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Oct 31

Nik Stealthily Adds Analog Efex Pro to the Nik Collection

Analog Efex Pro - Stealthily Added to your Nik Collection

If you already own the Nik Collection of plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture, you may have been surprised by a curious addition to your filters menu.  There, atop the menu, without any interaction from you, sits a new plugin called Analog Efex Pro.  The new plugin is free to all owners of the Nik …

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Oct 19

Mirrorless News Roundup: October 2013

What a week in the Mirrorless Camera industry! We’ve seen new cameras announced for the big three mirrorless camera mounts, with some very exciting news on all fronts. Naturally, I have my thoughts, both of excitement and caution for these announcements, so let’s dive in: Sony Alpha 7 and 7R The biggest news this week …

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Jul 23

Fujifilm’s New Firmware for X-Pro 1 and X-E1

Today, Fujifilm released versions 2.0 (X-E1) and 3.0 (X-Pro1) of the camera firmware for their X-Mount mirrorless cameras.  This has been a long anticipated firmware update, and it adds some great features: Addition of focus peaking to highlight in-focus areas during manual focus Quick adjustment of viewfinder magnification between 3x and 10x using the rear …

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May 06

Adobe Goes Cloud Only – They’re right about one thing…

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Adobe announced today that they are moving all Creative Suite applications to the Creative Cloud and the Creative Cloud only.  That is, Adobe Photoshop CS6 (and the other CS6 applications) will be the last stand-alone pieces of software of their kind.  From now on, all future versions will require a monthly subscription to use them. …

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Sep 21

A Huge Array of Micro 4/3 Announcements…

Wow.  Photokina kicked off this week, and as one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) photography trade shows, it also sees a ton of announcements.  I wanted to get to these earlier, but it’s been crazy busy around here.  For Micro 4/3 users, Monday saw the announced release of no less than three new …

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Sep 12

Sony announces new NEX-6 camera and new lenses

Sony's new NEX-6

Today, Sony made a number of announcements in their imaging division, from a new full-frame SLT camera to a full frame camcorder, to a very expensive full-frame compact camera (I’ll likely follow with some thoughts on that later tonight).  However, for those of us who use predominantly mirrorless cameras, the new NEX-6 and NEX lenses …

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Aug 30

Samsung Galaxy Camera – Some thoughts

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Yesterday, Samsung announced their new Galaxy Camera…a full fledged point and shoot with essentially a full fledged smartphone built in (minus the voice calling).  It’s an intriguing idea, and I feel it likely shows functionality that will become more commonplace with cameras going forward.  It’s got a 21x optical zoom lens and a 16.3 MP …

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Jul 18

Panasonic announces Lumix G5 and 45-150mm Tele-zoom

The new Panasonic G5

Pansonic today announced a bunch of new cameras…a small sensor superzoom with f/2.8 aperture (which is pretty cool, frankly), a new ‘premium’ compact in the LX7, and their latest Micro 4/3 camera, the Lumix DMC-G5. Panasonic Lumix G5 The G5 is the successor to the G3, and uses a similar, but not quite the same, …

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