B&H Pulse News Roundup: November 15, 2013
This week in the news: The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was updated with RAW recording capabilities; the innovative Lytro camera now has 3D viewing support; we took a closer look at the new Tamron 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens; and there were software updates for Adobe Lightroom and Nikon's Capture NX and View NX.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Gets RAW
It was an important week for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. On Monday, the formidable little camera arrived as an in-stock item at B&H. Early shipments of this model started over the summer, but the deployment this week was significantly stronger. On Tuesday, we received word that Blackmagic was endowing the Pocket Cinema Camera with a software update that adds 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW recording. The version 1.5 software is free of charge, and available as a download from Blackmagic's website.
The Lytro Camera Gets 3D Capability
The Lytro camera got a new 3D capability this week, which is applied in the software after an image has been taken. The Lytro was already the world's first consumer "light field" camera, which enables you to refocus and alter the perspective of a shot after it's been taken. Now this innovative shooter is claiming to be the first camera that can take a 3D still with a single release of the shutter.
A new function in its Lytro Desktop 3.1 software for Mac and Windows, and its Lytro Mobile 1.2 app for iOS enables you to view any image taken with the camera, in 3D. You will need either a 3D-capable HDTV, or a set of old school red and cyan anaglyph 3D glasses to view the images. If you own an Apple TV, you can wirelessly transmit the 3D images to your big screen via AirPlay.
A Closer Look at the New Tamron 150-600mm Lens
We first learned about the new Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens late last week, and this week B&H took a closer look at the lens, which will be available for the Canon EF mount, Nikon F mount, and Sony A mount. It's compatible with both full-frame and APS-C cameras, and features built-in vibration compensation when used with a Nikon or Canon body.
Read our full report, and check out the specs in this B&H InDepth article.
- Adobe Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 release candidates became available. You can read more about it over at Photography Bay.
- The Nikon D610 and nine other cameras are now RAW compatible with Apple's Aperture and iPhoto. More info is available at Photography Bay.
- Nikon updated their Capture NX and ViewNX software with RAW support for the new Df and D5300 DSLRs. Get more info over at PopPhoto.
- Live TV shows from ESPN and Disney are coming to Roku player boxes this month. Get the whole story at Engadget.
And that's your news for November 15, 2013. Be sure to follow all the consumer electronic news on B&H Pulse.