[UPDATE: It's live now. Details here.]
I can’t count the number of recent blog posts, reviews and tweets that I’ve seen lamenting over the lack of support for the Canon 5D Mark III in Lightroom 4. All should be well later this week with Adobe’s effort to release a Lightroom 4 update that includes several key bug fixes and adds support for the 5D Mark III.
Chances are that this will be a Release Candidate out of the gate at Adobe Labs with a final update due in a few weeks. I’ll post as soon as I hear more.
Adobe has made a release candidate of Camera Raw 6.1 available for download in Adobe Labs. This version includes RAW file support for the following new cameras:
- Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital)
- Kodak Z981
- Leaf Aptus-II 8
- Leaf Aptus-II 10R
- Mamiya DM40
- Olympus E-PL1
- Panasonic G2
- Panasonic G10
- Sony A450
Additional release notes are indicated on the download page for Camera Raw 6.1.
Remember, this is a release candidate, which means it has been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks it is ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to prior versions until the official release drops. Expect it to come soon though. Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.