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Magic Lantern Team Hacks the Canon EOS M

… and again
It seems the Magic Lantern team cannot be stopped. They have successfully hacked the Canon EOS-M and plan to port the software to the EOS-M in the coming months.

You can read all about it and its progress on the Magic Lantern site.

Magic Lantern Hacks the EOS-M

Read the press release

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Lightroom 4.3 & Camera Raw 7.3 Release Candidates Available

Lightroom 4.3 & Camera Raw 7.3 Release Candidates Available

Adobe Lightroom 4.3 RC Update
Adobe has released Lightroom 4.3 RC & Adobe Camera RAW 7.3 and has made them available for download.

New Features

  • Support for HiDPI displays within the Develop module (Lightroom only).

New Canon Camera Support

  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

New Lens Profile Support

  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Download Lightroom 4.3 RC | Download Adobe Camera RAW 7.3 RC

Adobe Lightroom 4 Full Version $119 | Adobe Lightroom 4 Upgrade $69

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Adobe Lightroom 4.2 Available for Download

Adobe Lightroom 4.2 Available for Download

Adobe updates Lightroom
Beyond bug fixes, Adobe has added support for new cameras as well as new lens profiles.

Newly Supported Cameras

  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
  • Canon EOS M

Newly Supported Cameras for Tethered Shooting

  • Canon EOS Kiss X5
  • Canon EOS Kiss REBEL T3i
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • Canon EOS Kiss X50
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • Canon EOS 1100D
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 1D X
New Lens Profiles

  • Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
  • Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Download Adobe Lightroom 4.2 

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Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download

Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download

From Magic Lantern
The Magic Lantern project continues to release new versions of their popular modification package for various Canon EOS cameras.

The Magic Lantern Features 

  • Customizable menu and shortcut keys
  • Fast zebras
  • Automatic HDR bracketing
  • A powerful timelapse tool
  • Contrast and saturation adjustments for LiveView
  • Image analysis tools in photo mode
  • Very fast playback zoom
  • Advanced FPS control
  • Advanced ISO control

Magic Lantern 2.3 works with the Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 60D, Canon Rebel T3i and a few other EOS models.

Download Magic Lantern 2.3 (Free/Donation) 

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Odds & Ends: 70D, 7D2, New Full Frame, D600 & Photoshop CS6

Odds & Ends: 70D, 7D2, New Full Frame, D600 & Photoshop CS6

Lots of small things
The rumor mill has started to heat up as of late, most of the stuff seems pretty out there. However, stuff is appearing on other sites and in my inbox. I’m not sure how much of it is recycled speculation, but that does happen from time to time.

I’ll rate each bit of information on its own.

3 new DSLR bodies this summer [CR1]
A mention of 3 new EOS bodies before Photokina in September. Only one of them being a full frame camera. It was suggested that an “entry level” full frame camera wouldn’t be announced and it would be an upper level EOS-1D style camera.

7D Mark II to be full frame? [CR1]
I’ve seen this in my inbox a few times, and it has shown up on [cw]. I’ve never really believed this one, I don’t think they can call it “7D Mark II” and change the sensor size from a marketing perspective. There are lots of EF-S lenses in the hands of 7D owners.

I have no doubt there will be a full frame camera under the 5D Mark III, but it can’t have all the prosumer features of the 7D to retain the moniker and stay around $2000. That just doesn’t seem like smart marketing. But hey, I’m not in marketing. :)

Canon EOS 70D [CR1]
More mentions of the 70D moving up the ranks in the APS-C realm and becoming the flagship APS-C camera. We’ve heard similar things and think it’s entirely plausible.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Review
We have posted Ben Long’s review of the Adobe’s latest version of Photoshop, Read it here.

Nikon D600
The speculated “entry level” full frame Nikon D600 looks to be quite real. Check the photo evidence here.

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Adobe Lightroom 4.1 & Camera RAW 7.1 Final Released

Adobe Lightroom 4.1 & Camera RAW 7.1 Final Released

The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4.1 update includes these enhancements:

  • The ability to process HDR TIFF files. (16, 24 or 32-bit TIFF files)
  • Additional Color Fringing corrections to help address chromatic aberration.
  • Save photobooks created in the Book Module to JPEG
  • Publishing photos to Adobe Revel is now accessible via a Publish plugin
  • Additional camera support for several new cameras including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Fujifilm X-Pro1, Nikon D800, and Olympus OM-D E-M5.
  • Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom.

Download: PC | Mac

Camera Raw 7.1 Update
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original Camera Raw plug-in that was installed with Adobe® Creative Suite® 6, Adobe Photoshop® CS6.

Support for the following cameras has been added in this update. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 60Da
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon PowerShot S100V

Download: PC | Mac

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Adobe Camera RAW 7.1 Release Candidate Available

From Adobe
Adobe has released a new release candidate for Adobe Camera RAW. We’re up to version 7.1.

New Features & Lens Profiles
Camera Raw 7.1 adds new Defringe controls to help address chromatic aberration. Defringe is available as part of the Lens Correction panel. Camera Raw can also now read 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit HDR files. Supported HDR formats are TIFF and DNG.

  • Canon EF 35mm f/2
  • Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX Fish-Eye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5

Download Camera RAW 7.1

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Adobe CS6 Begins Shipping Today

Adobe CS6 Begins Shipping Today

Adobe CS6
Adobe has begun shipping Creative Suite 6 today. It’s also available for download and purchase on their web site.

For the moment, you will only be able to upgrade to CS6 via Adobe.com. So if you just want to upgrade Photoshop CS5 to CS6, you have to do it via the web here.

Visit Adobe.com

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Magic Lantern on the 5D Mark III

Magic Lantern on the 5D Mark III

It can be done!
The folks at Magic Lantern have shown the hack can be ported to the new 5D Mark III.

This is all very preliminary and I wouldn’t expect to see the software available for some time. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

Source: [EOSHD] via [Magic Lantern]

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Adobe Releases Lightroom 4.1 RC2

Adobe Releases Lightroom 4.1 RC2

Adobe Lightroom 4.1 RC2
Adobe has released a new release candidate for Lightroom 4.1. It has added support for the Canon 60Da, the 5D Mark III was added in RC1.

There are various other bug fixes, most notably bugs from RC1.

  • Lightroom 4 did not properly open external applications when using the “Edit In” functionality.
  • Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 have been restored.
  • Addressed performance issues in Lightroom 4, particularly when loading GPS track logs, using a secondary monitor, and the controls within the Develop module.
  • Ability to update DNG previews and metadata for more than 100 photos has been restored.
  • This update allows for improved viewing of subfolders and stacks in folders with a large number of photos.
  • It was possible that a layout of a saved book could be lost after quitting Lightroom 4.

You can download RC2 from Adobe Labs.

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