You’ll want to read this!  You now need permits in Australia to photograph landmarks.  Photographers are justifiably outraged and you can’t help but wonder where their “free country” has done.  They’re following the lead of the UK and even the USA is starting such nonsense.  Fear is hurting us more than the enemy we’re supposed to be afraid of.

 

Canon develops the worlds largest CMOS sensor which measures 7.95 inchs by 8 inches, and can capture 60 FRAMES PER SECOND IN MOONLIGHT!  That equates to 1/100th the light sensitivity of the best DSLR out there.  Megapixels?  Who cares..

 

Canon develops the worlds largest CMOS sensor which measures 7.95 inchs by 8 inches, and can capture 60 FRAMES PER SECOND IN MOONLIGHT!  That equates to 1/100th the light sensitivity of the best DSLR out there.  Megapixels?  Who cares..

 

 

Adobe releases the final version of Lightroom 3.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.2.  You can get the Windows version   of Lightroom here, and the Mac version   here.   The windows version  of ACR here, and the Mac version  here.

 

 

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Olympus announces its E-P2 “Black Edition”  For those of you who like black I guess..  Maybe someone can explain it to me.  Read about it at Digital Photography Review.

 

 

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Olympus announces a M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm  which equates to a 150-600mm in 35mm terms.  Not bad for such a small lens.  Read about it at Digital Photography Review.

 

 

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Olympus also announces their M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm  (80-300mm 35mm equiv) and it keeps it small!  Read about it over on Digital Photography Review.

 

 

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Now this is one for the ages! One I’ve been waiting for.  Carl Zeiss announces a Canon and Nikon mount 35mm F1.4 Distagon T   This is a very high quality manual focus fast 35mm lens built for those who truly appreciate well built lenses with superb optics and the advantages they provide.  Is it better than Canon’s own 35mm F1.4L USM?  I don’t know, but I suspect it might be.  I’ll make my choice after a careful comparison.

 

 

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Datacolor announces its focus calibrator.  This looks suspiciously like that other such device which has been out there for over a year.  It’s designed to help you set your micro adjustment.  Do I use these things?  No.  I use the moire method and it’s free and I think more accurate.  Let me know if you want me to write a feature on this method and how you can fine tune your lenses micro adjustments to really increase your lens performance.

 

 

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Digital Photography Review updates their review  on the Sony SLT-A55.  If you were considering one of these cameras you’ll want to read this.

 

 

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