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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Fine focus adjustment may not be possible in Remote Live View on the EOS Utility software.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which some SD card products are not recognized by the camera.
- Corrects some misspellings displayed on the menu screen.
The Canon Store
has the Refurbished Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens
in stock and available for $985.32. Compare at $1,299.00 new. Update:
The lens is now out of stock.
has the Refurbished Nikon 1 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR Nikkor Lens (White)
available for $99.95 with free shipping. Compare at $246.95 new.
has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
(for Canon/Nikon) available for an in-cart price of $863.04 with free shipping and a free Hoya NXT UV Multi Coated filter. Compare at $899.00.
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
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
For a limited time, DigitalRev
has the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD IF Lens for Canon
available for $369.00. Compare at $649.00. Note:
The Nikon version of the lens is available for $389.00 (same link - choose "Nikon" on the right side of the page).
has the Sekonic LITEMASTER PRO L-478D Light Meter
available for $350.00 with free shipping. Regularly $389.00. Features:
L-478D for Still Photographers
- Full featured Ambient-Flash modes including new T-F mode. Measure, compare, and mix ambient and flash displayed on a color, touch screen for beautiful, controlled, results.
- DTS Exposure Profiling matches the meter to the performance of your camera. Precise exposure and lighting starts with precise, repeatable metering.
L-478D for Filmmakers
- Cine/HD Cine modes for today's HDSLR and Video Cine cameras. Effortlessly switch between HDSLR and Cine for exact exposure settings in exact increments for both.
- Infinite frame rate and shutter angle selection. Create special settings for special applications. Video cine cameras are becoming boundless. Metering should be too.
- Unique, light-source filtration compensation mode. Finally, precise control lighting using industry standard CTO/CTB/ND types at the touch of a finger.
- Illumination measurement and extended ISO range. Lighting design and exposure in a single tool. ISO and exposure settings to match today's digital cameras.
Adorama also has the Sekonic LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Light Meter with built-in PocketWizard triggering available for $422.00 with free shipping. Regularly $469.00.
has the Datacolor Spyder4Pro Color Calibration System
available for $149.95 with free shipping. Compare at $169.00.
has the Think Tank Airport 4-Sight Four Wheel Roller Camera Bag
available for $149.75 with free shipping. Regularly $249.75. Features:
- 4 wheel rolling capability. Walking a 4-wheeler is much easier than pulling it behind you or carrying it over your shoulder
- Side hinge opens completely for unencumbered access to gear
- Two position locking handle for better comfort and ergonomics
- For easy identification, a business card holder is located directly under the handle. There is also a zippered pocket under the handle that can hold your passport and other items
- Integrated and removable Cable Management organizer keeps everything organized and at-the-ready
- Lockable zipper sliders provides security with a user-supplied TSA (Transportation Security Administration) approved lock
- Three handles for easy retrieval from overhead bins. Lightweight; easy to manage in tight quarters
- Replaceable wheels and protective wheel housings. If you wear out the wheels, Think Tank provides a free kit so that you can replace the wheels. The wheels being located on the very outside of the bag makes it very stable when rolled
- Compatibility: Holds two standard size DSLRs, 3-5 standard zoom lenses or two pro sized bodies with limited lens attachment options; holds a 300 mm f/2.8 with standard body attached
is featuring select RadioPopper Products
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One great way to improve the quality of your pictures is to use off-camera flash. RadioPoppers
allow you to trigger a Speedlite flash up to 1,500 feet away and even control its output remotely (the JrX system
requires the RadioPopper Cube
accessory for remote control output).