ISO 12233 Resolution Chart sample crops have been added to the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens Review page.
I'm traveling in the Southwest USA right now. I wanted to know how this lens performed before taking it on an important photo trip. This is an impressively well-built (MF) lens with image quality to match.
Canon has posted EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Version 2.0.7
This firmware update (Version 2.0.7) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the aperture exhibits abnormal movement when shooting movies in manual exposure mode and Aperture Priority AE (Av mode) using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the exposure level shown in the LCD panel differs from what is shown in the viewfinder when shooting still images in manual exposure mode.
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E4 or WFT-E4 II) may not automatically power off when used for FTP transfers.
These phenomenon only occur with the Version 2.0.4 and Version 2.0.3 firmware.
The Version 2.0.7 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 2.0.4. If the camera's firmware is already Version 2.0.7, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Maybe its my guy-perspective, but ... who doesn't love speed, power and precision? Spring and summer mean air show season and air shows are filled with speed, power and precision. So, today I bring you a gallery of Air Show Pictures and Photography Tips. The air show photography tips are below most pictures in this gallery.
Ever wanted to remotely control the power settings of your studio strobes? If you have Elinchrom RX, AlienBees or White Lighting studio lights, the new PocketWizard ControlTL for the Studio might be the solution you are looking for.
Just posted: Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Lens Review
Canon USA has announced the 5th annual Photography in the Parks Photo Contest (press release).
Think Tank Photo today announces a new line of shoulder camera cases called Retrospective (press release and product photos).
Adobe Labs has posted Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6.1 Release Candidate.
Newly supported camera models include the Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital)
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.
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.
DxO Optics Pro v6.2 is now available.
Canon has released Digital Photo Professional 3.8.2 Updater for Mac OS X (only). Select Mac OS X on the landing page.
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.8.2 Updater for Mac OS X:
Fixes a malfunction wherein the trimming ratio is entered abnormally when it is set to Custom using the trimming/angle adjustment tool, and also when the trimming area is copied to other images.
The Vignetting Comparison Tool has been updated. The biggest change is that the test results have been regenerated and output at a larger contour results image size. All images are larger, but APS-C images are now shown full-size as well. Full frame lens results will delineate the APS-C field of view via a superimposed frame.
The ISO 12233 Chart Resolution Comparison Tool has also been tweaked - primarily to move the sample images higher on the page (for less scrolling).
Update: Amazon.com has apparently sold out of the Lensbaby 2.0. It is still available at this link, but it is coming from Adorama and the price is now $67.95.
Arca-Swiss has joined Kirk, RRS and the others with the announcement of their Arca-Swiss L Bracket.
I would not call the press release "detailed", but the Arca-Swiss L Bracket appears to be a unique, universal L-bracket design utilizing the Arca-Swiss standard.
Canon USA has announced groundbreaking for a new headquarters in Melville, NY.
"Save $100 on the Award-Winning AF18-270mm VC 15X All-in-One Zoom".
"Make mom happy with the perfect lens for her DSLR camera. Zooms 15X from wide-angle to super telephoto to capture every photo memory with just one lens. Voted Best Travel Lens 2009-2010." [Tamron]
This rebate is valid for 10 days only - May 1st through May 10th.
Download the rebate form for complete details.
Tamron has announced their Spring/Summer 2010 rebate program featuring some very nice rebate amounts for this round. This rebate program is in effect from May 1st through August 10th, 2010.
Download the Tamron Spring/Summer 2010 Rebate Form for the details.
Rebate indicators and amounts have also been added to the Tamron Lens Reviews page.
Adobe has announced that they are shipping Photoshop CS5.
Lens Profile Creator is also now available for download (free).