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3 February 2017
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 the Sigma 85mm Art lens, how to gel big lights, Eric Chan's photography and LG's fix for its 5K Mac monitor.
- Roger Cicala and Aaro Closz published MTF Tests for the Sigma BBL: The Big, Beautiful, 85mm Art Lens but beware of the misalignment of the subheads and chart order. The Sigma Art is always on the right, even if it's the first name in the subhead. "As MTF tests go, though, this is just another ho-hum spectacular triumph for the Sigma Art series." DxO Mark just awarded the lens its highest score, creating a new benchmark.
- Strobist David Hobby demonstrates How to Gel Big Lights and asks for "your solutions for internally mounting gels to soft boxes in the most common big lights brands."
- Lex van den Berghe presents Eric Chan's Favorite Photos of 2016 (well 12 out of 40 of them). And Chan, a renowned member of the Adobe Camera Raw team, tells you the story behind each one. Like the standing female polar bear he snagged at ISO 3200.
- In today's longest headline, Ina Fried reports LG Has Redesigned Its 5K Mac Monitor So It Can Handle Being Placed Near a Router. The company is adding shielding to new models and will retrofit earlier ones.
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