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20 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 sensor size and sensitivity, Olloclip Active Lens, the Santa Barbara oil spill and Hagen's book on Nikon's Creative Lighting System.

  • In The Upward Ladder, Thom Hogan analyzes sensor size by sensitivity. "What can we gain by putting that same state-of-the-art [one-inch sensor] in an m4/3 sensor? One stop. In a DX sensor? Two stops. In an FX sensor? Three stops." He asks, "Do you really need every stop possible, or do you need convenience?"
  • Juli Clover takes a peek at the Olloclip Active Lens, a 2x telephoto and an ultra wide-angle converter for the iPhone 6/6 Plus. Both mount on either the front or back facing camera and can be pre-ordered from Olloclip now.
  • In An Oil Spill Fouls the California Coastline, the Atlantic's In Focus covers the latest in Santa Barbara's battle with oil. Natural seepage in the Channel is a daily fight but yesterday's pipeline burst dumped 21,000 gallons into the water near Refugio State Beach, reminding locals of the 1969 spill.
  • The third edition of Mike Hagen's The Nikon Creative Lighting System covering the SB-500, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910, and R1C1 strobes and Nikon's innovative wireless communication system is now available.

More to come...

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