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 Friday, June 14, 2013
From Sigma:
 
RONKONKOMA, N.Y., — June 14, 2013 — Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced that its new Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens will arrive in the United States early July for the street price of $799.
 
As the market’s first zoom lens to achieve a maximum aperture of F1.8 throughout the entire zoom range, the 18-35mm was created for DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors, which translates to a focal range of 27-52.5mm on a 35mm camera. This lens will be available early July in Sigma and Canon mounts, with Nikon, Sony and Pentax mounts to follow.
 
“Sigma users are really excited about this lens. They’ve been watching the new Art line very closely – and their reaction to our initial announcement of this lens has been fantastic,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “More than 50 years of innovating with photography equipment has helped us build new generation lenses like the 18-35mm F1.8. We’re confident that photographers who focus on landscape, portrait, still-life, studio, close-up and casual shots will love this lens.”
 
The 18-35mm F1.8 is the latest addition to the company’s Art line of lenses, designed under the new Global Vision. The Global Vision lenses have a sleek new design with the manufacturing year stamped on the barrel, and are categorized by use into one of three groups: Art, Contemporary and Sports. The Art category delivers high-level artistic expression through sophisticated and abundant expressive power.
 
The new 18-35mm F1.8 lens features Sigma’s improved AF/MF switch and the use of Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) compound material, which has a high affinity to metal parts, consistently performs well at extreme temperatures, and reduces the size and weight of the lens. The lens’ Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images, even in backlit conditions. Sigma’s Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures a silent, high-speed AF function, while its nine-blade, rounded diaphragm creates an attractive, round bokeh at large-aperture settings.
 
The 18-35mm F1.8 lens is also compatible with Sigma’s new USB Dock, which is available for the street price of $59, enabling photographers to update lens firmware and adjust focus parameters from their computers.
 
Preorder Opportunities:
 
B&H | Adorama
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 6/14/2013 6:40:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens available for preorder.
Post Date: 6/14/2013 12:08:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tokina:
 
Wide Zoom Range
The new Tokina AT-X 12-28mmF/4lens has a super-wide to standard zoom range while maintaining a constant fast f/4.0 aperture. This makes ita very versatile lens for different photo applications such as scenery, street scenes photography and event coverage. The lens is designed for DSLR cameras with APS-C (DX) sized sensors.
 
New Optical Design
A new optical design using aspherical elements and super-low dispersion glass matches even the highest mega-pixel DX sensors cameras available today.
 
One asphericallenselement is positioned in the front group. This together with another precision molded glass aspherical lens element placed in the rear group ideally focuses marginal light rays andmaintains sharpness at the edgeswhile also correcting distortion. The use of two different SD(Super-low Dispersion)glass elements,typeFK01 and FK03,correctschromatic aberration. The combination of all these specialized elements in the optical design yield excellent sharpness and color.
 
New Auto Focus Mechanism
The new AF “GMR magnetic precision” control sensor is capable offastauto-focus. Tokina placed the new sensor closerto the drive unit in the lens for faster communicationbetween the controller and AF motor. This combined with the motor's high-precision focus control yields faster, more accurate auto-focus.
 
Additionally, a brand new “SD-M” (Silent Drive-Module) has greatly lowered the sounds emitted by the auto focusdrive system allowing for much quieter AF. Both Canon and Nikon mounts have a built-in AF motor to make them auto-focus compatible with all current camera bodies.
 
Compact Body Design
The Tokin AT-X 12-28mmF/4 compact designmakes the lens easy to carry and handle. Manual focus is achieved through Tokina's one-touch focus clutch AF/MF mechanism. Simply slide the manual focus ring forward for auto-focus or back for manual focus operation. The lens focus ringis damped in the manual mode for smooth and precise focusing.
 
In addition thelens has a 77mm filter size allowing filters such as the Hoya HD2low-profilecircular polarizer or UV to be used.
 
