B&H Pulse Weekly News Roundup: April 27th, 2012

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This week in the news: Canon issued a notice for their previous light leak issues in the 5D Mk III; Fujifilm issues a much-anticipated update to their X Pro 1; Mamiya Leaf announced a brand new medium format back system, and more.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for April 27th, 2012.


Adobe Launches a Full Update to Its Creative Suite

Adobe announced upgrades all across the board in the form of its Creative Suite software products for Mac and Windows, which feature loads of different programs designed for none other than creatives.

Below is a full chart featuring the programs that received upgrades.

Product Name
Audition CS6 Mac PC
After Effects CS6  Mac PC
Creative Suite 6 Design Standard Mac PC
Creative Suite 6 Design Standard (Student & Teacher Edition) Mac PC
Dreamweaver CS6 Mac PC
Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium  Mac PC
Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium (Student & Teacher Edition) Mac PC
Flash Professional CS6  Mac PC
Fireworks CS6 Mac PC
Illustrator CS6 Mac PC
InDesign CS6  Mac PC
Creative Suite 6 Master Collection Mac PC
Creative Suite 6 Master Collection (Student & Teacher Edition) Mac PC
Premiere Pro CS6  Mac PC
Creative Suite 6 Production Premium  Mac PC
Photoshop CS6  Mac PC
Photoshop CS6 (Student & Teacher Edition) Mac PC
Photoshop Extended CS6  Mac PC
Photoshop Extended CS6 (Student & Teacher Edition)  Mac PC

There is much more on this announcement over at B&H InDepth.

Mamiya Leaf Credo Digital Camera Backs Feature Touchscreens

Mamiya Leaf announced their new Credo medium format camera backs this week. The backs are available with either 40MP, 60MP or 80MP sensors, and feature a bunch of new tricks.

First off, they are USB 3.0- and Firewire 800-compatible—which means a lot in the studio. But one of their biggest features is the fact that their screens are entirely touch-sensitive. In fact, they are likened to the iPhone and iPad.

While those are all well and good, one of the biggest concerns of the audience targeted by these backs, is image quality. Indeed, the company claims around 12 stops of dynamic range.

Pricing for the Leaf Credo 40 starts at € 14,995/$19,495. The Leaf Credo 60 is listed at €24,995/$32,495 and the Leaf Credo 80 for € 29,995/$38,995. Shipping is planned for June, 2012.

Much more can be read over at PDN.

Canon 5D Mk III Light Leak Addressed by the Company

Consumers were complaining about a metering problem with the Canon 5D Mk III for quite a while. The company looked into the issue after it was noted and shown off in various forums around the internet.

After analysis, they issued a product advisory this week. According to SLR Lounge, Canon was able to replicate and identify the problem with light from the LCD screen leaking into the meter, thereby throwing it off in the automatic modes such as aperture priority.

Canon stated that they will provide a free inspection of affected cameras.

Fujifilm's New X Pro 1 Firmware Update Silences Aperture Noise

There was an annoying issue with Fujifilm's brand new flagship S-series camera, the X Pro 1. Users complained of a phenomenon where the lens aperture would click loudly when the light in an area changed.

According to Steve Huff, Fujifilm has addressed the issue in their latest firmware update.

It appeared to fix much more than that though—they also addressed parallax compensation not working in some instances, and a few other performance tweaks were added.

You can download firmware 1.01 here from Fujifilm's website.

Image is Gabe Biderman on B&H Photo's Instagram

Flickr Has a New Uploader

A couple of new updates came to Flickr this week, too! This follows up on the news that the company is trying to roll out new changes, and comes after their new photo display.

One of the biggest new features is the fact that you can upload files of up to 50MB in size if you're a pro user, and 30MB if you're a free user.

Another addition is simpler implementation of titles, tags, and descriptions of photos in sets.

More can be read on Flickr's blog.

And that's your news for April 27th, 2012. Be sure to follow all the consumer electronic news you care about, on B&H Pulse.

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I think Canon quality has gone down hill. I am having to replace my 1DS MK3 shutter for the second time due to shutter bounce. I also had to do it on a 5d and a 1DS MK2. Now this light leak. And their solution is to "inspect it for free"? 

What gives?

unregistered wrote:

I think Canon quality has gone down hill. I am having to replace my 1DS MK3 shutter for the second time due to shutter bounce. I also had to do it on a 5d and a 1DS MK2. Now this light leak. And their solution is to "inspect it for free"? 

What gives?

Your experience is much different than mine, but I've heard about that issue happening. I personally always buy refurbished though. Those cameras often go through tougher tests to ensure that there are no flaws.

Is there a major difference in the final results? I have been using Canon 7D for indsutrial photography and am planning to upgrade to the latest Canon 5D MKIII, but is it worth the extras $$$? Check out my work http://www.digitalstudio.in