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15 July 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 more variant measurements from Roger Cicala, Leica Q autofocus, Moment's iPhone macro lens and the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro.

  • Roger Cicala has been busy with variant measurements for 50mm lenses followed by 35mm lenses.
  • In the Well-Which-Is-It Dept., Lloyd Chambers has updated the saga of his Leica Q Autofocus adventure. He first complained the "AF system went AWOL and power cycling the camera and pulling the battery numerous times did nothing to restore AF functionality." Then he discovered "that AF is working, but with a confusing twist." Finally, Leica suggested, "As the behavior of your camera sounds strange we would suggest to return to camera to the Leica service for deeper evaluation." Stay tuned.
  • On Friday at 4 p.m., Moment plans to announce its Moment Macro Lens to its well-received set of iPhone lenses which includes a 18mm-equivalent wide and 2x tele, all priced at $99.99 each. The company expects to start shipping in August. Now you know.
  • On the other end of the scale, Kevin Raber reviews the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS. "I found the 90mm Macro easy to work with and the switches and buttons placed so I could easily change them without even looking," he writes. "Add, the push-pull focus ring and this is a great lens to work with doing macro work."

More to come...

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