Specifications
Focal Length: 12-28MM
Equivalent Focal Length:18-42MM Nikon / 19-45MM Canon
Maximum Aperture: F/4
Minimum Aperture: F/22
Optical Construction: 14 Elements / 12 Groups
Coatings: Multi-layer coatings
Angle of View: 99.37° –54.73°
Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8 in. (25cm)
Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.94
Zooming System: Rotary Zoom
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9curved blades
Filter Size: 77mm
Maximum Outer Diameter: 3.31n. (84mm)
Dimensions: 3.31in. (84mm) x 3.54L in. (90mm)
Weight:: 18.70 oz. (530g)
Lens Hood: BH-77B
Mount Availability: Canon, Nikon
Est. Street Price: $599.00
 
B&H has the Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro Lens available for preorder.
Post Date: 6/14/2013 12:01:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, June 13, 2013
Canon USA has just made EOS Rebel T4i Firmware Update Version 1.0.4 available for download.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.4 incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Fixes the following phenomena which may occur when the camera is used in combination with certain lens models equipped with a stepping motor.
    Affected lenses: EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
    1. The camera may freeze in rare instances if you try to shoot with a lens cap attached or meter a subject in low contrast in Live View (or Movie) shooting.
    2. Fine focus adjustment may not be possible in Remote Live View on the EOS Utility software.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which some SD card products are not recognized by the camera.
  3. Corrects some misspellings displayed on the menu screen.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/13/2013 8:30:45 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Adobe Lightroom Journal:
 
The team would like to provide an update on several issues discovered since Sunday night’s launch. Thanks for your patience while we investigated and compiled this list.
 
Noise Reduction and Sharpening Not Visible on export
As mentioned here, a bug was introduced in Lightroom 5.0 where files exported at less than 1/3 of their original size may not retain Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction settings. We are working on a solution and will include it in our next update.
 
Incorrect photos selected when working with Publish Services
When working in a Publish collection, it is sometimes possible for the grid view to indicate that certain photos are selected, while the filmstrip indicates that different photos are selected. In this case, the filmstrip is actually correct, and any actions that are performed will be performed on the photos that are selected in the filmstrip. If you are concerned about this bug, make sure that you have the filmstrip showing while you’re working in a Publish collection, so that you know for sure what photos are selected. We are working on a fix and hope to include in a future update.
 
Presets Disappearing when Upgrading Catalog to Lr5
As reported here, user created presets were not migrated to Lightroom 5 with a catalog upgrade. This only occurs when the “Store Presets with Catalog” preference is checked (enabled). Within Lightroom 5, the “Store Presets with Catalog” preference will be unchecked (disabled). Please check (enable) this preference and the missing user created presets will return. Please note that this only occurs on Mac.
 
Revel Publish Service
The Revel Publish Service for Lightroom 5 is available here.
 
Lightroom 5 Upgrade Eligibility
We’ve had several questions around who is eligible for an upgrade to Lightroom 5. Any Lightroom 1, 2 3, or 4 version of Lightroom, education editions included, can utilize the upgrade version of Lightroom 5. The prior version of Lightroom does not need to be installed on the computer, however you will need the prior version serial number at the time of installation of Lightroom 5. If the prior version is still installed on the computer, Lightroom 5 will automatically pick up that serial number so you don’t need to go digging through boxes or your email.
 
Customers who purchased Lightroom 4 through the Mac App Store are eligible for upgrade pricing. Please see here for instructions. Lightroom 4 must be installed on the machine before installing the Lightroom 5 upgrade.
 
Upgrade policy for those that just purchased Lightroom 4
We’ve seen quite a few questions from those who have just purchased Lightroom 4. If you purchased Lightroom 4 very recently you may be eligible for a complimentary upgrade to Lightroom 5: http://www.adobe.com/go/pa
 
We’re listening
If you have additional workflow or how-to questions visit our user community on Adobe.com: http://forums.adobe.com/community/lightroom
 
To report Issues or Ideas on how to improve Lightroom, visit our Feedback Site on Photoshop.com: http://feedback.photoshop.com/
 
B&H carries Adobe Lightroom 4 (which, according to this, *may* qualify for a free upgrade) and Lightroom 5.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/13/2013 10:13:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that total production of NIKKOR lenses* for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras reached eighty million in mid June 2013.
 
In 1959, Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) released the Nikon F as well as its first NIKKOR lens for Nikon SLR cameras, the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2. The NIKKOR tradition has continued over the many years since that first lens was released. What's more, Nikon continues to expand its lineup of interchangeable lenses for Nikon 1 cameras, the first of which was released in October 2011, and bringing total lens production to eighty million.
 
At the beginning of November 2012, total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras reached seventy-five million. Since then, Nikon has continued to actively release new NIKKOR lenses.
 
