This Week in the World looks at this week’s most interesting stories out of the photo world.
Sigma set a release date for its new USB dock, which “works in conjunction with Sigma Optimization Pro (SOP) software to connect a photographer’s lens to their personal computer and the internet to update firmware and other parameters,” according to Sigma’s press release. Expect the USB dock to be arriving in early May, so pretty soon. Check out the video below for more details on how this awesome new technology will work. (via PetaPixel)
Sony launched its new 30x compact superzoom, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V, which boasts an impressive 20.4-MP CMOS sensor and a 24-70mm F3.5-6.3 lens, and includes both Wi-Fi and GPS.
Churchill Downs released a new list of items banned from this year’s Kentucky Derby, including camcorders, cameras with lenses more than six inches in length, and any camera with a “detachable lens,” meaning no DSLRs. (via PetaPixel)
Less “news” and more “feature story,” British photographers Jonathan Blyth and Matthew Pontin have been roaming South West England in their Camper Obscura, spreading photo knowledge and good cheer.
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