Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Canon 5D Mark II/III ISO Comparison

Camera Labs has done a side-by-side comparison showing how the ISO performance of the new Canon 5D Mark III compares with the Mark II.

Check it out here :


Nikon D800's Impressive Resolution

Photographer and photo book author Darrell Young is quite impressed with the resolution of the D800. "I cannot express to you how overwhelmed I am by the resolution of this D800. All cameras I have ever used in the past absolutely pale into insignificance", he says.

Young shot the above photo of a cemetery. Check out the 100% view - you can read the names on the headstones. Quite impressive indeed!

More info here : http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=226&topic_id=39391&mesg_id=39391&page

Friday, March 23, 2012

Adobe Releases Photoshop CS6 Beta

Adobe has released a public beta version of Photoshop CS6, which is available as a free download. New features include a new look, improved performance, and video editing features, which are now available in standard Photoshop, not just in Photoshop Extended.

Expected to debut sometime in the first half of this year and is compatible with Mac OS 10.6.8 or later, and Windows XP SP3 or Windows 7 SP1.

Download here : http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/photoshopcs6.html

DP Review has an in depth look at this app : http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2601746315/photoshop-cs6-beta-new-features-for-photographers

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Canon 5D Mark III User Manual

Link to the new Canon 5D Mark III user manual :

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nikon D4 Users Manual

Here is a link to the new Nikon D4 manual :

Monday, March 12, 2012

Buy a New Leica - Get Lightroom 4 Free

Adobe  Lightroom 4 is now part of the package supplied with Leica S2/S2-P, Leica M9/M9-P, Leica X1 and Leica D-Lux 5 cameras.

See post below for info on what the latest version of Lightroom offers you.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Adobe Lightroom 4 Now Available

Adobe has just announced that Lightroom 4 is now available, and at 1/2 the price of Lightroom 3!

You can download this powerful app for $149. - $79. for an upgrade version.

I've been playing around with the beta version for a few months now and love the new features, especially the white balance adjustment brush.

New Features in Lightroom 4 :

  • Highlight and shadow recovery brings out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights.
  • Photo book creation with easy-to-use elegant templates.
  • Location-based organization lets you find and group images by location, assign locations to images, and display data from GPS-enabled cameras.
  • White balance brush to refine and adjust white balance in specific areas of your images.
  • Additional local editing controls let you adjust noise reduction and remove moirĂ© in targeted areas of your images.
  • Extended video support for organizing, viewing, and making adjustments and edits to video clips.
  • Easy video publishing lets you edit and share video clips on Facebook and Flickr®.
  • Soft proofing to preview how an image will look when printed with color-managed printers.
  • Email directly from Lightroom using the email account of your choice.


Monday, March 5, 2012

The Canon EOS System Celebrates 25 Years

The Canon EOS System was launched in March 1987 with the debut of the EOS 650 SLR camera (above) and three interchangeable EF mount lenses. This month, Canon commemorates its long, rich history with the celebration of its 25th anniversary of the EOS system.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Jason Bradley Workshop, March 9 & 10

Click on image for workshop details

It's Official! Canon 5D Mark III

The long anticipated Canon 5D Mark III was just announced with an impressive list of features.

22.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
3.2" Clear View High Resolution LCD
DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
61-Point High Density AF
Full HD 1080/30p and 720/60p Formats
Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
Extended ISO Range (50-102400)
Up to 6.0 FPS Continuous Mode
Dual CF and SD Memory Card Slots
Durable Magnesium-Alloy Construction

Available the end of this month for $3499. body only.

Hands on preview and video

Low-light ISO Samples

Vincent Laforet's thoughts on the new camera

A side by side comparison of the 5D Mark II, 5D Mark II and the Nikon D800

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kodak: All Slide Films Are Now Gone

Citing a decline in demand, Kodak has announced that it will discontinue Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100G, Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100VS, and Kodak Professional Elite Chrome Extra Color 100.

Existing stocks are expected to last another six to nine months, depending on demand.

Slide (transparency) films have accounted for only a single-digit percentage of color film production for many decades. The announcement does not affect Portra or Ektar color negative films, or the remaining Kodak black-and-white films.