Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.09 Adds Support for Olympus E-P5

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 4.09, which adds RAW image compatibility for the Olympus E-P5 to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11.

It also includes changes that:

  • Restore lens correction to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 images
  • Address a white balance issue with some Nikon images that were modified by third-party applications

You can download the update from Apple’s website.

iPhone 5s and 5c: What Photographers Need to Know

iPhone 5s

Yesterday, Apple announced a pair of new iPhones – the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c.

The iPhone 5s is the new flagship handset, while the iPhone 5c packs in a lot of power and comes several colors for a good price.

iphone-5c-colors

The highlights, as I see them, are that the iPhone 5s has a faster 64-bit A7 processor, new camera with f/2.2 aperture (vs. f/2.4 in the 5c) and 120fps video capture for slow motion. The big advantage for the iPhone 5c is that you get a 32GB phone for $199 on contract (the 16GB version is only $99).

iPhone 5c

Now, let’s take a look at more specifics about the iPhone 5s. [Read more...]

Think Tank Photo Launches New Bag Lines for Mac Users: My Second Brain and Powerhouse

My 2nd Brain

With so many Mac users in the photography field, it makes sense for a camera bag company to accommodate that subset of customers. Think Tank Photo’s new My Second Brain and PowerHouse product lines are tailored to specific MacBook, iPad and iPhone models. In each of the models, Mac users have easy locations to store power adapters and other accessories.  [Read more...]

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.08 Adds Support for Canon 70D & More

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.08, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:

You can download the update from Apple’s website.

iMacs up to $150 Off at B&H

iMac

B&H has a sale on 21.5″ and 27″ iMacs right now with up to $150 off and free shipping.

Macs are always a good deal at B&H due to the solid prices on AppleCare that are substantially below what Apple charges at retail. I’ve been buying Macs from B&H for years for myself and they’ve always beat Apple’s pricing on both the Mac and the AppleCare. I’m not sure how they offer the cut rate prices on AppleCare, but that’s a key reason why I stick with B&H for any Mac or other Apple hardware that I buy.

I had a conversation with one of the Mac sales guys at B&H a year or so back and he told me that B&H was the biggest Mac retailer in New York state – selling more Macs that even Apple in New York.

Check out all the iMac deals here at B&H Photo.

MacBook Price Drops up to $500

MacBook Retina

B&H has several MacBook Pro Retina and Air models with price drops up to $500 now through July 31, 2013. Check them out below.

15.4″ MacBook Pro Retina w/ 2.6GHz Core i7 and 512GB Flash HD for $2149 (was $2399)

13.3″ MacBook Pro Retina w/ 2.5GHz Core i5 and 512GB Flash HD for $1649 (was $1949)

13.3″ MacBook Pro Retina w/ 2.9GHz Core i7 and 512GB Flash HD for $1799 (was $2099)

13.3″ MacBook Pro Retina w/ 2.5GHz Core i5 and 768GB Flash HD for $1899 (was $2399)

13.3″ MacBook Pro Retina w/ 2.9GHz Core i7 and 768GB Flash HD for $2099 (was $2599)

13.3″ MacBook Air w/ 1.8GHz Core i5 and 256GB Flash HD for $1149 (was $1299)

 

Apple 5K Retina Display Coming?

Apple 27-inch Cinema Display

With the new Mac Pro packed with enough power to run three 4K displays at once, it’s reasonable to question where those 4K displays are coming from. While there are a few 4K monitors available now, there are none from Apple. The 27″ LED Cinema Display offers 2560 x 1440 resolution; however, that’s still a far cry from full 4K resolution at 4096 x 2160, or UHD 4K at 3840 x2160.

With the upcoming release of OS X Mavericks, Apple has released a new desktop background available at a resolution 5120 x 2880 – or 4x the resolution of the current 27″ LED Cinema Display. [Read more...]