In January 2013, Nikon announced the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, a super-telephoto 800mm lens compatible with the Nikon FX format and offering the longest focal length in the history of NIKKOR autofocus (AF) lenses, and the approximately 385-gram compact and lightweight, approximately 1.9x zoom AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED ultra wide-angle zoom lens, also compatible with the Nikon FX format. Further, in March of this year, the 5x telephoto-zoom, FX-format compatible AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, offering one of the fastest AF speeds in its class, was also announced.
 
In January 2013, Nikon announced two new lenses for Nikon 1, Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses—the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 10x zoom lens, a single lens that covers focal lengths ranging from wide-angle to telephoto, and the ultra wide-angle zoom 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, offering the widest angle of view in the 1 NIKKOR lineup at 100°. In addition, the fastest lens in the 1 NIKKOR lineup, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2, a mid-telephoto fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.2, was announced in May of this year. The current lineup of interchangeable lenses for Nikon 1 cameras consists of nine lenses, and Nikon will continue to expand and enrich this lineup.
 
The 80th Anniversary of the NIKKOR Lens
 
NIKKOR is Nikon's brand of photographic lenses. This year, the NIKKOR camera lens celebrates its 80th anniversary since the first lens was introduced in 1933. The NIKKOR name arose from adding "r"—a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time the name was established—to "Nikko", the Romanized abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K., the original name used when the company was established.
 
Nikon's own high-quality standards are applied to all stages from initial design and development to final product release for design that responds to user needs, and production system and inspections that ensure the superior quality of NIKKOR lenses.
 
Nikon's lineup of lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses currently consists of more than 80 types of lenses, including ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, fisheye lenses, zoom lenses, micro lenses, and PC-E lenses that support a wide variety of applications, as well as 1 NIKKOR lenses for advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses. Nikon will continue to develop and release high-quality products that appeal to users the world over.
 
* Interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1, Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses
 
B&H carries Nikon NIKKOR lenses.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/13/2013 9:57:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
This site supports my family, but my family also supports this site. Brittany, my 13 year old, frequently provides support through subjects she raises or finds. This time, it was an at-least 54" (1.4m) black rat snake that she carried home.
 
Black rat snakes are somewhat common here. They are non-venomous and usually docile after a short initial fright. This one, however, was anything but docile. It was out to get anything near it.
 
And of course, an angry snake provides a more dramatic picture than a friendly one. So, with the new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Ext 1.4x Lens begging for subjects, Brittany and I had a short photo session with the snake.
 
The first photos (just snapshots) were of course of Brittany holding the snake – for the memory – and to freak out her friends. I grabbed the handy Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Kit Lens for these shots.
 
Brittany Holding Black Snake.jpg
 
Having held the snake for a good period of time, Brittany was ready to photograph the snake herself. She goes everywhere with a Rebel T3i and a Tamron 18-270mm VC Lens in a Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 20 over her shoulder. But, she needed a second hand to operate the camera with – and didn't want her snake to escape before getting the shot. We quickly moved on to more serious photogrpahy - snake portrait photos to be specific.
 
I usually have specific shots I am looking for at any given time. For this session, I was looking at the 200-400's maximum magnification and AF accuracy at minimum focus distance. Both proved to be quite good.
 
Black Snake
 
This snake was not about to pose in a more-woodsy environment, so we shot right in the front yard. Groomed front yard grass is not ideal for nature subject backgrounds, but getting down very low (only my hand between the grass and the lens plate), using a long focal length (560mm, f/5.6) and moving in close allowed the background and foreground to be completely blurred. This position gave a nice perspective of the always-ready-to-strike snake. It was not too hard to focus the snake's attention on us (and it was incredibly fixated on the dog), so I was able to position myself in relation to a nice background.
 
Brittany behind Black Snake
 
The highlight of this shoot was the snake moving toward Brittany and suddenly striking her front lens element. Brittany squealed. I laughed (knowing that she was not at risk as her hands were farther back from her extended long lens – I was closely monitoring). The snake eventually calmed down. And we let it crawl away.
 
Coiled Black Snake
 
One photography-related snake characteristic I like is their curves. Snakes naturally create the curves that photographers are frequently searching for. Note also that longer focal lengths allow you to stay farther away from dangerous situations.
 
Now, the next time your kid brings home a snake, you know what to do.
Post Date: 6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Image quality results from a second Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Ext 1.4x Lens are now available on the site.
 
The second lens' results are displayed as sample "3" and "4". Read the Is This the World's Sharpest DSLR Zoom Lens? post to learn the details of this lens' image quality presentation.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/12/2013 10:32:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From PocketWizard:
 
Free update provides compatibility with several new cameras and dramatic improvements to HyperSync, further removing the barrier to x-sync limitations.
 
