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 Tuesday, August 16, 2022

From Skylum Software:

Skylum to fulfill new vision for Luminar Neo with Extensions

Luminar Neo transforms into a one-stop creative editing platform with the release of 7 Extensions by the end of 2022, next one being Noiseless AI.

NEW YORK, NY - August 16, 2022 — Skylum’s biggest commitment is to develop Luminar Neo as a one-stop platform for creative photo editing. Setting a new mark for Skylum’s future, Extensions are the natural continuation of the new vision for Luminar Neo. By the end of 2022, Skylum is going to release 7 Extensions in total, following the HDR Merge release in July and the upcoming Noiseless AI release in August, with an additional 4 in November and 1 in December. Skylum is also adding a more flexible payment solution, introducing a subscription for Luminar Neo and all the Extensions that will be released during the subscription period. Early bird subscribers can benefit from a better price. All the Extensions of 2022 are also available to Luminar Neo lifetime license owners as a package in a preorder deal.

Luminar Neo as a one-stop platform

Skylum is fulfilling the main vision for Luminar Neo — for it to become a one-stop creative platform for photographers. Luminar Neo’s platform will aid Luminar Artists in their growth and content creation. By the end of 2022 there will be 7 Extensions added in Luminar Neo that will make editing photos even more satisfying, with Noiseless AI coming on August 30th, and the next four announced in September and October, plus an extra special one announced and delivered in December. Noiseless AI is the second Extension of the series, that provides seamless noise reduction based on AI technologies to your photo. To regularly receive all the Extensions for the best value Skylum is introducing a more flexible pricing and product purchasing model. Luminar Neo will be available both as a standalone purchase, as well as a subscription, with paid extensions. The Pro Monthly or Yearly subscription, available from August 16th 2022, will include the Luminar Neo app, plus all the Extensions that will come out during the subscription period. Lifetime license and the 2022 Extensions Pack for those who are not keen on subscriptions are also available. In the meantime, Luminar Neo will continue to have regular free performance and feature updates, because we’re committed to delivering the best possible editing experience to you. The long-awaited Clone & Stamp tool will be delivered to Luminar Neo by the end of September.

Meeting the needs of photographers

The addition of Extensions is a natural continuation of Luminar Neo’s innovative problem-solving path, as the app is already providing creative solutions for common editing issues with such features as Sky AI, and many others. For example, Sky AI transforms a gray sky that is bringing down the photo’s mood into an exciting and vivid centerpiece of your photo. Relight AI makes sure your photo is well-lit and takes into account the photo’s depth with clever AI algorithms. Masking objects is easy with AI that detects and masks up to nine separate elements in your photo. This is all possible thanks to Luminar Neo’s brand-new engine that gives the app an unlimited number of opportunities to get more editing tools and power into the hands of creatives.

“This year, Luminar is coming to its full potential, becoming a platform, therefore we’re not releasing the new version of it, and keep bringing improvements to the existing product. Photographers can now get more superpowers for their creativity and superb image quality, with our new professional AI extensions.” — Evgen Kushnirchuk, CPO of Skylum

The next big thing — Noiseless AI

The flexibility of Luminar Neo’s new engine allows it to deliver a new Extension — Noiseless AI, the second Extension released for Luminar Neo. It is an AI-based pro level tool that helps reduce the noise level on an image. Built-in algorithms allow to achieve higher quality results, and new control options let retain even more precision over results. Noiseless AI is designed for raw images, but works just as well with non-raw image formats. Thanks to the smart neural networks Noiseless AI removes noise, but retains all the high-quality details on the photo. Based on deep photo analysis Noiseless AI will determine the level of noise of the photo and will suggest one of three noise reduction options — Low, Middle, or High that artists can apply in a click, or adjust the noise reduction levels manually. Furthermore, the 3 additional sliders, Luminosity, Color, and Details, give even more control over the results.

Luminar Artists now won’t have to compromise on ISO (the adjustable sensitivity of your camera to light) when capturing photos, it’s possible to set a higher ISO rendering an image brighter without fear of too much noise. Plus, there’s no need for meticulous close ups in attempts to evenly mask up the noise area, as one click of a button gets rid of the noise level throughout the photo.

