful.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/14/2012 1:55:14 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
PhotoShelter is offering a free How to Grow a Wedding Photography Business guide via email.
Post Date: 2/14/2012 1:16:04 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has released Digital Photo Pro Version 3.11.4
 
The changes:
 
Supports Mac OS X 10.7.
 
Fixes a phenomenon where, on occasion, the color aberration compensation causes false-color images.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/14/2012 11:16:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon ViewNX Version 2.3.0 is now available for download: USA | Europe
 
Modifications enabled with version 2.2.5:
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for the D800, and D800E have been added.
  • Save and Save As... items have been added to the File menu.
  • Original image files (original format, size, resolution, etc...) can now be sent as e-mail attachments from View NX 2 using the Email function.
  • A Margins function has been added to Index Print settings in the Print dialog.
  • Slideshows were sometimes not displayed properly when run with Auto-Hide Slide Controls selected for Toolbars in the slideshow Settings Dialog. This issue has been resolved. (64-bit version of ViewNX 2 only).

Additional modifications to the Windows version

  • View NX2 and the Picture Control Utility now function as native 64-bit applications under 64-versions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
  • When the decimal symbol used by the OS was set to anything other than a period (.) or comma (,) from the Regional and Language Options in the operating system's Control panel, position information was not correctly displayed. This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented the editing of informaiton in the Metadate palette for images saved to Windows shared folders has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented smooth playback of Motion Snapshot files with some systems has been resolved.

Additional modifications to the Macintosh version

  • View NX 2, the Picture Control Utility, and Nikon Transfer 2 now function as native 64-bit applications inder Mac OS X versions 10.6 and 10.7.

 
Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.3.0 is also now available: USA | Europe.

Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon ViewNX
Post Date: 2/14/2012 9:32:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Lensbaby has today announced the latest addition to their Optic Swap System, the 80mm Edge 80 Optic.
Category: Lensbaby News
Post Date: 2/14/2012 9:00:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, February 13, 2012
B&H now has the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens in stock.
 
B&H quickly sold out of the 400 II earlier today. Amazon.com, via Norman Camera (reliable), has two Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lenses available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/13/2012 8:48:05 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon.com is now accepting preorders for these new lenses:
 
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 2/13/2012 12:28:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 Distagon T* ZE Lens Review
 
The Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 Lens review was created in conjunction with its wider-aperture sibling lens review - the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZE Lens Review. You will find comparisons being shared by these reviews.
Post Date: 2/13/2012 11:33:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Still hard to find, the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens is in stock at B&H at this moment.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/13/2012 9:48:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, February 10, 2012
Nikon NEF Codec 1.13.0 is now available. Support for the Nikon D4 has been added.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon RAW Codec
Post Date: 2/10/2012 5:15:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted a new article entitled Canon EOS Error Messages: An Explanation and Understanding.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/10/2012 4:38:14 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The owner's manual for the Canon PowerShot G1 X is now available for download.
 
B&H is listing the Canon PowerShot G1 X expected availability as Mar 5, 2012.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/10/2012 4:21:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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