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19 October 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 staging news photos, the Eizo CG318-4K, Sony A7R II's uncompressed Raw and two photo books on Kodak.

  • Staging, Manipulation and Truth in Photography collects the thoughts of Stanley Greene, Santiago Lyon, Donald Weber, Michele McNally, Sim Chi Yin and Darcy Padilla on the subject. And invites your feedback on the ethics of staging news photos.
  • Joshua Holko reviews the Eizo CG318-4K after working with it for a few weeks. We've read some confusing things about the new iMac's color gamut, which uses the DCI-P3 color space, and Holko's review is worth a peek just for setting color gamut straight. "The Adobe RGB Color space covers approximately 86.98% of the DCI P3 color space," he writes. "DCI-P3 covers approximately 93.6% of the Adobe RGB color space. However, the DCI-P3 color space uses different green and red primaries to Adobe RGB (but uses the same blue primary) so the measuring stick is quite different." Oh, and the Eizo displays 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color space, equivalent to the iMac.
  • Lloyd Chambers may not install to the Sony A7R II's uncompressed Raw firmware update after "the starter motor in my wife’s car failed today, and so did the washing machine. Who knows what a firmware update might do?" But he does report RawDigger's Alex T's results, showing 85-MB files that, as lossless-compressed DNGs are just half that size.
  • Geoff Wittig very briefly reviews two photo books dealing with The Long Shadow of Kodak's Fall: Catherine Leutenegger's Kodak City (Kehrer Verlag, 160 pages) and Memory City by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Web (Radius Books, 172 pages).

More to come...

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