So. Burlington, VT – June 12, 2013 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today a major update to its ControlTL firmware for the MiniTT1, FlexTT5, PowerMC2 and PowerST4 radios and minor updates for the Plus III and MultiMAX radios.
 
The new ControlTL firmware (version details below) provides compatibility for several new Canon and Nikon cameras, greatly improves the performance of PocketWizard’s exclusive HyperSync feature and resolves bugs in previous versions. It is available now as a free download using the PocketWizard Utility and it is strongly recommended that all current owners of the MiniTT1, FlexTT5, PowerST4 and PowerMC2 update all their radios to the latest firmware for best performance. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install this version via USB connection and update their PocketWizard radios for free. Complete details are available at the PocketWizard website here.
 
The new firmware includes complete compatibility for the Nikon D600 and D3200 cameras and manual power control compatibility for the Canon EOS 6D, EOS-1D X and EOS Rebel T4i cameras.
 
In addition to the new camera compatibility, this new firmware version offers significantly improved HyperSync flash performance. This exclusive feature offers photographers the ability to use studio flash well beyond their camera’s normal x-sync speed, for greatly expanded creative control.
 
“Our PocketWizard HyperSync technology has redefined studio flash photography for those working outdoors,” said Dave Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard Photo Products. “When photographers can go beyond the normal x-sync shutter speed limitation of 1/200 second or so, they can create an entirely new look whether they need to reduce ambient light to achieve shallow depth-of-field, or freeze action, or both, photographers can now do so quickly, simply and with more creative control than ever before.”
 
Adventure photographer Tom Bol has been using the new firmware in beta version for the past month and had this to say about the latest version, “Performance with the new software in my MiniTT1, FlexTT5 and ST4s is remarkable.” You can read more about what Tom had to say on the ProPhotoCoalition website.
 
Any owner of PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5, PowerMC2 or PowerST4 can benefit from the latest firmware. This release also includes several bug fixes found in earlier versions. “Downloading and installing the latest firmware is one of the simplest and smartest things a creative photographer can do,” Schmidt added. “We’ve designed our products to be reliable and upgradable because it allows owners of PocketWizard radios to keep their equipment up-to-date as new cameras, flash units and features are introduced.”
 
The Plus III and MultiMAX radios also have new firmware. The new firmware for the Plus III resolves some minor bugs. The MultiMAX firmware, which has been available for a while in beta, adds two new features.
 
PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or newer is required before installing these updates. For more information on the latest firmware versions and how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection visit: http://www.pocketwizard.com/support/downloads/
 
The latest firmware versions are:

  • 6.400 for the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Canon
  • 3.400 for the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon
  • 5.400 for the PowerST4
  • 2.400 for the PowerMC2
  • 1.200 for the Plus III
  • 7.51 for the MultiMAX

B&H carries PocketWizard products.

Post Date: 6/12/2013 4:14:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Datacolor:
 
Creating extraordinary images may seem daunting. It’s important to choose the right combination of tools to bring your work to the next level. Combining Spyder products with onOne Software solutions will enable you to work confidently throughout your workflow. You'll have everything you need to solve the most common problems in digital photography, correct your color, maximize your creativity and realize your photographic vision.
 
Join us, Tuesday, June 18th from 2PM-3PM EDT, as Datacolor Experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie explore the tools and techniques necessary for having controlled focus and enhancing or limiting depth of field along with focus related issues related to color management.
 
Be sure to attend to hear our special partnership announcement!
 
An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.
 
Webinar attendees will have the chance to win a free Spyder4PRO or onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 7 and receive exclusive discount offers!
 
Title: Focus Control: Before, During, and After the Shot Co-sponsored by onOne Software
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
 
Register here.
 
B&H carries Datacolor Products.
Post Date: 6/12/2013 2:03:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Microsoft has posted Camera Codec Pack 16.4.1899.0416 for download.
 
Download:
 
Windows Vista / Windows 7
Windows 8
 
The update includes support for the Canon EOS 6D, Rebel T4i and Nikon 1 V1, D600, and D5200 as well as many others. Check out the Windows 7 download link for a complete list of supported cameras.
Category: Microsoft News
Post Date: 6/12/2013 1:21:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Lowepro:
 
Get the ultimate flexibility and fast access with the Transit AW series. The innovative UltraFlex™ fit system provides multiple ways to organize and protect your camera, laptop/tablet and personal gear via the central flex divider. Rotate from back to front for rapid access. Use the full-panel access to outfit with an attached long lens.
 
