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 Tuesday, January 15, 2013
From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with version 2.7.1 :
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for the D5200, and Nikon 1 models J3 and S1 has been added.
  • The following issues with movies recorded using the Nikon 1 V2 with White Balance set to Underwater have been resolved.
  • Thumbnails for movies transferred with Nikon Transfer 2 using a card reader are not displayed in the thumbnail list area.
  • When Metadata is selected from the Edit palette, information other than that in File Info 1 is displayed.

Modifications enabled with Ver. 2.7.0 (included):
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for the Nikon 1 V2 has been added.
  • The AF Noise Reduction function, which reduces noise produced by auto focusing during movie recording and picked by the built-in microphone, has been added.
  • The AF Noise Reduction function is available only for the following devices:
  • Camera: The D3200 (released in May 2012) and later digital-SLR cameras.
  • Lens:
  • AF-S NIKKOR and AF-I NIKKOR lenses
  • AF-S/AF-I teleconverters (AF-S/AF-I lenses are required)
  • When white balance of RAW images captured with the P7700 was adjusted using Use Gray Point, specified point did not turn gray. This issue has been resolved.

Additional modifications to the Windows version

  • Support for the 64bit- and 32bit- versions of Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise has been added.
  • When a large number of images were transferred with Nikon Transfer 2 using a card reader, Nikon Transfer 2 quit unexpectedly on rare occasions. This issue has been resolved.

Additional modifications to the Macintosh version

  • Support for IEEE 1394 connection for the D1, D1H, and D1X has been eliminated.
  • The following issues with combined use of Mac OS X version 10.6 and Nikon Transfer 2 have been resolved.
  • When the camera and computer are connected and the camera is turned off after Nikon Transfer 2 is launched, Nikon Transfer 2 quits unexpectedly on rare occasions.
  • When a large number of images on a memory card are transferred using a card reader, the transfer is terminated unexpectedly on rare occasions.

Download update: Windows 32-bit | Windows 64-bit | Macintosh

Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon ViewNX
Post Date: 1/15/2013 6:40:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 14, 2013
ISO 12233 resolution chart, distortion and vignetting test results, along with specs and measurements, have been added to the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Review page.
 
Here are some of my initial comparative thoughts based on multiple copies tested:
 
You will see very low distortion from the 24-70 f/4L IS relative to similar zoom lenses. Noticeably less than from the 24-105 f/4L IS - significantly less at 24mm. Landscape photographers shooting over a flat horizon (such as water) will especially appreciate the difference at 24mm, though the 24-70 f/4L IS still has some barrel distortion.
 
The 24-70 f/4L IS is nearly void of CA (Chromatic Aberration) until the longer end of the focal length range where mild CA becomes apparent at 70mm. The 24-70 f/4L IS has noticeably less CA than the 24-105 f/4L IS at the wide end, but more at 70mm.
 
The 24-70 f/4L IS is similar to the 24-70 f/2.8L II in regards to both CA and distortion.
 
The 24-70 f/4L IS has less vignetting than the 24-105 f/4L IS at the wide end at f/4, but more at the long end. By f/5.6, the two lenses are close in this regard. The 24-70 f/2.8L II, with its 1-stop wider aperture, has the comparable-aperture vignetting advantage until about f/8 where the two are nearly equal.
 
If you are shooting at f/11, the 24-70 f/4L IS, 24-105 f/4L IS and 24-70 f/2.8L II lenses produce essentially equal sharpness. The 24-105 has the longest focal length range to its advantage in this comparison. The 24-70 f/2.8L II lacks IS.
 
At 24mm with a wide open aperture, the 24-70 f/4L IS bests the 24-105 L IS in sharpness by a modest amount. The 24-70 f/4L IS gets softer (especially in the mid and peripheral image circle) by 50mm f/4 where the lens performs its worst.
 
That this lens performs its worst at a mid-focal length vs. an extremity focal length is unusual. Since most people shoot their highest percentage of images at the focal length range extremes of a lens, the 24-70 L IS weakness is perhaps well placed. Roger at LensRentals.com has confirmed the 50mm weakness in his vast stock of this lens.
 
The 24-105 L delivers a sharper image at 50mm f/4. Sharpness improvement at 70mm brings the 24-70 f/4L IS back up to near equality with the 24-105 L. These two lenses perform more similarly at f/5.6 and at f/8, results from these two lenses are nearly comparable. Again, the results are similar at f/11.
 
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens is the sharper lens of this group - even at f/2.8 vs. f/4.
 
Overall, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens appears to be a great lens, but ... perhaps overpriced with the bargain-priced Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS Lens remaining available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/14/2013 8:56:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Bundle available for $1,049.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards. Compare at $1,149.00 without bundled items.
 
Bundle includes:

  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  • Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizer Wide Angle Thin Filter
  • Mack 3 Year Extended Warranty

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/14/2013 1:34:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
BuyDig.com has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens with B+W 82mm UV Filter available for $2,199.00 with free shipping.
 
BuyDig.com also has a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Bundle available for $2,299.00.
 
$2,299.00 Bundle includes:

  • EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
  • Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 11
  • Lexar 16 GB Professional 600x SDHC UHS-I Card
  • 3pc. Lens Cleaning Kit
  • Lens Cap Keeper

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/14/2013 9:21:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,843.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,975.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/14/2013 12:11:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Amateur Photographer:
 
Jessops customers who bought cameras before the chain went under last week have been told they will not receive their orders, or a refund.
 
