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Sony Firmware Update Fixes Alpha 1 IBIS and EVF Issues

In May, PetaPixel reported an in-body image stabilization (IBIS) bug in the Sony Alpha 1 camera. It, combined with issues with the electronic viewfinder (EVF) had left a large number of users upset. Today, Sony released new firmware that fixes both issues to the delight of the community.

Error Causes Mass of Light Show Drones to Tumble Out of the Sky

Drones have been used as an accompaniment to fireworks or as wholesale replacements for several years and most have started and concluded without issue. But during a show in Shanghai on June 14, something went terribly awry and caused a mass of drones to unexpectedly tumble out of the sky.

The Sony Alpha 1 Has An Experience-Breaking IBIS Error: Report

The Sony Alpha 1 is Sony's latest and greatest full-frame professional camera, but some users are reporting a situation that can cause them to miss important moments: in some cases, the camera's in-body image stabilization (IBIS) will not turn on -- a delay that can last for several seconds.

Don’t Update to macOS Catalina Yet if You Use Photoshop or Lightroom

If you're a Mac user who regularly uses Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom Classic CC, we don't recommend updating your computer to macOS Catalina just yet. Even though the new operating system has been in beta for months, updating your Mac today will lead to a few annoying issues that you might want to wait for Adobe to iron out.

Do NOT Use this ‘Hack’ to Change Lenses on Your Nikon Z6 and Z7

A video has been making the rounds this week that shows a "hack" for locking down the shutter mechanism while changing lenses on Nikon's full-frame mirrorless Z6 and Z7 cameras. Basically, you remove the battery while the camera is on, causing an error, and change lenses after that. Do NOT do this.

My Sad 500px Christmas Story

On December 22nd, I received an email from 500px saying that I sold a photo for $600. Obviously, I was thrilled -- it's nice to get something like this right before Christmas. Upon logging into my 500px account, I saw that there was another sale too for the same photo. The total from the two sales: $2,700.

Amazon Honoring a $500 Pricing Error on a $2,200 Camera Lens

When major pricing mistakes are made by online retailers, purchasers usually receive order cancellation notices and apology emails shortly afterward, informing them that the absurdly low price was due to a glitch. But it seems like Amazon is choosing to honor a $500 pricing mistake.

Nikon Users Reporting Another Shutter Issue with the D750

Despite rave reviews, the Nikon D750 has been plagued by several issues since its release in September of 2014. And even though Nikon did issue a recall of certain models due to a well-documented flare problem, it seems another potentially-related issue with the shutter is being reported in the forums.

Photographer Accuses B&H of ‘Bait and Switch’ After $7,100 Mistake

Camera gear retailers almost always have legal disclaimers that protect them from major pricing mistakes -- if a $10,000 item is accidentally priced at $10, the order can be cancelled and there's no obligation to honor the order and take a huge financial hit.

But, as one photographer just found out, pricing errors can sometimes hurt quite a bit. He's accusing photo megastore B&H of a "bait and switch" move after a $7,100 mistake involving a Hasselblad camera kit.

Woman Becomes Face of Suicide Bomber After Photo is Sold by ‘Friend’

Earlier this month, we shared how a Sikh man named Veerender Jubbal was misidentified as a Paris attack terrorist after someone maliciously Photoshopped a selfie he took. A similar thing just happened to a Moroccan woman.

Nabila Bakkatha was misidentified by major media outlets as Hasna Ait Boulahcen, the terrorist suspect who died in a suicide vest explosion a week ago during a police raid in France. It turns out a former friend sold Bakkatha's photo to a journalist.

Google Apologizes After Photos App Autotags Black People as ‘Gorillas’

Flickr sparked some controversy back in May after it was discovered that the service's new autotagging feature was prone to mislabeling black people as "apes." It looks like Google Photos developers didn't learn from Flickr's embarrassing misstep: a Google developer is apologizing after it was found that Google's Photos app misidentifies photos of black people as "gorillas."