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 Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Adobe News
From Adobe:
 
Adobe Lightroom 5.7
 
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 update includes these enhancements:
 
  1. Support for the ability to add or read feedback provided on Lightroom web.
  2. Ability to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom.
  3. Fixes for bugs introduced in earlier versions of Lightroom 5.
  4. Camera support for additional new lenses and cameras.
Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.7
 
  • The crop overlay displayed an intermediate step when progressing through images in the filmstrip with overlay displayed.
  • The lens profile for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 would not auto-select when using Lens Profile Corrections.
  • ICC profiles resulted in incorrectly clipped shadows and blacks in Lightroom. Note that this is related to the issue identified here and only occurs on Mac OSX 10.9 and later
  • Fixed crash when rapidly adding corrections with the Spot Removal tool.
  • Improved quality of Camera Matching color profiles for the Nikon D810. Fixes visible banding issues with the Camera Standard, Camera Vivid, Camera Landscape, and Camera Monochrome profiles.
  • Context menu (right click on PC or control+click on Mac) was disabled for images contained in Lightroom mobile collections.
  • Fixed issue that prevented Lightroom 5 from reading Photoshop Elements 13 libraries.
  • Cover images set by Lightroom mobile were sometimes incorrectly reset by Lightroom desktop.
  • Sync with Lightroom mobile sometimes stalled when asset is added to same album on both LrM and LrD and later deleted
  • Resolved issue that caused Lightroom to crash when creating a Print and saving it to a mounted DVD directly inside Lightroom.
  • Publishing images to Behance using the Behance Publish Service has been restored.
Download
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 - Windows | Macintosh
 

DNG Converter 8.7
 
Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
 
  1. Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  2. Canon PowerShot G7 X
  3. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  4. Nikon D750
  5. Casio EX-100PRO
  6. Fujifilm X30
  7. Fujifilm X100T
  8. Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver
  9. Leaf Credo 50
  10. Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
  11. Leica M-P
  12. Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
  13. Leica X (Typ 113)
  14. Olympus PEN E-PL7
  15. Olympus STYLUS 1s
  16. Panasonic DMC-CM1
  17. Panasonic DMC-GM1S
  18. Panasonic DMC-GM5
  19. Panasonic DMC-LX100
  20. Pentax K-S1
  21. Pentax QS-1
  22. Samsung NX1
  23. Sony ILCE-5100
  24. Sony ILCE-QX1
New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.7
 
MountName
Canon EFSIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Canon EFSIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
Canon EFTokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8
Canon EFZeiss Otus 1.4/85 ZE
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f2.8E FL ED VR
Nikon FSIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Nikon FSIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
Nikon FTokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8
Nikon FVoigtlander SL 40mm F2 Ultron ASPHERICAL
Nikon FVoigtlander SL 40mm F2 Ultron ASPHERICAL Close-up Lens
Nikon FZeiss Otus 1.4/85 ZF.2

 
Download
DNG Converter 8.7 - Windows | Macintosh
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is a great deal at only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/19/2014 5:45:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Freehands Stretch Thinsulate Gloves
B&H has Freehands Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Men's/Women's, all sizes) on sale for $22.95 with free shipping. Regularly $29.95.
Post Date: 11/18/2014 12:02:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-300mm DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary Lens
Image quality, vignetting and distortion test results along with specs, measurements and standard product images have been added to the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary Lens Review page. More (on-camera) product images will be added within the next day or so).
 
B&H has the new Sigma 18-300mm DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary Lens in stock.
 
Looking for a great deal on a superzoom lens? There is a $200.00 instant rebate available on the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens. Regularly $549.00, this lens is currently only $349.00 at B&H.
Post Date: 11/18/2014 8:45:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
PNY Elite Performance 64GB Class 10 90MB/s SDXC Memory Card
Post Date: 11/18/2014 8:06:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DxO FilmPack 5
From DxO:
 
DxO is proud to announce the immediate availability of the standalone version of DxO FilmPack 5, which will also work in plug-in mode for workflows containing Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements and Aperture. This program, dedicated to the authentic rendering of over 80 legendary black + white & color films, has added 16 new films to this version and is now supporting the RAW format – among many other features.
 
