News from the photo world focused on amateur/enthusiast and professionals.
Canon has published a response to concerns expressed by customers of Canon EOS 5D Mark II for a couple of problems:
On both, Canon declares that the issues do exist and that they are working for a firmware fix/workaround. News should arrive soon.
As anticipated beginning of last week, yesterday Adobe released version 2.2 of Lightroom.
No new addition with respect to expected changes:
Also the three biggest players in the digital photography area, Canon, Nikon and Adobe, are affected by the global economic crisis.
They all announced reductions to their workforces to cope with less demand.
Probably a "costs diet" to many firms was due, but this crisis is really frightening. Hopefully, a new expansion time will follow.
Episode 162 of PhotoShop TV (online presentations by Adobe) contains an interview with Tom Hogarthy, that is Product Manager of Lightroom.
He says that:
Photoshop TV link is here (requires Flash plugin).
Nikon has announced the top range D3x, that doubles the pixels count of D3 reaching the figure of 24.5 megapixels with 14 bit of depth in RAW files. That means that a single TIF image coming from a RAW shot with no compression is about... almost 150 MB, quite a lot also in our age of huge storage...
ISO range of 100-1600 and 5 frame per second.
Other features are more or less expected: 3 inch LCD with Live View, EXPEED chip image processing, wireless support, HDMI port.
Expected street price of US$7999.95 in the U.S.
An official 28 pages brochure has been posted here.
An interesting eBook (a downloadable pdf) on Lightroom 2 has been published by Joe Barret (a landscape photographer) on its site. It describes some useful tricks.
Download is free but donation is appreciated.