September 30, 2014
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A Bit Of Everything

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Let’s go for another round-up of various stuff

Articles:

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Making Eyes Pop More in a Portrait Using Lightroom – The Phoblographer

Top 10 Street Photography Tips from Famous Photographers – The Phoblographer

You Can Almost See Yourself in the Shot with the Samyang 12mm f2.8 Fisheye Lens – The Phoblographer

How to Photograph an LCD Screen When Using a Flash – The Phoblographer

6 Practical Ways to Unlock the Real Power of Colors in Your Photography – Lightstalking

How to use the Art of Self Reflection to Make Better Photos – Digital Photography School

Demystifying White Balance – Digital Photography School

Videos:


Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom – PetaPixel


Stuff People Say to Photographers: A Funny List of the Most Infuriating Comments You’ll Hear from Clients – PetaPixel


8 Issues Street Photographers Run Into and How to Deal with Them – PetaPixel


Know The Difference Between Correct Exposure And Creatively Correct Exposure – DIY Photography


Crop or Crap: A Rational Dissection of the Full Frame vs. APS-C Argument – Photography Bay

September 30, 2014
Posted in News

New Digital Photo Professional (DPP 4.0.2 & 3.14.41) Versions Released (and more Canon software)

New Digital Photo Professional

Support for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has been added

Canon released new versions of their Digital Photo Professional (DPP) RAW processing software, DPP 4.0.2 and 3.14.41 are available. Other Canon software has also been updated. All Canon software can be downloaded here. DPP 4.x can be used with Canon cameras that are officially not supported (see here)

Canon DPP 4.0.2

  • Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Canon DPP 3.14.41

  • Supports images taken with EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot SX60 HS, PowerShot G7 X.
  • Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported.
  • A function to delete the shooting data when executing [Convert and save] has been added.
  • For EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF-M22mm f/2 STM, EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, the latest lens data can be used, of which Digital Lens Optimizer’s performance has been improved.
  • Fixed a phenomenon that a file may not be converted and saved if specific character is used in the file name’s first character.
  • Supports new lens (EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM).

EOS Utility 2.14.10

  • Supports EOS 7D Mark II.
  • Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.
  • Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported.

EOS MOVIE Utility 1.2

  • Newly supported EOS 7D Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, and EOS 70D.
  • Operability improved by changing layout of buttons.
  • Marker supported.
  • 200% enlargement supported.
  • Still image cropping function enhanced.
  • Playback of IN point-OUT point supported.
  • “GPS” has been added to the shooting information items for cropped still image.
  • Items added to the shooting information display.

Picture Style Editor 1.14.20

  • Supports EOS 7D Mark II
  • Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported
  • Windows XP & Windows Vista no longer supported

EOS Utility 2.14.10

  • Supports EOS 7D Mark II
  • Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported

EOS Utility 3.0.1

  • Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

All updated Canon photo software can be downloaded here.

September 30, 2014
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Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS Review (and video)

Dustin Abbott reviewed the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS lens, and it’s once more an enthusiastic review of this lens.

In the conclusion he writes:

This lens is good…really, really good. It is so competent that you have to stretch to find criticisms. What is even more true is that this lens is going to serve hundreds of thousands of photographers around the world very, very well. I added a number of fantastic images to my portfolio during the review period, and I would have no hesitation to add this lens to my own kit as the primary wide angle option. If you are in the market for a new landscape lens, look no further. If you feel you need the f/2.8 aperture for event work or some other purpose, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM may still be the better lens for you […]. Many photographers have already embraced Canon’s newest wide angle zoom and have discovered that the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS is the lens they have been looking for from Canon for a long time!

This is an exhaustive review with many samples, covering a lot of details of the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS. See here all the 16-35mm f/4L IS reviews featured on Canon Watch, they are all very, very positive.

Canon EF 16-35 f/4 IS price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

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September 29, 2014
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Still Live: Canon EOS-1D X – $4,800 (compare to $6,800)

This excellent deal is still live!

 Canon EOS-1D X Top Rated Plus sellergetitdigital (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS-1D X on sale for $4,799.99.Compare to $6,799.Free shipping in US and limited quantity.
September 29, 2014
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Deal Alert: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2,599

  EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,598.96.Free shipping in US and limited quantity.
September 29, 2014
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Interview With Canon At Photokina 2014 (EOSHD)

Photokina 2014

The folks at EOSHD interviewed Jörg Ammon and John Morris of Canon Europe. The interview touches different topics, from the EOS 7D Mark II to Magic Lantern.

Some excerpts:

[does the 7D Mark II have] the same sensor as the 70D?

It’s not exactly the same, same technology but a little refined.

[asked about 4K video, Jörg Ammon from Canon Germany says]

For most people 4K isn’t the right thing because all the surrounding equipment isn’t fit for 4K. If you edit full HD on your own PC or laptop it needs a lot of time, and it will take 4x more to edit 4K material.

There’s a way to get better quality from the Canon cameras, and that’s to install Magic Lantern. It gives you a lovely image, with raw video. Isn’t that something Canon should support?

Jorg Amonn: We can’t say anything on the Magic Lantern side! Tricky subject.

John Morris: There’s no guarantee on it, and no manufacturer will support a third party firmware update.

There is more in the interview with EOSHD

Photokina 2014

In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,699). The new EOS 7D Mark II can be pre-ordered also in the USA. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis:

World-wide pre-order links after the break
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