Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lightroom 4 & Nik Software Filters - a big NO???

Lightroom 4 & Nik’s Filters a big NO???


I just received my Lightroom 4 upgrade and what a surprise - after the installation all my Nik Software plugins dind't work.
I check on Nik's website and downloaded the latest versions, which is stated to support Lightroom 4, but the result was the same. The only filter that is working correctly is HDR Efex Pro. For all the rest under "Edit In" menu I get this message:

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Unexpected error performing command:
bad argument #1 to 'lower' (string expected, got nil)
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The plugins DO work with the Lightroom 4 beta, but not with the original version 4.
I sent an e-mail to Nik's support - still waiting for answer. I'll keep you posted of how the problem is developing.
I believe this is a situation that all of the current Lightroom and Nik's users will experience these days after they upgrade to LR4.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

Adobe Lightroom 4

Adobe just released the 4th version of their Lightroom which now supports Nikon D4, D800, D800E and has added many lenses support as well, like for the new Nikon 85mm 4/1.8G, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro, etc. You can order it in three different versions:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Upgrade from Photoshop Lightroom 3
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Student and Teacher Edition
See the Lightroom 4 detailed specifications below:

The Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac And Windows (For Sale On Web) from Adobe is a complete photo management and editing suite for Mac OS X and Windows. Ideal for enthusiasts and professionals alike, Lightroom takes a nondestructive approach to photo editing, leaving the original files unmolested. All your adjustments and edits are stored in a database and applied to an image on the fly, so that you'll always be able to go back to the original image. This enables you to execute as many post-processing adjustments on a photo as you'd like, without making permanent changes to the original image.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

GREAT 5D Mark II discount !!!

Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Kit

Adorama has a great discount for Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Kit (USA Warranty)
The price is reduced with over $800 to the total of $2,199.49
The kit consists of:
- Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body
- 8GB CF Memory Card
- Spare Canon LP-E6 Battery
- Slinger Camera Bag
- Flashpoint Professional Battery Grip
- FREE: Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac a $599.00 Retail Value
The discount will last for short time, so hurry up and don't miss this excellent opportunity to get a great camera as Canon 5D Mark II.
Additionally, you can buy the camera body only from Amazon for $2,199, or as a kit with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for $2,999

Friday, March 2, 2012

Nikon innovates, Canon renovates!

I decided to summarize the results from the comparison table at the top of the page, so it’s easier to see the differences.

The superior feature is highlighted in green. You can see the full specification comparison below the summary table. Have a look and tell me which features you think are more important for you?

Canon 5D Mark III announced

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

March 2, 2012
London, UK
Canon announced their new "enthusiast" level full frame camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
It is the replacement of the previous model 5DMark II and although there are no many new features, Canon have listened to their customers and "fixed" the major things they were criticized for - autofocus, weather sealing, shooting frame rate, etc.
I won't describe the characteristics of this camera in details as you can see those at so many places online.
Here is a link to the official Canon page of 5D Mark III.
I am going to write a comparison between the 5D Mark III and it's main rival - Nikon D800. So check out my next article.
Meanwhile you can pre-order the Canon 5D Mark III here:

on AMAZON:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III (body only)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Nikon D700 price down $500

Nikon d700

As March hit the calendar, Nikon's D700 prices started to drop down, as it was rumored before.
First, they went down in Europe and it was followed in some USA stores now.
The camera stores started to lower down the prices with fear. The bravest of all was Cameta Camera, with their drop of $200 and Amazon with their D700 price of $2519.93.
One by one the big stores started to lower the prices as well. As I was writing this, the prices have changed several times, but now most of the stores has officially sell it for $2199. You can get yours from AMAZON, where I buy my equipment, or choose one of the hundreds other stores available today.