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Introducing Loupedeck+, the Next Evolution of Custom Photo Editing Console, Loupedeck

Introducing Loupedeck+, the Next Evolution of Custom Photo Editing Console, Loupedeck

By Canon Rumors | June 21, 2018 | Third Party Accessories

Next Generation Includes Skylum Aurora HDR Compatibility, Upgraded Build and More Customization Options, All Based on the Photography Community’s Feedback

HELSINKI, Finland – June 20, 2018 – Loupedeck, the custom photo editing console built with an intuitive design that makes editing faster and more creative, has announced the next evolution, Loupedeck+. While the Loupedeck was the only device on the market custom-built to improve the Adobe Lightroom experience, the Loupedeck+ is now also compatible with popular photo editing software Skylum Aurora HDR (in addition to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC), and is designed with more functionalities, control and increased customization options. Following a year of overwhelming success and customer feedback, the Loupedeck+ was designed in Loupedeck’s headquarters in Finland, with all updates solely based on feedback from the invested photography community.

Specifically, upgrades to the Loupedeck+ include:

  • Mechanical keys with a more precise and sturdy feel
  • Improved build quality
  • Two dedicated customizable dials and seventeen buttons
  • “Custom Mode” that allows full user control of all dials
  • Configuration software built from scratch for an even better, faster and more stable photo editing experience

“We know how dedicated both the professional and amateur photography communities are in their work, and we’re committed to making their lives easier and more productive,” said Mikko Kesti, Founder and CEO of Loupedeck. “There’s no better way to create the next evolution of our flagship product than by going straight to the source and taking their feedback to heart. By adding even more control, efficiency and customization options to the editing process, we’re able to help photographers be more successful by increasing their output and artistry, and look forward to continue supporting them in their work.”

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Skylum Software Releases Aurora HDR 2018+ 1.2.0

Skylum Software Releases Aurora HDR 2018+ 1.2.0

By Canon Rumors | June 21, 2018 | Third Party Software

Aurora HDR 2018 now up to 2x and 4x faster on MacOS and Windows computers, respectively, and compatible with the brand-new Loupedeck+ photo editing console

Skylum Software has released the latest update to its award-winning photo editing software, Aurora HDR, bringing improved performance, new features, and updated tools to both MacOS and Windows versions.

What’s New and Improved in Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0:

Here are the most essential changes:

  • Speed boost for editing and adjusting. We’ve dramatically increased performance across all areas of Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 on Windows and Mac.
  • Fast single-file opening. With an improved image processing engine, Aurora HDR is now much faster when opening single files.
  • Loupedeck integration (for Mac & Windows). Now, users can quickly process photos in Aurora HDR using physical dials, knobs, and keys.
  • Batch processing (for Windows). Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 will allow Windows users to edit a large number of photos simultaneously.
  • Better memory management. Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 is also optimized to make better use of memory, with more intelligent memory management and improved stability.
  • Windows version catches up to Mac version. Windows users will receive a flip/rotate tool, bringing Aurora HDR for Windows more in line with its macOS counterpart.
  • Aurora HDR now supports more cameras than before. The full list across both Windows and MacOS includes: Canon EOS 3000D / Rebel T100 / 4000D, FujiFilm X-H1, FujiFilm X-A20, FujiFilm X-A5, FujiFilm X-E3, Olympus E-PL9, Panasonic DC-GF10 / Panasonic DC-GF90, Panasonic DC-GX9 / DC-GX7MK3, Panasonic DC-TZ200 / DC-ZS200 / DC-TZ202 / DC-TZ220 / DC-ZS220 / DC-TX2, PhaseOne IQ3 100MP Trichromatic, Sony A7 III.

Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 Pricing & Coupon Code:

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade for $59 (save $10 (down to $49) with coupon code CANONRUMORS).
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 for $99 (save $10 (down to $89) with coupon code CANONRUMORS).
  • Download Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0

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Firmware: Canon Cinema EOS C200/C200B Version

Firmware: Canon Cinema EOS C200/C200B Version

By Canon Rumors | June 20, 2018 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the Cinema EOS C200 and C200B cameras.

Firmware Version incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

  1. Fixes image quality degradation, such as color misalignment or edge distortion, may occur in the recorded footage when using the following combination of settings:
    1. recording format XF-AVC
    2. frame rate 59.94i / 50.00i
    3. 1920×1080 resolution
  2. Optimizes the [Black Gamma] compensation when [Normal 1] to [Normal 4] is set for [Gamma] in the Custom Picture settings.
  3. Optimizes color accuracy in areas of high brightness when [Normal 1] to [Normal 4] is set for [Gamma] in the Custom Picture settings.

Download the update at Canon USA

Patent: New EF-S 18-55 With an LCD Display?

Patent: New EF-S 18-55 With an LCD Display?

By Canon Rumors | June 19, 2018 | Canon Patents

A patent has surfaced pertaining to aberration reduction in interchangeable lenses.

Unrelated to the patent is an image showing an EF-S 18-55 kit lens with what appears to be an LCD display like we have seen on the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II.

The patent does reference a “lens information display”.

We’ve been told that a new kit lens is coming this year, and it’s possible that it will be a new EF-S 18-55 IS. Though we haven’t confirmed a DSLR that could possibly be announced alongside such a lens.

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Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF

Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF

By Canon Rumors | June 18, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

Samyang has officially announced the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF, their second autofocus lens for Canon’s EF mount.

This new 85mm offering for Canon’s EF mount offers a very compact size at only 72mm in length (without hood) and weighing in a rather light 485g. By comparison, Canon’s EF 85mm f/1.4L IS weighs in at 950g and Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 Art at an very heavy 1130g.

The lens construction is nine-elements with seven groups. The AF 85 f/1.4 EF employs hybrid aspherical glass and something called “Ultra Multi Coatings”.

Pricing for the new Samyang AF 85 f/1.4 EF is £599.99 in the UK, pricing for elsewhere in the world has not been released at the time of publishing this.