B&H has a great deal right now on the Panasonic Lumix G7 4K camera with the 14-140mm lens and the 25mm f/1.7 lens for $997 (reg. $1347). Additionally, you get a $100 B&H gift card in the bundle for a limited time. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
In this video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to change the color of walls in Photoshop. It’s a pretty simple process because of the straight lines on walls that allow us to easily use the Pen tool for selecting the edges and corners of walls. He also shows us some neat tricks for quickly deselecting objects that may be in the middle of our wall selections. Check it out above.
In the video above, a guy passing by a photographer on a photo shoot freaks out over their presence on what he refers to as his driveway. For his part, the photographer kept his cool and tried to diffuse the confrontation but the guy keeps freaking out and nearly strikes the photographer and crew with his truck.
Be safe out there folks.
Canon has issued a firmware update for the 1D X Mark II that addresses the recently-published image corruption problem with certain SanDisk CFast 2.0 cards. The firmware update specifically provides the following improvements:
- Incorporates countermeasures for a phenomenon in which the bottom part of still images recorded to SanDisk CFast cards become corrupted.
- Enhances communication reliability between the camera and CFast cards.
If you are using the affected CFast cards, after having updated the Camera Firmware to Firmware Version 1.0.2, please make sure to use the camera to format the CFast card.
You can download the new firmware update here on Canon’s website.
In this new video from Plearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to color tone images using a gradient map inside Photoshop. It’s kind of like an Instagram filter but with much more control that the pre-baked options you get from a smartphone app. It’s a pretty cool effect. Check out the video above.
Fuji officially revealed the X-T2 this week, alongside a new EF-X500 flash. The new X-T2 serves as a replacement to the popular X-T1 and upgrades from a 16MP X-Trans II sensor to a 24MP X-Trans III sensor. Additionally, the X-T2 gets internal 4K video recording with a new F-Log Gamma option. [Read more…]
New info from a “reliable source” at Canon Rumors points to the upcoming Canon 5D Mark IV and its change over to a CFast 2.0 card slot for its primary storage. The rumors note that it would feature both a CFast 2.0 card slot and a SDXC UHS-II card slot – both of which are a substantial upgrade from the 5D Mark III.
The UHS-II bus interface offers the ability to build cards with up to 312MB/s transfer speeds, which is a big jump from the maximum theoretical speeds on the UHS-I interface at 104MB/s. Of course, the UHS-II card slot will still be compatible with older UHS-I and non-UHS bus cards. You just won’t get the speed benefits that UHS-II cards offer.
Of course, CFast 2.0 offers even faster speeds with its SATA-3 connection at 6Gbps (up to 600MB/s) max data throughput. That is the fastest current mainstream memory card (XQD’s PCIe-based theoretical limit is 5Gbps).
Either of the card slots should be more than competent for whatever kind of compressed 4K video the Canon 5D Mark IV throws at them. The biggest question remaining to the bottleneck is Canon’s processing capability for still images. Is Canon simply going to build a 1D X Mark II Jr. as the 5D Mark IV?