The announcements of the next Extensions will be coming soon. Four more extensions will be delivered in November, and one in December.

Preorder for a better price

Noiseless AI will be released on August 30. It can be acquired with the Luminar Neo Pro Monthly or Yearly subscription, or purchased as part of the 2022 Extensions pack. The Pro Monthly or Yearly subscription is available from August 16th 2022, and includes Luminar Neo and all the extensions that will be released during the subscription period. By subscribing during the yearly bird stage, Luminar Artists get the best price possible for the first subscription year.

Availability

The Luminar Neo Noiseless AI extension will be released on August 30. You can find out pricing here, and Skylum offers a 30-day money-back guarantee from the time of shipping. Noiseless AI works only as an Extension within Luminar Neo.

Order Now

Order Luminar Neo now.

If purchasing the yearly option, use our coupon code THEDIGITALPICTURE to get an additional $15.00 discount.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/16/2022 12:43:25 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's Adorama Deals of the Day (available until 10:00 AM ET tomorrow) for big savings on:

  • SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO UHS-II Memory Card (300MB/s Read, 260MB/s Write) – only $152.99 after $40.00 instant savings
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 256GB CFexpress Type-B Memory Card (1700MB/s Read, 1200MB/s Write) – only $239.99 after $160.00 instant savings

Go to Adorama Deals of the Day!

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/16/2022 12:06:13 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Just posted: Lowepro Powder Backpack 500 AW Review.

The Powder 500 AW is a great ultralight multipurpose photography backpack.

Order the Lowepro Powder Backpack 500 AW from B&H | Adorama | WEX

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Post Date: 8/16/2022 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • WD 14TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive – only $234.99 after $155.00 instant savings
  • Manfrotto Video Kits – only $549.00 - $1,499.88 after up to $1,100.00 instant savings
  • SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card – only $279.99 after $120.00 instant savings
  • Polsen PL-5 Mini Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with 3.5mm Connector – only $24.95 after $20.00 instant savings
  • Fotodiox Pro FlapJack LED Wand C-308AS Bi-Color Edge Light Kit – only $139.95 after $210.00 instant savings
  • Case Logic Saigon Neck Strap for DSLR Cameras – only $4.99 after $8.00 instant savings
  • Flash Deal: Zenit Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E – only $749.95 after $500.00 instant savings

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/16/2022 8:07:30 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 8/16/2022 7:59:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 15, 2022

Some of us with Canon EOS R7 body orders at B&H received a notice about the expected long wait for this in-high-demand camera.

Included in my notice was:

"Unfortunately, Canon continues to experience long delays in manufacturing the camera resulting in the ongoing delay. At this point, we expect to ship the camera in 6-8 weeks based on the latest information we have received from Canon. Please note that this timing is subject to change."

B&H points out that the R7 kit version with the RF-S 18-150mm IS STM Lens (discounted by $100.00) is in stock and ready to ship now. Consider taking this option.

If not interested in the lens, sell it. While the full $400.00 cost will not likely be recovered right now (we are all buying the kit and selling the lens, increasing the supply), a significant portion of the difference can be had and the camera will be in your hands quickly (a value).

I decided that I might need the camera before 6-8 weeks and opted for the certainty provided by the kit option. If you want to do the same, cancel the body order and place a kit order now: yhe Canon EOS R7 with RF-S 18-150mm IS STM Lens is in stock at B&H, Adorama, Canon, and Amazon.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: In Stock Notices
Post Date: 8/15/2022 2:30:23 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Delkin Devices 2TB POWER CFexpress Type B Memory Cards are on sale at B&H. Save $300.00.

The 80GB Type A cards are also on sale.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/15/2022 12:06:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

What gear is calling you?

Use coupon code DREAMGEAR15 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to save 15% on orders arriving by 8/26/2022.

