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Each weekday, we save you the trouble of keeping track of the pile of photo news coming down the pipe by doing it ourselves. Then, once we’ve uncrossed our eyes, we compile the Top 5 stories into a 500px News Roundup that will keep you up to date without eating up hours of your day.

We list out the top stories along with a short summary that hits the high points. If you want to read more, we’ll include our source links at the end of each blurb. If you don’t… well… you don’t have to do anything. Scroll down and get informed!

Top Stories for Tuesday January 13th, 2015

1. GoPro Stock Plummets Following News of Apple Action Cam Patent

Earlier today, Apple was granted a patent for a wearable action camera that would challenge GoPro’s current vice grip on that market. The Cupertino company even named specific GoPro weaknesses in the patent itself. In response, shares of GoPro dropped some 12 precent. [Read More at Re/code]


2. Rumor: Canon 5D Mark IV Will Come in Three Varieties

If you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the Canon 5D Mark IV to arrive, you might have a surprise waiting for you. According to the most recent rumors, Canon will release the Mark IV in three varieties, with two of them sporting massive 53MP sensors. [Read More at Canon Rumors]

3. FAA and CNN Team Up to Figure Out How to Use Drones to Shoot the News

CNN and the FAA just struck up a partnership that could have big ramifications down the road. Apparently, the news agency and the government organization are teaming up to figure out an official framework for using drones to capture the news. [Read More at Engadget]


4. Affordable Samyang 135mm f/2 Outperforms Expensive Canon Alternative in First Review

South Korean blog Gear for Image are the first to put the Samyang 135mm f/2 we told you about yesterday through its paces, and the results are impressive to say the least. The $550 lens in many ways outperformed Canon’s version, which costs almost twice as much! [Read More at DIY Photography]


5. Jewish Newspaper in Hot Water for Photoshopping Female Leaders Out of Front Page March Photo

The final story of the day is a controversial one. An ultra-orthodox Jewish newspaper is receiving international criticism for Photoshopping female world leaders OUT of a front-page photo showing them alongside male leaders at the record-breaking Charlie Hebdo march in Paris. [Read More at PetaPixel]