ISO 12233 Chart results have been added to the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Lens Review placeholder page.
Adobe has made Lens Profile Creator Prerelease 2 available for download.
Bibble Labs has released Bibble 5 Pro 5.0.1.
This update includes support for the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV DSLR.
Phase One has announced the release of Capture One 5.1.2.
Included in this press release are two free offers. Registered owners of Expression Media, iView Media and MediaPro are offered a free copy of Capture One and registered owners of Capture One are offered a free copy of Expression Media 2 (recently acquired from Microsoft).
PocketWizard has posted some product status updates on their site.
This is what two weeks in the desert does to you. Have fun!
Lightroom Journal has published a list of Lightroom 3 resources.
Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 3. Here are some relevant links:
As I mentioned in the Air Show Pictures and Photography Tips, a high-mileage 1Ds Mark III was DOA at a distant event I was attending. Had I not taken a second camera, I would have no pictures from my 10 travel hour trip.
If you do not have a second camera body and lenses (or third if you shoot with two at a time), give consideration to buying or renting them for your next big event/vacation. And if renting, remember that summer is the busy season for the photography gear rental season. Roger at LensRentals.com recently noted on his site that reservations are an important step to insure you get the gear you want when you want it.
Summer vacations are often a great time to try out that new piece of gear you've been eyeing up. New gear adds fun to an already fun time.
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted 5 printable (PDF), trifold guides:
Among other reasons, to better fit product release schedules (and to avoid competition with CES), PMA has announced new September show dates for 2011.
DXO has added more than 75 new Optics Correction Modules to their DxO Optics software.
Adobe has released Bridge CS5 4.0.2 Update. This update enables the Export panel and includes several important bug fixes.
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original one that was installed with Adobe® Photoshop® CS5, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 8 software. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
Here is more information from Lightroom Journal:
Camera Raw 6.1 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms available in Photoshop CS5. This update includes camera support for the following models:
• Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital)
• Kodak Z981
• Leaf Aptus-II 8
• Leaf Aptus-II 10R
• Mamiya DM40
• Olympus E-PL1
• Olympus E-600
• Panasonic G2
• Panasonic G10
• Sony A450
• Camera Raw 6.1 includes new lens correction functionality that can apply profile-based corrections to accommodate geometric distortions, chromatic aberration and lens vignette effects. Manual corrections for geometric distortion as well as vertical and horizontal perspective transforms are also available. A handful of lens profiles are included for automatic correction and more can be created by the community with the Adobe Lens Profile Creator. (http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lensprofile_creator/)
• This release addresses a bug on the Mac platform that could cause Photoshop CS5 to quit unexpectedly when opening a file in the Camera Raw 6.0 plug-in.
• This release contains performance enhancements designed to improve the responsiveness of the controls and the scrolling mechanism relative to Camera Raw 6.0.
• The camera support provided in this release was previously provided in the Camera Raw 5.7 plug-in update with the exception of the Olympus E-600 which is new to this update. Please read the following blog post for an explanation of why redundant support has been released.
• Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on our Camera Raw 6.1 Release Candidate