Weekly Recap – October 17, 2011BL News
Welcome to the Weekly Recap. Today’s post recaps new and newsworthy items related to photography from around the web for the week ending on October 16.
- Facebook releases iPad app: Why should photographers care? Well, apparently, it makes your photos bigger. And bigger, as they say, is better.
- Thailand floods, Nikon affected: The floods in Thailand have reached Nikon’s factories there, the company says. Price hikes on Nikon products to follow, rumors say.
- Everyone – including 500px – has an app: Just a few days ago, a third-party company released an iPhone app for 500px.com, the popular photo sharing site. Now, the company has its own app for the iPad.
- Ouch: This is why everyone needs to wear a GoPro. Yes, we know. It’s textbook schadenfreude.
- New Canon and Nikon cameras soon: From the “We’ll believe it when we see it,” category.
- And we ask again: Fuji, will it focus? Fuji announces pricing and availability of the “Baby X100″.
- More from the “Want it!” category: One camera plate to rule them all.
- Film is going away. Again. Really, this time: Chalk this under the “Haven’t we heard this before?” department? For the record, I still shoot some film.
- Kickstarter, part 1: Not just for cool iPhone and iPod accessories, Kickstarter can also fund some awesome photographic projects. National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig goes to Chernobyl on a crowdfunded budget.
- Kickstarter, part 2: They asked for $20,000. They got just under half a million. Here come the Cineskates.