It looks like the trend of killing off DSLR lenses continues. After Nikon and Canon, Tamron and Sigma seem to be killing off a bunch of lenses for DSLR cameras. With 18 lenses from Sigma and 22 from Tamron, there is a total of 40 lenses that are soon no longer going to be produced.
They say that video job interviews are becoming harder and harder to nail these days, but when you have to resort to faking your own death to secure a job perhaps things are going a bit far. But that’s exactly what the directors of the latest instalment of the Final Destination movie franchise ended up doing in order to convince producers they were the people for the job.
Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein, are probably best known for their 2018 sci-fi thriller Freaks. It’s been revealed that they have been chosen to direct Final Destination 6, the long-time-coming relaunch of the New Line’s horror franchise. But they certainly went to great lengths to prove their worth in the video pitch.
Have you ever wanted to have an action figure with your face on it? Now you can, as Hasbro has launched its “Selfie Series,” a program that turns anyone into a hero with help of 3D printing. All it takes is a few selfies, an idea whom you’d like to be turned into, and of course, some cash.
It must be a strange feeling being up in space and witnessing potentially catastrophic events back down on planet earth. The sensations of both awe and impotence simultaneously could be enough to wreak havoc on your mental health.
So spare a thought for the astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) this week who have released stunning footage of Hurricane Ian seen from above.
It appears that Google Photos is having a bit of a moment. It seems that it’s corrupting some older images stored on the service dating from 2013 to 2015, according to reports from users. The phenomenon shows up as what looks like digital tears (as in rips through the image, not liquid that comes from your eyes) across the image, as you can see in examples posted to the Google support forums.
Quite a few people have reported the issue. As well as post on Google support, there are also a number of Reddit threads with more examples. There is some good news, though. It looks like Google is already on the case and some users have had their images fixed without them having to do anything. But, if you’re facing this issue and it doesn’t get automatically fixed, there is a way to do it yourself.
It sounds like the plot of an ‘end of the world’ sci-fi movie. But this is not fiction. Today, NASA will be attempting to power a rocket into an asteroid to alter its course. And you can watch it live, via possibly the world’s ultimate field-cam, the asteroid-cam.
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART) is headed straight for the asteroid called Dimorphos. The asteroid will be struck at around 14,000 mph and is billed as a test drive to see if the technique could work even a tiny bit in the case of an asteroid coming dangerously close to hitting the earth.
If you’re a Luminar Neo user, I’m sure you know that Skylum has been launching extensions since July this year. Four out of seven are already out, and now the fifth one in the row is here: Focus Stacking.
As with most of Luminar Neo’s tools, the Focus Stacking extension is also AI-based. It lets you focus-stack up to 100 source images and create super-sharp macro photos, portraits, landscapes… Or anything else you want.
Sony has posted a teaser to YouTube for a new product being announced on Wednesday, September 28th at 10am Eastern (3pm UK time). Sony hasn’t specifically said what’s coming, except for the fact that it’s a new camera and that it’s part of the cinema line. Right now, though, all rumours seem to point towards it being the Sony FX30.
There hasn’t been a massive amount of leaks on the FX30 yet, and nothing has really been confirmed, although it’s expected to essentially be an FX3 with the same body and almost exactly the same specifications, including 4K 120fps, but with a smaller 26-megapixel sensor. All we know for sure though, is that Sony is definitely announcing a new cinema camera of some kind in two days.
Canon has issued a slightly odd service notice. Well, it’s not that odd for Canon XF605 owners, as it relates to a problem specifically targeting that camera. What’s a little odd is that they’ve also included the Canon EOS C70 and Canon EOS R5c in the service notice, too. Canon says they’ve confirmed the “possibility” of them being prone to the same issue although there are no actual reports of it happening in the real world (yet).
Still, if you’re shooting an FX605, an EOS C70 or an EOS R5c, there are certain situations in which various settings and actions performed on your camera may cause it to lock up and become inoperable. There’s no word on whether or not simply powering the camera down and back up again (or pulling the battery) resets the function, but a new firmware is available already for the XF605 and they’re working on updates for the other two.
When Capture One for iPad was released in June, there was no option to tether your camera to your iPad. They promised it would be coming soon and now they’ve made good on that promise. The latest v1.10 update for Capture One for iPad now supports tethering your camera to your iPad while shooting. And it does it wired through a USB cable or wirelessly over WiFi.
The new update lets photographers shoot directly into Capture One on the iPad to be able to see a large preview of your shots as they’re being taken and you can apply a preset to them by default to get a good idea of how the final image is going to look. You can also use your iPad to remotely trigger your camera without having to touch it at all – very handy when you’ve got a camera mounted in a hard-to-reach location.