Photography News of Interest

A few weeks ago I mentioned the black dot issue with the new Canon 5d Mark II.  Canon has responded in record time with a firmware fix and patched processing software.  I can only hope that Adobe’s Camera Raw, Lightroom, Capture One Pro, and other raw processors won’t need to be “patched” to avoid this issue.  You can read about and obtain your firmware fix here.

A few years ago I recommended an Olympus point and shoot compact to those who wanted to travel light because of the great zoom range and other features which added up to great value.  Well, Olympus has improved on a good thing and made it great with the announcement of the SP-590UZ point and shoot compact with a 26x lens!  Yes, that means it’s a 26mm – 676mm (35mm effective) focal length.  How’s that for reaching out and touching someone!  It’s dual image stabilization should help out at the longer focal lengths.  You can read about it here.

Almost 40-50 years ago Polaroid made history with it’s instant developing film that provided the user a print within a minute or two of exposure.  A few years ago they discontinued making Polariod film, but not before creating their own genre and loyal following.  Today Polaroid announces a digital camera with a built in printer!  Will it be has convenient and easy to  use as their original product?  You can read about it here.

For those of you who didn’t get enough of the US election coverage (is there any of you out there?) some genius is actually going to exhibit photos of the GOP convention.  Sigh..  You can read about it here.