"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending November 2nd, 2013.
In the news...
On Tuesday, Google added Analog Efex Pro to its NIK software bundle. The Analog Efex Pro plug-in was designed to allow users to replicate the look and feel of classic, vintage cameras. The plug-in features Classic Camera, Vintage, Wet Plate and Toy Camera presets, as well as the ability to customize each one.
Unfortunately, the Analog Efex update – automatically pushed by Google – caused crash issues for some users in Photoshop CS 6. See our post for a possible remedy to the situation.
On Wednesday, we reported on Canon USA’s plans to start packaging EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM lenses with 5D Mark IIIs. Many regard this as a hint of Canon’s plans to abandon the long-offered EF 24-105mm L in camera kits. Canon USA has stipulated – at least for the near future – that both lens kits will be available.
The 5D Mark III with 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM is available now for preorder.
Also on Wednesday, we found out that Adobe’s security breach was more serious than first thought. Instead of affecting approximately 3 million user accounts as first reported at the beginning of October, Adobe now says that 38 million user accounts were compromised. According to an Adobe spokesperson, the investigation is still on-going.
In site news and reviews...
On Thursday, we gave a first-hand account of Sigma USA’s Repair Service. Even though turnaround was relatively fast and our overall experience good, we were a bit concerned with Sigma’s lack of communication regarding the repair. Hopefully Sigma’s dedication to revamping their service department will bring better communication in the future.
And, for our deal of the week…
On Saturday, we published an eBay deal from BuyDig where you could get a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro lens for $749.00 with free shipping after $150.00 mail-in rebate. That’s a $150.00 savings off the normal after-rebate price.
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"