Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.12 And Camera RAW 9.12


Adobe Camera RAW (9.12) and Lightroom CC 2015.12 (6.11 standalone) is available today. It adds profiles for several Sony E and A Mount lenses.

New Lens Profiles
E-Mount:
Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G
Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM
Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D

A-Mount:
TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012S
TAMRON SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012S
TAMRON SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F013S
TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD F017S

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Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 Portrait Lens Kickstarter


Photorumors is reporting another German lens being brought back to life on Kickstarter the Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 portrait lens. If you are into classic glass this might be a good investment for you since there are still early bird spots available.

In 1910, Emil Busch introduced the Glaukar, a fully corrected photographic lens, which besides solving spherical aberration, corrected coma and astigmatism was a “usable” lens. Unlike Rudolph’s Protar, which did not work properly at the time of invention because its construction required glass coatings not available at the time, the Emil Busch Glaukar lens was the first anastigmatic lens for daily portrait photography. By creating his anastigmatic lenses, Busch corrected the above mentioned faults by careful combination of the lens elements. Sharpness and artistic images were possible for the first time.

The modern Glaukar will come in the following mounts:

  • Nikon
  • Canon
  • Sony E
  • Fuji
  • Micro Four Thirds
  • Leica M
  • Leica T

Lens technical specifications:

  • Focal length: 97mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:3.1
  • Aperture range: 1:22
  • Image circle: 43mm
  • Field of view: 25°
  • Electronic contacts none
  • Closest focusing distance: 1.5 m
  • Filter thread: 37mm
  • Max diameter: length 73mm/80mm (DSLR), approx. 85mm mirrorless
  • Weight: 410 g

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Sigma CEO Affirms The Continued Development of E-mount Full Frame and APS-C Lenses

Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki reiterated Sigma’s commitment to building Full Frame and APS-C E-mount lenses for Sony cameras in an interview with Sigma Canada.

  • If we just make ok lenses consumers will pick the manufacture lenses so we have to make extraordinary lenses.
  • 14mm f/1.8 was made because making a new f/2.8 wouldn’t be exciting
  • We will make lenses in the future for those that use only Sony cameras
  • Kazuto Yamaki likes to shoot landscape photography
  • He posts his photos to his personal Facebook
  • He likes to read DPReview and the rumor sites (I wonder if he reads our sister sites Photorumors etc…)
  • Prefers Primes
  • Likes Wide Lenses
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Additional 7Artisans / DJ-Optical Information


Here is some additional information on the 7Artisans / DJ-Optical mirrorless lenses covered a little more than a week ago. Read More »

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Additional Sony Camera Surfaces

We already knew about the WW 620081 here, but the WW 17377 is new from Nokishita. Let’s hope Sony has some additional announcements soon. Preferably an R camera…

Sony

  • WW 620081
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • WW 173777
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed

Via Nokishita

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Sony a99 Mark II: Great, But Neglected

Darren Shimabuku had a lot of problems on his recent shoot, but his Sony a99 Mark II wasn’t one of them. Of all the new Sony cameras the Sony a99 Mark II is the most neglected online even though it is quite a capable camera. In many ways, it’s a better value than the Sony a9 or Sony a7RII, but it’s probably too little too late from Sony.

Sony Alpha a99 Mark II: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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