Luminar 3.0.2 With Fujifilm GFX 50R and Fujifilm X-T3 Support


Luminar is still one of my goto apps for quickly producing images to share and it now supports even more Fujifilm cameras. If you want to grab a copy you can do so here and you can save $10 on your purchase by using the code FUJIADDICT at checkout.

Mac version new features:

  • DATABASE MANAGEMENT. Your Luminar image catalog database is automatically backed up to preserve your edits and metadata.  You can control the frequency of backups with the new Preference Panel.
  • PREFERENCE PANEL. Take control of your preferences settings by choosing Luminar 3 > Preferences. You can specify options for Cache, Catalog, and Automatic Backup.
  • IMPROVED HANDOFFS. If you’re working with raw file or 16-bit image and use the File > Open In command, a high-quality 16-bit files is exported.
  • AURORA HDR INTEGRATION. Easily hand off bracketed photos to merge in Aurora HDR.  Just select multiple photos in your library and choose File > Open In > Aurora HDR.
  • LOCATE FOLDER. Have you moved or copied media to a new location? You can right-click on an offline folder and choose Locate Folder to select and reconnect files.
  • ADDING FOLDER IMPROVEMENTS. Change your mind when adding a folder? Just click Cancel to stop the current task.
  • IMPROVED NAVIGATION. Quickly switch between Gallery and Single Image view with dedicated toolbar buttons.
  • NEW LANGUAGES SUPPORTED. Use Luminar in more languages with new localizations: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Italian
  • SAFER IMPORTS & COPIES. Luminar will alert you if you try to import or copy more files to a new destination when there’s not enough hard drive space.
  • IMPROVED EXPORTS. If you try to export images that already exist in a location you’ll be prompted to control if the files are overwritten or renamed.

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Picktorial 4 With New Digital Asset Manager Released

Picktorial, the popular photo editor­organizer, announces version 4.0 and it’s free for everyone.

Jerusalem, Israel, February 2019 ­ Picktorial Innovations, Ltd. is excited to announce that Picktorial 4, its renowned non­destructive photo editing platform for Mac, is faster than ever ­ and is now available for free download at Picktorial.com.

Hailed as the true Apple Aperture replacement, Picktorial is also filling the void left by Picasa, offering a wide array of photo management and advanced editing tools for free. With its revolutionary user experience and simplified interface, beginners and pros alike to can bring their visions to life with ease.

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New Haida M10 Filter Holder System Designed For Efficiency

Haida has a new M10 filter holder system and Red Diamond Series filters for it that you can find on Amazon. I really enjoy my LEE filter system and I also like NiSi’s system, but haven’t tried Haida. Haida’s system looks like it will save a little time, but when I am working with filters I tend to take my time so I am not sure how appealing this feature will be to landscape photographers.

M10 Filter
The Haida philosophy of listening to our customers has helped us to create a new insert filter holder system which meets the needs of landscape photographers, from enthusiasts to high end professionals.

Featuring a new quick release design, the new M10 filter holder allows for fast filter installation and ease of operation. First install the adapter ring, then the holder, then it’s just an easy “drop-in” process to inserting filters.

The new design allows the round circular polarizer filter (CPL) to be clipped into the holder, which does away with annoying screw in threads, allowing for quicker setup times. With less time spent on assembly you have more time to spend on the creative process.

The drop-in round filter design is simple to operate.  The included CPL will lock in to place with just a push, and can be easily removed by pulling outward on the filter.  The CPL mount has a 3-gear linkage design, and once the top gear is turned the CPL will rotate smoothly. A light sealing ring can be inserted into the CPL slot when the drop-in CPL is not being used to prevent light leakage.

The M10 100mm filter holder is made from aviation grade aluminum and PC materials, resulting in a strong and durable filter holder that is also lightweight. The M10 holder is designed to allow for use of up to 2 filters (100x100mm or 100x150mm) as well as the round CPL on a full frame camera at a focal length of 16mm without vignetting. A full 360-degree light gasket is fitted to prevent light leakage on long exposures, and an 8cm textured non-slip cotton strip on the base of the holder frame provides added grip, reducing the risk of filter breakage. Read More »

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DPR: Fujifilm GFX X Summit Concepts up Close


Fujifilm showed off some concepts at the recent X Summit that we covered in depth. DPReview just published the best look we have gotten yet of these concepts including the modular GFX which is based on the Hasselblad 500-series camera. This camera was called the Omega concept and represents the most radical design. This never reached production because the shutter mechanism was too large for the concept.

