Adobe ships Lightroom 5.6, Camera Raw 8.6 Nikon D810, Panasonic GH4 and FZ1000 support

 

 

A fortnight ago, we told you about new release candidate versions of Adobe's Photoshop Camera Raw and DNG Converter. Today, Adobe brings both to final release status, as well as a new Lightroom update. This last adds support for the same three cameras as in the Camera Raw and DNG Converter release candidates: the Nikon D810, Panasonic GH4 and Panasonic FZ1000

As well as these newly-supported cameras, the Camera Raw update brings camera-matching color profiles for the Sony A7S, RX100 III, and A77 II. Adobe Photoshop Camera…

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The show must go on: Can Kodak movie film be saved at the urging of the Hollywood greats?

 

 

Like it or not, digital imaging has erased film from most of our lives. There are still some who still hang onto film, though, whether for nostalgia or for its remaining benefits over digital. The same is true in Hollywood, where certain directors — Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and J. J. Abrams among their number — still see the analog media as an important part of their creations.

And yet even in Hollywood, film is faced with an unsustainable situation. Fujifilm has already discontinued its film stock, and Kodak…

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Canon’s super-affordable ELPH 140 IS comes to Japan, gets a new name

 

 

We must admit, we raised our eyebrows a little when we saw a new compact camera announced in Japan alongside the PowerShot SX400 IS. It's not that unusual to see a camera launched in Europe or Asia which later comes to the US market, but we struggled to find any difference between this new 16-megapixel, 8x optical zoom Canon IXY 130 and the existing PowerShot ELPH 140 IS. What, precisely, had been upgraded in this new model?

And then it came to us in a flash of inspiration: the US market has gotten there first, for a change! When…

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Flickr launches limited photo licensing program, keeps the terms under wraps

 

 

Yahoo-owned photo sharing service Flickr has just followed in the footsteps of rivals such as 500px, announcing that it is getting into the stock photo business. If you're a Flickr user, though, you may find the program rather opaque.

For one thing, it's apparently not open to all Flickr members. Doubtless looking to save its licensees the hassle of sorting the wheat from the chaff, Yahoo is limiting access to the program to certain hand-selected photographers. That's perhaps understandable, as filtering through a million…

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Nikon D810 initial gallery images posted: High Flyers, Rodeo Riders and ISO for days

 

 

Shortly after the Nikon D810 first entered our test lab, DxOmark made it official and gave the D810 sensor an overall score of 97 – their highest ranking for a sensor to date, just passing the D800E's score
of 96. Add to that feat the new native ISO of 64, the impressive high ISO performance of its forebears the D800/D800E, and the enormous reader interest we've seen thus far in the D810, and we couldn't wait to take it out for a spin in the real world.

Our lens specialist Rob Murray was first up, and thanks to a generous loan…

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Takashi Kitajima’s “extra bokeh” series depicts Tokyo as a sea of bokeh balls

The city of Toyko, the capital of Japan, is without doubt one of the most fascinating and vibrant places in the world, especially for tech aficionados. Attracting millions of visitors each year, Tokyo is also one of the most-photographed places in the world. Thus, showing the city in a new perspective is not exactly an easy task.

With his series “extra bokeh“, Japanese photographer Takashi Kitajima manages to do the seemingly impossible and show Tokyo in an entirely different light — quite literally. By using the decades-old technique of lens tilting,…

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Camera Deals of the Day: New Nikon DSLR and lens specials; Sigma, Tamron lens rebates expire tomorrow; Canon T3 Kit $299 and more!

 

 

Lots of great camera and photo gear deals today, and this time there's lots of specials primarily on lenses and accessories. First up, is an updated set of Nikon DSLR and lens combo deals, and there's a nice low price still on a Canon T3 kit as well as a low price on a couple compact cameras from Panasonic and Nikon. As for lenses, there's a big Sigma special over at Adorama that's scheduled to expire tomorrow (7/31) and both Adorama and B&H have deals on Tamron lenses. We've also found a variety of photo accessory deals, including…

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