Nikon doubles up with D5 and D500

Nikon has updated its flagship DSLR with the announcement of a new D5. It uses a new 20.8MP CMOS sensor with a faster Expeed 5 processor. Nikon has claimed improved low light ability and raised the top end of the native ISO range to 102,400. There’s a greatly improved auto focussing system with 153 points that can work in low light conditions down to EV-4. The sensor for the RGB metering system has been doubled to 180K pixels, which should improve autofocus tracking. There’s also an automatic AF fine tune system built-in. Continue reading

Hasselblad updates Phocus software

Hasselblad has released Phocus 2.9, the latest version of its free software for Mac and Windows. The major new feature is support for closed loop colour calibration. Users can create a colour calibration made using the exact lightning setup used for the shoot and apply this directly to the raw camera data. Continue reading

Epson launches A3+ Photo printer

Epson has announced a new A3+ pro-photo printer, the SC-P400. It’s a small, lightweight printer that’s aimed at the amateur and semi-pro photography markets. Continue reading

Adobe calls time on Photoshop CS6

Adobe has said that the next Camera Raw update, v9.1.1, is to be the last one to support Photoshop CS6. Future updates will only apply to the Creative Cloud software. CS6 will of course continue to work but in future it won’t be possible to use it to edit raw images from newer cameras. Continue reading