When buying a used lens, there are some things you definitely want to avoid. Is a bug jammed between the elements one of them? Surprisingly, it doesn’t have to be! Ted Forbes recently took one of his old lenses only to find a bug inside of it. He took some test shots and got some surprising results. Watch his video below to discover how a bug affects the images, and why you should consider buying even lenses that aren’t in perfect shape.
Either most Canon EOS R5 owners aren’t as observant as they like to think they are or this might not be as common an issue as some may believe. But at least one EOS R5 owner, who goes by the name juanmaasecas, has spotted what he believes is a bug with the in-body image stabilisation system in the Canon EOS R5.
He posted a video showing how the bug appears and has confirmed that others can reproduce it. Essentially, the issue is that the IBIS has a slight shift as the photo is being taken, causing it to become blurred. Subsequent images in a continuous sequence of shots show a stable, sharp clean image. But that first one always has blur, according to the video. At least one person commenting on the video reports that the same happens with his EOS R6.
Canon released a bunch of new firmware updates last week for the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS 1DX Mark III cameras. The EOS R6 v1.3.0 firmware update, was pulled within 24 hours of being published without any explanation or reason why. Well, it seems that the v1.3.0 firmware contained a not insignificant bug, which Canon was quick to fix. They have now released a new v.1.3.1 firmware.
A video posted to the Chinese social media site BiliBili illustrates the bug and exactly what causes it – using a rather fetching Helly Kitty themed EOS R6, resulting in “Err 70”. It appears that the issue is caused when shooting Full HD video in high-speed modes using EF-S lenses or cropped shooting mode.
Facebook Inc. has recently been sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through their phone cameras. According to some reports, Instagram was accessing people’s cameras even when they weren’t actively using the app.
iPhone users have noticed a pretty worrying and creepy bug while using Facebook on their phones. It seems that the app was accessing the camera while they were watching videos or looking at photos on their News Feed. A number of users noticed a glitch and then discovered that their camera had been running in the background without their knowledge.
According to a report on The Information Instagram has experienced a pretty major security bug which allowed user passwords to be displayed in plain text. The issue arose, ironically, over the feature which allows users to see exactly what personal data Instagram has collected about them. Yes, the “Download your data” feature could potentially let anybody download your data, if you access the feature on a public computer, thanks to the bug.
The Download your Data feature was introduced last April in order to comply with new European data privacy regulations (the GDPR) as well as to keep users around the world, who are becoming more and more security & privacy conscious since the Facebook revelations over the last couple of years.
Earlier this month, the news that Premiere Pro was blowing speakers in MacBook Pro computers, to the tune of a $600 Apple repair (what?!?) escaped the Adobe forums and became common knowledge. The bug would cause users to suddenly hear loud or distorted audio, often while working on a video’s audio tracks. But this wasn’t just a “reload Premiere Pro and it’s fine again” problem. It caused permanent damage.
Adobe was aware of the problem and the initial solution was to simply disable the microphone input in Premiere Pro. But now, they have now released a fix, with a new 13.0.3 update to Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
It seems that there’s something a little off with the latest release of Premiere Pro for users running on a MacBook Pro. After a user posted to the Adobe Forums that Premiere Pro seemed to have blown the speakers on his 2-month-old 2018 MacBook Pro, other users responded with similar reports.
Andripeetso claims that while working on a project in Premiere Pro with the volume set to about half, he suddenly heard a loud screeching noise, and when it stopped the speakers were very quiet. Upon restarting, he says they were clearly blown.