When Instagram rolled out hidden like counts, some users greeted the new feature, and others wanted them back. And now, you can choose if you want them to be displayed or not. In the latest update from Instagram, the company head Adam Mosseri confirmed that hiding like counts is soon to become optional.
DxO has announced DxO PureRAW, their new software to… Well, I suppose “pre-process” is the best term to describe it. It pre-processes your raw files before you load them into Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw, Capture One or whatever raw software you happen to use. Its goal is to help improve your starting point with increased sharpness and reduced noise.
DxO PureRAW is not a plugin. It’s a standalone application through which you run your raw files before your usual editing workflow. It claims to remove noise, chromatic aberration, vignetting, distortion and to improve sharpness and clarity using DxO’s DeepPRIME AI tech after which it exports out a set of new DNG raw files for editing.
Well, this is kinda strange. For a long time, there have been rumours and whispers of an impending mirrorless flagship from Canon to replace the EOS 1DX Mark III. Everybody naturally assumed that it would be called the Canon EOS R1. It turns out, though, that it might actually be the strangely named EOS R3 instead.
Nokishita, who is often right about these sorts of things, has posted an image to Twitter of an EOS R3 mirrorless camera that features a built-in vertical grip. Yes, the kind of grip we’d associate with a flagship body like the 1DX Mark III. They also say that it will be announced soon – at least a development announcement, if not a release.
It’s not really all that much of a surprise Canon has some big long RF glass coming, really. Especially not after they’ve spent the last little while killing off their EF mount versions. But two of those upcoming RF lenses are an RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and an RF 600mm f/4L IS USM. And now, thanks to Nokishita, we know what they’ll look like because they’ve leaked photos of them both.
Interestingly, they actually look exactly like the EF mount lenses, the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM, but with silvery EF to RF adapters built-in. If this is all they are, it actually makes them slightly less useful than the lenses they’re replacing.
Vitec Group, the company behind Manfrotto, Lowepro, Joby, Lastolite, Gitzo, Vinten, Syrp and many other big names in the photo and video industry has today announced that they’ve acquired LED lighting manufacturer, Quasar Science. They say the business will become part of Vitec’s “Production Solutions Division” alongside Litepanels.
Quasar Science products have typically been used in large scale film and TV productions, although the last few years they’ve started creeping into lower end productions, regularly popping up in the background of YouTube videos as part of the set illumination.
The White House has released the official portraits of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. An interesting thing is that they were taken on a Sony A9 II, unlike portraits of two former presidents that were shot on Canon cameras. Also, these are the first Presidential portraits to be shot on a mirrorless camera.
Impacts are always fun videos to watch, especially in slow motion and even more so when it results in something being completely obliterated. Well, we’ve got the impact and the slow-motion but not so much of the obliteration in this video. It was created in partnership with the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, the College of Engineering, and State Farm to evaluate drone collision risks with a moving vehicle.
Almost as soon as the video starts, a DJI Mavic 2 Pro enters the frame and hits the windshield of the car. But instead of smashing to bits, there’s a bit of bending and then it just skims off the top, with no immediately obvious damage to either the drone or the windshield – which does a Matrix-like wobble on impact.
Canon’s cull of DSLR lenses continues. According to a report from Canon Rumors, no fewer than nine more Canon EF and EF-S lenses have been added to the discontinued list, with four more Canon EF primes (including some sports and wildlife big guns) slated to be discontinued at some point during 2021.
With a couple of notable exceptions, like the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM and Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM, the lenses aren’t particularly high end, although there are a lot of consumer models on the list, suggesting Canon might be either getting ready to push more towards EOS M for entry-level or maybe they’re about to give us an APS-C RF mount body.
Well, if this ain’t just the weirdest thing I’ve heard this year. Apparently, Samsung is teaming up with Olympus (?!?) to collaborate on the smartphone modules for future Samsung smartphone, possibly including the Fold 3. At least, according to “tipster” heyitsyogesh on Twitter and “confirmed” by Ice Universe on Weibo.
The general idea doesn’t seem that crazy. After all, we’ve seen smartphone manufacturers team up with Leica, Hasselblad and Zeiss. But Olympus? When Olympus doesn’t technically even make cameras anymore? Responding to that query, heyitsyogesh confirmed to DIYP that it is indeed OM Digital that the collaboration is with, but that it will use Olympus branding – which sounds even stranger.