Canon Gets More Social With New Compacts

It’s a tough world out there in photo manufacturing these days.
Everyone has an iPhone, and the compact camera market has taken a huge dive.
But those who know photography know that these phones, while terrific, have severe limitations. Like depth in images, and digital file quality.
I’ll always carry both an iPhone with some Olloclip lenses, and a compact mirrorless camera in the daily bag. When there is money on the table, out comes the Nikon D810 DSLR. Every camera has wi-fi now, whether built in or via Eye-Fi. Just the way it is.

Canon now introduces their latest entries into that compact market. They’ve been strong in the category for years, and here is an interchangeable lens version, and a built-in lens model.
PowerShot G5 X and Slim & Stylish PowerShot G9


and the EOS M10, with the vari angle LCD, perfect for the selfie crowd.

I haven’t put my hands on these, so this is an announcement post only.
The official word:
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Adobe Makes the Creative Cloud Even Better – Again!

Photoshop Fix Gallery
Seems like a good time to get the iPad Pro!
And get that Photoshop Fix app for free and see what you think! Modified Retouching Photoshop tools for iPad and iPhone. Access you images from the cloud (if you are on Adobe CC)

At Adobe MAX 2015, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today outlines its vision for Creative Cloud — a “connected creative canvas” where people create and share their work from anywhere. With millions of members around the world, Creative Cloud brings together essential desktop and mobile apps; a growing marketplace for content, assets and talent; and a vibrant community where creatives can showcase their work and find inspiration. Adding to Creative Cloud momentum, the company today shipped two new mobile apps, Photoshop Fix and Capture CC, enabling quick retouching and asset capture on the go and announced new Touch capabilities across Creative Cloud desktop applications including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Premiere Pro CC. Adobe is also highlighting its patented CreativeSync technology, which powers connections between desktop and mobile apps and the assets creatives use every day. In addition, video content is coming soon to Adobe Stock, the company’s royalty-free collection of high-quality photos, illustrations and graphics.
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PhotoPlus Expo is Just Around the Corner…

Back to School, Pumpkin latte’s, Halloween candy, And Orange is all over the place!
For me, the fall only means that one of the best photo gear expos is coming soon to NYC.
All of us gear monkeys will be seeing, feeling, touching, buying, new kit that will make what we love even better.

Sure,the tools are important, and we all love them. It’s what you do with them that is the key, as you know.
One thing you should not overlook at PhotoPlus Expo is the incredible amount of learning that is available.
Yes, on the floor there are experts teaching while using a manufacturers product ( It ain’t gonna be done for free!). HOnestly you will learn some very cool stuff that you will use. And probably buy the product they are touting.
BUT… and this is a BIG but.. Do NOt Miss The Seminars!!!
Here is a list of what’s in store to help whet your whistle:
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Fashion Week Photography with Katy Winn – What’s In Her Bag?

One of our favorite people, Katy Winn, who is back in NY this week for fashion week, and we’d like to share again a video we made with her.
Watch, listen, and learn.

And some insight from that same meeting:

It’s always a good lesson to see what a working photographer uses to get the job done. Not about endorsements, freebies, or the latest gear that gets written up.
It’s about what works. And works. and works.
It’s about dependable equipment that the assignment photographer can use to make a living. It may get beat up, pushed around, and scarred, but if it works, it’s in the bag.

Nikon Updates The Standards..Plus!

The main lens on my Nikon is the 24-70mm, f/ 2.8.
It serves me well. A little heavy, not the VR as in some others in the bag, but solid,crisp,and a worker.
Add the 70-200 2.8, a 20mm in the bag and I’m home free.
Then Nikon goes and does this:
3 New lens announcements: a revised 24-70mm, f/2.8, a sweet 200-500mm, f/5.6, and a new fast 24mm, f/1.8 prime. more details below the photos.

On the 24-70mm :
Same weight, more VR, as in 4 stops, and a new filter size: 82 mm-Dang! OK, they are coming out with some new filters to fit the new sizes. The price is about $2400, so about $600 more than the current model. Getting what you paid for.

Not sure if I’m selling my current version, but that VR has me tempted
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