Iridient Developer 3.2.1 Supports Panasonic G9 And On Sale December 14-28

The Iridient Developer 3.2.1 update is now available for download! This new version adds support for recent new RAW camera models, bug fixes and other improvements. The Lightroom plug-in is now able to process DNG format images that were converted on import by Lightroom. This update also fixes a crash on load bug with Mac OS X 10.6.8 systems introduced in the previous 3.2 update.

I also wanted to give you early notice that I will be having an anniversary sale on Iridient Developer this year from December 14-28 with a 25% discount ($75 US + taxes). The upgrade discount can be used on top of the sale price giving an upgrade price of just $45 US + taxes during the sale.

If you have purchased a new or upgraded license after March 10, 2016 the Iridient Developer 3.2.1 update is free. However, this release is a paid upgrade for users who originally purchased a license prior to this date. You get at least 18 months of free upgrades, regardless of version designation, when purchasing Iridient software and the license is perpetual. You are never required to pay for an upgrade to keep using your software. Upgrades are available to all previously registered users for the discounted price of just $59.40 US (40% off the full price of $99 US) plus any applicable VAT, sales or use taxes depending on your location by requesting a discount code from Please include your current registration information and email when requesting an upgrade code.

Iridient Developer 3.2.1 can be downloaded here:

The new RAW models added with this release of Iridient Developer include:
Sony: A7R III (ILCE-7RM3)
Panasonic: DC-G9 (pixel shift mode not supported yet)
Leica: CL
Apple: iPhone X
Huawei: Mate 10 Pro

The full Iridient Developer version history including detailed release notes for version 3.2.1 can be viewed at my website here:

The complete list of supported RAW cameras can be viewed here:

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8K UHDTV Keeps Getting Closer to Reality

4k was really only the start of the megapixel war for video and Panasonic has been open about this since the GH5 Launch here. Now that the HDMI 2.1 standard has been announced, 8k and 10k video is right around the corner and I imagine we will see TV’s and monitors that fully utilize the standard shortly. These technologies will be amazing for image quality, but they are going to begin killing off 24MP images since 8k starts at 33MP. Technology is advancing more quickly than you can imagine.

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Do You Still Have To Take Photos?

The Panasonic GH5 has amazing video quality, but can you use frame grabs from vlog recordings to replace raw images? Joo.Works gets pretty close with his workflow, but obviously RAW has more resolution and less compression than vlog so there is only so much he can do, but his use of look-up tables to create a comprobale image is quite novel. Hopefully, he releases these LUTs sooner rather than later, because I’m sure many videographers will benefit greatly from them, especially if they aren’t into photography.

Panasonic GH5: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic GH5 Film Maker Kit: B&H Photo


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DPR: Panasonic G9 Added to Studio Scene

The Panasonic G9 looks like a slight step up over the GH5 in DPReviews studio scene, but the Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark II seems to be king of the hill for m43 cameras still when it comes to low light performance. None of these cameras rival the Fujifilm X-T2, but Panasonic and Olympus would like you to believe they can keep up. Maybe the Panasonic GH5s will blow everything away but the a7S. Of course, there are very few instances where you should need above 6400 ISO or even 3200 ISO if you have nice fast glass, which m43 cameras have plenty.

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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic Leica DG 200mm f/2.8: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic GH5: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic GH5 Film Maker Kit: B&H Photo
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama

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Savings Sunday Left Over Deals Edition

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (Save $200): B&H photo / Amazon / Adorama
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Save $300): B&H photo / Amazon / Adorama
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (Save $100): B&H photo / Amazon / Adorama
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II (Save $200): B&H photo / Amazon / Adorama

Panasonic Lumix GX85 (Save $200): B&H photo / Amazon / Adorama
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120 Degree Professional Pinhole Lens For 43

Kickstarter is a great place to find and support unique new lenses if you are looking for something different to shoot. The new Pinhole Pro S-Series wide angle lenses by Thingyfy look like a lot of fun and they are inexpensive.

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