Camera Raw 9.3.1 now available for download


Adobe released Camera Raw 9.3.1 to the public. You can update via the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app (Help>Updates), or do a direct download (Mac | Win).

From Lightroom Journal:

Camera Raw 9.3.1 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application.  This version fixes a bug that resulted in inaccurate tiles, such as black or white squares when not expected, when opening images in Photoshop. Please note that this bug typically only appeared when using both the Camera Raw plug-in and Photoshop for long running sessions.

Thank you for all your assistance in helping us find and fix this issue!  Thanks!

Download Links: Direct download (Mac | Win)

Camera Raw 9 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.

Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:

Stormscapes 3, another jaw-dropping journey into the world of superstorms

More or less one year ago I featured Stormscapes 2, a time-lapse video by Nicolaus Wegner. Now Wegner published Stormscapes 3, another incredible journey into the world of storms, supercells and other amazing weather phenomenons.

Stormscapes 3 is for those that enjoy the visual aspect of our beautifully unique Blue Marble’s fascinating weather, or those wishing to experience elemental nature in some of its most surreal and chaotic forms. Particularly focusing on severe weather located in the northern high plains region (and adjacent ranges) of the USA. This video showcases a variety of supercells and other rotating storms, spooky night based mesoscale convective systems, atmospheric optics such as rainbows and crepuscular rays, various forms of lightning, and even a rare Shirley Basin, Wyoming tornado.

Wenger notes that “if you suffer from any negative photosensitive reactions to strobing or flashing lights, it might be advisable to skip the night focused lightning sequences” at the end of the video.

[via DIY Photography via Nicolaus Wegner]

Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM deal – $630 (refurbished, Canon Store)

Canon EOS 70D With EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Deal – $630 (refurbished, Canon Store)

The Canon Direct Store’s deal of yesterday got even better: refurbished Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens kits on sale at $629.99. Compare at $999.

I always recommend to check Canon’s refurbished gear listings for deals:

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II review from the photojournalist’s point of view (DPReview)

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4 II Review From The Photojournalist’s Point Of View (DPReview)

DPReview posted a Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II review from a photojournalist’s perspective. The EF 35mm f/1.4 II is praised review after review and this one is not different when it comes to the optical qualities of this new Canon lens:

Putting this new lens on my camera has made me enjoy shooting at F1.4 more and, in turn, worry less about CA. Compared to the original 35mm F1.4 there are many advantages across the board. I really have nothing bad to say about the Mark II besides its hefty size, but that’s just the standard at this point for 35mm F1.4s, anyway.

With the inevitability of more high-megapixel bodies on the way, it is important to consider that you’re not necessarily buying a lens like the Mark II just for right now: you’re buying it for the future. With cameras like the 5DS R, older lenses – even L-series lenses – can mostly still deliver decent results, but the 35mm F1.4L II is a step up in terms of sharpness, color and CA control. If a high-megapixel body is something you’re considering in the future, you’re going to want to pick up this lens. Read the review…

The EF 35mm f/1.4 II features Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, an optical technology developed by Canon that corrects chromatic aberrations at an extremely high level. All this comes at a price, and it is hefty: $1,799

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II key features:

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-22
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One UD Element
  • Subwavelength and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA