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 Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Adobe has provided a Photoshop CS6 Content Aware Sneak Peek:
 

 
Very nice.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 2/15/2012 11:03:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Store is estimating the Canon PowerShot G1 X ship date as Feb 21, 2012
 
Preorder the PowerShot G1 X at B&H - or the Canon Store.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 2/15/2012 5:19:01 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code Loyalty15 to get the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens for $1,224.95 shipped at Abe's of Maine - a savings of about $45.00.
 
Here are some more great deals:
 
Canon Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Black) - $79.95 shipped using coupon code Abesaves5 (compare at $119.95)
 
Save 10% on all Lowepro products using coupon code LOWEPRO.
Post Date: 2/15/2012 5:08:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I have added MTF chart comparisons to the review placeholder pages for the new Canon lenses:
 
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L 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
B&H has Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac and Windows for only $799.00 shipped. That is a HUGE $900.00 off!
 
If you add up the value of the individual components of this package, the deal shows its amazingness:
 
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended: $899.95
Adobe Illustrator CS5: $560.00
Adobe Flash Professional: $689.95
Adobe Flash Catalyst: $399.00 (Adobe Store price)
Adobe Premiere Pro (with Adobe OnLocation and Encore): $525.00 (at $200 off)
Adobe After Effects: $899.00
Adobe Audition CS5.5: $339.95
 
Purchased individually, these products would cost over $4,312.85 (the prices I list are the lowest of the Mac and Windows versions). Any two of the base applications would cost well over the purchase price of this entire package. Great deal.
 
Get Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium at B&H before this deal expires on Mar 2nd. Or while supplies last.
Post Date: 2/15/2012 11:20:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code FEBPRINTS to get 500 4x6" prints for $15.00 (only $.03 each) at Snapfish. Offer expires Feb 20.
 
Over on Facebook, Will suggested using this deal to have 4x6" business cards printed. Large business cards or any other 4x6" printed marketing pieces are a great use of this deal.
Post Date: 2/15/2012 10:41:22 AM 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
Also at B&H, get Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & Premiere Elements 10 for Mac & Windows for only $69.95 shipped ($70.00 off).
 
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & Premiere Elements 10 are the applications I recommend for image and video editing (respectively) if you cannot afford or do not need the full Photoshop and Premier applications.
Post Date: 2/15/2012 9:10:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 on sale for only $69.95 shipped! That is $200.00 off of the regular price.
 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 is an incredible application that is relied upon by a huge number of photographers - and this is an amazing price for it. (thanks Wilson)
Post Date: 2/15/2012 9:00:34 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
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens featured as a daily deal - only $1,299.00 shipped.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/14/2012 11:08:17 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
Happy Valentines Day from Adorama:
 
Feb 14th only, get Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 for only $79.95 shipped!
Post Date: 2/14/2012 12:05:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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