Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors and announcements.
Canon L Zoom Lens Coming Soon?
The rumors are pretty confident in their reporting of the 35mm F/1.4L II being Canon’s next L prime lens to be announced, but what about a zoom lens? What lens should we be expecting?
According to a new report, the next Canon L zoom lens could be a 16-35mm F/2.8L replacement, or possibly the long rumored 24-70mm F/2.8L IS. Both of these lenses have a following of people who would be happy to see them released though the 24-70 is definitely the more widely appealing lens.
What are your thoughts, would you prefer to see the 16-35mm F/2.8 or 24-70mm updated?
Taylor Swift Revises Contract After Photographer/Media Backlash
Well, it seems that this whole Taylor Swift contract ordeal has come to a good conclusion. In case you are not up to speed, Taylor Swift recently found herself in hot water after she confronted Apple about being fair to artists, when it was revealed that her own contract was less than ideal for the photographers/media required to sign it.
Fast forward several weeks, and it appears that Swift and her team have come around. According to Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, after weeks of working with representatives from the media and professional associations, the two sides had come to what they think is a revised contract more fair to both sides.
“After taking the time to hear our concerns regarding her world tour photography guidelines agreement, the news and professional associations and Taylor’s team are very pleased to have been able to work together for a revised agreement that is fair to everyone involved,” Osterreicher said.
This is great news for photographers and hopefully, we will see more music artists follow suit and revise their contracts to be less restrictive. Everyone is a winner here, not something you can say very often.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Firmware Update Coming?
According to another rumor coming out of M4/3 land, a firmware update could be on the way soon for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. It is unclear how many features, updates, and fixes we will be in store for, but we do have one clue.
Citing information given to them from an Olympus service rep, this rumor points to at least one feature update, regarding Olympus’s unique high-resolution shooting mode. According to the rumor, the new firmware update would allow for speeds of up to 1/80th of a second in this mode.
“I’d presumed that when he said “1/80 shutter speed for the high-res” that he meant the whole process of taking the complete photo would take 1/80 sec. Maybe he meant each of the 8 photos/sensor moves would take 1/80 sec… which gives ~1/10 of a second to take a photo.”
This multi-shot high-resolution mode completing an image in 1/10th of a second would be impressive for sure. It will be interesting to see what, if any, other features make their way into the upcoming firmware update.
What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!