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3 August 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 minor leaguers, the , Zeiss 85mm T2.1 CP.3, Kasson again on criticism, selective color editing in Apple Photos, Kost's new series on Photoshop tips, Canon discounts on solar eclipse bundles and ImageOptim.

  • In Capturing Camaraderie in a Minor League Baseball Team, John Otis presents 19 photos taken with a vintage 4x5 Graflex by Fred Conrad in June. He was inspired by the photos of Charles M. Conlon, who worked from 1904 through 1942.
  • In Taking Apart the Zeiss 85mm T2.1 CP.3 Cinema Lens, Roger Cicala and Aaron Closz tear down the new model to compare it to the Zeiss 85mm CP.2 lens. The housing "has some nice new touches" and the "increased use of nylon and plastic in the focusing and aperture accounts for the smoother focusing we felt when using the lens."
  • Jim Kasson calls it Gourmet Cooking for One. It makes him sad to think some photographers only show their work to themselves. But he asks himself if that's your audience, what's your attitude towards criticism?
  • Derrick Story continues his exploration of the beta of Apple Photos in Selective Color Editing in Photos 3. In this piece he changes the color of a VW bug from red to pink.
  • Julieanne Kost has kicked off Adobe's 3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop! series to teach beginners her Photoshop tips and tricks.
  • Canon is offering six discounted Solar Eclipse Exclusive Camera Bundles from $499.99 to $1,979.99 for the Aug. 21 event. They all include the $139.90 Hoya PRO ND100000, a 16-3/5 stop neutral density filter designed for solar photography and eclipses, which is out of stock at many outlets. We found it at Adorama for $129.90. Alternately, B&H has a selection of solar photography filters.
  • ImageOptim 1.7.1 adds an experimental Guetzli optimizer with some interesting usage notes. Use sRGB, JPEG quality at 100 and wait 10 minutes for a normal file size. Alternately, enable ImageOptim's Lossy Minification for the smallest file sizes possible.

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