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26 February 2018

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 Winfred Moncrief, Lewis Hine, the Panasonic Leica 12mm f1.4, the Panasonic GH5s and Google Photos.

  • In This Photographer's Boss Was Racist, but That Didn't Stop Him From Capturing the Truth, Brendan Seibel tells how Winfred Moncrief "defied norms and documented civil rights in the segregated South" with a nice selection of Moncrief's photos. "The archive of his work showcases his professional integrity regardless of subject matter," Seibel writes.
  • Rare Photographs That Changed Lives highlights 24 photos from the Lewis Hine archive recently auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman.
  • Robin Wong reviews the Panasonic Leica 12mm f1.4. "It is incredible how Panasonic has managed to control the size and weight (11.72 oz.) of the lens," he marvels. But do you need f1.4?
  • Joshua Richardson goes Hands on With the Panasonic GH5s. "I can say I don't recommend this camera if you're primarily a stills shooter," he warns, noting you can do better at half the price. But it's "a great upgrade or even entry into M4/3 video for anyone who is not relying on the in-camera stabilization for handheld video," he adds. And he'll be getting one himself.
  • In If You're Using iCloud for Photos, You're Doing It Wrong Here's a Better Way, Brie Barbee and David Cogen argue for Google Photos. Hard to argue against "unlimited free."

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