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11 December 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. This time we look at a book on NOAA scientists, Haiti, an amaryllis unfurling, the Panasonic G85 and the Olympus 45mm f1.8 and f1.2 lenses.

  • The Scientists Who Track Climate Change in the Field highlights the work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists documenting climate change. Photographer Lucas Foglia's Human Nature shows them at work as their funding comes under assault by the current administration.
  • In En Bas La Ville, Gaël Turine visits Port au Prince in Haiti seven years after an earthquake left 230,000 people dead and another 1.8 million homeless. "The street sees you, everywhere, all the time," he says. "We must accept our own presence, in light of the circumstances and answer for this presence. This is without doubt the most exhausting aspect of shooting in the streets of the Haitian capital."
  • Harold Davis' Amaryllis Unfurling uses an 85mm Lensbaby to add drama to the image with selective focus, something we did not do in Taking the Calla Lily Cure. The two black-and-white images are worth comparing for that option alone.
  • No surprise. The Panasonic G85 is the camera Kirk Tuck "most enjoyed handling, shooting and just having by my side in 2017." And he's not shy about saying why.
  • Derrick Story went to South Carolina for a Hands-On Comparison of the Olympus 45mm f1.8 and f1.2 Lenses. He brought his f1.8 versions of the lenses, too. "This is a hands-on test, so I just shot as I normally would with both optics to I can give you a feel for their differences in the field," he explains.

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