Silver Goes Up. Is Film Photography Safe from This Latest Reddit Stunt?

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Film photography is cool and all, but do you even know what’s in it? Do you know it’s not vegan? How many of you know there’s gelatin in there? And did you know there’s a layer in some film that caused Fujifilm to discontinue a film in America? Well, apparently, yet another ingredient is under fire: silver. This precious metal is an integral part of film. As a result, the price of silver can affect the price of film and development. Those of us who shoot film are often pretty loyal to specific labs. But we also tend to go shopping around when the price gets too high. And while companies tell us that their pricing is stable, I’m still a bit concerned.

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Adobe Announces Release Candidates for Lightroom 4.4 and Camera RAW 7.4

Adobe Lightroom 4 Packaging

Today, Adobe has released release candidates for both Lightroom and Camera Raw available for download and testing at Adobe Labs. Both Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 have received a bug fix which addresses issues users have been encountering when trying to work with images from a Fujifilm X-Trans sensor camera. Additionally, this update provides raw file support for nine new cameras, which are listed below.

•        Canon EOS 1D C

•        Casio Exilim EX-ZR700

•        Fujifilm X100s

•        Fujifilm X20

•        Hasselblad Lunar

•        Leica M

•        Nikon 1 V3

•        Nikon 1 S1

•        Pentax MX-1