Can’t open 5D Mark III raw photos? Hate bundled software? Try this

Lightroom 4.1 RC

It is a pretty disgraceful state of affairs around raw support and new camera releases at the moment and heads need banging together in my opinion. However help is at hand from Adobe who have released the pre-release version of the new Lightroom 4.1 – and it is free.

Adobe Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate (RC) can be downloaded at Adobe Labs here

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Canon to unveil EOSRAW recording format? New high end camera specs

Cinema EOSRAW due?

NAB 2012 is just around the bend and already some rumours have started to circulate about what Canon are up to. I’ve heard the same thing now from multiple people. I’m not a rumours site but if I was I’d give this a pretty good rating – although please do take this for what it is, a rumour!

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How I opened my 5D Mark III – and why you have to be crazy to do it

5D Mark III's sensor unit and OLPF

First and foremost – a huge thank you to James Miller for the inspiration and guidance

Disclaimer: I accept no liability, nor can I recommend this risky operation on your camera unless you are totally insane!

Over Easter I disassembled my 5D Mark III. The aim is to remove the optical low pass filter that sits in front of the sensor block, a drastic operation pioneered by James Miller last week. Removing it increases resolution in video mode and makes for a sharper image with no digital sharpening in post required.

With results that good on offer, why do you need to be bonkers to try it? Read on to find out how the teardown went…

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