Giveaway: one year of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography membership

I have a new giveaway where you can win one year of free Adobe Creative Cloud Photography membership.

This giveaway is valid also for existing Adobe Creative Cloud members (Adobe will give you an extra year on top of your current subscription).

Here is how to win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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The latest Canon patents


The latest Canon patents:


Canon variable curved sensor (sensor curvature is controlled by a vacuum pump) and a cinema-lock EF mount patents


Canon 135mm f/2 lens with apodization filter patent (2016-218444)



Canon 35mm f/1.8 full frame and APS-C lenses patent

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Interesting: Map Camera’s digital camera sales ranking for July 2017


I have mentioned on several occasions in the past that retailer's sales ranking do not represent any real trends or superiority of one brand over another. I still find the latest data coming from Japan worth sharing here - Map Camera released their digital camera sales ranking for the month of July 2017 - I am actually surprised that there are four Nikon cameras mentioned in the list and only one Fuji and one Canon:

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List of upcoming/rumored photo gear from Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Fuji and Leica


Here is a list of some of the upcoming/rumored announcements from Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Fuji and Leica:

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This is the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens


The first picture of the upcoming Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens leaked online. The new lens should be announced together with the rumored OM-D E-M10 III camera.

Olympus already has one 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens and is also expected to announce a third PRO lens: M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.2 PRO.

Via dphotoworld

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The latest Olympus and other Micro Four Thirds lens patents


The latest Olympus and other Micro Four Thirds lens patents:

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New: ON1 Photo RAW 2017.6 and Corel PaintShop Pro 2018


ON1 Photo RAW 2017.6 released - see what's new in this version:

  • Fast Preview Mode — When you have just come back from a shoot and you want to dive in a view hundreds or even thousands of photos, Fast Preview Mode lets you rip through them faster than anything. No need to catalog them first.
  • Browse Performance Improvements — We have made Browsing ever faster than it was! It loads thumbnails and fit-screen previews faster and it remembers more so that it will be even faster than next time you view the same photos.
  • Cataloged Folders — Indexed folders, one of the most powerful features in Browse, have grown-up into Cataloged Folders. Your cataloged folders are scanned and kept up-to-date automatically. Large previews are generated in the background to make browsing much faster too. The powerful database behind Cataloged Folders enabled fast searching and viewing across folders and drives.
  • Kelvin Color Temp — When processing RAW photos, the color temperature range is now measured in Kelvin degrees, giving you a larger and more accurate range to make adjustments.
  • Rotate Photos Anywhere — Now you can rotate photos in any view in Browse, Develop or Effects.
  • Compressed Photoshop Files — When you export or create Photoshop PSD files, they are now losslessly compressed, making them half the size they used to be.
  • Other Improvements — Zooming and panning the photo is more intuitive. The Crop tool now remembers the last used used crop settings
  • Photo Via improvements — Updated support for new Google and Dropbox sign-in versions. updated, labels improved, bugs fixed.
  • Increased the maximum amount of motion blur.
  • Added Lens Correction for fixed-lens cameras.
  • Added support for the Canon 6D Mark II, Olympus TG-5, Nikon D7500, Leica TL2, Canon Rebel SL2/200D
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements


Corel PaintShop Pro 2018 announced - see what's new in the videos below:

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