B&H carries DxO Optics Pro 5.
Categories: DxO News, DxO FilmPack
Post Date: 11/18/2014 7:15:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 17, 2014

 
When I think about portraiture, I think of Gregory Heisler. When I think about photojournalism, Joe McNally is who I think of first.
 
I've been a big fan of Joe McNally's work for several years now. To me, Joe's work perfectly blends creative storytelling with technical skill. Watching this video simply confirmed what I already knew – that Joe's a master of his craft. [Sean]
 
From the Joe McNally YouTube Channel:
 
Joe McNally Photojournalist Exhibition at the Monroe Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A 30 year retrospective of Joe McNally's diverse and dynamic images. Joe reflects on the passage of time. Sidney Monroe discusses collector's rising interest in photojournalism as a fine art.
Post Date: 11/17/2014 3:32:57 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D750 DSLR Camera wit h AF-S 24-120mm Lens
Through 9/22, Nikon has significant camera & lens bundle rebates available in addition to a few instant rebates on their DSLR lineup.
 
Nikon DSLR Cameras Eligible for Bundle Rebates and Body/Kit Instant Rebates
 
Lens Rebates with DSLR Purchase*
 
ModelRebate Amount
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S Lens Buy$300.00
Nikon 16-35mm f/4G AF-S VR Lens Buy$260.00
Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens Buy$200.00
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR II Lens Buy$100.00
Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens Buy$200.00
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S Lens Buy$300.00
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G AF-S VR Lens Buy$100.00
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens Buy$100.00
Nikon 70-200mm f/4G AF-S VR Lens Buy$400.00
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Lens Buy$400.00
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens Buy$200.00
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens Buy$300.00
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S ED Lens Buy$80.00
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens Buy$85.00
Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens Buy$20.00
Nikon 58mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens Buy$200.00
Nikon 60mm f/2.8G AF-S ED Micro Lens Buy$100.00
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens Buy$200.00
Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX VR Micro Lens Buy$100.00

 
* Note: Lens rebates are body-specific, meaning each lens's eligibility varies with the various DSLRs. Use the category link from the first paragraph to view details on lens bundle rebates. If using the DSLR body links, you'll need to click on "View All Savings" link under the Savings Available heading to see qualifying lens rebates.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/17/2014 7:47:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II lens (Canon/Nikon) available for $409.00. Compare at $499.00.
Post Date: 11/17/2014 6:46:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, November 16, 2014
Apple Aperture Logo
From Apple:
 
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Fujifilm X30
  • Nikon D750
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100
For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6476.
 
Download
Apple Digital Camera RAW 6.01
Category: Apple News
Post Date: 11/16/2014 8:04:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 14, 2014
Sigma WR Circular Polarizing Filter
From Sigma:
 
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR, SIGMA PROTECTOR, SIGMA WR UV FILTER and SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER are scheduled to start the shipment towards the end of this month.
 
SIGMA WR* FILTER
 
  • SIGMA WR PROTECTOR (Water-repellent, Antistatic type)
  • SIGMA WR UV FILTER (UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type)
  • SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER (PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type)
SIGMA FILTER
 
  • SIGMA PROTECTOR (Normal type)
*WR=Water Repellent
 
B&H has the Sigma WR Protector and Sigma Protector filters available for preorder.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 11/14/2014 7:29:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Df DSLR with 50mm f/1.8G Lens (Black)
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Nikon Df DSLR with 50mm f/1.8G Lens available for $2,099.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,746.95.
 
This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for Nikon USA service or warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/14/2014 6:12:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, November 13, 2014
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens available for $749.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,296.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/13/2014 8:42:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
What to Look for When Selecting a Mountain
I love mountains, but not all mountains are created equally. Height is great, but a flat or round-top mountain, even if extremely high, is difficult to make photogenic. Give me a craggy, jagged-topped mountain with character and I can entertain myself for days. Add some color for an over-the-top mountain.
 
