Shutter Release: Nikon full-frame mirrorless lens patent, fixing blue waterfalls, DJI contest and more
posted Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:45 AM EDT
In today's Shutter Release roundup, we look at an array of content covering a great mix of topics. This is the objective of Shutter Release, delivering a good mix of interesting photography topics for you to learn a bit about before determining if you want to click on the link to learn more. We are dedicated to delivering the best in original content, but there are many talented content producers spread across the internet, so we also want to make sure you see all of our favorite articles and videos.
We start with a look at a new rumor for a full-frame mirrorless system Nikon lens, an anti-harassment standard in the NPPA Code of Ethics, a guide for fixing blue waterfalls using Photoshop, Leica wants a "true Leica phone," Adobe Flash is on its last legs and a DJI photo contest.
Let us preface this news by saying that a patent is no guarantee or even a strong indication that a product will ever see the light of day. Despite Nikon's management saying that the company is working on a new mirrorless camera, there is no guarantee that will ever happen either. Expectations tempering out of the way, the new patent is for a 24-68mm f/2.8-4.0 zoom lens for a full-frame mirrorless camera. That sounds like a great companion to a high-end mirrorless camera.
The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has added an anti-harassment standard to its Code of Ethics during its most recent board meeting. The resolution was passed unanimously. It's somewhat sad that an organization needs to specifically tells its members not to harass others and treat them poorly, but in another interesting move, a resolution was passed to reserve a seat on the board from a video/TV/broadcast discipline.
Blake Rudis of f64 Academy shows you how to fix blue waterfalls in Photoshop or Lightroom in the video below.
There's already a Leica-branded phone, a few of them actually, from Huawei. Leica's Chairman Andreas Kaufmann said in an interview on CNBC that he wants a "true Leica phone," signaling an apparent unhappiness with the current smartphones with Leica branding. You can see the full interview here.
The importance of Adobe Flash has been greatly diminished over the last handful of years. Adobe has decided to stop supporting Flash after 2020.
Would you like to win a DJI Spark and Osmo mobile gimbal? All you need to do for a chance to win is join the DJI Owners' Group and submit an image related to the ocean, beach, river or lake with the hashtag "#DJIAqua." You can enter only one image to the contest and you must include the drone you used and a description of where you shot the photo. For the full details about the competition, see here.