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20 April 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 Eugene Richards, Sony's new full-frame mirrorless, sunlight at high noon and focusing the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

  • In Eugene Richards: A Life in Photography, James Estrin interviews the photojournalist and documentary photographer who will have his first museum retrospective in June. From the very first answer, you'll be enthralled with Richards' directness. An example: "Most of us who make things," he points out, "we don't stop."
  • The Sony α9 won't ship for a month but that isn't stopping anyone from evaluating the announcement. Among our picks are Sony's Bold Bid by Mike Johnston, Sony Goes Further Upscale by Thom Hogan and Preliminary Thoughts by Kirk Tuck.
  • In Stallion 51 Precon, Moose Peterson shows what you can do with sunlight at high noon. Quite a lot, it turns out, if you have an airplane hanger handy.
  • In Fujifilm GFX 50S Focusing -- Summary to Date, Jim Kasson published his 39th post in his series on the Fujifilm GFX 50s. Monumental, yes. But insightful, too. He covers manual focusing and autofocus separately with recommended strategies for manual focusing.

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