New Updates from Adobe

Adobe announced the release of Lightroom 4.4 and DNG converter 7.4 software updates. The updates add support for new lenses and over 20 new cameras, including the Nikon D7100 and Coolpix A, Sony Alpha SLT-A58, Fujifilm X100s and X20, Canon EOS Rebel T5i (700D) and SL1 (100D), and the new Leica M rangefinder. They’ve also improved RAW image conversions for Fujifilm X-Trans and EXR sensor cameras.

Lightroom 4.4 – Windows

Lightroom 4.4 – Mac

DNG Windows

DNG Mac

New Firmware Updates from Nikon

Nikon has released firmware updates C:1.01 for the D600 and A:1.01 / B:1.02 for the D800 DSLR cameras.

The new D600 C:1.01 firmware update offers support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR and and other improvements and fixes including improved subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder. The frame output size has been changed from 95% to 100% when movie live view display is changed to “Information off” and an HDMI-compatible device is connected.

 
The new D800 A:1.01 / B:1.02 firmware update offers support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR and other improvements and fixes including improved subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder.

 
Nikon also released new firmware for the D4, D3S, D3X, D3, D7000 and D3200 DSLR cameras. All versions include support for the 800mm f/5.6 lens, the D4 and D3200 firmware contain several additional fixes.

 

More April 1 Foolishness

Canon U.S.A Redefines Ease of Use for Left-Handed Digital SLR Photographers with the EOS 7D L
Lake Success, N.Y., April 1, 2013 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced a revolutionary new camera that finally addresses the needs of left-handed photographers worldwide: the Canon EOS 7D L Digital SLR camera. Based on the highly successful EOS 7D, the EOS 7D L features a reversed ergonomic design which left-handed photographers will fall in love with. Whether it’s shooting at eight frames per second (fps), focusing with Zone AF mode or recording 24p Full HD video, the EOS 7D L DSLR camera satisfies the most rigorous professional requirements with durability, flexibility, customizable controls and impressive image quality. ( Source : Canon Rumors.com )

 

A new Kickstarter project from SF based photographer Jim Goldstein. 

Jim describes his project : “Ever since evangelizing the importance of social media to fellow photographers in 2006, I’ve long yearned for a tool to help balance photo/video editing time with the incredibly important task of marketing myself on social media. After years of research and prototyping I’m happy to announce a new Kickstarter project to realize my dream, a mouse designed especially for photographers who are super active on social media.

Jim titled this project the Photographers’s Social Media Mouse. ( More on his project here. )

 

And finally, meet Missy who tells us how easy it is to be a professional photographer. ( Hint : just turn your camera mode dial to P – for Professional )