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3 November 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 lens faults, Photoshop's new in-application search, model behavior and National Geographic Nature contest entries.

Calling everything that's wrong with a lens 'decentering' is like calling every reason your car won't start 'out of gas.' Posting a picture online with the question "Do you think my lens is decentered?" is about as useful as posting a picture of a car with the question "Do you think my car's out of gas?" The proper technical term for a lens that is soft on one side is, read this carefully, 'soft on one side.' The proper technical term for a lens that is not as sharp as other lenses of its ilk is, to be accurate and technical, 'not as sharp as other copies.'

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