Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 Released, Performance Boost The Big News

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 Released, Performance Boost The Big News

By Canon Rumors | February 13, 2018 | Third Party Software

Adobe has finally released Lightroom Classic CC 7.2, which promises boosts in performance. You can update to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 right now.

From Adobe:

Performance Improvements

In the past, many users have reported that Lightroom becomes slower after a prolonged usage. This issue should have been fixed with this version. Also, resource-intensive activities, such as export, import, preview generation, and HD/panorama merge should be faster if your machine has 12 GM or more RAM.

We, specifically, have implemented changes related to Threading Building Blocks (TBB). This should be effective on machines with 12 GB or more RAM.

You can head over to Adobe to see the full list of improvements, as well as new cameras supported and bug fixes.

What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2017 Infographic

What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2017 Infographic

By Canon Rumors | February 13, 2018 | Industry News

Every year for the last 5 years, LensVid has released their infographic and report showing the state of the camera industry. You can now check out their report and infographic for 2017.

Click the image above for a larger view.

The information is based on the CIPA report for 2017 released earlier this month.

A look back at previous LensVid reports on the camera industry:

Review: Google Pixel 2 for Photography by DPReview

Review: Google Pixel 2 for Photography by DPReview

By Canon Rumors | February 12, 2018 | Third Party Cameras

DPReview has completed their review of the Google Pixel 2 smartphone from a photographers perspective. Just like I have found, DPReview has come away impressed with the quality of the Pixel 2 camera in most situations, and it seems it will only continue to get better as software improves its performance.

From DPReview:

The Google Pixel 2 combines hardware with powerful software to produce incredibly detailed and vibrant still images in both daylight and low light. Class-leading dual pixel AF is fast and accurate even in low light, and 4K/30p is both beautiful and also smooth thanks to optical + electronic stabilization. The camera’s background blurring mode is among the best. And unlimited free photo storage via Google Photo is just the icing on the cake. Read the full review

Whenever I tell people “it’s a great camera”, I always end the sentence with “for a smartphone”, and I don’t see that changing for the foreseeable future.

Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 Coming for Photokina [CR2/CR3]

Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 Coming for Photokina [CR2/CR3]

By Canon Rumors | February 12, 2018 | Canon Lens Rumors

UPDATE: It appears that a Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.8 was mentioned a year or so ago, ahead of the last CP+ show to be announced alongside the EOS M6. If it indeed turns out to be an EF-M 32mm f/1.8 and not an EF-M 32mm f/1.4, what was the delay in announcing such a lens?


This has been a hard lens to pin down, likely because it’s still a long way off, with the expected announcement in August/September 2018 ahead of Photokina.

We reported last month that the lens was going to be a 50mm equivalent for APS-C and that it was going to be fast.

We rate this information in two parts.

The [CR3] Part:

The lens will have a focal length of 32mm and won’t have IS.

The [CR2] Part:

The speed of the lens I haven’t been able to nail down with 100% certainty as of yet, it’ll either be f/1.4 or f/1.8 based on the conflicting information I have received.

Once I confirm 100% the speed of the lens, I’ll obviously let you know.

Patent: Improving Computational Photography With DPRAW

Patent: Improving Computational Photography With DPRAW

By Canon Rumors | February 11, 2018 | Canon Patents

We posted yesterday about a utility that looks to improve the dynamic range in the EOS 5D Mark IV, but using the two DPRAW exposures to blend a single exposure. One of the issues that arises when doing this is getting parallax errors.

Canon News has uncovered a very detailed patent that shows Canon is thinking along the same lines.

It seems that Canon has the same ideas, as they are investigating correcting the parallax error in post processing.

This would only be necessary if they are looking to improve the dynamic range response or combining two halves of the image computationally.  This by nature of how the halves of the pixels are summed together happens naturally for normal images, but does not for dual pixel RAW file formats, where Canon outputs the one half of the pixel, and the full pixel output.  Different things can be done to the image such as adjust the bokeh and AF fine point adjustment and now it looks like Canon is trying to do other things with the data.

The patent is quite detailed and goes a bit above our pay grade.

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