“Match Total Exposure” May Be the Coolest Lightroom Setting You Didn’t Know About

This may be one of the coolest Lightroom 5 features you didn’t know about. I never stumbled upon this one. But it is definitely cool, and a big time saver too.

Watch Matt Kloskowski walk you thru a LR feature called “Match Total Exposure” that is as easy to use as it is powerful. Let’s say you have some wrongly exposed photos, as in a bracketing sequence because you forgot to deactivate bracketing (that’s the example in the video). You can auto-magically adjust the exposure of these pictures simply by selecting them, and then selecting a photo with the right exposure. Then clicking on a menu entry and the magic happens. This works not just for bracketing sequences. The video lasts 5 minutes, don’t miss it because is a lot of good tip for the short time you have to watch.

[DIY Photography via Reddit]


Canon EOS 6D Firmware Update Released (v. 1.1.6)

Canon EOS 6D

Canon released a new firmware for the Canon EOS 6D (download).

Firmware Version 1.1.6 incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not first use the center AF point to focus, when the AF point selection is set to automatic in AI Servo AF mode.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which focus cannot be finely adjusted with specific lenses when shooting remotely with EOS Utility software.
  3. Corrects some Ukrainian language displayed on the menu for ISO Setting.

Firmware Version 1.1.6 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.4. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.6, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

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Is This the Price of the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Lens ($1,499)?


Dutch site DeWinkel appears to have leaked the price of the upcoming Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 lens. Neither on B&H Photo‘s nor on Adorama‘s product page the price shows up, there is not even a pre-order option available. The Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 was announced in October. Hard to say if $1,499 are the real thing. For the time being take it with a pinch of salt.

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8

  • Canon EF Full Frame Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • XGM and LD Glass Elements
  • Vibration Compensation
  • eBAND and BBAR Coatings
  • Fluorine Coating on Front Element
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive AF System
  • Built-In Lens Hood
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
[via DealsRunner via Sony Alpha Rumors]

More Mentions of a Possible Sony Sensor for Canon DSLRs (i told you it was coming)

Sony SensorCanon Rumor

When we first reported this rumor, we got a sceptical reaction from some well known rumor site. Now, months later and very quietly, they reported our original rumor, or they also got a tip pointing to the same. No problem guys if you forgot where the rumor showed up before :-) It’s always better be late than not to come to the party.

The possibility that Canon may feature Sony sensors on their DSLRs is less weird than you might think. Canon has a pragmatic approach to things. In an interview some time ago, when asked about the G7 X sensor (which features a Sony sensor), Canon said:

Q: […] One thing we’ve learned is that the sensor in the G7X is not made by Canon. Does this represent a new philosophy at Canon?
A: We select the best sensor, whoever the manufacturer is. That’s our policy

Exactly, so a Sony sensor in a Canon DSLR is much less implausible than some supposedly well informed people is saying. The times are changing, we have to live with it. If Sony sensors are the right thing for Canon DSLRs, then let’s go with Sony sensors. The rumor Canon Rumors is reporting says:

Canon will use Sony’s new 46mp sensor as the 3rd party launch partner, maybe a little after Sony releases it in a camera of their own. Sony and Canon are partnering on many upcoming products – most recently the G7X being a prime example. Canon will use their own CFA / processing and will make a big point of colour accuracy.

This fits pretty well with what we reported back in November. If Canon is going to feature multi-layer, Foveon-like sensors on their cameras, these sensor will most probably also come from Sony.