Apple has released Aperture 3.0.3.
"This update improves overall stability and fixes issues in a number of areas in Aperture 3." Visit the link above for the full list of changes (about 47 of them).
This article is all text at this point. I'll try to add some example images later.
Canon USA has made Digital Photo Professional 3.8.1 Updater available for download.
"Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.8.1 Updater for Windows:
Fixes a malfunction wherein RAW images and development results are displayed abnormally when the distortion correction function is enabled."
As seen in Adobe Photoshop CS5, lens correction is coming to Adobe Camera Raw 6 and Lightroom 3.
Lightroom Journal has posted a short description along with a video preview:
B&H continues to make their website more international-friendly with a new currency conversion feature. You will find this option at the bottom center of each page under the "International" section.
Visit B&H to see if your currency is available yet.
Canon China has announced the EOS 550D DSLR Jackie Chan Limited Special Edition.
There will be 2,010 JC 550D units produced and these will be available only in China - and priced at 10,000 Chinese Yuan ($1,465 USD). The gold Dragon logo of Jackie Chan (Canon China’s spokesperson) will be placed in front of the flash hot shoe and a special case, strap and manual cover will be included. The JC 550D will come with an off-the shelf Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens.
For product pics, visit itechnews.net
What are you doing this weekend? Want to learn HDDSLR?
createLIVE is streaming the 3-day HDDSLR Cinema with Vincent Laforet course free on Friday, April 30, Saturday May 1 and Sunday, May 2 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM PST.
The course can alternatively be purchased for download - for $79.00 through April 30th.
"In this course, first-time filmmakers and photographers making the transition into video will be introduced to many of the core building blocks necessary to make their first short films."
"Vincent will provide an introduction to cinema theory and present information about gear designed to provide consistent results when using the latest HDDSL cameras."
"We will explore the use of a variety of lenses, fluid heads, external monitors, follow focus units, JIBs and Sliders. Students will come away from this online workshop with a good understanding of what tools they need for their productions, and when and how to best use them."
Canon has posted 1Q 2010 results.
The Tripod Mount Ring D is a very useful accessory for the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens.
Datacolor has released Spyder3 Elite 4.0 (press release).
For more information or to order, visit Datacolor.com
LPA Design has released PocketWizard MultiMAX Firmware v7.50
New features include: Long Range Mode, Close Range Mode, Noise Sniffer, Signal Strength Indicator, Custom ID Move, Radio Relay (Repeater) Mode.
Much more information is available in the press release.
Apple has made Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.2 available.
This update extends RAW image format compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’09 for the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D and a handful of other cameras.
It also addresses RAW processing issues for the Canon EOS 30D and two other Pentax DSLRs.
For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3825
That's my perspective at least. :)
Join BMW Blog for the "The Making of the 12 Hours of Sebring Commercial" showing the behind-the-scenes story of this 5D Mark II-shot commercial - including the tale of a 5D II and lens destruction.
Win the humongous Think Tank Photo Airport Logistics rolling equipment case and all of the cases you can stack inside of it. To enter the contest and view a creative video, visit Think Tank Photo's Facebook Page.
Nice Adobe Elements deals at Amazon.com:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for $49.99 delivered after $20 MIR
Adobe Premier Elements 8 for $66.09 delivered after $20 MIR
Or get both for only $73.98 after $30 MIR
You get a lot of functionality for the price with Adobe's Elements software versions.
Camera Raw 5.7 update
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original one that was installed with Adobe® Photoshop® CS4, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 8 software. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras (includes support for the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D).
Lightroom 2.7 update
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 2.7 update includes these enhancements:
Additional camera support for several new camera models including the Canon EOS 550D, Panasonic G2 and Sony A450
Includes corrections for issues introduced by previous Lightroom 2 releases
Canon Canada has introduced their revamped CPS program to include Gold and Platinum paid levels.
I know that some of you have been looking for a pocket camera - Canon USA has just announced a new PowerShot Spring Instant Rebate promotion effective from April 18 – May 01, 2010.
Rebate amounts range from $10 - $50 as follows (links are to B&H's product listing.
Canon EOS 7D Firmware Version 1.2.1 is now available.
Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
1. Extends the timing at which the high temperature warning indicator is displayed and the timing of automatic shut down of the camera due to a rise in internal temperature during Live View or EOS Movie functions.
2. Optimizes program shift when the ISO setting of the camera is set to AUTO.
3. Corrects a misspelling in the French-language menu.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in still images taken in movie-shooting mode. (This only occurs when in Manual exposure mode and when the ISO speed is set to "H". Note that this phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.0)
Need more memory cards? OK, who doesn't. The Sandisk Spring 2010 Rebates (.8MB PDF) might be for you.
Carl Zeiss has announced new HDSLR lenses: