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29 January 2015

In this recurring column, we 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). This time we look at shooting a dress rehearsal, photographing dust, how to kill time during a long exposure and a Nikon 1 J1 deal.

  • Kirk Tuck photographed another Dress Rehearsal and details his camera settings: Raw, Compressed 12 bit, auto WB, Manual Exposure, ISO 3200, autofocus concentrated on the center. "I estimated exposures and looked for feedback from the camera. The sweet spot was f4, 1/400th."
  • Viennese photographer Klaus Pichler has been Swept Away by a Love for Dust. "I think 20 percent is gray. The rest it totally different," he says. On the other hand, Thom Hogan itemizes Optimal Data -- Crud, "the stuff our cameras give us that we don't want."
  • Harold Davis captured this Succulent with his iPhone and processed it in Snapseed while waiting for his dSLR to finish some long exposures. "Having a camera and a digital darkroom in one's phone means never being bored!" he notes.
  • has refurbished a Nikon 1 J1 with 10-30mm VR lens for $159.95 (a savings of $337) and it includes a case.

More to come...

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