Month: May 2013
Adobe Photoshop CC release date is June 17
Adobe has reiterated that Photoshop CC and other cloud-based applications will be released on June 17. Creative Cloud will finally replace Creative Suite, while customers are still angry. In order to weather the storm, Adobe has announced that it has found three major complaints regarding the move in a blog post.
ACDSee 16 announced with new lens blur and tilt-shift effects
All photographers want a software which allows them to easily manage their on-growing image collection. ACD Systems thinks it has the answer, therefore it has officially introduced ACDSee 16, a new program which provides several new features and editing tools to make photographers’ lives a whole lot easier.
Free Lightroom Presets: Social Media Templates for Photographers
Download these free presets to build quick collages and side by side images using Lightroom. It’s easy and fast!
Leica Mini M release date to coincide with announcement date
Leica has decided to continue the series of Mini M teasers, inviting people who have heard the rumors to get the truth on June 11. The new camera is said to be available in stores on that date, suggesting that customers could actually buy the upcoming camera, which is said to feature a fixed zoom lens, in less than two weeks.
Nikon D400, the future flagship DX camera, rumored to be true?
Nikon fans have been surprised to hear that the D7100 has become the “flagship DX camera”. This title has been retained by D300s for a long time and, although people have been expecting a replacement, suddenly it seemed like it will not get a successor. Well, rumors are now suggesting that the D400 is real and coming soon.
Canon 1D C now able to record 4K videos at 25fps
Canon 1D C users, who enjoy professional cinematography, will be able to use the DSLR camera to record 4K videos at 25 frames per second, as the company has announced a new firmware update for the shooter. The EOS 1D C has also had some of its bugs fixed, in order to enhance the user experience.
Canon 1D X firmware update 1.2.4 released for download
Canon has been on a roll in recent times, as the company has released several firmware updates over the past few hours. Now, the EOS 1D X and the 1D Mark III have both received new upgrades. The latter is now compatible with the EF 200-400mm f/4L lens, while the former has had several of its bugs fixed among others.
Radiant Images announces Novo 2K uncompressed RAW camera
Radiant Images is the maker of the cutest cinema cameras in the world, called Novo. The Novo records 4K videos, but the company has revealed that it will introduce a dumbed down version of the original one and that that will be called Novo 2K, as it can record 2K videos at 24 frames per second in uncompressed RAW format.
Projecteo, the Instagram photo projector, now available for $34.99
Many regular people with little funds have managed to make their dream come true with the help of Kickstarter. It is not the single crowd-funding platform, but it certainly is the most popular and it has allowed designer Benjamin Redford to fund Projecteo, the Instagram photo projector, which is now available to everybody.
Kodak S1 photos appear online, revealing camera’s final form
Now that Kodak is finally on the verge of escaping bankruptcy’s shackles, the company can focus on more important things, like a new camera. The Micro Four Thirds device, called S1, has reached its final form and it has been leaked on the web and it reveals a little bit more information about the upcoming product.
Entry-level Fujifilm X-Trans camera to be called X-A1
As the days go by, it becomes more clear that Fujifilm will launch two new mirrorless cameras this summer. Both of them will be very cheap and they will feature APS-C image sensor. Only one of them will pack an X-Trans sensor, while the other one will have to rely on another technology. However, both their names have just been leaked.
Rokinon 300mm f/6.3 lens announced for Sony E-mount and others
Samyang is choosing to introduce its products on Facebook, the social networking service. The company is known under the Rokinon brand in the United States, but this is the only difference, since the new Rokinon 300mm f/6.3 lens for Sony NEX E-mount cameras has just been announced through the world’s largest social network.
Canon 1D Mark IV and 1Ds Mark III firmware updates released
The new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L USM Extender 1.4x lens will be supported by two professional DSLRs, which have been discontinued by the Japanese company in 2012: the EOS 1D Mark IV and 1Ds Mark III. Both cameras have received a firmware update, in order to support the new super telephoto zoom lens.
6 Tips to Photograph Landscapes and Scenery from a Car
This post will provide tips and inspiration on how to photograph landscapes and scenery from a car.
Canon EF lenses production reaches 90 million units
Canon has posted a press release in order to celebrate the production of the 90 millionth EF lens. The Japanese corporation has reached this amount in 26 years, while adding 10 million lenses in the past nine months. As company is driving digital camera sales, it seems like Canon is also one of the biggest lens vendors worldwide.
Facial recognition software now available on Google Glass
Google Glass has been the subject of privacy concerns ever since it has been announced. The wearable computer, which features a 5-megapixel camera, is a threat to one’s identity, many people say. Their beliefs will be further fueled by a new application from Lambda Labs, which allows Glass to recognize faces.
Olympus to use Sony image sensors in new DSLR cameras
The president of Olympus has recently given an interview to a Japanese online publication, in order to discuss the future of the company. Hiroyuki Sasa has revealed that his company will use Sony image sensors in its future DSLR and mirrorles cameras, while the PlayStation maker will use Zuiko lenses in its future shooters.
Leica Mini M photo, specs, and price leaked
After days of being fed with teasers, Leica fans can finally rejoice, as the first photo of the upcoming Mini M camera has appeared on the internet. It also confirms that the device is an APS-C sensor camera with a fixed zoom lens. But wait, there’s more! The specs and price of the Mini M have also been leaked ahead of the camera’s launch.
Olympus working on Micro Four Thirds camera with hybrid mount
Cameras with hybrid mounts are the subject of increasingly more rumors. Sony is rumored to introduce a hybrid A-E mount shooter and now it seems like Olympus will also be launching a MFT camera with hybrid Four Thirds-Micro Four Thirds mount sometime this fall, in order to fight against Panasonic’s GX1 replacement.
Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS lens officially announced
Samyang has announced a lens on Facebook once again. The company’s fans are already accustomed with this sort of introduction and they are beginning to like it. This time, they have been greeted by the 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS wide-angle lens, which has been designed for most APS-C cameras roaming this Earth.
Nokia hints at Lytro-like support in future Lumia smartphones
Nokia’s Executive Vice President of Smart Devices, Jo Harlow, has declared in a recent interview that future Lumia smartphones will come packed with support for Lytro-like computational photography. Harlow said that this is the next step in smartphone photography and that Nokia will not miss this train, having invested in Pelican Imaging.