Adobe Lightroom 2015.2/6.2 update problems


It appears the last Lightroom update is pretty buggy. At least so much buggy that Adobe decided to post about it:

Lightroom team wanted to let the community know that we’re investigating some critical performance and crasher bugs, and will be issuing an update shortly to address them.

If you are experiencing crashing or slowdowns, please try the following:

  • Go to Lightroom > Preferences.
  • Click on the General tab
  • Uncheck “Show ‘Add Photos’ Screen”
  • Restart Lightroom

See more about the issues at Adobe.

Canon 5Ds R vs Sony A7RII vs Nikon D810 comparison

The folks at fstoppers posted an exhaustive and educated comparison between the Canon EOS 5Ds R, the Sony Alpha a7RII, and the Nikon D810. The Alpha a7RII being the underdog in the pack. The Alpha a7RII is not the winner here. As noted by many other sophisticated review sites, the a7RII simply is a product that’s not fully mature yet, and hence not a tool for those who are seriously into photography. From the conclusion:

The truth is that technology is so good now that you could use almost any current camera to get amazing professional results. A few more megapixels or a stop of dynamic range isn’t going to effect your pictures at all.
The Sony A7RII is a great camera. If you don’t already have a lot of money invested in a camera system and 2.8 lenses aren’t a necessity right now, the A7RII may be a fantastic choice. I just didn’t feel like the Sony was able to outperform the DSLR competitors in an area other than 4k video recording. That leads me to conclude that the A7RII isn’t actually better than the D810 or 5DSR, it’s just a really great smaller option.

If you have to read one comparison like this one, then read fstopper’s review. The 16 minutes video above is a very good overview about the review. You may be interested in an opinion piece about the a7RII I wrote some time ago.

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Canon Ranked As One of the 2015 Best Global Brands

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Canon press release:

Canon Ranked As One of the 2015 Best Global Brands by Interbrand

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 7, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced Canon has been ranked 40 out of 100 on the 2015 Best Global Brands and third among Japanese Best Global Brands. Interbrand’s annual 100 Best Global Brands ranking report identifies and evaluates companies that have created and sustained strong global brand performance. The standings are based on publicly available information including the financial performance of the branded products or services, the role of brand in the purchase decision process and the strength of the brand.

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Baby EOS M and EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 images and specs leaked (announcement 10/9?)

Baby EOS M And EF-M 15-45mm F/3.5-6.3 Images And Specs Leaked (announcement 10/9?)

Images and specs of the upcoming Canon EOS M entry-level camera and the anticipated EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 lens leaked at Digicame Info. The exact moniker of the “baby EOS M” is still not known.

I have just been told that the announcement might happen on Friday October 9.

[via Digicame Info]

Canon Powershot G5 X and Powershot G9 X specs and image leaked

Canon Powershot G5 X And Powershot G9 X Specs And Image Leaked

Specifications and images of the upcoming Canon Powershot G5 X and Powershot G9 X leaked at Digicame Info. The announcement is expected very soon, possibly a matter of a few days.

The Powershot G5 X looks pretty much like a small single lens DSLR, and it appears to have an EVF and the same lens as the Powershot G7 X. The Powershot G9 X appears to be a small model with a limited zoom, the G9 X is slightly smaller than the Powershot G7 X. There will also be a black verison of the Powershot G9 X.

Powershot G5 X specs:

  • Lens: 8.8-36.8mm F1.8-2.8 (equivalent 24-100mm F1.8-2.8)
  • Size: 112mm x 76mm x 44mm
  • Weight: 337g
  • LCD Monitor: 3 inches. 1.04 million dot

Powershot G9 X specs

  • Sensor: 1 inches 20.2 MP back-illuminated
  • Lens: 10.2-30.6mm F2.0-4.9 (equivalent 28-85mm F2.0-4.9)
  • Size: 98mm x 58mm x 31mm
  • Weight: 209g
  • LCD Monitor: 3 inches. 1.04 million dot


Powershot G5 X

Powershot G5 X


Powershot G9 X

Powershot G9 X


Powershot G9 X

Powershot G9 X

[via Digicame Info]