This Week in the World looks at the past week’s most interesting stories out of the photo world.
Two exciting new lenses were announced this week: the ridiculously fast (as in, “this lens has no business being this fast” fast) Nikon 1 32mm f/1.2 prime portrait lens for Nikon’s 1 Series of mirrorless cameras, and Canon’s new 200-400mm f/4L IS USM with a built-in 1.4x extender, which with the flip of a switch converts this already awesome lens into a 280-560mm f/5.6.
Google+ Photos is rolling out some crazy new features that basically decide which photos are the best ones you’ve taken and make them better.
Microsoft launched a photo timeline for SkyDrive, their cloud storage service, that will help users organize their photos better.
Magic Lantern Firmware hacked a Canon 5D Mark III and now it can “capture continuous raw images at 1920 x 1080 at 24 fps in true raw format.”
DigiCamControl is releasing a “free, open-source software that offers remote control over your DSLR camera” from your computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
Brinno manufactured a camera that exclusively captures footage for timelapse videos.
Photographs taken by a chimpanzee is expected to fetch up to £70,000 (about $107,000!) at an upcoming auction.
Nettie Edwards, a British mobile photographer, will become the first mobile photographer to have her work displayed at the Fox Talbot Museum in England.