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11 March 2016

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 a Sony RX10 II review, lens adapters, Scott Carr and Chris Cline.

  • Kirk Tuck reviews the Sony RX10 II, which he describes as a bridge camera designed for "professional journalists" (not, that is, photojournalists). "It's always cheaper to send one person who can write well and take passable images than it is to send two salaried professionals out on the same job," he observes. But not just to take stills. Video, too.
  • Lenses Are Forever, Derrick Story says. And never more so now that we have a "plethora of adapters" to mount vintage glass on modern bodies. And just to prove it, Story mounted a 45mm Carl Zeiss Tessar from the 1980s on four of his cameras. "Lenses are the paintbrushes for our photography," he writes. "Each one brings a different texture to the canvas."
  • DL Cade got the story about Scott Carr's image of a reef shark and school of fish in September 2013 that became "one of the most popular Nature photos ever shared on 500px." Carr had nothing to do the night before his wedding and...
  • Minnesota-based photographer Chris Cline has honed his photo compositing skills with his dog Juji, turning the 100 lb. pup into a giant dog. There's more on Instagram.

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