Renting is a great option for trying new gear or for getting otherwise unaffordable gear to use for a short duration.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/15/2022 10:02:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • Lensbaby Optic Swap Spark Kits – only $399.00 after $241.00 instant savings
  • Oben Skysill 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripods with 90° Lateral Center Column – only $199.95 - $249.95 after $150.00 instant savings
  • Vello Wireless ShutterBoss 4.0 Remote Timer and Triggers for Select Canon Cameras – only $49.95 after $50.00 instant savings
  • GVM 7S RGB LED On-Camera Video Light with Wi-Fi Control – only $29.99 after $30.00 instant savings
  • Nanuck 7S RGB LED On-Camera Video Light with Wi-Fi Control – only $39.95 after $40.00 instant savings
  • Shure SRH840 Closed-Back Over-Ear Professional Monitoring Headphones (New Packaging) – only $79.00 after $70.00 instant savings

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.

B&H has a used Really Right Stuff Ascend-14 Long Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with Integrated Ball Head in stock. Save $362.00 vs. new. A used Really Right Stuff TVC-24 Versa Series MK2 Carbon Fiber Tripod is also available.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/15/2022 9:10:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, August 13, 2022

Need a super tall high-quality tripod? Check out today's Adorama Deals of the Day (available until 10:00 AM ET tomorrow) for big savings on the Gitzo Systematic GT5563GS Series 5 6-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod, Giant. Save $611.93.

Go to Adorama Deals of the Day!

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/13/2022 9:05:38 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 12, 2022

Through today, Friday, August 12th, the Topaz Labs Image Quality Bundle, including DeNoise AI, Gigapixel AI, Sharpen AI, is on sale for only $159.99, a $99.00 savings!

Use coupon code IQBUNDLE15 to save 15% on your Topaz Labs order!

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/12/2022 8:04:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 8/12/2022 7:43:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 11, 2022

Just posted: ProMediaGear GKJRC Katana Gimbal Head Review.

I borrowed this awesome-looking gimbal head along with the ProMediaGear GKC Katana Gimbal Head to test the Canon RF 800mm F5.6 L IS USM Lens. The reviews of the same product type from the same manufacturer will read similarly.

The GKJRC Katana is the smaller, lighter, and less expensive option.

Order the ProMediaGear GKJRC Katana Gimbal Head from ProMediaGear | B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA

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Post Date: 8/11/2022 10:55:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Just posted: ProMediaGear GKC Katana Gimbal Head Review.

I borrowed this gimbal head along with the ProMediaGear GKJRC Katana Gimbal Head Review to test the Canon RF 800mm F5.6 L IS USM Lens. The reviews of the same product type from the same manufacturer will read similarly.

The GKC Katana is the larger, heavier, and more expensive option. Few tripod heads are as strong and rigid as this one.

Order the ProMediaGear GKC Katana Gimbal Head from ProMediaGear | B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA

Please share!

Post Date: 8/11/2022 10:55:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Lexar:

LEXAR ANNOUNCES THE WORLD’S FASTEST CFEXPRESS™ TYPE A CARD GOLD SERIES AND CFEXPRESS™ TYPE A/SD™ CARD READER

Key Features:

CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series

  • For photographers and videographers who demand superior performance with transfer speeds of up to 900MB/s read1
  • Transfer speeds up to 900MB/s read, 800MB/s write, and minimum write speed of 700MB/s1
  • Smooth and high-speed capture of high-quality images and 8K and 4K video
  • Rated Video Performance Guarantee 400 (VPG 400)
  • Large capacity options – up to 160 GB

CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader

  • Designed for use with Lexar Professional CFexpress™ Type A and SD™ UHS-II memory cards
  • High-speed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) transfer speeds with USB Type-C®
  • CFexpress™ Type A memory card transfer speed up to 900MB/s1
  • UHS-II SD™ memory card transfer speed up to 312MB/s1
  • Includes 2-in-1 USB Type-C and USB Type-A cable
  • Compact and portable design for photographers and videographers on the go

San Jose, USA, August 10, 2022 – Lexar, a leading brand of flash memory solution, is excited to announce the new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series and Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader.

With superior performance and read speed up to 900MB/s1, write speed up to 800MB/s1 and minimum write speed of 700MB/s1 the Lexar® CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series is for professional creators who want to capture high-resolution images and cinema-quality 8K video with ease. And, with Video Performance Grade 400 (VPG 400), this ensures stable video recording at a minimum of 400 MB/s, giving creators peace of mind so they never miss a frame.

