UPDATE: Information Regarding "End of Life" (EOL) of X2 and Prior Generation Products
We have started work on a new desktop software utility designed to enable impacted cards to continue operating beyond the previously announced EOL date of September 15, 2016. The new software is called the "Eye-Fi X2 Utility" (X2U) and will be provided free of charge as a download.
The X2U will enable cards impacted by the EOL to transfer images to a desktop computer via an Infrastructure or Direct network connection. The utility will be made available in early August on the Mac (OS X) platform. We are also exploring the feasibility of offering the X2U on the Windows platform but are unable to commit to availability at this time. We will provide updates should this situation change.
X2U will be a one-time release provided to enabled continued use of an EOL impacted card for desktop transfer only on a transitional basis. The utility will not have the full capabilities of Eye-Fi Center and/or Eye-Fi View. ALL other Eye-Fi provided software will have to be uninstalled prior to installing the X2U on a supported device. The company will provided X2U documentation and knowledge base but no help desk support, no warranty and restrictive terms of service.
More information about this project will be available in this Community section the week of August 8th.
I'm not sure if this is a permanent or a temporary price drop, so I'd jump on it if you're interested. If you don't need a 128GB card, I'm told that different capacities of the same card were also reduced.
A camera slider is a wonderful tool to add cinematic movement to your shots. In this video you'll learn 5 creative tricks with your DSLR camera slider.
Exactly 3 years ago we published a tutorial video about different ways you could use a camera slider. We got so many great reactions on it that we had to create another video! This time we share 5 more creative tricks and tips with a camera slider.
Note: I use two similar 24" collapsible softboxes all the time. In fact, I used one this weekend to create the macro eye image shown below. One feature that I particularly like about the Raya softbox is the all metal flash bracket. [Sean]
Embed color profile result reflects whatever it was set last time
Text accidentally commits when try to transform Paragraph text using bounding box transform handles
Cursor doesn’t correctly change to Commit cursor to differentiate from Rotate and Move cursor
Print color is off when using App Manage Color (Mac only)
Error: “Could not apply the workspace because the file was not found” when opening a file
Several fixes and improvements for Select and Mask:
Select and Mask: Command not available on non-pixel layer masks
Select and Mask: Refine Edge Brush Tool creating artifacts along the brush stroke in mask
Select and Mask: Redraw corruption (RGB 16bit/32 bit) with Show Original in certain zoom levels (preview mode “black and white”)
Select and Mask: Using the Refine edge brush on one area of a pre-existing selection may cause certain hard edges in another area to change a few pixel values, especially when the image is in very high resolution
Select and Mask: Using brush tool with feather 8 or more and zoom level 50 or lower get redraw issue
Select and Mask: With a selection, the output defaults to selection, even if the previous output setting was a mask
Select and Mask: Inverting a selection outputs the original selection
Select and Mask: Crash when double-clicking adjustment mask
Select and Mask: Program error when image is multi-channel
This is a wild baby cottontail rabbit photographed in the studio using a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens. Yes, there are some inconsistencies in that statement. The 100mm macro is not a first choice for a serious photographer photographing wild rabbits and ... why is the wild rabbit in the studio? Let me explain.
First, apparently the dog couldn't help itself and had to show us a baby cottontail rabbit (called a "kit") from a nest it found. Golden retrievers have soft mouths and she gently delivered the rabbit to the front door unharmed. The baby rabbit was so cute that a few photos were a requirement.
To create a natural scene, I took a decorative piece of driftwood and placed it on the shooting table along with a couple of ferns sacrificed from the flower bed just outside. With control over many aspects of the image, the 100mm macro lens was the ideal choice in this case. The 100 L is one of my MFU (Most-Frequently-Used) around-the-house lenses because of its versatility (great image quality, relatively small size with a light weight, image stabilization, 1:1/1x magnification ability, ...). It seems that there is always a subject available for this lens.
A large softbox and studio monolight is always beside my shooting table, ready to light whatever small or medium-sized subject that shows up. From lenses to backpacks to ... baby rabbits. A light source significantly larger than a close subject creates a soft light, lacking hard shadows. In this case, the light was a bit too soft for my taste, making the scene appear somewhat unnatural. Adding a few exposure adjustment layers with creatively painted layer masks (in Photoshop) created a more-natural unevenness (digital flagging) to the lighting. Of course, an octagonal catchlight in the eye is not going to say "sun" to anyone.
The rabbit (mostly) cooperated and after capturing a few photos, the kids asked Sierra (the dog) to find the nest. I thought that request was unrealistic and that the rabbit was orphaned, but ... Sierra took the girls to the middle of a nearby field of thick grass and impressively used its nose to point out the covered nest. The rabbit was reunited with its siblings with ... an unbelievable story to share.
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
Get a behind the scenes look at Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich’s 24 days on the road, traveling to diverse geographic locations to capture different subjects with the flagship Nikon D5. Watch the full-length film, INSPIRED.