Every week we scour the internet for interesting news and create these posts sharing a handful of our favorite photography and camera-related stories from the week before. It’s something to enjoy with your morning coffee.
Let’s get to the news.
Canon EOS R3 orders could take over 6 months to fulfill – Citing pervasive chip shortages and supply chain issues, Canon says orders of the R3 could take over six months to fulfill. This coming on the heels of Sony’s announcement to suspend selling some of their older models. This delay will also likely impact other Canon product and lenses, including the RF 14–35mm F4 L IS USM.
Minamata movie will be released on Dec 15 – The movie tells the true story of acclaimed war photographer W. Eugene Smith (played by Johnny Depp) who documented the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in local communities in 1970s Japan by a major corporation which dumped chemicals into their waterways. The movie originally premiered in 2020, but was never widely released until now. Our writer, Josh, wrote a fantastic piece on W. Eugene Smith which will help get you up to speed prior to the film’s release!
National Geographic publishes 2021 Photos of the Year issue – featuring striking cultural photos from 2021. The issue includes images highlighting life in a global pandemic, social movements, wildfires and more. (This article does have an “email” wall, asking for an email to view the images).
Leica releases an olive green, kevlar wrapped Q2 Reporter for $5,995 – Beyond the aesthetics, it is the same functionally/internals as the Q2 [which James reviewed here] and will also have a monochrome version. Leica claims the kevlar and olive finish will make it more durable and scratch resistant.
Lens Rentals announces its most rented cameras for 2021 – with the Sony Alpha a1 and Nikon Z7 II topping the chart for stills cameras.
Arducam has launched a Kickstarter project for a 16MP autofocus camera for the Raspberry Pi. The project has already blown by it’s $2,000 goal (over $60K at the time of writing this). Arducam has several Raspberry Pi components and cameras, now adding hi-res and auto-focus takes the open-source projects to the next level.
Those have been the news stories that caught our eye this week. Tell us what you think in the comments, or share your favorite post.
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