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  1. Nikon is officially making a new “serious” mirrorless system As you probably know the Nikon 1 mirrorless system didn’t have that huge success as expected by Nikon. But it seems like Nikon learned the lesson and we will now get a completely new mirrorless system camera with Full Frame sensor. Nikon told at Dpreview: “While details are confidential, we can say that we are currently developing new mirrorless products that build upon Nikon’s strengths, and offer the performance prospective customers expect, including the ultimate optics performance, image-processing technologies, strength and durability, and operation.” I am pretty certain this will be a Full Frame system which means it’s not necessarly a direct competitor of the MFT system. http://www.43rumors.com/nikon-is-officially-making-a-new-serious-mirrorless-system/
  2. Macphun has released the first public beta of Luminar for Windows. https://macphun.com/beta
  3. Never had a Lexar card to fail. For my E-M1 II bodies I made sure to get the rev B of the 2000x SDXC cards.
  4. Micron Discontinuing Lexar Removable Storage Retail Business Jay Hawkins June 26, 2017 Our Company Blog Micron Technology today announced that it is discontinuing its Lexar® retail removable media storage business. The decision was made as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to focus on its increasing opportunities in higher value markets and channels. The Lexar portfolio includes memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives for retail and OEM customers. Micron is exploring opportunities to sell all or part of the Lexar business. The company will continue to provide support to existing customers through this transition period. Customers should contact their Lexar sales representative to discuss specific requirements. I’d like to thank our team members and partners for their contributions to the Lexar business. As difficult as this decision is, the company is making this adjustment in its business to ensure it continues to be well-positioned for the future. https://www.micron.com/about/blogs/2017/june/micron-discontinuing-lexar-removable-storage-retail-business
  5. Free for previous Luminar users. http://www.43rumors.com/new-luminar-neptune-has-ton-of-new-features-including-a-special-ai-filter/
  6. http://www.43rumors.com/mirrorless-system-camera-sales-finally-booming-90-in-sales-compared-to-april-2016/
  7. Interesting that my E-M1 II has a higher max PDR than Nikon D5. It is when you head into low light that the D5 has a big advantage.
  8. Lr and Cr both got a dot release for bug fixes and new camera support. Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 now available The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. Today, we also released versions of Lr for iOS and Android that provide updated camera support. Check them out here. New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 / 6.10.1 Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70 (DC-TZ90,DC-TZ91, DC-TZ92, DC-T93) Sony A9 (ILCE-9) New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 / 6.10.1 Mount Name Sony FE Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 Customer reported issues resolved Edit in Photoshop Erroneous Message Fixed Fixed issue causing color cast on images from some Fujifilm X series cameras shot in CH/CL modes. Fixed issue where images taken on the Fujifilm GFX 50s with top 3 extended ISOs appear over exposed. Fixed issue where some images converted to DNG from the Hasselblad H6 contained a color cast. Fixed issue with Hasselblad X1D images losing highlight details at high ISOs. Known Issues We have an issue where customers are unable to use the Develop module with GPU enabled. This only occurs when using an AMD graphics card using driver Version 17.4.4 (released 4/23/2017) on Windows. Please see this note for more details and workarounds.
  9. In a related topic, did anyone see Martin Evening's article "Adobe Lightroom and Capture One Pro" from the September 2016 issue of Photoshop User magazine? Martin explores the process done by default by Lr (or ACR) to CiP. Martin gives his opinion on what adjustments you can make in Lr and save as presets to give the same look for a Canon, Nikon, or Fuji sensor as they would get by default CiP processing. Part of his conclusions is: "The biggest difference between the two programs, though, is a difference in philosophy. Lightroom aims for a standardized result where the tone and color rendering is deliberately made more conservative. This reminds me of the time I spent at art school learning to print in black and white. I was taught to produce the contact sheets on a soft- contrast grade of paper, because this would reveal the full extent of tones captured by the negative. In Lightroom, the initial rendering is meant to be a starting point, and Light- room provides the color, tone, and sharpening controls you need to realize your vision. Capture One’s philosophy is to produce a more opti- mized look that doesn’t necessarily require further edit- ing. This may have led to the perception that Capture One is sharper and punchier, but in reality neither program is inherently better than the other when it comes to actually working on your images and adjusting the settings to suit individual tastes. "
  10. Yes and the center of gravity is then not over the 3 legs. That is why so many folks do use L plates.
  11. You may not have a use case for a Z plate. But others might. The problems start when you have a camera body with flip out LCD panel (like EM-1 II) instead of a panel that is fixed or just tilts out (like EM-1)......and.....you want to an L plate to provide support for portrait orientation....and not impede the movement of the panel. My $19 Desmond DAL-1 L plate does a better job than the Kirk plate (over $100). I did not even try the $180 RRS L plate as it looks to have the same issues. A Z plate or E plate might be a better choice. The only E plate, evolution of the Z plate, I have seen is the Edlekrome Flex Tilt Head 2 ($150). https://www.edelkrone.com/us/p/236/flextilt-head-2.
  12. You can see ads running for Zen Tilt Z plates. Very funny for them to say they are $149 and on sale down to $56 range....and then give a discount of 30% more off if you act like you are ready to leave. Very funny for them to say they are $149 and on sale down to $56 range....and then give a discount of 30% more off if you act like you are ready to leave. I am trying these for $21.95 . Amazon.com : https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Meter-Type-Compatible-Camcorder/dp/B072P5ZXLK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1494643308&sr=8-2&keywords=smart+meter+z
  13. from: http://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/e1/#pana_ml
  14. Anyone using luminosity masks in Ps channels to create masks in layers? Looks a great way to do selections via color or via grayscale. While I don't have to pick out the hair of models in a studio, the masks could come in very handy picking out the stars in a night sky. Then I can brighten and shapes the stars and separately apply noise reduction to the sky.
  15. I saw the reference to Nik Dfine problem. I did not see anything listed about Luminar. I had already updated Ps and opened Luminar. Luminar said the version of 1.1.4 was the latest. I think I have had that for a few weeks.