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7 August 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 Nils Thune, a Lightroom mobile trick, the Sony A7R II's Raw files and Mariko Klug.

  • "It is barely past six this fine Tuesday morning. The sun is rising. Seven nuns and five monks are on their way into a half lit empty church. They are all dressed in white robes, leather sandals, bible and psalm book in their hands." And Nils Thune has his Leica M9-P in his hands to continue the story in The Rule of Life.
  • Scott Kelby demonstrates a Way Cool Little-Known Lightroom Mobile Feature: syncing selected tethered studio shots to Lightroom mobile so a client can review them during the shoot:
  • Sony held a big press event in Portland, Ore. this week to show off its A7R II and the usual culprits have their galleries on display. But the most interesting thing we've read about the new dSLR is in Sony A7R II: Raw Files Are Still 'Cooked' by Lloyd Chambers. Geophysicist Glenn K wonders if Sony is going overboard with discrete cosine transforms when compressing Raw data. But Chambers suspects "Sony is applying excessive image processing to the raw data even before it is encoded into the 11+7 bit format." It matters when it comes to sharpening (which, just to make this even more interesting, DPReview administrator Rishi Sanyal admitted (in the Comments) DPReview does not do much of for its sample shots).
  • Kate Wesson interviews Mariko Klug to find out how she captures her iPhone nature and landscape images. Not with the built-in Camera app, for one thing. And with quite a few editing apps, too.

More to come...

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