Adobe releases Lightroom 3.5 and ACR 6.6

Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5. These are final versions of updates that were originally posted as ‘release candidates’ on the Adobe Labs site, and are available for immediate download. The latest versions provide final RAW support for 15 additional cameras including the Olympus E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1, Panasonic G3 and GF3, Pentax Q, and Sony NEX-C3, NEX-5N, SLT-A35, SLT-A65 and SLT-A77. A number of digital backs from Leaf and Phase One are also now supported.

Support for the following cameras has been added in this update:

  • Fuji FinePix F600EXR
  • Hasselblad H4D-60
  • Leaf Aptus II 12
  • Leaf Aptus II 12R
  • Nikon Coolpix P7100
  • Olympus E-P3
  • Olympus E-PL3
  • Olympus E-PM1
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ150
  • Panasonic DMC-G3
  • Panasonic DMC-GF3
  • Pentax Q
  • Phase One IQ140
  • Phase One IQ160
  • Phase One IQ180
  • Phase One P40+
  • Phase One P65+
  • Ricoh GXR MOUNT A12
  • Sony Alpha NEX-C3
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5N
  • Sony SLT-A35
  • Sony SLT-A65
  • Sony SLT-A77

Click here to download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v3.5 (Windows)

Click here to download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v3.5 (Mac)

Click here to download Adobe Camera Raw v6.5 (Windows)

Click here to download Adobe Camera Raw v6.5 (Mac)

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Fuji X100 Gantz Case

Originally Gantz created a special edition case for the Fuji X100….  by the time I found it they had ran out and stop making it… now they brought it back and I am happy….  I really love this case because it allows me to access the battery and sd card slot on the bottom  😀

Camera Falls From Sky, Hits Home

Pretty interesting but unusual.

On September 2nd, a woman in Northern California named Debbie Payne heard a loud crash.  It was loud enough for her neighbors to come over and see if everything was alright. Payne reported that it was her neighbor who noticed a broken Canon 24-105L on the ground.

The lens managed to cause $4,500 in damages.  At least nobody got hurt.


News articles

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_18902726?nclick_check=1

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird/Camera-Falls-From-Sky-Hits-Home-129909033.html

 

 

Canon Powershot S100

It seems like yesterday that I received my Canon S95, but I got mine last October.  Today Canon unveiled its replacement the new high-end PowerShot S100 compact camera. There are three key elements that are new.  The lens range has been range has been extended wider and longer, 24-120mm equivalent 5x zoom.  It will retain the fast F2 maximum aperture at wideangle that everyone is use to.  Additionally the Canon S100 debuts Canon’s newest image processor, the DIGIC 5.  Canons say that the new DIGIC 5 is 6X faster than the DIGIC 4.  The DIGIC 5 has a more sophisticated image processing and offers better noise reduction.  The most significant addition/change is, the Canon S100’s image sensor is a Canon-made 12.1 MP ‘high sensitivity’ CMOS sensor in the 1/1.7″ format.  Which is bigger than most P&S camera’s in its class.

Key Differences between the S95 and S100

It seems like it is a new camera compared to the S95; almost every key feature has been upgraded or updated:

  • 24-120mm (equivalent) lens range, F2.0-5.9, built-in neutral density filter
  • 12.1 MP 1/1.7″ Canon CMOS sensor (instead of the S95 10MP)
  • DIGIC 5 image processor
  • ISO 80-6400
  • 2.3 fps continuous shooting (9.6 fps for 8 frames in High-Speed burst mode)
  • Full HD (1080p24) movie recording; H.264 compression, MOV format
  • Direct movie record button
  • Built-in GPS unit with image tagging and logger functions
  • Optical zoom in movie mode
  • Super slow motion movie recording (640 x 480 @ 120fps, 320 x 340 @ 240 fps)

The Canon S100 will be available in early November.

Canon Powershot S100 website

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_s100

 

FujiFilm Announces the New Premium Compact FujiFilm X10 Digital Camera

Here is Fuji’s new camera, the X10.  This is going to be a neat and capable P&S camera.  While the price of it is going to detour some people, I am sure it is going to be a decent seller.  Well maybe not as much as the X100 though.

Here is the Press Release from Fuji

http://www.fujifilmusa.com/press/news/display_news?newsID=880109

Here is the promotional video.