Nikon has released three new full-frame lenses, including a prime and both standard zoom and super telephoto zooms.
The latest version of the 24-70mm F2.8 adds Vibration Reduction, electromagnetic aperture control, and a new optical construction. Also introduced today is a 24mm F1.8 prime and a super versatile 200-500mm F5.6 super telephoto.
It's documented on the Sony's A7RII Help guide that resolution is limited to 12 bits when using the following shooting modes:
*My commentary below the modes.
*I would turn this mode OFF for critical work
Long Exposure NR (when the camera automatically captures a black frame after the exposure)
*I would turn this mode OFF and capture a black frame instead
Bulb (more than 30 sec. exposure)
*There is no way around this one. Once you pass 30 seconds your files will gain 1-stop more noise and have 1-stop less dynamic rage. If you are doing Nightcapes and need ISO 400 or higher, the noise increase from the bits reduction will be less noticeable according to the article below.
Update: I just tested this. See this post.
Continuous Shooting. (Including Bracketing continuous shooting)
*When using Bracketing, do not set the camera to continuous shooting
Jim Kasson put this to test with the A7II and was able to verity something that we had suspected from the initial A7RII online samples. 12 bits will make your shadows worse by about 1 stop and the image will also lose about 1-stop of dynamic range. It's very noticeable when recovering shadows in post-processing.
Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 and 6.1.1 are now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the Creative Cloud application. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
New Camera Support in Lightroom 6.1.1
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Leica Q (Typ 116)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330
Pentax K-3 II
Phase One IQ3 50MP
Phase One IQ3 60MP
Phase One IQ3 80MP
Ricoh GR II
Sony A7R II (ILCE-7RM2)
Unable to merge files to HDR. Please note that this only occurred with DNG files taken with a Leica Monochrom camera.
Enterprise customers were unable to access functionality only available in the Creative Cloud version of Lightroom, such as Dehaze.
People keywords export when they shouldn’t if “Write Keywords as Lightroom Hierarchy” is selected.
Preview generation and export was slower in LrCC/Lr6 than Lr5.
Customers reported that they could not exit full screen after invoking it while spot heal tool is selected.
D810 NEF Files could not select Adobe Standard Profile.
Size adjustment bar moving when clicked but the value listed was not updating accordingly.
Metadata Export setting not working for Track, Square and Grid galleries in the Web Module.
Collection name changes were not properly reflected in other Lightroom clients (such as mobile or web). This only impacted collections enabled for sync.
Incorrect metadata timestamp in a Panorama created in Lr.
Some files in exported batch are Blank with Watermark only.
Lr was not properly exporting all photos. Please note that this typically only occurred when the customer was running Bridge at the same time as the export.
Customers reported seeing a “Waiting for connection” message inside Lightroom when Internet is available.
User reports photos are lost when moving them from one drive to another drive within Lightroom. Please note that this only occurred intermittently on Mac.
DXOMark.com posted their results for Canon's ultra wide EF 11-24mm f/4L lens.
Here is an excerpt:
"Canon has proved it can compete with its long-term rival Nikon as well as with new challengers, such as Sigma, who offer some very specialized models at accessible prices. Sure, the EF 11-24mm f4L USM lacks the fast f2.8 aperture of the Nikon, but Canon traded that for wider coverage and didn’t make any concessions with image quality."
Photozone just finished its review on the super wide Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens. The new 50MP Canon EOS 5DS R was used making the MTF (resolution) test very interesting.
Here is an excerpt from the Verdict section:
"Canon's latest additions to the ultra-wide arena have been impressive. The Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L is awesome and the EF 16-35mm f/4 USM L IS is best in class. So is Canon's mojo sufficient to deliver greatness with the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 USM L once more ... even on the EOS 5Ds R ? Well, they succeeded ... only partially. Now that's a bit of a harsh statement for a unique lens, of course. " - Read Full Review