ProFoto announced HSS upgrade (1/8000 sec) for B1 off-camera flash

Few months ago I mentioned on NikonRumors that a high sync mode option will be added to the ProFoto B1 off-camera Flash system in the future. Today ProFoto announced a HSS (high speed sync) upgrade that will enable shooting as fast as 1/8000 of a second:

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Fujichrome Velvia 100F 120 film discontinued

Fuji Japan announced the discontinuation of the Fujichrome Velvia 100F 120 film citing low demand. Fuji will continue to ship the 100F film till February, 2015.

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Lytro introduced new “Focus Spread” feature that allows you to pick the depth of field

With their latest software update, Lytro introduced a new "Focus Spread" feature that allows you can independently adjust the depth of field after for a specific portion of the image:

"In traditional photography, the only way to focus on two subjects at different depths is to stop down the aperture and sacrifice bokeh. As a result, you get a distracting background instead of beautiful out of focus blur. With Focus Spread, you can still keep both subjects in focus while independently adjusting the amount of dramatic bokeh in the background and/or foreground."

Read more at Lytro's blog.

The Lytro Illum light field digital camera is currently $300 off.

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.7.1 released with Sony a7II support

Adobe released Camera Raw 8.7.1 (download links: Mac | Windows) with support for the new Sony a7II camera that is already shipping in the US. Here are all of the modifications included in the latest version:

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New price drops: Canon 5D Mk III and 6D – $300, Nikon D810 – $300, D610 – $500

New price drops were just announced on the following Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras:

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Just announced: Topaz Labs Glow software

Topaz Labs announced Glow - a new stand-alone or a plugin software that contains more than 70 unconventional and quirky filters you can infuse your images with neon, graphic, liquid and other electrifying effects (see the samples at the bottom of this post). The technology behind Glow seeks out the unexplored lines and patterns in your images and illuminates them.


From December 9th through December 31st 2014, Topaz Labs is running a promotion on Glow: $49.99 instead of the regular $69.99 if you use coupon code INTROGLOW.

Additional Topaz Labs Glow information:

Topaz Labs Glow examples:

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Samsung NX400 camera rumored specifications

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Dpreview's forum member redcrow, who has been reporting accurate information about upcoming Samsung products for year, posted some new specifications on the new NX400 mirrorless camera:

  • Same sensor and same AF system as in the Samsung NX1 camera (28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS sensor, 205 phase-detection AF points)
  • EVF
  • 4k video recording capabilities

FIY: Lensrental posted an interesting wide lens comparison between the Samsung NX1, Nikon D7000 and Nikon D7100 cameras:

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