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Photography Contributes $10.2B to US Economy: Govt Report

Ever wonder how much the arts and photography contribute towards the United States economy? Wonder no more. According to a newly-published government report, the arts contribute over $763 billion to the economy, and photography represents over $10 billion of that total.

Agfa Vista Film is Dead: Report

Film photography has been seeing a renewed interest from photographers and manufacturers as of late, but that doesn't mean that all well-known film stocks will survive through the resurgence. And today there's news that another fan favorite is biting the dust: Agfa Vista is reportedly the latest film to be discontinued.

Nikon D500 Says Battery Empty with 25% Juice Left: Report

If you're a Nikon D500 owner who feels like batteries run out of juice faster in the camera than in other Nikon DSLRs, it may not be just you. A new report suggests that the D500 measures remaining capacity differently and doesn't use up all available charge.

The Nikon Cameras Used by NASA

I recently attended Nikon's first-ever Fan Meeting event in Japan and one of the interesting things I was able to see and learn there was Nikon's history of equipment being used by NASA in space.

Nikon D850 Will Be a ‘Baby Nikon D5’, Reports Say

The upcoming Nikon D850 will be a followup in name to the D810 from 2014, but it may actually be based on the flagship D5 instead of the D810. The D850 may be the materialization of a "baby D5" that has been murmured about in the rumor mill for a while.

Apple to Bring 3D Laser Autofocus to iPhone Cameras, Report Says

Apple is reportedly adding a rear-facing 3D laser system to coming iPhones as part of the hardware improvements necessary for full utilization of its recently announced augmented reality development kit (ARKit). As well as depth-sensing for augmented reality application, the laser system will improve autofocus for iPhone photographers.

RIP: Bowens to Be Liquidated, Report Says

Bowens, the 94-year-old photography brand best known for its lighting equipment, may soon be shuttered. According to a new report, Bowens has reached the end of its road and has gone into liquidation.

Magnum Photos Receives First Outside Investment in Its 70 Year History

Magnum Photos, one of the most prestigious photographic agencies in the world, is celebrating a storied 70-year history this year, but it is a history that has not been without financial trouble. The agency has recently announced that they will be taking outside investment for the first time to help them grow and innovate in the digital age.

Report Claims Japanese Government is Asking Fuji to Buy a Stake in Nikon

This is going to be the strangest (and most controversial) piece of photo industry news you'll read today. According to a report published by the reputable Japanese magazine Sentaku, the Japanese government is trying to convince Fuji to 'help' Nikon by buying a stake in the troubled camera company.

Microsoft Develops a Curved Sensor That Beats the Canon 1DS Mark III

The development of curved image sensors may be the biggest advance in camera technology in decades, allowing for simpler, flatter lenses with larger apertures as well as dramatically better image quality. Canon, Nikon, and Sony are working on the technology, and now Microsoft Research has developed a sensor with three times more curvature than previously achieved.

Sony a9 Showed Overheating Warning After 20 Minutes, Photog Says

The Sony a9 is supposed to be a game changer in the world of sports photography, but now a new potential issue is threatening to disrupt those ambitions: photographers are reporting that the camera's overheating indicator is turning on after relatively short periods of use in ordinary conditions.