In this video, Benjamin Warde provides tips for using the color picker in Lightroom Classic CC.
Just posted: Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens Review.
How does Sony's latest telephoto zoom lens perform? That question is now answered.
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
Albert Watson’s iconic photographs resonate. Perhaps none more so than this 2006 shot of Steve Jobs which has become a signature image of the late visionary and businessman.
by Sean Setters
I always enjoyed playing sports while growing up, and these days I thoroughly enjoy watching live sports action with a camera in-hand, a situation that perfectly combines my greatest interests.
This weekend I decided to take my EOS 7D Mark II (with battery grip), EF 300mm f/4L USM lens and a few business cards to a local park here in Savannah where youth football games are played. While walking around, I tried to photographed pivotal and/or exciting plays to see what I could get. Inevitably, many parents would ask me, "Did you get that last play? If so, where will the images be published and how can I get one?"
Getting noticed by players' parents was precisely my goal when setting out, and it started with my choice of gear.
Go to any sporting event and you'll likely see a parent (or several parents) taking photos using their mobile phones or otherwise sporting consumer-grade cameras and 18-55mm lenses. As such, simply using a DSLR isn't enough to get noticed by potential clients (and an 18-55mm lens won't likely allow for capturing impressive imagery at such long-field events). However, a gripped DSLR with a big white telephoto lens attached reminds people of the type of gear they see being used along the sidelines of every major pro sports event. Without having shown anyone a picture you've taken, you've already got street cred.
And for youth sports events which are often played at public venues (like parks), even a 70-200mm lens can work well in capturing the action (though I find a 300mm lens to be ideal). Of course, you'll have to make good use of your gear to bolster your credibility (practice, practice, practice!).
And when a parent asks about where they can find your images, you have a few options. You can either point them to a website gallery tagged with the date/time/team names (for individual sale through services like SmugMug) or you can simply hand them a card and say, "I'm a freelance photographer. If you'd like me to take photos of your child while he plays, my rate is $ ___.00/(hour or game) for a disc of all the images featuring him/her." Otherwise, you could work out a deal for a specific image they previewed on the back of your LCD using PayPal to settle the transaction fee. And speaking of previewing images on the LCD, you may want to carry a hood loupe around your neck so that parents can see glare-free images on your LCD.
Want to really grab potential clients' eyes at such events? Here's an idea I've been kicking around for quite some time. Get a custom designed T-shirt that says, "Want action photos of YOUR athlete? Call 555-555-5555!" This type of advertising will be easier than handing out a bunch of business cards and will likely lead to even more sales.
Keep in mind, I'm talking about photographing youth sports that have been organized under a public league program and are not tied to a specific school or academic conference. Note that some schools and organizations may have an exclusive contract with an official photographer or may otherwise prohibit freelance sales at such events. A quick check with the event’s organizer can quickly discern this matter.
If you love sports and already have a big white telephoto lens in your kit, then shooting youth sports events is a fun way to make extra income on the weekends while doing what you love.
With their current top-of-the-line 24 MP APS-C imaging sensor, Canon has been making full use of economies of scale. This sensor is now featured in a large and growing number of DSLR and MILC cameras, ranging from higher-end models down to the bargain-low-cost M100. Are there any differences between models from an image quality perspective? The Canon EOS M100 vs. M5 comparison will shed some light on this answer.
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Nikon Corporation (the “Company”) has announced at the Board of Directors’ Meeting held today the resolution that operations of consolidated subsidiary Nikon Imaging (China) Co., Ltd. will be discontinued.For more information, check out the full press release (.PDF).
Reason for Discontinued Operations
Nikon Imaging (China) Co., Ltd. (NIC) was established in June, 2002 in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, China, and manufactured digital cameras and lens units for digital cameras. In recent years, however, due to the rise of smartphones, the compact digital camera market has been shrinking rapidly, leading to a significant decrease in operating rate at NIC and creating a difficult business environment.