Premium features include: a dedicated tablet compartment with protective padding; patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™; Hideaway Tripod Mount™; front stash pocket with key fob; stow-away stabilizing waist strap; and a padded, mesh-covered backpad.
 
The Lowepro Transit AW Series Features:

  • UltraFlex™ fit system offers multiple ways to configure camera and personal gear
  • Fast-access side opening allows rapid gear access when rotated from back to front
  • Dedicated laptop/tablet compartment provides separate storage for a vital tech tool
  • Hideaway Tripod Mount™ helps secure a compact tripod to the side
  • Patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover™ offers protection from the elements

Transit Sling 250 AW
MSRP: $120.00
 
Transit Backpack 350 AW
MSRP: $149.00
 
B&H has the Lowepro Transit AW Series Bags in stock.

Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 6/12/2013 1:05:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Capture NX 2.4.3 Full Version
 
This software is offered to those who have purchased Capture NX 2. When this software is run, it may be necessary to enter the product key again to confirm ownership of a previous version of the software.
 
Modifications enabled in this version
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Information for lenses used with the Auto Distortion function under Camera & Lens Corrections in the Develop section has been updated.

Notes

  • When this software is installed on a computer to which ViewNX 2 Ver. 2.2.3 or earlier has been installed, the Picture Control Utility cannot be launched from ViewNX 2. Please upgrade ViewNX 2 to Ver. 2.2.4 or later.
  • RAW images saved with Thumbnail only selected for Embed Preview When Saving NEF/NRW in Capture NX 2 Preferences will appear grainy with display in and printing from ViewNX 2.
  • If either Capture NX 2 or the Picture Control Utility (one or the other) is launched in 32-bit mode on a Macintosh computer, Capture NX 2 may freeze unexpectedly if Save as a new Custom Picture Control or Load Custom Picture Control Settings is selected from the Manage Picture Control menu in Capture NX 2.
  • To use the software in 32-bit mode, be sure that both Capture NX 2 and the Picture Control Utility are running in 32-bit mode.

Download Capture NX 2.4.3: Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries CaptureNX 2.
 

 
ViewNX 2.7.6 Full Version
 
ViewNX 2 is an all-in-one image browsing and editing software application for both still images and movies. Nikon Transfer 2 is incorporated into ViewNX 2 for transferring images to a computer. Smoother collaboration with NIKON IMAGE SPACE, Nikon's image storage and sharing service, has also been achieved.
 
This is the full version of ViewNX 2.7.6 for Windows and Macintosh computers. If you are currently using ViewNX 2 this download will uninstall your existing version and then install version 2.7.6. This software supports all Nikon D-SLR cameras, Nikon 1, and all COOLPIX cameras with USB support..
 
Modifications enabled with Ver. 2.7.6

  • Information for lenses used with the Auto Distortion function under File & Camera Information in the Metadata palette has been updated.
  • The destination for the link when the NIKON IMAGE SPACE website is opened from the NIKON IMAGE SPACE area in the Browser palette has been updated from my Picturetown to NIKON IMAGE SPACE.

