Photographer Aaron Groen recently came under fire from the photography community. After he shared a photo of a tornado, many praised him for the amazing image that must have been scary to take. However, some photographers claim that the photo is “clearly fake” and “obvious composite” and the whole story quickly blew up.
Gudsen has announced the new Moza Mini-MX gimbal. Designed for smartphones, it’ll let you shoot horizontally for something a little more cinematic but also vertically for your Instagram Stories, TikTok and other social media platforms. It’s also a folding gimbal that actually folds small enough that you can slip it into your pocket.
It features what Gudsen calls their “Deep Red” anti-shake algorithm to help handle extreme movements while walking and running. It features subject tracking (including autofocus) and a number of different shooting modes. But probably its most useful feature is that it actually works as a standard Bluetooth trigger to start/stop recording, which means you don’t need to use a dedicated app!
With its July/August issue, Vogue Portugal caused quite an outrage. While the issue is dedicated to an important topic of mental health, the cover has completely failed in addressing this sensitive issue. “The Madness Issue” depicts a patient in what seems like a retro mental institution as two nurses take care of her. As it was probably expected, both the name and the cover image caused a strong backlash.
It’s fairly often that we hear of tragic encounters between wild animals and humans “who just wanted to take a photo.” Still, it doesn’t seem to be enough of a warning for people who want to pose with wild animals for social media.
TikTok user Alessandro Băcăoanu recently published a video of a woman who tried to pose next to a bear while a man photographed her from a car’s roof. The bear lunged at her, and she was lucky to escape fast enough.
It seems that Canon’s CE-SAT-1B camera satellite was not meant to be. The BBC reports that Electron, the rocket launched by American company Rocket Lab, failed in its late ascent and that all satellite payloads are “assumed to have been destroyed” which includes Canon’s new imaging satellite
The CE-SAT-1B satellite was the one we told you about a couple of weeks ago that, for some reason, was loaded with a Canon 5D Mark III and a PowerShot S110. It was a small satellite, measuring only 50x50x70cm, but would offer a 1-metre ground resolution view of the earth’s surface from 600km above its surface.
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard anything new about Sharp’s interchangeable lens 8K Micro Four Thirds camera, but it looks like they’re trying to take some of the attention away from the upcoming Canon EOS R5 announcement by adding it to the 8K page on their official website
They haven’t added a dedicated page for the new camera yet, or announced any new information or specs, simply listing it as “under development”, but the timing of the addition is quite interesting.
I haven’t quite made my mind up about this one yet, and I think I’d actually have to try it – or at least see some results shot using it vs a regular Stofen style diffuser – before I’m able to, but Irish accessory manufacturer, Hahnel has released a new speedlight diffuser that’s… Well, it’s interesting, to say the least.
The humble Stofen style diffuser has been around for years and serves 99% of people quite well. The other 1% believe that other products will serve them better. Whether or not this one will, though, I’m not entirely sure. I love the concept and would be very happy to know that it works to diffuse the light while offering better output performance than the existing options, but I’m not convinced.
Well, a July 9th announcement for the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless bodies looks to be pretty much confirmed now as Canon websites across the world are putting up pages teasing the event, with Canon Japan even including a countdown timer.
The date had previously been rumoured, but nothing was official, until now. Obviously Canon hasn’t come right and said that this is for the EOS R5 and EOS R6, but given that they’re billing it as “our largest product launch to date”, it probably is – especially given the list of speakers.
According to Sony Alpha Rumors, who say they “got a proof”, the Sony A7S III (or whatever the A7S II successor will be called) is expected to have an insane high resolution 9.44 million pixel electronic viewfinder. This makes it the highest EVF in a mirrorless camera by a pretty wide margin.
Even the upcoming Canon EOS R5 is expected to have “only” a 5-million pixel EVF and other than Panasonic and Sony’s own A7R IV, most full-frame mirrorless cameras around today sit somewhere around 3.7 million pixels or less when it comes to their EVFs.