Photo FOMO: Photography ‘could be a sign of terrorism,’ film-inspired presets

Afraid of missing out on the latest photo industry news while you’re out, well, actually taking pictures? Photo FOMO is all the news you might have missed this week, published on the weekends. Alongside the biggest stories of the week, like Nikon’s crazy new 125x zoom camera, A.I. that can clean up noisy photos, the world’s tallest monopod, and the end of the Nikon 1 series; find briefs on the latest in accessories and photo industry news from this week with Photo FOMO.

Photography is a sign of … terrorism?

Cameras are sometimes mistaken as weaponry, but this week the Department of Homeland tweeted a warning that “photography and surveillance could be a sign of terrorism-related suspicious activity.” To be fair, the tweet clarifies that it is “prolonged interest … in an unusual or covert manner,” but that didn’t stop photographers from protesting the advice.

Tweeters responded with statements from the fact that taking photos on public property is legal to photographers with their own stories about being questioned to a link to the American Civil Liberties Union’s guide on what to do if you’re stopped by police while out taking pictures.

Skylum Luminar gets several improvements for Windows user

Formerly Mac-only, Skylum (previously Macphun) is continuing to expand the Windows version of its image editing software. In Skylum Luminar 2018 Version 1.3.0, Windows users will see a number of improvements, including new white balance options and the option to save an image’s editing history. The update also supports DNG Camera Profiles, which serves as a customizable starting point for RAW images. The update includes enhanced speed when opening a RAW file. The Mac version doesn’t have the same long list of updates but adds some plugin support for Imagenomic and a new DxO film pack.

Godox adds mid-level flash AD400Pro with quick recycle times

Godox’s line of all-in-one outdoor flashes just got a little bigger — the Godox AD400Pro is a 400Ws photo flash that boasts a recycle time from .01 seconds to a one-second refresh. Color temperature is adjustable, while the flash also accommodates modifiers. Rated for 390 flashes at top power before the battery runs out, the flash also supports TTL compatibility with most major camera brands. While not the most powerful in the line or the smallest, the AD400Pro sits at a middle ground between power and portability. While pricing hasn’t yet been released, the flash is slated for release next month.

Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Click-to-brew beer, comfy headlamps, and more

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Photography

Sigma launches three f/1.4 lenses and the first 600mm with a 10x telephoto zoom

During Photokina 2018, Sigma unleashed five new lenses, two in the Art series, one in the Contemporary Series and two in the Sports series. They cover a range of mounts and focal lengths, including the first 10x optical zoom 600mm lens.
Photography

When you're ready to shoot seriously, these are the best DSLRs you can buy

For many photographers the DSLR is the go-to camera. With large selection of lenses, great low-light performance, and battery endurance, these DSLRs deliver terrific image quality for stills and videos.
Product Review

There's no such thing as the perfect camera, but Nikon's D750 is damn close

The Nikon D750 DSLR is an excellent example of what full-frame cameras can do. It produces beautiful photos and videos. But does it justify its high price? Yes, it does -- and the camera's age means an even better deal.
News

Photography News of the Week: Fujifilm creates A.I. for use in designing albums

Spending too much time culling photos and designing albums? Fujifilm is developing artificial intelligence that could help. The A.I., new camera bags, and extreme weather camera protection are in Photography News of the Week.
Photography

Musicbed gives YouTube creators a legal soundtrack option

YouTube flags videos that use copyrighted music in them -- so music licensing platform Musicbed is launching a new subscription plan and a way to tell YouTube's bots to back off with those flags.
Photography

We shot Hasselblad’s fastest lens ever, the XCD 80mm f/1.9, and it’s stunning

With an aperture that just breaks through the f/2 barrier, Hasselblad's new XCD 80mm f/1.9 is the first truly fast lens for the medium-format X1D-50c. The total number of lenses for the two-year-old system now stands at six.
Photography

Irix gets up close with the 150mm Macro in new, lightweight Dragonfly finish

Deviating from the company's original ultrawide lenses, Irix has announced a new 150mm macro lens. The Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 is the start of a new Dragonfly line that uses a unique construction for a lighter, durable body.
Social Media

Snap, then shop? Snapchat’s camera will soon buy stuff from Amazon

Want to Snap that item and buy it for yourself? Snapchat is testing an option to shop on Amazon using the camera. The tool works similar to Shazaming a song inside Snapchat; users tap and hold on the screen inside the camera mode.
Social Media

Instagram’s co-founders have resigned from the Facebook-owned company

In a surprise move, Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are stepping down from their roles as CEO and chief technology officer, respectively. It's not clear why the pair have chosen to leave the Facebook-owned company.
Photography

Ricoh shows off upcoming GR III advanced compact with 3-axis stabilization

Although many details remain to be seen, Ricoh is calling its new GR III a “totally new breed” of GR camera. Resolution is increased to 24MP, the lens has been redesigned, and it now features 3-axis sensor-shift stabilization.
Photography

Hasselblad unveils 3 new XCD lenses, including both its fastest and longest yet

Starting off Photokina with a bang, Hasselblad has officially announced three new lenses for the X1D-50c medium-format mirrorless camera, including its long-awaited, fast-aperture XCD 80mm f/1.9.
Photography

Panasonic surprises with first full-frame cameras, the mirrorless S1 and S1R

Nikon and Canon aren't the only ones announcing full-frame mirrorless this year. The Panasonic Lumix S1R and S1 are the first full-frame cameras to house 60 fps 4K, as well as being the first within that category to include Dual IS.
Photography

Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7, the brightest zoom lens yet, is like five primes in one

Panasonic just unveiled the brightest zoom lens yet, a Micro Four Thirds mount Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7. The company says the zoom lens is the brightest constant aperture lens on the market -- but there is a catch.