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China’s largest airline bans shark fin cargo Photo

China’s largest airline bans shark fin cargo

China’s largest airline says it is taking a stand for animal conservation. China Southern Airlines will no longer transport shark fin as cargo in the company’s efforts to support conservation efforts. The company is based in Guangzhou, which is the world’s largest trading hub for shark fin The move will have a significant effect on transporting shark fin. Image from Shutterstock.

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Canon announces C-Log upgrade for EOS 5D Mark IV Photo

Canon announces C-Log upgrade for EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon has officially announced the much rumoured upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV which incorporates Canon Log. The upgrade will be performed by Canon Service Centers from July and will cost $100. Using the new upgrade when shooting video will produce a cinematic look that captures maximum dynamic range and responds well to post processing and color grading.

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Panasonic announces Leica 8-18mm lens Photo

Panasonic announces Leica 8-18mm lens

Panasonic has announced the second lens in their Leica DG lens series. The LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH lens offers an equivalent field of view to that of the 16-36mm on 35 mm sensors. Minimum focus distance is 0.23 m (9.06”), so it may perform behind a dome port.

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Adobe releases updates to CC video apps Photo

Adobe releases updates to CC video apps

Prior to the 2017 NAB Show, Adobe has announced a series of updates to its CC video apps. Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, After Effects and Audition all benefit from workflow and feature enhancements. The updates are free to Creative Cloud subscribers via the CC update mechanism or from the CC website.

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Sony announces the α9 full frame mirrorless camera Photo

Sony announces the α9 full frame mirrorless camera

Sony has announced the α9 full frame mirrorless camera. It features a 24.2 MP 35mm full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with a BIONZ X processing engine giving a native ISO range of 100 – 51200. It has a hybrid AF system with a claimed 25% faster performance than that of the α7R II. Video is 4K, with the camera using full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 6K of information, oversampling it to produce 4K footage.

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Florida manatee moved off the endangered species list Photo

Florida manatee moved off the endangered species list

The Florida manatee has been moved off the endangered species list. Late last month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the status of the Florida manatee will be upgraded from endangered to “threatened”. The Florida population of manatees have rebounded from 5,000 to 6,620 recorded in February of this year. (Image from Shutterstock)

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Dr. Sylvia Earle interview with Elle magazine Photo

Dr. Sylvia Earle interview with Elle magazine

Elle magazine recently interviewed Dr. Sylvia Earle for their ongoing series of articles exploring the journeys of several Rolex ambassadors. Dr. Sylvia Earle, also known by her nickname Her Deepness, is an 81 year-old oceanographer on a mission to save the world. In this interview she speaks about her background, her passion for the ocean and her hope for the future of our world.

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Sir Richard Branson set to sink artificial reef in British Virgin Islands Photo

Sir Richard Branson set to sink artificial reef in British Virgin Islands

Sir Richard Branson is set to sink an artificial reef in the British Virgin Islands, close to Necker Island, his well known vacation island in the BVI’s. The Kodiak Queen, one of the five ships that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, has been prepared and outfitted with a giant Kraken sculpture to be sunk to become the B.V.I. Art Reef. The artificial reef will be sunk just south of Mountain Point in Virgin Gorda.

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