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14 November 2014

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at a Film Stocks update, an extensive Olympus firmware update, three tips for the Eyedropper tool and the first Hasselblad in space at auction.

  • Digital Film Tools has released Film Stocks v2.0, a unique filter that simulates 288 different color and black and white still photographic film stocks, motion picture films stocks and historical photographic processes. "As a result of customer requests, Bleach Bypass, Cross Processing, Grunge, Three Strip and Two Strip Processes have been integrated into the Film Stocks v2 workflow. The Film Stocks user interface has also been upgraded with Retina display support for Mac as well as three new masking types: Path, Snap and Selection. OFX plug-in support has also been added," the company said.
  • An Olympus firmware update for 11 of its Micro Four Thirds bodies to improve "accuracy for autofocus when using the new 40-150mm f2.8," according to Thom Hogan.
  • Julieanne Kost's Photoshop tidbits continues with three tips on using the Eyedropper tool.
  • The first Hasselblad in space, a 500c camera body and Zeiss 80mm f2.8 lens which were carried into orbit by the Mercury-Atlas 8 and 9 missions sold for $275,000 on Thursday according to Massachusetts-based RR Auction. Wally Schirra had purchased the Hasselblad 500c at a Houston photo supply shop in 1962 and brought it to NASA to prepare it for use in orbit.

More to come...

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