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9 September 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 Facebook gaffe, camera competence, flashing on dancers and a Canon 5D Mark IV teardown.

  • Facebook confused Nick Ut's famous image of a naked, napalmed Vietnamese child with child pornography, automatically removing it from a post by the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten. The editor took offense, replying, "I shall not comply" with demands to remove documentary photography. "Not today, and not in the future." As Espen Egil Hansen explains, "In reality you are doing this in a totally superficial sense."
  • In All Cameras Are Good Cameras, Amadou Diallo says if you want better photographs, "shoot more with what you've got." Because "from purely technical standpoints like the ability to focus accurately, generate a pleasing exposure and reproduce the hues and tones you see in front of you, it's impossible to find anything on a camera-store shelf that fails to deliver the goods in favorable lighting." So, you know, it isn't your camera.
  • In Two Flashes, Lots of Shadows, Joe McNally continues his Dancer Diary with "a flying jigsaw puzzle." No real science to it, he says. Just experiment.
  • In LensRentals' Canon 5D Mark IV Teardown, Roger Cicala and Aaron Closz do an "unboxing" of the new dSLR, revealing "a fair amount of new quirks and tweaks, rather than the rather straightforward upgrade I [Roger] was expecting." The camera, incidentally, has been reassembled, works and is being road tested by staff prior to going out on rentals.

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