Bread and Butter…

Nikon Releases D810 Firmware v1.14

Nikon (via email):

A new firmware update is available for your Nikon D810 DSLR. You can either perform this firmware update yourself or request your local Nikon Service facility do it for you.

Download here.

Fujifilm Releases X-T2 Firmware 4.10


Fujifilm just released firmware updates for Fujifilm X-H1 and Fujifilm X-T2. Both cameras get a major Kaizen update. The Fujifilm X-T2 firmware 4.10 is a revised version of firmware ver.4.00.

DxO Releases Nik Collection 2018

DxO has released their much-anticipated Nik Collection 2018. Now, to be clear, it’s no longer free (as it was when Google was letting the project die a slow death) but that’s fine because it’s been updated to support the latest macOS and Winders versions, to operate with the latest Adobe titles, and for better stability.

A free 30-day trial download is available, or $50 if purchased before July 1, 2018, $69 thereafter.

As I’ve said before, an updated Silver Efex Pro would be worth almost any price!




Flowers for my wife

Just ’cause I love her…

Hit the Bricks!

Interesting brick wall art.  I like this very much.

Office Pano

DxO Confirms: New Nik Collection Coming in 2018

Digital Photography Review:

The statement went out over Google Plus (go figure), where the DxO team welcomed the Nik community into the fold with the following announcement (emphasis added):

Dear Nik Collection users,

We at DxO are very pleased to welcome the Nik community! We wish you a very happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year: may you be inspired to take spectacular photos in 2018!

Like you, we are passionate about photography and image quality. That’s why we view this opportunity with Nik as a commitment to ensure that you — that all of us who enjoy taking photos — are guaranteed to have the very best solutions at our disposal.

You’ll be happy to know that our developers are enthusiastically working on a new version of the Nik Collection to be released in 2018!

For my money, an updated Silver Efex Pro would be worth almost any price they could reasonably ask!

Great American Eclipse 2017: The Whole Shebang


The Great American Eclipse of 2017, as seen from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee (a.k.a. my version of the eclipse composite).