On Friday, the chain closed all remaining 187 shops with the loss of 1,370 jobs as the 78-year-old business ceased trading, just days after falling into administration.
 
Five of the 192 shops that were trading at the end of 2012, closed after Christmas.
 
A further '150' people are expected to be made jobless at the company's head office in Leicester, according to accountants PwC who are acting as administrators.
 
A statement posted on the Jessops website warns: ‘Customers who have ordered and paid for all or part of their stock – either in store or online – will not receive their stock purchase.
 
‘Customers who have paid using credit cards should contact their credit card company to try and seek resolution to this matter.'
 
Customers who are owed money by Jessops – such as in the form of unredeemed gift cards and vouchers, or courses paid for in advance – will also lose out.
 
They have been told to register as an 'unsecured creditor' with the administrators, using the PwC website at www.pwc.co.uk/jessops
 
Administrators have set up a Jessops Group Limited helpline which can be reached on 0113 289 4422.
 
Meanwhile, Nikon has moved to reassure customers that it is ‘actively working with administrators and plans to undertake all outstanding repairs as quickly as possible'.
 
In a statement, the firm added: ‘Nikon UK can confirm that we will also be honouring any repairs under Jessops' Photo + extended warranty scheme.' For details call 0330 123 0928.
 
To read the administrators' advice to Jessops customers click HERE.
Post Date: 1/14/2013 11:31:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530HS Digital Camera available for $209.00 with free shipping. Compare at $269.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/14/2013 11:23:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via Buy.com) has the SanDisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive available for $149.99 with free shipping. Compare at $209.99.
Category: Sandisk Deals
Post Date: 1/14/2013 11:17:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Phase One:
 
Improves Stability, Adds Support for New Cameras
 
COPENHAGEN, January 14, 2013 — Phase One has released Capture One Pro 7.0.2 for immediate download. This service release has focused on solving bugs reported by customers, strengthening overall stability, and adding support for new models of Canon, Olympus, Fujifilm and Sony cameras, and includes new tethered support for Canon EOS 6D and Canon EOS M cameras.
 
New preliminary camera support includes:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1
  • Fujifilm XE-1
  • Fujifilm XF1
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS M
  • Sony SLT-A57
  • Sony NEX-5R
  • Olympus XZ-2 iHS
  • Canon EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III (sRAW and mRAW)

Numerous bug fixes have improved stability, including support for Canon tethering on Apple OS X 10.8, and improved support for pen tablets on Windows 8.
 
Other changes in Capture One Pro 7.0.2 include aligning the use of image counts in the library tool: no counts for smart albums on Mac and no image counts shown for Groups and Projects on Windows.
 
Capture One Pro 7 is a raw converter and workflow software which enables photographers to reduce the time and effort required to deliver stunning ready-to-use images with excellent color and detail. Capture One Pro 7.0.2 is available as a free download for Capture One Pro 7 customers.
 
B&H carries Capture One Pro products.

Category: Phase One News
Post Date: 1/14/2013 10:22:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Photoshelter:
 
Mastering The Illusion of Perfection with Photo Retoucher Amy Dresser
 
Amy Dresser is one of the industry's leading photo retouchers and illustrators. Her clients have ranged from editorial (TIME, Allure) to advertising (Barbie, Pepsi, Target) to individual photographers (Jill Greenberg, Jeremy Cowart).
 
In this live webinar on Tuesday, January 15th at 4pm EDT Amy will take us behind the Photoshop layered curtain of her work, and discuss her thought process, technique, and end result.
 
Note: Only the first 1,000 registrants will be able to attend this live webinar. After that, registration will close. We will post a video recording on The PhotoShelter Blog, but sign up if you want to attend on January 15th.
 
Register here.
Post Date: 1/14/2013 9:54:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera availale for $599.95 with free shipping. Compare at $699.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/14/2013 8:37:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera available for $1,079.95 with free shipping. Compare at $1,199.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/14/2013 8:33:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via BuyDig) has a Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS II & 55-250mm IS II Lenses kit available for $619.00 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/14/2013 8:26:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From PetaPixel:
 
In 2009, when Kodak announced that production of Kodachrome film would be coming to an end, legendary photographer Steve McCurry saw an opportunity, and asked if the company would give him the final roll. Given his reputation and the many famed photographs he’s taken on Kodachrome, it’s no surprise Kodak said yes.
 
As a tribute to this final roll, a crew from National Geographic decided to follow McCurry and document the momentous last 36 frames that would ever be shot on that film — the video above is the result.
 
The video is much more than just a chronicling of how McCurry spent that last roll of film. As with any great artist, when the NatGeo crew put McCurry on camera he inevitably managed to spout some phenomenal advice. It really makes you appreciate digital (or perhaps miss film) to see McCurry being so careful with his shots, making sure that each one did the Kodachrome roll justice.
 
In reality, the days already came and went when that roll was shot and developed; the last lab to process Kodachrome stopped at the end of 2010 and you can see the gallery of those final shots on McCurry’s website. But this documentary acts as yet another farewell to a film so loved there are plans for a movie about its demise.
Post Date: 1/14/2013 6:39:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, January 13, 2013
Through January 23, use promotion code PXJAN1030 at AdoramaPix to get 30% off their 10"x10" Custom Covered Photobooks.
 
Otherwise, use promotion code PXJAN1030L to get 30% off their 10"x10" Leather Lux Photobooks.
Post Date: 1/13/2013 11:54:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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