Photo Video News Update August 28, 2016

I've discovered in recent weeks that the amount of photo video news, that is actually "news" has become a small percentage of news feeds.  So while I may not provide as many links as in the past, I'm trying really hard to confine them to news, or a link that I personally found interesting.  For those who have been following individual posts on Google +, the update is now consolidated into a website post with all the links in one place.  I'm also not posting rumours and speculation links.

An interesting perspective on using Flat Picture Styles - most appropriate if you shoot in JPEG and do not process your images : Using a Flat Picture Style for Better Finished Images

Very sad news that the respected Brooks Institute of Photography is closing and that enrolled students may have real issues getting other educational institutions to recognize their partial coursework : Brooks Institute Closes After 70 Years of Photo Education

Here's a good short video from Scott Kelby on getting more out of the clipping warning in Lightroom : Lightroom Tip: Seeing More Info on Clipped Highlight Areas

Note to self, keep camera away when flying or driving : Military Plane Plunged 4,400ft When Pilot’s Nikon Got Stuck in the Controls

This is an article likely to be of interest to macro photographers looking for something new to try : Mixing Paint, Oil, and Milk to Create a Mesmerizing Cosmos of Color

Canon and Sony dominate the EISA Awards : Canon and Sony dominate EISA awards for photographic equipment

I posted this link that I really enjoyed independently but in case you didn't watch it, spend a couple of minutes : GoPro Strapped to a Hot Wheels Car Captures Every Little Kid’s Dream Drive

A balanced review of the Canon EOS-M 3 mirrorless.  Canon actually makes a pretty decent mirrorless in the M3 but remains weighed down by memories of the excreble M1 and continued poor battery life in the M3 : Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review

In fairness, this is speculation, but it is interesting speculation given the less than stellar success of the Nikon 1 line, despite the image quality being very good to excellent.  : Dpreview believes Nikon 1 is no longer in development

Nikon announced the D3400 to be available in September.   The article highlights the new camera, but doesn't delve particularly deep into the things that exist in the D3300 now missing in action on the D3400 making the announcement a "what for" in my perspective : Nikon unveils AF-P DX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G and 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G ED lenses

Some interesting data points on the impact of the Kumamoto earthquakes on Sony's sensor factory and that impact on the entire industry : This is the worldwide effect of the Sony sensor production stop in Kumamoto…

Black Magic Design continues to involve customers in future products : Blackmagic Design Announces Public Beta of New Operating System and User Interface for URSA Mini

Nikon's financials for the first quarter : Investor Relations:Q&A of Financial Results for the First Quarter of the Year ending March 31, 2017 has been reported.

If you own a Sony a7R Mark II, you will want to update your firmware : New Sony A7rII firmware update (version 3.30). Improves overall stability and less overheating.

New Shapeshifter bags from Think Tank Photo : Think Tank Unveils V2.0 of Its Shape Shifter Expandable Photo Backpacks

A pretty sad story about Sony Customer Service, or the lack thereof : This Guy Claims Sony ‘Scammed’ Him, Shares Customer Service Horror Story

Pentax K70 firmware update is available : Pentax K-70 firmware 1.10 now available

An amazing effort from the people at Smugmug : SmugMug is Helping Save 200 Million Photos Lost when Picturelife Died

The Edelkrone Wing slider is pretty cool.  I own and use Edelkrone products and have never been disappointed : The Wing is a Tiny, Ingenious Camera Slider with No Rails

Review by Mark Segal of new offerings from Hahnemuhle : Hahnemuhle Paper – Panorama Paper, Photo Album and Tin Photo Box Review

Sony is stepping up Pro Services for Canadians : It’s coming: Canada Sony PRO Service!

My site has my first impressions article based on the 5D Mark IV announcement, here is the one from DPRewview : Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review

Canon announcement for the 16-35/2.8L III and 24-105/4 L II : Canon introduces EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM and EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM L-series glass

Fujifilm adds a weather resistant 23/2 WR lens to lineup : Fujifilm adds XF 23mm F2 R WR to all-weather lens lineup

Fujifilm announces a new entry level mirrorless : Fujifilm X-A3 arrives with new sensor and touchscreen in tow

Scott Kelby Video Look at the Canon 5D Mark IV : My “First-look” Video on The Just-Announced Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon announces a WiFi adapter that goes in an SD card slot.  It doesn't store images like an Eye-Fi card so you need a spare SD slot to use it ; Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter announced

DJI announces the OSMO Plus : DJI Announces the Osmo Plus, the First Handheld Gimbal With Zoom