Adobe Lightroom 6/CC tips & tricks round-up

The Dehaze feature Adobe gave to Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC is impressing. Watch the the video above and see for yourself (credit: Howard Pinsky). Unfortunately Lightroom 6 wasn’t updated with this feature. Very disappointing.

More about Lightroom…:

 

HDR Photography – How to Shoot HDR Photos and merge in Lightroom 6 – steeletraining

 

Reduce Noise in Adobe Lightroom – Tony Northrup

Canon EOS 5DS teardown, step by step

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It’s an EOS 5DS – Credit: Roger Cicala, Lensrentals.com, 2015. Used with permission

Roger Cicala and Aaron Closz of LensRentals did it. They disassembled a brand new Canon EOS 5DS.

The post comes with many images documenting the whole teardown step by step. You can’t miss this. Weather sealing, circuit boards, everything is carefully analysed. At the end:

Outside of the stuff we already know about the new Canon cameras, there were not many surprises looking inside, and the few surprises we had were positive. There was Canon’s usual very clean design and layout. There were incremental improvements in the engineering, like the separated I/O system, more robust tripod mount assembly, and improved inner tapes and shields.

Jump over to LensRentals for images and description.

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Photograph credit: Roger Cicala, Lensrentals.com, 2015. Used with permission

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More Canon Powershot G3 X promo videos

Two more Canon Powershot G3 X promo videos for your viewing pleasure. The G3 X is a pretty cool compact camera, with a big 1″ sensor, and an industry leading zoom range, and with a pretty hefty price tag – $999.

Canon Powershot G3 X specs:

  • One-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 24-600mm equivalent, f/2.8-5.6 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens
  • Improved Five-Axis Intelligent IS
  • Dust- and water-resistance (approx. equivalent to EOS 70D)
  • Multi-Angle, 3.2-inch 1.62-million dot capacitive touch panel LCD screen
  • 1080p Full HD video (24p, 30p, 60p), Live HDMI output
  • External stereo microphone and headphone jacks
  • EOS-inherited control layout
  • 31-point High Speed AF system
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled
  • Compatible with a variety of Canon EOS system accessories

Pre-order the Canon Powershot G3 X:
B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Powershot G3 X

Summer Of Photography Giveaway: Win a $150 voucher and 5 Free Books with RockyNook!

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Edit: Apologies, there was a typo in the title; it’s 5 free books, not 6.

Summer is heating up! That’s why the Rumor Network (SAR, 43, CW & FR) has partnered with Rocky Nook, giving you the chance to win a $150 voucher, a free print book, and four more free eBooks!
To enter, jump over to the RockyNook page and use the Giveaway Box to follow Rocky Nook and the Rumor sites on Twitter. For an additional chance to win, enter your email in the dedicated Rocky Nook Contact Form. It’s that simple! Winners will be selected and notified at the end of the contest (June 26th, 2015)!
Win from the following Rocky Nook Prizes:
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Canon EOS 5DS and Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus sample pictures

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How does the world’s highest resolution full-frame DSLR go along with the world’s sharpest lens?

Photography Blog just posted 25 JPG (Fine Detail picture style) and 25 raw images taken with a final production version of the Canon EOS 5Ds and the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens. The images are straight out of the camera with no post-processing.

Canon EOS 5DS: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA | Canon EOS 5DS R: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA |
Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon working on a drone/action camera? (patent)

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Canon filed a patent for what appears to be either a drone or an action camera to mount on a drone, or for a drone with integrated camera (any help appreciated).

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-106840
    • Published 2015.6.8
    • Filing date 2013.11.29
  • Canon patents
    • And control the angle of the vertical and horizontal direction of the camera
    • The analysis of the position coordinates from the GPS satellite
    • The stored the coordinates of the object
    • Altimeter
[via Egami]