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Sigma Shares Caveats for Using Its EF Lenses on the Canon EOS R5

Sigma has been looking into whether its EF lenses play nicely on Canon's R System of mirrorless cameras, specifically the R5, and the company has just reported its findings. While modern Sigma lenses generally play nicely with the R line, there are a few caveats customers may want to be aware of.

Production of Leica M9 CCD Sensors Discontinued

Leica no longer has access to the CCD image sensor inside the Leica M9 series of cameras. As a result "defective sensors cannot be replaced" moving forward, and you'll need to upgrade to an M10 or another CMOS-based Leica camera if this happens to you.

Covering Your MacBook Camera Can Crack Your Screen, Apple Warns

If you're super conscious about protecting your privacy, one thing you can do is cover up the camera on your laptop when it's not being used -- there are even commercial covers you can buy for this purpose. But beware: Apple is now warning that using a camera cover could permanently damage your MacBook display.

PSA: Some Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Lenses Have a Calibration Issue

Tamron's 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras has been a huge hit since it was announced. But buyer beware: the company has released a product advisory after discovering that some lenses suffer from a calibration issue, resulting in poor performance.

Fuji Service Advisory Warns About GFX 100 Shutter Button Issue

Fujifilm has published a "notice" (read: service advisory) informing users of its new 100MP mirrorless medium format GFX 100 that they may have a faulty shutter button. Fortunately, Fuji claims only "a very small percentage" of cameras are affected, and they'll fix those cameras for free.

Leica: Use Lightroom Until Apple Photos is Cured of the Monochrom DNG Bug

After issuing a warning earlier this month that a DNG file bug with its new Monochrom (Typ 246) camera could cause the annihilation of photographers' Apple Photos libraries, Leica has just issued an updated statement.

The company is recommending that photographers using the Monochrom (Typ 246) refrain from using Apple Photos until Apple updates its software with a fix.

Yikes: Leica Monochrom DNG Bug Can Wipe Out Your Apple Photos Library

Leica has discovered a serious bug that owners of the new Monochrom (Typ 246) need to be aware of. The camera's DNG files have been found to be incompatible with Apple's new Photos app. It's not just that they can't be opened: the files could corrupt your library and cause you to lose your entire photo collection.

Canon Issues Product Advisory for T6 White-Spotted Sensor Problem

A week ago, it came to light that some Canon T6s and T6si DSLRs were shipping with a strange defect: a large number of tiny white spots can be seen across the surface of the camera sensor, and the spots show up as dark dots in photos taken in certain conditions.

Today Canon has released an official product advisory confirming that this problem exists and promising free repairs for affected customers.

Nikon Warns of More Fake DSLRs: D610 and D4S Now on Watch List

At the end of 2014, Nikon issued a notice saying that fake D800E DSLRs have been discovered during service center repairs. Technicians found that the cameras were actually ordinary D800 DSLRs (a few hundred dollars cheaper) that had their covers replaced with D800E shells.

Nikon issued an update today saying that other models are being faked as well, namely the D610 and D4S.

Nikon Issues Official Service Advisory for D600 Dust Issue, Stance is Same

In October 2012, LensRentals owner Roger Cicala reported that the Nikon D600 seems to collect more sensor dust than other DSLRs. Other owners began reporting the same thing, and different theories began emerging to explain the origins of the annoying specks.

When Imaging Resource reached out to Nikon for comment, it was told that Nikon customers are encouraged to have their cameras serviced if the dust becomes "bothersome." Nikon finally issued an official advisory this past Wednesday regarding the issue, but its message is the same.

Government Issued Internal Notice Affirming Photographers’ Rights

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We reported in October of last year that a lawsuit by the New York Civil Liberties Union against the US Government ended with a settlement upholding the right to photograph and film in public spaces outside government buildings. The US Department of Homeland Security also agreed to notify its officers and employees in writing of the "public’s general right to photograph the exterior of federal courthouses from publicly accessible spaces"

Sony Pellicle Mirror DSLR Sensors Overheat, Limiting Video

Sony has issued an "important notice" that shooting HD video for semi-long periods of time with the A33 and A55 may cause the sensor to overheat, shutting off the camera. How long the camera lasts depends on ambient temperature and image stabilization is enabled. If it's 30° C (~86° F) the A55 can only go 6 minutes with IS turned on.