Available in capacities up to 160GB, capture more high-quality images and cinema-quality 8K video without needing to constantly swap cards. The Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series also features a rugged design, providing the durability you need to protect from temperature, shock and vibration2. It is also backed by lifetime limited warranty3.

Coupled with the new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader, experience simultaneous high-speed transfers of CFexpress™ Type A and SD™ UHS-II memory cards4, with high-speed 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) transfer speeds. Featuring a lightweight metal design, users can fit the reader into their pocket or bag with ease to transfer data on the go. With a complete workflow solution for capturing and transferring content on the go, content creators can streamline their workflow from field to post production with ease.

“We are excited to announce the Lexar® Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series. With industry leading performance and VPG 400 rating, professionals can capture cinema-quality video with confidence so they never miss a frame.” said Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar, “paired with the new high-speed 10Gbps Lexar® CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader, creators are able to establish an efficient workflow when transferring content from the field to post production”.

Note: referenced footnotes not provided.

Orders

The Lexar Professional CFexpress Type A Memory Card GOLD Series and reader are in stock at B&H.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Lexar News
Post Date: 8/11/2022 8:39:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 8/11/2022 8:18:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The refurbished Canon EOS 5Ds R is back in stock at Canon USA for only $1,199.20.

This camera at this price is a tremendous value.

Browse the entire Canon USA Store refurbished camera, lens, and flash inventory.

Post Date: 8/10/2022 10:24:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon EF with AE Chip – only $329.00 after $170.00 instant savings
  • Pelican Vault V100 Small Cases with Foam Insert – only $32.95 after $17.00 instant savings
  • Glidecam Devin Graham Signature Series Handheld Stabilizer – only $429.00 after $370 instant savings
  • Godox ML30 150 LED Dainty Light – only $119.00 after $80.00 instant savings
  • Datacolor SpyderCHECKR Color Chart and Calibration Tool for Digital Cameras – only $89.00 after $50.00 instant savings
  • & more!

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/10/2022 8:07:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

B&H has a used Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens in stock (outstanding lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Review).

B&H has several great used Canon EOS and Sony Alpha cameras in stock, including the Canon EOS R5 C, EOS R5, and EOS C70 Cinema Camera (RF Mount) on the Canon side, and the a1 and a7 IV on the Sony side.

Really Right Stuff fans will find the used Really Right Stuff TVC-33 Mk2 Tripod and BH-40 Ball Head with Lever-Release Panning Clamp deals interesting.

Post Date: 8/10/2022 7:48:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The refurbished Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Lens is back in stock at Canon USA.

Learn more about this outstanding lens: Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Lens Review

Take a moment to browse the Canon USA Store refurbished camera, lens, and flash inventory.

Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty and a great price.

Post Date: 8/9/2022 3:44:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/9/2022 10:44:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Through Friday, August 12th, the Topaz Labs Image Quality Bundle, including DeNoise AI, Gigapixel AI, Sharpen AI, is on sale for only $159.99, a $99.00 savings!

Use coupon code IQBUNDLE15 to save 15% on your Topaz Labs order!

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/9/2022 9:18:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 8, 2022

Tamron's 2nd Quarter FY2022 Financial Results are showing positive trending, including an increased forecast.

Also shared was "Planned to launch total of about 5 new models in 2022," including the already announced 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 VC VXD (Model A067) and 17-70mm F/2.8 VC RXD (Model B070) for FUJIFILM X-mount lenses.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 8/8/2022 12:04:05 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

What gear is calling you?

Use coupon code DREAMGEAR15 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to save 15% on orders arriving by 8/26/2022.

Renting is a great option for trying new gear or for getting otherwise unaffordable gear to use for a short duration.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/8/2022 10:56:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

"Capture One 22 (15.3.2) is a service pack containing several bug fixes, along with additional camera and lens support."

Notably, the Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 are now supported.

Get the full details of this update in the release notes.

Order Capture One Pro at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Capture One News
Post Date: 8/8/2022 8:42:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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