The Maroon Bells Scenic Area has mountains with character and Sievers Mountain, just north of Maroon Lake, is one of my favorites. Along with having character in its shape, this mountain has color character including the namesake "Maroon" with bands of light-colored rock running through it. While the top of this mountain alone can make a good photo, I worked a set of colorful aspens into the foreground so that the tops of the trees somewhat matched the craggy-ness of the mountaintop and added strong contrasting color. With some room to significantly change my shooting position, I adjusted the perspective so that the amount of trees showing in the frame was balanced relative to the amount of mountain showing. Said another way, the closer I approached the trees, the higher the percentage of the frame consumed by those trees and the larger the trees would appear relative to the mountain.
 
With the perspective I wanted, I then made use of a zoom lens to retain only what I wanted in the frame. In this case, that meant zooming to 57mm.
 
With a partly cloudy sky, good timing (note that the odds of good timing are greatly increased by patiently waiting) was required to get a dark foreground base, bright trees, shade on the mountain directly behind the tree tops and some direct sunlight on the mountain above. Blue skies are beautiful, but I often prefer that they remain a small part of my landscape images. In this case, the blue adds another color to the image and forms a solid, uninterrupted top margin to this scene that keeps the viewer's eye from leaving via the top of the frame.
 
I made strong use of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens on this trip. Nearly every shot I captured with this lens was tack sharp. It is an awesome choice for tripod-mounted landscape photography.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Google+, Facebook and Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
57mm  f/11.0  1/40s  ISO 125  5760 x 3840px
Post Date: 11/13/2014 9:46:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Apple 15.4
B&H has the Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013 Model) available for $2,799.00 with free expedited shipping. Originally $3,299.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (Crystalwell)
  • 16GB of Onboard 1600MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 1TB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Graphics (2GB)
  • 15.4" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display
  • 2880 x 1800 Native Resolution
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, HDMI
  • FaceTime HD Camera, Dual Mics
  • Mac OS X Mavericks
Hoya 82mm Variable Density Filter
Through November 15, B&H has the Hoya 82mm Variable Density Filter available for $119.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $179.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Variable 0.45 - 2.7 Density
  • Reduce Exposure by 1.5 - 9 Stops
  • Greater Control Over Exposure Settings
  • Low Profile, Rigid Aluminum Filter Ring
Post Date: 11/12/2014 2:57:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
AdoramaPix Logo
I've always been very pleased with the quality of prints I receive from AdoramaPix; they have been my preferred print retailer for several years. I regularly take advantage of the AdoramaPix deals I post to the site.
 
Unfortunately, the cost of shipping can often mitigate the savings of purchasing online prints (even when they are on sale). That's why I'm glad AdoramaPix is now offering free standard shipping on orders of $39.00 or more.
 
The best way to take advantage of this program is to keep a running list of prints you want – either to gift to family or friends or simply to keep for yourself – and jump on one of their periodic sales while buying in bulk. This is going to be my new print-purchasing strategy going forward... [Sean]
Post Date: 11/12/2014 1:14:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
LensRentals Logo
From now until the end of the year, use coupon code FALL2014 at LensRentals to get 10% off any rental!
 
Details:
 
  • Eligible for any order with an arrival date on or before 12-31-14
  • Can not be combined with any other offers
To support this site, click on the appropriate product review and then click the Rent button beside the camera/lens you want to rent.
Post Date: 11/12/2014 11:58:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Photoshelter Logo
From Photoshelter:
 
In The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests, get a fresh look at over 25 photo competitions worldwide, including new insights on which photo contests are worth your time, and which you should skip.
 
Get details on a long list of photo contests, including:
 
  • Sony World Photography Awards
  • World Press Photo Contest
  • PDN Photo Annual
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  • Smithsonian Photo Contest
  • Communication Arts Photography Competition
  • Pictures of the Year International
  • Plus many more!
We award each contest a star rating based on factors like entry fee, prizes and promised exposure, plus give you direct feedback from recent winners to help steer you in the right direction.
 
Get the free guide today!
Post Date: 11/12/2014 10:29:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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