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Dual ISO Makes its Way to the EOS 5D Mark II & EOS 6D

Dual ISO Makes its Way to the EOS 5D Mark II & EOS 6D

From Magic Lantern
The folks at Magic Lantern have no cracked the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 6D and made the cameras capable of shooting in “dual ISO mode” which increases dynamic range to 14 stops. We’ve seen this previously for the EOS 5D Mark III.

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Canon EOS 7D RAW Video?

Canon EOS 7D RAW Video?

From Magic Lantern
A1ex from the Magic Lantern team has let it be know that they think RAW video with the EOS 7D is a good possibility.

 

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Normal RAW vs Dual ISO Raw Example Video

From Magic Lantern
A video showing the difference between normal RAW and Dual ISO RAW can be seen below. Take a look at the shadow noise reduction in the Dual ISO RAW example, pretty remarkable. The person that made the video did so in a “worst case scenario” way, so your results should be dramatically better if you’re actually trying to make great video.

In case you missed it, this is part of Magic Lantern increasing the dynamic range of the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D by 3 stops using a dual ISO technique. You can read about it here.

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Adobe Releases Lightroom 5

Adobe Releases Lightroom 5

SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 10, 2013  Adobe today announced the availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5 for Mac OS® and Windows®. The product is available as an individual license or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud™. Designed for both photography enthusiasts and professionals alike, Lightroom 5 adds critical photo editing capabilities and creates groundbreaking workflows. Lightroom 5 was initially released as a free, public beta in April 2013.

“Lightroom was originally conceived through the requests of Adobe customers, and this feedback continues to drive each new iteration,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “As the digital photography landscape advances and evolves, Lightroom is the best solution for photographers and passionate hobbyists who want to get the most out of their digital images.”

New Features in Lightroom 5

Lightroom 5 adds powerful new editing tools to help photographers create better images faster. The Advanced Healing Brush enables customers to fix irregularly shaped imperfections such as dust spots, splotches, and other distractions with the precision and flexibility of a fine brush. The Upright tool analyzes each image to automatically straighten objects such as buildings and level horizons. Radial Gradients offer customers the control to make photo subjects stand out by applying off-center and multiple vignettes in a single image.

Lightroom 5 also brings extended sharing and publishing capabilities. New video slideshows enable customers to combine still images, video clips and music in a creative HD slideshow that can be viewed on almost any device. Updates to the Book module bring the ability to create, personalize and print elegant photo books from a variety of tailored, easy-to-use templates, as well as create customer-specific templates.

Smart Previews, new in Lightroom 5, enable photographers to make edits to their images offline, without bringing their entire library of original files with them. Edits and metadata changes to Smart Preview files are automatically applied to the original images when they are reconnected.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is available now for immediate download for Adobe Creative Cloud members. Standalone software is available at Adobe.com and participating retailers for US$149 or US$79 for upgrades. For more detailed information about product features, upgrade policies, pricing and language versions, please visit www.adobe.com/go/lightroom.

Customers can also connect with the Lightroom team directly on Facebook, via Twitter or on the Adobe Lightroom blog. For Lightroom how-to videos, visit http://www.youtube.com/lightroom.

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Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available

Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available

Free Download
You can download the public beta of Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for free.

Lots new in the area of photo editing, including perspective correction and better healing options. You can use these resources to see everything that’s new in Lightroom 5 Beta.

Download Lightroom 5 Public Beta

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Adobe Releases Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3

Adobe Releases Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3

From Adobe
Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 final releases on Adobe.com. The update adds HiDPI support within the Lightroom Library and Develop modules and includes additional raw file format support for 20 new cameras including the Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D5200 and Sony DSC-RX1. A comprehensive list of newly supported cameras is provided below.

Newly supported cameras:

  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  • Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Leica M-E
  • Nikon 1 V2
  • Nikon D5200
  • Nikon D600
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10
  • Sony DSC-RX1
  • Sony NEX-VG30
  • Sony NEX-VG900

In addition, the Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 final releases correct issues reported in earlier releases. Special thanks to all community members who contributed feedback via the community-powered site: feedback.photoshop.com.

Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution, helping serious amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase all their images within one application. The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in provides fast and easy access to raw image formats produced by many leading digital cameras.

Pricing and Availability
Lightroom 4.3 is available as a free download for Lightroom 4 customers, and the Camera Raw plug-in is available as a free download for Photoshop CS6 customers. Both are available for Mac and Windows. For additional information, please visit the Adobe Lightroom blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/

Click here to download Adobe Lightroom 4.3 for Windows

Click here to download Adobe Lightroom 4.3 for Macintosh

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Adobe Updates Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 with Retina Support

Adobe Updates Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 with Retina Support

Full Retina Support
Adobe has updated Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 with full Retina support.

From Adobe
“With this update, customers can see more detail in images, text, and in the Illustrator user interface when working on high-resolution displays, including the new Retina display available on MacBook Pro. The HiDPI feature in Illustrator is currently only available on Mac OS. It is expected to be available in the future on additional operating systems.”

The update should be available from Adobe via the updater.

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Magic Lantern Alpha 3 Available for the EOS 5D Mark III

Magic Lantern Alpha 3 Available for the EOS 5D Mark III

From Magic Lantern
A busy week for the folks at Magic Lantern. First they hack the EOS-M, now they have made available the alpha 3 version of the 5D Mark III firmware.

The following feature detail is from a1ex from the Magic Lantern team
The most important change is a card test executed at startup. My 16GB (Kingston 266x) card has problems, and I’m trying to diagnose the issue: maybe it’s just my card, or maybe it’s related to this. If the test fails on your camera, please report.

There are also a few handy tweaks:

  • Histogram and waveform moved to bottom
  • New experimental display for focus peaking (extreme sharpness)
  • 16:9 bars for anamorphic preview
  • Focus box moves faster (not yet customizable)
  • After taking a picture and pressing Zoom In right away, you can scroll through pictures
  • Saturation boost when adjusting white balance
  • Warnings for bad settings (e.g. if you set picture quality to JPEG instead of RAW by mistake)
  • Dim the red LED while recording (make it less distracting)

Download Alpha 3 for the 5D Mark III | Visit Magic Lantern

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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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