Some two weeks ago, Sony announced a firmware update for the RX10 IV which would add real-time Animal Eye AF. We didn’t know the release date back then, but now it’s officially out. Sony RX10 IV can now have the Animal Eye AF in their camera and nail focus when photographing their four-legged friends.
West Yorkshire Police recently arrested a gang in Leeds that stole luxury cars. The police reportedly found them thanks to Instagram, as they posted a selfie with a stolen car to brag about the theft. Furthermore, they even shared a video showing them driving around in the stolen car. Clever, right?
Olympus hasn’t been doing quite well in terms of revenue. This started a rumor that the company is soon closing its camera business within less than a year, but it looks like it will remain just a rumor. No, Olympus cameras aren’t going anywhere, and the company itself has now officially confirmed it.
After testing it out in seven countries in July and in the US earlier this week, Instagram’s now hiding like counts globally. It’s still testing the feature and how people will react, but the company notes that the feedback has been positive so far. So, maybe this will ultimately end up being more than a test.
If you’re looking for a new speedlight, modifier, a transmitter, or even studio accessories – now’s the perfect time to visit B&H. There are plenty of items on a discount, especially Godox flashes, and some of these deals could save you over $100. If you order a few items… well, it adds up! I guess Black Friday came early at B&H, so check out the offer and see if there’s something for you.
A few months ago, photographer Nick Sherlock shared with us his epic 3D printed 300mm long extension tube. Now he needed something to hold this beast and provide him with more stability, and he once again put his 3D printer to work. Inspired by the legendary Zenit Fotosniper, Nick designed and printed his own rifle-style grip. It doesn’t only look cool, but it gives him way more stability when using his macro setup.
When you think of street photography, a super-telephoto lens probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Evan Ranft thought: why not? He teamed up with Chris House to test out a Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens in the street. While it still wouldn’t be his first choice for street photography, it does have its perks, and Evan shares his impressions and some photos in this interesting video.
Oceanographer and engineer Derya Akkaynak from MIT has developed an algorithm that “removes water” from underwater images. As a result, it makes the underwater world look exactly as if we would see it on dry land. And it’s not only useful for scientists. For us “common folks,” it’s amazing to see the underwater world in a completely new context.
Apple has just launched the new MacBook Pro, with a 16” instead of 15” screen and modified keyboard. It can be configured with up to 64GB of RAM and have up to 8TB of internal storage, which photographers will definitely find handy.