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11 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 a few think pieces for the weekend from Roger Cicala, Kirk Tuck, Derrick Story and Brandon Tauszik.

  • In Things You Didn't Want to Know About Zoom Lenses, Roger Cicala (with Aaron Closz) paints a picture of the difference between the two lens designs. "My point simply is that zooms vary more than primes in general, and a given copy of a zoom will vary at different focal lengths," he writes. Not without a little mathematical humor revealed for the rest of us in the comments.
  • In The Changing Nature of Video Capture, Kirk Tuck reflects on "people's resistance to change." He compares the "big crew" approach to video production to his Sony RX10 III approach that does away with dollies and sliders in favor of image stabilization. Smaller is faster and faster is happier.
  • In The Last Frame, Derrick Story compares the thrill of hanging onto the last frame of a roll of film to "kissing in an elevator and not knowing exactly when the doors will open."
  • In Animated GIFS Tell a Story of War and Hope on 'Syria Street', Ellyn Kail profiles photographer Brandon Tauszik whose tastefully animated images for the Red Cross tell a compelling story.

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