Fujifilm also produced two X-T based camera called the Gamma which you can see below.


Finally, there is a GFX range finder concept that they showed and it has a very interesting design also. It did not have a viewfinder and instead had a flip down waste level screen, which would have been amazing to have with an EVF. I have always preferred camera designs that let you turn the LCD around for protection and this would be the next best thing for someone that doesn’t use the LCD to shoot.

DPReview has more photos in their gallery along with a slightly different take if you are interested, which you can view here.

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Fujifilm Savings Sunday Now With Fujifilm X-T30 Savings

Body Deals
Fujifilm X-T30 v XF23 f/2 (Save $300): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
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Fujifilm X-T3 Body (Save $100): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T3 + 18-55mm w Grip (Save $200): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T2 w Handgrip (Save $629): B&H Photo / Amazon  / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T2 w 18-55mm + Handgrip (Save $529):  B&H Photo / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite Edition (Save $500): B&H Photo

Fujifilm GFX50R + 45mm (Save $1,000): B&H Photo / Amazon  / Adorama
Fujifilm GFX50R + 63mm (Save $1,000): B&H Photo / Amazon  / Adorama
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B&H Photo $50 Giftcard deals
XF 35mm f/1.4 R
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Fujinon Fixed Focal Length Lenses
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XF 56mm F1.2 R APD (save $350): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR (save $300): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 90mm F2 R LM WR (save $250): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 200mm f/2 OIS WR w XF 1.4x TC F2 WR (save $1000):B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujinon Zoom Lenses
XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR (save $500): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 10-24mm F4 R (save $250): B&H Photo /  Amazon / Adorama
XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR (save $300): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM WR (save $400): B&H Photo /Amazon / Adorama
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Fujinon Teleconverter Packages
XF50-140 + 1.4x TC (save $400):  B&H Photo / Adorama
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XF50-140 + 2x TC (save $400):  B&H Photo / Adorama
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Cine Lenses
MK18-55mm T2.9 (Save $1,000): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
MK50-135mm T2.9 (Save $1,000): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Lights
Nissin Air 1 Commander +Di700A kit (Save $50): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Other Deals
X-Mount Lens Deals
Lexar Professional 2000x 64GB
Sony High-Speed SD Cards Discounted
Memory Card Savings
Power Banks
Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Save $70
Zeiss X-mount Lenses

Software Deals
Luminar 2018 & Aurora HDR 2018 (Savings code FUJIADDICT)
ON1 Photo RAW 2019 NEW
Photolemur
Picktorial

Battery Banks For Fujifilm Cameras
Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD
PowerCore+26800 PD
other more affordable options


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iPad Savings: B&H Photo
New Apple iPad Pro and More: B&H Photo / Adorama
New Apple iMac Pro: B&H Photo / Adorama
New Apple MBP: B&H Photo / Adorama
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More Adobe Enhanced Coverage From an X-Photographer

I posted some of the first X-Trans files with enhanced details on the day Lightroom 8.2 was launched and many agreed that you really can not tell the difference. Above Sean McCormack gives another take on Lightroom’s new enhanced detail feature and talks a little about the demosaicing.

In the video, you really can’t tell how the images have improved, but Sean claims to see very slight differences when zooming in on his 5k screen. I have read similar comments that on retina displays you can notice a slight difference, but no one has clearly proven the process to be better, which makes the additional rendering time and storage costs a little hard to swallow. It’s also unclear how much of the additional “detail” is real or fake detail.

Adobe probably should have made this into a less prominent feature until their enhancement tool clearly improved image quality while keeping file sizes reasonable. If the tool ever gets to that point it might be worth the additional render time to apply the enhancement tool to ever image imported, but until then I am not impressed and many others agree.

There are just too many other great options out there today from ON1SkylumAffinity PhotoAlienskinIridient Digital, PhaseoneApple Photos and more.

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