Samsung may have left the photography market, but there are still people using their cameras, so FilmConvert launched a camera profile for the NX1. Adobe updated Lightroom, Canon announced a new firmware for the C300 Mark II and Nikon claimed that it has created the world’s first full-frame 105mm with an f/1.4 maximum aperture. These are some of the news from last week.
New profile for Samsung NX1
You may think that due to the fact that Samsung left the photography market, there would not be more talk about Samsung cameras. Well, FilmConvert just launched their brand new camera profile for the Samsung NX1, so all those who Samsung left “orphans” can have a camera profile for this model, which offers a 28 MP BSI APS-C sensor with the ability to shoot 4K UHD video.
According to FilmConvert, the Samsung N1 “has been one of the most popular cameras this year and we’ve had lots of requests for it”, so they decided to launch the camera profile. This new one comes on the heels of the camera profile for the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K, also launched recently. To find other new and old profiles from FilmConvert, visit their website, head over to the Camera Pack Downloads page and start grading with your new profile!
Firmware for the EOS C300 Mark II
Canon released new firmware for the EOS C300 Mark II / EOS C300 Mark II PL Digital Cinema Camera. The new firmware version, 126.96.36.199.00, adds Canon Log 3, reduces noise in dark areas in Canon Log 2, enables magnification to be used even during recording. It also adjusts, corrects or enhances multiple other operation aspects of the camera, with different lenses and accessories.
Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function is now viable with CN7x17 KAS S/E1 (after the lens firmware is updated), CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S or any of the EF cinema prime lenses. The firmware also enables the joystick on the camera’s grip unit to be set to operate the zoom. Enables control of iris to be set to manual operation, and control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
For a complete list of the changes introduced by the firmware, visit Canon’s support page for the EOS C300 Mark II.
Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 now available
Adobe continues to iron out critical bugs in Lightroom as well as introducing support for more cameras. The newest releases, Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 and Lightroom 6.6.1, are now available, with support for Fujifilm X-T2, something asked by many users. A series of corrections introduced after customer reports are, according to Adobe, resolved with this new version.
App-managed color management on Mac in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6 resulted in incorrect colors when printed is now something of the past, as are the errors that prevented customers from creating a panorama from two HDR DNG source images. Things from an issue that prevented the SmugMug Publish Service from working properly, to fixes for the native Full Screen mode on OS X have also been corrected. The list is long, though, so if you use the program, visit Adobe’s blog to read about all the changes and, eventually, download, the program.
New Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED
While the luminous aperture is what grabs attention first, this new lens from Nikon, a luxurious new medium-telephoto lens engineered to help create flattering images with gorgeous bokeh, is a premium lens for the most discerning photographers. Available in August with a price of $2,199.95, this is, according to Nikon, the world’s first full-frame 105mm with an f/1.4 maximum aperture.
The lens represents “the culmination of Nikon’s expertise in lens design, optical excellence and industry leading innovation. Its new optical design creates ultra-high definition across the entire frame, especially when used with one of Nikon’s full-frame (FX) high-resolution DSLRs. It’s a lens that pushes boundaries of imaging possibility, one that can take your photography and videography to a thrilling new level.