500px is to wind down its Marketplace at the end of June 2018. Instead, it will sell its users' photos exclusively its parent company VCG (Visual China Group) in China and Getty Images in the rest of the world. 500px "has recognized that Marketplace hasn’t performed as well in the stock photography space as hoped". This brings the four-year Marketplace run to an end.
Canon has applied for a patent for a brand new camera lens mount. The design is similar to its EF and EF-M mounts, and Canon News suggests that this could be what we will see on Canon's full frame mirrorless camera when it is released.
A busy week for Canon, who has also announced that it is to discontinue sales of its last film camera, the EOS-1V. To be honest, production stopped in 2010 but Canon continued to sell the camera from stock. However, if you are the proud owner of one, don't worry. Canon will continue repairs of the camera until October 31st, 2025, although after 2020 repairs could be refused if parts are no longer available from stock.
Yongnuo has unveiled an all new 50mm f1.4 II Canon EF mount lens. The lens supports M/Av/Tv/P/B shooting modes, has a micro USB port for firmware updates and is expected to retail at around €200 / £180.
Tamron has discovered some issues with the auto focus of their new 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) lens for Sony E-mount, 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras. Tamron "expect this issue to be resolved very shortly and [...] will release a firmware update at that time."