Panasonic has announced new firmware update for their m4/3 lens : Panasonic 14-140mm . The update will improved stability of O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) and AF(Auto Focus) in movie recording.
Available in Windows and MAC format ,
Adobe just updates their software to support latest file format from Nikon D7000 , Olympus E-5 , Panasonic GF2 + GH2 , Canon Powershot S95 and many others ( check list of supported format here ) . The updates also add several new features and fixed lots of bugs. Adobe users can download and upgrade their softwares for Free. New users will have to buy the software first and apply the updates.
List of updated software:
- Adobe Photoshop CS5 12.0.2 update
- TWAIN Plug-in update
- Camera Raw 6.3 Update
- Lightroom 3.3 update
Download the updates at Adobe
LibRaw is a library for reading RAW files from various format (CRW/CR2, NEF, RAF, DNG, MOS, KDC, DCR, etc). It’s not an application .Software developers use it to build an application that deals with RAW images. New cameras also has been supported such as
- Canon: G12, SX120, 60D,
- Hasselblad H4D, Nokia X2, Olympus E-5,
- Nikon: D3100, D7000, P7000,
- Panasonic: FZ40, FZ100, LX5,
- Pentax: K-r, K-5, 645D,
- Samsung GX20, WB2000
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The latest version of Photomatix now support various new camera : Canon 60D, G12 , Nikon D7000, Olympus E-5, Pentax K-r and K-5 and many others.
- Added support for RAW files of new camera models such as the Canon 60D and G12, Nikon D7000, Olympus E-5, and Pentax K-r and K-5 among others.
- Bug fixed: Preset Thumbnails panel did not show a scrollbar upon selecting the “My Presets” tab when a scrollbar was not needed to display the initial built-in presets.
- Bug fixed: The preview was not color managed in the case of the Exposure Fusion methods.
- Bug fixed: On the Lightroom plug-in dialog, the “Crop resulting images” and “Align images” options were not sticky.
- Bug fixed: When selective deghosting tool had been invoked but no region marked as ghosted, an error was returned when using the Loupe on the tonemapping/fusion preview.
- Bug fixed: The exposure fusion settings were not correctly embedded in the resulting images
- Bug fixed: Browse dialog was crashing under Windows 98 or 2000.
- Bug fixed: Mouse wheel was not taken into account on the Preset Thumbnails panel.
- Bug fixed: The batch processing did not recognize the NRW raw file extension.
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Kodak just announce their latest sensor innovation. The KODAK KAI-29050 is a sensor based on Interline Transfer Technology designed for highly demanding imaging applications such as aerial photography , industrial and security.
Too bad it is not for consumer applications ( photography cameras ). Full press release below ( or link ):
ROCHESTER, N.Y., November 2, 2010 – Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) has set a new benchmark for high-resolution image capture with announcement of the KODAK KAI-29050 Image Sensor, the highest resolution CCD image sensor based on Interline Transfer technology.
With 29 million pixels, the KODAK KAI-29050 Image Sensor provides the critical level of detail required in demanding applied imaging applications such as industrial inspection, aerial photography, and security. Based on Interline Transfer CCD technology, the device combines exceptional image quality with a true electronic (or “global“) shutter – allowing high-quality image capture without the need for a mechanical shutter.
The KAI-29050 is the latest product to be based on the KODAK TRUESENSE 5.5-Micron Interline Transfer CCD Platform, an advanced technology that provides significant advances in pixel size, frame rate, and image quality. The entire family of products – ranging in resolution from 1 to 29 megapixels, and in 17 different resolution and color combinations – can be supported from a single set of electronics, simplifying camera design for manufacturers and shortening time-to-market for new camera products. The KAI-29050, as well as Kodak’s entire portfolio of Image Sensor products, will be on display at the Vision 2010 Trade Show, which opens Nov. 9 in Stuttgart, Germany.
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Canon has updated the firmware for Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Current version ( 2.0.8 ) fix several problems from movie recording to sync with flash .
List of fixes:
- Fixes a phenomenon in which movies are not taken at the shooting mode registered in the user’s settings if a shooting mode Aperture priority (or Shutter priority) is registered in any of the camera’s user settings (C1, C2, C3) and the user attempts to shoot a movie.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the shutter will not release when pressing the shutter button when the auto power off function is set to “on”.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which overexposure occurs when shooting a Live View shooting simulation with the ISO speed set to L.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the settings of the Speedlite transmitter ST-E2 revert to the default settings when both the camera and the ST-E2 are set to auto power off.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the Macro Ring Lite (MR-14EX, MT-24EX) and slave flash do not sync while shooting wirelessly.
Download the update here