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6 7 September 2019I http://www.amateurphotographer.co.ukI subscribe 0330 333 1113


IFYOU’RElookingforanalternative
toAdobe’smonthlysubscriptionto
LightroomandPhotoshopforprocessing
rawimages,ON1is updatingitsPhotoRAW
2019 suite.ON1PhotoRAW 2020 will
includea rangeof newtools,including
AI-powered,AIMatch,andAIAutotools,
alongwithWeather,SunFlare,Color
BalanceandChannelMixerfilters.In
addition,ON1PhotoRAWhascloser
integrationwithSmugMug’sonlinephoto-
sharingservice,whileCustomCamera
Profileshavebeendevelopedin partnership
withX-Rite.Noisereductionhasbeen
improved,alongwithgeneralspeedand
performance,thecompanyclaims.
Meanwhile,a newON1SyncServiceis
beingdevelopedforphotostoragewhichwill
workwithanyof thepopularcloudservices,
thecompanymaintains.Thereis alsoa new
mobileappanda video-editingpackage,
whichoffersa more‘photoeditor’style
interfacecomparedtoothermovie-editing
programs.Pricingandfullreleaseareyet
tobeconfirmed,buta publicbetaof ON
PhotoRAWandON1Videoshouldbeout
in mid-Septemberandmid-November,
respectively,andthenewappandstorage
serviceshouldbeavailabletotrynextyear.
See http://www.on1.com/products/2020-preview.


MajorON1rawsoftware


updates, new products


Fast zooms for Canon

full-frame mirrorless

IT’SBEENa busyweekforCanon,with
thefirmnotonlyannouncingtwonew
camerasin theshapeof theEOS90DDSLR
andEOSM6MarkII mirrorless(seepages
8-9),butalsoaddinga pairof fastzoomsto its
RFlineupforfull-framemirrorless.BoththeRF
15-35mmF2.8LIS USMandRF24-70mm
F2.8LIS USMfirstappearedonourradaras
partof thelensroadmapreleasedwiththeEOS
RPin February,butwenowhavefulldetailsof
whataresureto becometheworkhorseoptics
in manyEOSR users’kitbags.
InterestinglyCanonhaschosennottogo
down the route of exploiting the RF mount to

makesmallerandlighterlenses.Instead,it’s
chosentobuildonessimilarin sizetotheir
equivalentsforEOSDSLRs,butaddin optical
imagestabilisationand,in thecaseof the
15-35mm,extendthewideangleview.The
resultis a pairof heftyzooms,withthe
15-35mmmeasuring88.5mmin diameter
and126.8mmin length,andweighing840g.
The24-70mmis almostexactlythesamesize,
buttipsthescalesat 900g.Bothlensesshare
thesame82mmfilterthreadandarepricedat
£2,330RRP.Theyareduetogoonsalein
September.Formoreinformationonthese
lenses, visit http://www.canon.co.uk/lenses.

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Theminimumfocus
distanceonthenew
RF15-35mmlens
is 0.28m,whilethat
onthenewRF
24-70mm is 0.21m

CANONhasalsoreleasedupdated
firmwarefortheEOSR andEOSRPwhich
‘furtherenhances’theeye-detectionAF
performanceof thesecameras.Theupdate
enablesthecameratodetectandfocus
ontheeyesof subjectsat muchgreater
distancescomparedtotheprevious
firmware,andoffersfaster
acquisitionandimprovedaccuracy
andtracking,thecompanyclaims.
Followingcustomerfeedback,the
refreshrateof theEyeTrackingAF
indicatorsis improvedonboth
cameras.Theupdateswillbe
availableforpublicdownload
beforetheendof September.
See http://www.canon.co.uk/support.

Eye detection fi rmware tweak, too

ACanonEOSR firmware
updatewillhelpit detect
andfocusonsubjects
at great distances