– The Spanish site Fujistas had the opportunity to play with the X-E2 for a while. Read their first impressions here (translation): “Another big jump is the electronic viewfinder. […] The viewfinder image is updated very quickly, even moving the camera like crazy (people looked at me quite strangely). Finally we have to get wet with the big question, is it worth upgrading to the Fuji X-E2 from the Fuji X-E1? ”
– The Fuji Guys top features video of the X-E2 is online now here on youtube.
– Will Crockett posted a 20 minutes review about the X-E2 here on youtube: “Sony cameras, Olympus cameras… and I love Lumix cameras. But the Fuji cameras are different! Why? They’ve got gorgeous image quality! […] Each one of the segments of this review I’m gonna change the pre-processing settings. I’m gonna show you why I adjust and how I adjust it and I’m gonna deliver this without any post-processing.”
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LR 5 UNMASKED
Craft & Vision (www.craftandvision.com) published Piet Van den Eynde’s latest eBook: ‘Lightroom 5 Unmasked. A Complete Guide to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’. As its name implies, the 13 chapters in this 350+ page PDF eBook are all about that wonderful workflow application called Adobe Lightroom.
In addition to the 13 chapters, the eBook features 69 cases with step-by-step instructions on special techniques or workflow procedures. 14 of these cases are pro-cases aimed at more advanced users. There are cases ranging from how to get the most out of the new Smart Previews feature all the way to how to make killer HDR images with nothing but Lightroom and Photoshop.
Upgraders were kept in mind during layout: text boxes labeled ‘New in Lightroom 5′ and specific cases draw the attention to important changes.
The eBook does not limit itself to Lightroom as it comes out of the box, but points the reader to useful third-party applications and plugins that integrate well with Lightroom. For example, Piet mentions alternative input devices but also web plugins that allow the creation of complete websites from within Lightroom. That way, the book helps the reader to use Lightroom as the central hub in his image-editing workflow.
The list price of this eBook is $20. Throughout November 3rd, the discount code UNMASKED3 entitles buyers to a 15% discount. Check it here!