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19 March 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 Vigeland Park, a Nikon D2XS goes back to work, Kasson's worst camera, the Think Tank Storyteller 8 bag, the Illuminati light meter, Google Lens and HEIF Support in Windows 10.

  • Roy Darvik bring Vigeland Park to life at night. The Olsa park is the world's largest sculpture park created by a single artist. Darvik photographs the sculptures at dusk and during the night, using a pin-pointed flash and moving his camera to animate the fossilized stone figures.
  • Kirk Tuck breaks out his Nikon D2XS with a 35-70mm f3.5 Nikkor for a little Old School Street Photography. "Who could have known that photography could be done without the bling we've been blessed with in the ensuing eleven years gone by since this camera was introduced," he asks.
  • Jim Kasson remembers My Worst Camera and it wasn't his Brownie Hawkeye or Argus C-3 but a Sinar F. It would have worked as a studio camera but was impossible to use in the field.
  • Derrick Story briefly reviews the Think Tank Storyteller 8 Shoulder Bag. The $69 bag is big enough for a dSLR and two lenses or a "substantial mirrorless kit," he writes. "It's the perfect companion for urban adventure," he concludes.
  • Hillary Grigonis takes a look at the $299 Illuminati light meter, which uses Bluetooth to tell a smartphone app what the light level is and the nature of its color. Alarms can warn about light changes and you can use several of the devices simultaneously.
  • John Nack suggest you Try Google Lens Inside Google Photos on Android or iOS. "When you use Lens on a photo that has phone numbers or an address, you can automatically save this information as a contact on your phone, while events will be added to your calendar," he writes.
  • Microsoft Brings Native HEIF Support to Windows 10, Mehedi Hassan reports. In the upcoming Redstone 4 update, Microsoft Photos app will support HEIF by default.

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