Notes

  • 32-bit and 64-bit versions of ViewNX 2 and Windows Operating System compatibility
    The 64-bit version of ViewNX 2 Ver. 2.7.6 can be used with the following operating systems.
    - 64-bit versions of Windows 8
    - 64-bit versions of Windows 7
    - 64-bit versions of Windows Vista
    The 32-bit version of ViewNX 2 Ver. 2.7.6 can be used with the following operating systems.
    - 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8
    - 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7
    - 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista
    - 32-bit versions of Windows XP
    Only the 32-bit version will run under a 32-bit operating system.
  • When transferring files using Nikon Transfer 2:
    - Image transfer using Nikon Transfer 2 is not possible with the following cameras. Use a card reader to transfer images to a computer for storage.
    COOLPIX 910/900/600/300/100
    - Image transfer using Nikon Transfer 2 with the camera connected to the computer is not possible with the cameras indicated below. Use a card reader to transfer images.
    - D1, D1X, D1H
    - COOLPIX 990, 950, 880, 800, 700
  • Restrictions on Nikon Movie Editor
    1. Movies up to 60 minutes in length can be edited with the Windows version; movies up to 30 minutes in length can be edited with the Macintosh version.
    2. The following restrictions on the number of movies and still images that can be added to the storyboard apply.
    Windows
    - A project containing up to 10 movies, or a total of 30 movies and still images, can be previewed and exported.
    - When a movie a few seconds in length with transition effects applied is added to the storyboard, the movie file may not be properly exported, even if it does not exceed restrictions on the number of movies and still images.
    Macintosh
    - A project containing 4 H.264 (1920 × 1080) movies and 2 still images can be previewed and exported. However, when H.264 movies recorded at 720p and lower are used, the number of movie files and still images that can be used in a project increases.
    - In addition, when only Motion JPEG (1080p) movies are used, a project containing up to 30 movies can be previewed and exported.
    3. Movies recorded at a setting of 1080/60i are handled as 1080/30p movies.
  • NRW (RAW) images
    When images captured at a white balance setting of Auto and an image quality setting of NRW (RAW) are enhanced using ViewNX 2, the results achieved may differ from those achieved with in-camera NRW (RAW) processing.
  • Ratings applied with a COOLPIX camera
    Ratings applied with a COOLPIX camera in playback mode are not reflected in ViewNX 2 or other applications that support ratings.
  • H.264 movie playback under Macintosh
    Colours will appear lighter in movies played back on a computer running Macintosh.
  • Display of MPO-format images shot in 3D
    MPO-format images shot in 3D can only be viewed with a viewer that supports 3D images.
  • COOLPIX S550, S560, L20 and L19 Smile mode
    Scene mode information is not correctly displayed in the Metadata palette for images captured in Smile mode. However, all other operations function properly.
  • Capture NX 2
    - When this software is installed on a computer to which Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.2.8 or earlier has been installed, the Picture Control Utility will be replaced with a version not supported by Capture NX 2, making it impossible to launch the Picture Control Utility from Capture NX 2. Please upgrade Capture NX 2 to Ver. 2.3.0 or later.
    - RAW images saved with Thumbnail only selected for Embed Preview When Saving NEF/NRW in Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.3.0 or later Preferences will appear grainy with display in and printing from ViewNX 2.
  • Capture NX
    When this software is installed on a computer to which Capture NX has been installed, the Picture Control Utility will be replaced with a version not supported by Capture NX, making it impossible to launch the Picture Control Utility from Capture NX.
  • Windows version of QuickTime Ver. 7.7 (32-bit version of ViewNX 2 only)
    In some rare cases, depending upon the system to which QuickTime Ver. 7.7 is installed, the following features may not function.
    - Slideshow
    - The Convert Motion Snapshot to Movie item in the File menu
    - Uploading of Motion Snapshot files to a Web service other than NIKON IMAGE SPACE using the Web Service item in the File menu
  • Macintosh version’s Synchronize camera date and time to computer when camera is connected (supported cameras only)
    Camera date and time will not be synchronized with the computer’s, even when Synchronize camera date and time to computer when camera is connected (supported cameras only) in the Nikon Transfer 2 Preferences panel is checked, when Calendar is set to any option other than Gregorian in the Language & Text>Formats panel of the computer’s System Preferences.

Download ViewNX 2.7.6: Windows 32bit | Windows 64bit | Macintosh

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/12/2013 9:35:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
After four years of trying, photographer Mike Olbinski finally accomplished is goal – photographing one of natures most beautiful and awesome events, a rotating supercell storm. The pieces finally fell into place near Booker, Texas on June 3.
 
Olbinski used a Canon 5D Mark II with a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens to capture the dramatic timelapse.
 
Read more about Oblinski's supercell quest on his blog.
Post Date: 6/12/2013 7:17:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Do you know how many custom functions the Canon EOS 6D has? Want to compare that answer to the Rebel SL1's answer to the same question?
 
What is your DSLR's AF light level working range? And how does that value compare to the DSLR you have your eye on? What is the GN spec for your DSLR's built-in flash? What is the viewfinder coverage?
 
In addition to the site's popular Lens Specifications Tool, we have just added a Camera Specifications Tool that allows you to compare (side-by-side) well over 100 features and specifications from Canon DSLR cameras introduced over the past few years. Like the current lens spec tool, this tool is designed to be your go-to reference for answers to spec-related questions.
 
Check out our latest tool and then send feedback and suggestions our way via the site's Facebook page or via the Contact Us page.
Post Date: 6/11/2013 12:06:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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