Chuck Westfall, who was the face and voice of Canon to many of us, has died.
If you’ve been close at all to Canon’s DSLRs over the years, you’ve either crossed paths with Mr. Westfall or you’ve seen content that he’s contributed to – in one way or another. He gave so much to Canon’s customers and photo industry as a whole.
I’ve been doing Photography Bay for nearly 12 years and I’ve never met a kinder or more professional representative for any company. In the earlier days, I used to wait for him to chime in regularly with Tech Tips on The Digital Journalist. He was like our American line to the mothership in Japan. He certainly influenced the world around him and will be missed by many.
If you were familiar with him, please take a minute to read these other stories about his life and passing at Imaging Resource and PetaPixel. If you have personal stories or thoughts on Mr. Westfall, please share them with the rest of us in the comments.
The world is a lesser place without Chuck Westfall in the world. Rest in peace, Mr. Westfall.
[Photo credit: Nancy Winnings]
The recently announced Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens‘ price is officially set at $1299.
Recall that the lens offers full frame coverage and is designed for 50MP+ cameras. It features three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including one 80mm high precision molded glass aspherical element. It offers near zero distortion (less than 1%) and minimal transverse chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting.
It’s available for pre-order for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Derrick Story’s second edition of The Apple Photos Book for Photographers is now available.
“For photographers who are more than just casual snapshooters, or who are making the transition from Aperture, iPhoto, or simply the previous version of Photos, The Apple Photos Book for Photographers, 2nd Edition, by Derrick Story shines a light on the true sophistication of this app and the ecosystem it taps into. From the point of view of a working photographer, Derrick provides everything you need to know to get the most out of the imaging tools built into Mac OS X and iCloud.”
The Apple Photos Book for Photographers, 2nd Edition is available for $28.73 here on Amazon.com.
Adobe has been sending out notices of price increases for its Creative Cloud subscription plans the past week or so. I got mine earlier this week.
Starting April 16, 2018 prices go up for several Creative Cloud plan types. [Read more…]
The Nikon D850 is landing in customers hands as retailers continue to ship them as fast as they arrive. B&H is in the process of shipping limited quantities as more shipments arrive. Amazon continues to try to keep up as is staying about a week behind on orders with the current availability date of March 17. Additionally, Adorama continues to list the D850 on backorder.
Here’s a super short video that shows us how to copy develop settings from one photo to another using Lightroom. I use each of these methods fairly often with the exception of the fourth technique. I can’t say that I’ve ever used Auto Sync – and I can’t think of a time when I’ve ever needed to use it.
HEX has released its new spring line of DSLR Backpacks in both full and medium sizes. The bags are available in olive green and fit up to a 17″ laptop. [Read more…]