In this context, the Company conducted rounds of thorough reviews and discussions on the global manufacturing structure optimization measures stated in the company-wide restructuring plan announced by the Company in November 2016. The Company has decided to discontinue operations of NIC. Thereafter, we will begin conducting relevant dissolution and liquidation procedures of NIC. Specific details will be notified separately according to the decision.
As part of restructuring the Imaging Products Business, the Company will focus more on high value-add products.
China’s position as one of the most important markets in the world will remain unchanged. Nikon Imaging (China) Sales Co., Ltd. (NICS), the Company’s sales subsidiary in Shanghai, continues in full operation as normal, contributes to photo and imaging culture development, and strengthens the sales effort of imaging products and the after-sale services in China that meet customers’ satisfaction.
Moreover, besides NIC, the rest of the Company’s manufacturing and sales subsidiaries in China remain in full operation, and continue proactively developing business and services in China.
NORTH WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – OCTOBER 26, 2017 – X-Rite Incorporated, the world leader in color management and measurement technologies announces the i1Studio, an all new start-to-finish color management solution that delivers expert results from capture through to print. The i1Studio enables exceptional color accuracy for photographers, filmmakers and designers of all levels to achieve consistent and predictable results across their workflow – saving time and money. The package comprises the i1Studio all-in-one spectrophotometer, i1Studio software, X-Rite’s market leading ColorChecker camera calibration tools and the ColorTRUE mobile app.
“Photographers tell stories with their pictures. Along with light, color plays an essential role in telling these stories. We want to make sure that your story is told as perfectly as possible, whether it’s color or black and white. Managing color should be easy with getting accurate repeatable results every time as the ultimate goal. i1Studio provides an intuitive, start-to-finish color management solution for every device in our users’ workflow so they can easily achieve this goal and get amazing results.” Liz Quinlisk, Marketing Director Photo & Video, X-Rite.
The i1Studio package comes with:
X-Rite’s i1 brand has long been the choice for color perfectionists around the world and is now extended to the i1Studio.
Amongst its wide array of features, i1Studio includes dedicated profiling for Black & White prints, scanners, mobile devices and video monitors. The new i1Studio software is engineered on the same platform as X-Rite’s i1Profiler, offering a streamlined user experience with the perfect balance of automation and creative controls. This gives users more options and more control, while delivering prints perfectly matched to their creative vision.
X-Rite's i1 Studio is now available through our global reseller network and on xritephoto.com, xritephoto.eu and xrite.com.
Existing ColorMunki Photo & Design customers can obtain a complimentary upgrade to i1Studio software at xrite.com/geti1Studio
A rented Sony a7S II was dead on arrival when it was returned to LensRentals, so Roger Cicala and his crew (Aaron) disassembled the camera to find out why. Their disassembly demonstrates what can happen when even a "weather resistant" camera is subjected to corrosive sea water.
Check out the LensRentals Blog post for the complete teardown.
From Think Tank Photo:
Our Airport Advantage roller, which is designed to hold the maximum amount of gear that will fit in overhead bins or under seats on commuter or regional jets, was named “Best Camera Bag” by the judges of the 2017 Lucie Technical Awards. The Lucie Technical Awards honor large and small companies, as well as the individuals who have advanced the photographic industry in a given year.
“It is a tremendous honor for the Airport Advantage to be named a winner of this prestigious technical award,” said Think Tank Photo’s president and lead designer Doug Murdoch. “With this, our smallest rolling camera bag, we help photographers solve one of their biggest headaches, which is how to keep their very expensive gear near them at all times on regional aircraft, as opposed to it being tossed into the hold.”
I have a Canon EOS M100 in my hands and it is time to set up the camera for use. Following are the 25 steps I took to make an out-of-the-box M100 ready for use.
To copy this configuration would mean that you intend to shoot similar to how I shoot - including shooting in RAW-only format. While my setup works great for me, your best use of this list may be for tweaking your own setup.
