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13 March 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 Eric Pickersgill, ingestion software, Iridient Digital's X-Transformer, the Pentax KP, the Fujifilm GFX 50s, the U.S. Copyright Office's new blog and yet another fix for LG's 5K UltraFine monitors.

  • Eric Pickersgill's series Removed depicts everyday scenes with the smartphones edited out, turning us into a nation of palm readers. Click on each image to move to the next.
  • In Ingest Software, Thom Hogan analyzes your options and the tradeoffs. You won't be surprised that nothing quite does everything he wants (including renaming files, something we eschew). We wrote our own (which continues to evolve), so we don't have that problem.
  • In Iridient? at The Online Photographer, Stephen Kennedy details his happy experience using Iridient Digital's $30 X-Transformer beta on Mac El Capitan.
  • Derrick Story continues his Pentax KP review with a segment on Image Quality. What impressed him was, "I didn't have to worry about image quality."
  • In No GFX Review Any Time Soon, Jim Kasson discovers a deal breaker with the Fujifilm GFX 50s. "There is no way to do magnified manual focusing with native lenses stopped down to taking aperture. You push on the DOF preview lever and the finder switches out of magnified view," he points out.
  • The U.S. Copyright Office has launched a new blog called Creativity at Work to "provide helpful information about upcoming studies and reports, developments in domestic and international copyright law and policy, registration practice and other exciting news related to the Office." Pretty small photos, though.
  • In New LG 5K UltraFine Display Models Work Properly Near Wireless Access Points Including Routers, Zac Hall reports the second revision has done the trick. "As promised, LG has retooled its hardware and reconfigured UltraFine 5K Display monitors are now entering inventory channels and even shipping to some customers," he writes.

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