Earlier on in the year, we saw some hacked Sigma DP cameras that were modified by a Chinese company to accept Leica M lenses. But according to a new report, the company may be coming out with a Micro Four Thirds camera of some sort. Years ago, Sigma joined the Micro Four Thirds coalition and a rumor about this also came about. They were quickly proven to be false, and the company has since been supporting the system with lenses and even refreshes to those lenses (see our Sigma Prime Lens Guide).
If the company has been considering an ILC system, then they’re going to have to target at the higher end and studio spectrum unless they can come out with an absolutely kick ass sensor that does well in low light. When we reviewed the DP3, we were thrilled with its performance. The camera’s sensor resolves so much detail and the high ISO results when converted to black and white are beautiful. But another problem holding them back in Adobe’s lack of more support for the Foveon sensor despite how excellent it is.
Who knows: maybe they’ll come out with something like the OMD.
Not long ago, Adobe issued a warning that their systems were hacked. The number of the users who were hacked was originally projected at 3 million and then grew to a 38 million. Now, apparently users who use their Facebook login info to log into Adobe’s services are being issued with warnings that they should probably change their password–which essentially means that both accounts have been compromised because they use the same login information. Facebook has been monitoring this and issued warnings to lots of their users.
If you’re one of those folks, we strongly recommend that you start changing your passwords.
Despite the massive hack, CNN is reporting that the company’s stock is just fine. In fact, it’s up.
We’re very positive right now that there are a bunch of creatives and companies that aren’t very happy with Adobe right now. According to FStoppers, the company stated that their servers for Creative Cloud were hacked. However, in a Customer Service Security Announcement, Adobe stated that data was encrypted, so credit card info and other personal securities may still not really be compromised. TechCruch is saying that as many as 2.9 Million people may be at risk though.
These hackers were able to also access the source code for a couple of products–perhaps in an attempt to mimic the software for free.
Adobe is stating that they’re working with the authorities on this matter.
If you don’t want to lug around a sandbag or bring one, a neat alternative comes from this thrifty hack from Instructables. The hack is for stabilizing a telescope, but it goes double for a tripod–and all you have to do is bring a good ol’ gallon of H20. Sometimes, you can be in heavy winds or if you were in a situation like mine recently: shooting a timelapse against the shore line where you place the tripod on a log that might have possibly tilted. If you’re shooting a timelapse, it’s important to keep your tripod sturdy anyway.
A couple of days ago, we reported that Magic Lantern has released a fully testable version of their hack for the Canon 7D. To recap, the hacking crew found a raw video output for the camera very similar to what they’ve found in the Canon 5D Mk III and 5D Mk II. EOS HD notes that the footage isn’t as good as the Mk III’s though but it is better than the hacked Canon 50D. Apparently, the Canon 7D has faster write speeds than read speeds, and can achieve reach 91Mb/s, where 83Mb/s is required for 1080/24p raw but read speeds hover around the 60Mb/s area. It can also only shoot 1736 x 1156 pixels max.
Granted, you’re still not going to get the 70D’s autofocusing, but it is still nice for cinematographers to know that they can get more out of their investments at this point.