If you can't remember your own menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a good idea. Anytime your camera goes in for a service visit, the camera will be returned in a reset-to-factory state (unless you request otherwise). Your list will ensure that you do not miss an important setting when putting the camera back into service.
The goal of this release is to provide perpetual customers additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
A few clarifications for this release:
Do I need upgrade to Lightroom 6.13 when Lightroom Classic CC has already launched?
You should only update to Lightroom 6.13 if you are currently holding a license to our perpetual, non-subscription-based product.
Is this the last upgrade of Lightroom perpetual product?
As we align our investments in the direction of supporting our subscription-based products, the last version of Lightroom 6 will be coming out towards the end of the year. If there is a camera not supported in Lightroom 6, you can use the DNG converter before importing your images into Lightroom 6.
As a perpetual license customer, can I try out Lightroom Classic in tandem with Lightroom 6 to see if I am interested in upgrading?
Yes. We highly encourage you to try out Lightroom Classic to get the additional performance benefits and feature enhancements launched recently and to come. If you are interested in trying out Lightroom Classic, while still keeping a version of Lightroom 6 in tandem on your desktop, check out Lightroom Classic CC 7.0.1.
New Camera Support in Lightroom 6.13
* Denotes preliminary support.
** Only the Adobe Standard color profile included.
New Lens Profiles in Lightroom 6.13
|Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch) back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG)
|Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch) front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
|Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch) back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG)
|Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch) front camera 2.87mm f/2.2
|SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
|SIGMA 20mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
|SIGMA 24mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
|SIGMA 24-35mm T2.2 FF ZOOM
|SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM A017
|SIGMA 35mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
|SIGMA 50mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
|SIGMA 85mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
|SIGMA 135mm T2 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIME
|TAMRON 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD B028E
|Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35 ZE
|Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 MACRO IS STM
|KMZ Tair 11A 135mm F2.8
|SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
|SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C017
|TAMRON 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD B028N
|Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35 ZF.2
|Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
|Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR
|Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED
|Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED
|Samsung Galaxy S8 (DNG+JPEG)
|Samsung Galaxy S8+ (DNG+JPEG)
|SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
|SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C017
|Rokinon/Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE
|Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
|Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter
|Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter
|Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF
One of the biggest concerns of getting a drone is the fear of breaking it on your first (or second, or third) flight. Thankfully, DJI's Care Refresh can help when disaster strikes. [Sean]
From the Adobe Lightroom Journal (authored by Priya Alexander):
We understand we sent perpetual customers down a path of subscribing to a trial version of the new Lightroom Classic CC last week, replacing already installed versions of Lightroom 6.
The good news is we fixed this issue and wanted to get a quick release out to immediately address your concerns. Now once you click on the “Update” button next to Lightroom Classic CC, you will see under the Advanced Options, the “Remove old versions” is unchecked by default. As a result, you can try out Lightroom Classic CC for the trial period and still keep Lightroom 6 running in tandem on your desktop.
We sincerely apologize for not providing a better user experience for our perpetual customers to try out Lightroom Classic CC while still keeping Lightroom 6 in place. This was a mistake on our end. Please let us know if you are experiencing any additional issues with this process moving forward.
What is the difference between Lightroom Classic CC 7.0 vs. Lightroom Classic CC 7.0.1?
The difference is the fix mentioned above, which only impacts perpetual customers, and the customer issue below, which impacts both perpetual and monthly subscribers. If any customer is experiencing crashes in High Sierra upon import from external devices (SD cards/iPhone, etc.), we recommend you upgrade to 7.0.1. Regardless, it’s best to stay up to date with the latest version of Lightroom Classic, and it’s free to do so as a paid, monthly subscriber.
How can I download Lightroom 6 if it’s already been removed in the process of downloading Lightroom CC Classic before this release?
Please follow the steps referenced under “Reinstall Lightroom 6.”
What happens if I attempt to update all apps that I am subscribed to?
Please click here to see which preferences are stored by default when updating apps
The following items are now available for preorder from B&H: