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24 November 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 photo contests, Waterlogued Venice, two 20mm primes and two BorrowLenses deals.

  • Want to know Who Wins in Photo Contests? There are a couple of interesting perspectives from industry luminaries. Gary Knight points out contests celebrate work that's already been produced. And Nina Berman suggests focusing on grants for work you want to produce in the future. Lars Boering plays it down the middle with the observation, "There are no simple formulas for winning."
  • Harold Davis processed his Venice images in Waterlogue on his iPhone, a combination he compares to "Bogey and Bacall, Romeo and Juliet, Simon and Garfunkel, and peanut butter and jelly." Add Venice and watercolors to that list.
  • Ming Thein compares what he calls the two best 20mm primes: the Sigma f1.4 Art and the Zeiss f2.8 Loxia. "Both have tradeoffs but they're sensible; there is therefore no clear winner here," he concludes.
  • BorrowLenses is offering two Black Friday Deals. Place an order for at least seven days to get seven days free with the code BF7FREE or choose 20 percent off all rentals with the code BLBF20.

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