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5 May 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 a Nikon D40x takes on the D800, how to present a print, people dancing and a David Saffir update.

  • Photographer Hans Rosemond pits a Nikon D800 against a $150 used Nikon D40x, both using a 70-200mm f4 Nikkor to show Why Buying a Cheap Camera is the Best Thing for Beginners. "After showing the images to a few people (not photographers), not one person could distinguish the $150 camera from the $2,000 camera. Not one. Can you?"
  • In Print Presentation: Larry Jasper Shows Us How It's Done, Mike Johnston examines Jasper's meticulous overmatting and bagging of his prints. "The benefit of Larry's method for buyers is that the print is matted and ready to be framed -- and is protected in the meantime," he points out. "And the benefit of Larry's method for us is that we get to control how we want our prints to be matted."
  • 50+ Masterful Shots of People Dancing at the ViewBug blog is just that. They're all finalists in the blog's dance photo contest.
  • In The Big Fight Continues..., Cynthia Saffir updates her brother and noted photographer David's recovery from a major stroke in November. "We don't know when David will be able to return to work as a photographer, writer, printer and teacher -- for now his only job is to work on his recovery," she writes. "Unfortunately, this 'job' doesn't pay." There are 56 days left to raise $11,500 on his crowd-funding page.

More to come...

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