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 Wednesday January 14th, 2015


1. D750 Disappears Off Store Shelves as Nikon Quiet Recalls the Camera

In one of last week’s news roundups we told you Nikon planned to repair D750 cameras with the ‘flare issue’ for free… well, it seems the company is doing a smidgen more than that. As the camera disappeared off of store shelves both digital and physical all day today, reports have surfaced that confirm Nikon is actually quietly recalling the D750 altogether. [Read More at DIY Photography]

2. Watch a $2,900 Camera Drone Smash Into a Garage Door During Auto Take Off

The feint of heart might want to avoid this one. It seems some people have all the bad luck… On his second try of the “auto take off” feature of his brand new $2,900 DJI Inspire 1 drone, Mark Taylor‘s new toy smashed itself straight into his house’s garage door… [Read More at PetaPixel]

3. Former All-Star Baseball Player Ken Griffey, Jr. is Now a Photographer for ESPN

If the name Ken Griffey, Jr. rings a bell for you, it’s probably because you’re a baseball fan. But photographers might soon get to know the former all-star for an entirely different reason: he’s now a sports photographer for ESPN! Seriously… [Read More at Think Tank Photo]


4. Rumor: The Sony a7000 Will be Sony’s First APS-C Camera to Feature 5-Axis Stabilization

A fresh, highly-rated rumor from the folks at Sony Alpha Rumors claims the next APS-C E-Mount mirrorless camera Sony plans to release — supposedly the a7000 — will sport the 5-axis stabilization Sony debuted in the a7II full-frame camera. [Read More at SAR]

5. Man Recounts Unbelievable 6-Second Lens Theft in Saint Petersburg

If you’re keen on visiting Saint Petersburg, take note: be EXTREMELY careful about camera and lens theft. The video above is older, but this exact same ‘technique’ was used to relieve photographer Tom Giuretis of a $1,000 camera lens that was attached to the camera when they stole it. [Read More on Tom’s Blog]