cebas has released a x.5 version as a major release for the first time in its 20-plus year history.
New features include:
-True 3D Stereo Camera model used in "Alice in Wonderland"
-GI System Overhaul
-New GI-Engine: HarmonicsGI
-Ultra-High-Speed FumeFX Rendering
-Physical Camera: a Real World Camera model
-Ocean Object and Material Enhancements
-New interactive Tone Mapper
-Skin2 and CarPaint2
finalRender 3.5 costs $995, while the SE edition costs $1,295.