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Review: Epson SureColor P5000

Review: Epson SureColor P5000

By Canon Rumors | September 26, 2017 | Third Party Accessories

I don’t think anyone does printer reviews better than Keith over at Northlight Images, and his review of the Epson SureColor P5000 continues his tradition of easy to read and thorough reviews of printers.

I am personally in the market for a printer, and it’s always tough choosing between Canon (loyalty) and Epson (great quality). If you’re in the market for a 17″ printer, I think you should definitely add the P5000 to your shortlist.

From Northlight:

As with the Epson P7000 I tested last year, the ink set with its additional orange and green inks, and range of greys, gives excellent prints with smooth gradations. It’s easy to profile, and even the ‘canned’ profiles provided are much better than you used to get with printers (mainly due to modern printers being much more consistent and linear).

For want of repeating myself, if you can’t make great prints with the P5000, then I’m afraid the problem is far more likely to be with your own skill levels (I apply this to myself as well…) Read the full review

The Epson P5000 is available at B&H Photo

Adobe Lightroom 7 Coming Soon

Adobe Lightroom 7 Coming Soon

By Canon Rumors | September 23, 2017 | Third Party Software

It looks like a closed beta for Lightroom 7 is happening according to a Photo Rumors source.

A current beta tester had this to say (via Photo Rumors):

Since two days I am investigating the improvements of the new and still unreleased LR 7 (still beta). Please note that it is a beta and EVERYTHING I write here is subject to change.

Let me stress that for the desktop classic LR the developers have expressly stated that performance is the most important agenda within their list of improvements. Even re-stated it like 5 times 😉

On side note: bear in mind that in my workflow I am strictly following every possible advice on speeding LR there is. Things like BIG cache setting in LR, RAM, SSD, CPU with 4 cores, DNG conversion… etc. are part of my everyday workflow. That is why I am mentioning my take based on that workflow.

Additionally – what seems to be good or bad on my system, might not turns out to be OK on your system and vice versa. Each detail in your software & hardware configurations might (and usually does) turn out to make big impact on any aspect related to any specific program (LR in this case).

So far local adjustments performance seems tremendously improved.

The problem before: If in your work you are a perfectionist like me you would have met the issue of progressive slowing down with the increase of local adjustments and heals whenever they are made. It would go to that point that after the 5th image with a dozen of heals the next image would not load for less than 10 seconds.

This seems to be now remedied. Will have to further push it with a bigger series with more heals and local adj. per picture.

Converting to DNGs and 1:1 build preview – yet no true improvement to be observed. Even worse – now it asks for OK on DNG conversion in order to begin the 1:1 preview building which killing the computer.

We haven’t received any information directly, but we will be reaching out to folks we know are beta testers for Adobe. I think the biggest thing everyone wants it much quicker performance in a lot of scenarios, which is something Adobe has promised they’d work on.

New Canon Cameras Up For Certification

New Canon Cameras Up For Certification

By Canon Rumors | September 22, 2017 | Canon DSLR Rumors

More Canon cameras have appeared for certification as uncovered by Nokishita. We reported earlier today that the only remaining camera coming from Canon in 2017 will be the PowerShot G1 X Mark III. We do expect more PowerShot cameras to come ahead of CES in January and DSLRs to come ahead of CP+ in February.

Canon cameras up for certification:

  • DS 126701 (Kiss X90?)
    • Single-lens reflex camera
    • Made in Taiwan
    • Wi-Fi installed (Bluetooth not installed)
    • Size: W129.0 mm × H 101.6 mm × D 77.1 mm
  • DS 126741 (Unknown)
    • Single-lens reflex camera
    • Wi-Fi installed (Bluetooth not installed)
  • PC 2328 (Unknown)
    • Digital camera
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • New wireless module installed (WM 600)
  • PC 2335 (PowerShot G1 X Mark III)
    • Digital camera
    • Made in Japan
    • SKU: 2208C001AA
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • PC 2336 (MM100-WS)
    • Multipurpose module camera
    • made in Japan
    • SKU: 2540C002AA
    • Wi-Fi installed

More to come…

Review: Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Review: Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

By Canon Rumors | September 22, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

Photography Blog has completed their review of the brand new Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2, which just began shipping in the last week or so.

It looks like they’ve come away quite impressed with this new Tamron.

Conclusion:

The new Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a versatile walk-around lens with a fast maximum aperture that consistently delivers great images. It’s very sharp throughout most of the zoom and aperture range, even at the edges of the frame, with sharpness only falling off a little shooting wide open at f/2.8. The new SP 24-70mm G2 also produces very nice bokeh effects thanks to the 9-blade iris diaphragm, although there’s some very obvious vignetting and some barrel distortion at 24mm, plus slight pincushioning at 70mm. Overall, though, there’s little to complain about in the image quality department. Read the full review

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 at B&H Photo

The PowerShot G1 X Mark III Will be the Lone Announcement Next Month

The PowerShot G1 X Mark III Will be the Lone Announcement Next Month

By Canon Rumors | September 22, 2017 | Canon PowerShot

The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is scheduled to be announced in mid October. There has been some speculation that we might see the PowerShot G3 X Mark II announced as well, which we now know isn’t happening in 2017.

It appears is the PowerShot G1 X Mark III will be the last substantial camera announcement from Canon for the remainder of the year. We expect to see more PowerShot G series cameras announced ahead of CES 2018 which begins on January 9, 2018.

DSLR announcements generally come in February ahead of CP+.

Here’s hoping the PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a big step forward for the “G” series.