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22 March 2013

In this recurring column, we'll highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters).

  • Roger Cicala reviews the Nikon 80-400 AF-S VR, in what we'd have to call a model lens review. The conclusion appears first but you'll also like the real-world discussion of the tripod ring, aperture, even the optical testing.
  • Another model review is David Hobby's look at the Fujifilm X100s. He too puts the conclusion right up front, but you'll want to keep reading because, well, he doesn't waste your time on trivialities.
  • The same might be said of Thom Hogan's review of the Nikon V2. You get the picture right away but you keep reading because you keep learning something.
  • Then there are the interesting products that never do seem to get reviewed, like the Ushio LED Panel, which is a bit bigger than the Flashpoint 500 LED we reviewed with 2x2-foot and 2x1-foot panel options. It rates a 90+ CRI (compared to 79 on the Flashpoint) and has some useful accessories, including a honeycomb louvre and gel frame holder.

More to come...

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