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10 December 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 waking up as someone else, the Canon 35mm f1.4 Mark II, Sony RX1R II autofocus issues and a deal on the Orbis ring light adapter.

  • What's it like to wake up as someone else? Emily Anne Epstein curates 25 photos by Kyle Lamere for the Atlantic showing you several people starting their day in In Photos: Before the Day Begins.
  • Roger Cicala takes out his #2 JIS screwdriver for a Canon 35mm f1.4 Mk II Teardown. "If I had to summarize the mechanical design of this lens, I would say simply that no expense was spared, no corner was cut," Cicala concludes.
  • In Sony RX1R II Autofocus: Ruined the Shoot, Lloyd Chambers laments the low-light autofocus performance of the small, full-frame camera. "Not every image was misfocused, but that's the point: 80 percent or 90 percent (or maybe 60 percent in tonight's shoot) is not good enough," he writes.
  • In Orbis is Going Away., Strobist David Hobby sings the praises of the ring light adapter for your speedlight. The $200 modifier is being discounted to just $129 until they're gone.

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