June 5th Photo News: Nikon Trademark; Canon Lens Mount; 500px; Time Drone Cover

Nikon filed a trademark application in the European Union for the term "Noct". The trademark would cover “Cameras; digital cameras; cameras with interchangeable lenses; digital cameras with interchangeable lenses; lenses for cameras; lenses for digital cameras; interchangeable lenses for cameras; mount adapters for lenses; camera mounts; lens mounts; parts and fittings for all the aforesaid goods.”

It appears the trademark would cover an entire camera system including cameras and lenses and could be an indication that Nikon is planning on using the term "Noct" for it's mirrorless camera system that is supposed to launch before spring of 2019. 

In Canon news, Canon filed a patent application for a new lens mount which is similar to the current EF and EF-M lens mount design. The test of the patent application, which was roughly translated by Canon News, states:

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Conventionally, the serial communication (synchronous serial communication) of a clock synchronization system has been adopted as a communication method of a camera and an interchangeable lens. The following technical contents are disclosed in the Patent document 1. First, synchronous serial communication is performed with the first communication speed with which an interchangeable lens old type can also communicate. When the interchangeable lens with which it is equipped is distinguished from a new lens by the communication content, it changes to the synchronous serial communication in a more nearly high-speed second communication speed.

The new design could be an indication of what is going to be included in the new full frame mirrorless camera from Canon. The text of the patent suggests the new lens mount could be a hybrid design and could be able to handle both EOS-M and EF style lenses.

500px will be closing down its marketplace on June 30th 2018 and transition licencing over to Getty Images for worldwide distribution except in China, and to Visual China Group, which will be exclusive to China. For all the information and details on the transition check out 500px's webpage


The latest cover of Time Magazine was created using 958 drones. Time magazine and Intel's Drone Light Show team created the display which recreated the iconic Time logo and red border in the skies of Folsom, California. The entire display was 100m tall and was filmed using a cinema camera mounted on another drone.

The cover of the magazine was actually a screen grab from the video captured by the cinema camera. To check out the behind the scenes video on how the display was created check out Time's behind the scene video here.