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6 June 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 Bill Eppridge, Osaka, vintage insect macros, the Tokina 16-28mm f2.8, Sony a7III battery door weather sealing, sports photographers panel discussion, relaxing and Darktable 2.4.4.

  • In 50 Years Later, the Story Behind the Photos of Robert Kennedy's Assassination, Jordan Teicher revisits Bill Eppridge's defining image of the wounded RFK. Eppridge, who died in 2013, once summed it up, "I'm sorry that I had to make the picture but it had to be made." Although he occasionally showed the image, he never did it in his home and never hung it. "That picture still terrifies me; it makes me think about what happened in this country afterward," he said.
  • Life in Osaka is a monochrome photo essay by Ming Thein captured as "a series of quick grabs whilst I was there for reasons other than photography and with photography not as my primary objective."
  • In Vintage Photos of Insects and Spiders in Vivid Detail, Christine Dll'Amore presents a collection of David Fairchild's macro shots taken with a 12-foot long camera he called Long Tom.
  • Kirk Tuck is "having a blast" shooting with a Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 ATX Pro Lens on a Nikon D700.
  • Jim Kasson tests Sony a7III Battery Door Weather Sealing without destroying the $2,000 camera. It leaked. "It is possible and even likely, that there will be leakage with small amounts of water given enough time," he writes.
  • Camera Bits has posted its hour-long Top Sports Photographers Share Pro Tips. The panel discussion included sports photographers Hannah Foslein, Keith Cephus and Stephanie Lovell.
  • Relaxation in Rural France reveals the perfect place for Harold Davis to sit down with a good book, a little snack and a glass of wine.
  • Darktable 2.4.4 has been released with a 50 percent zoom option, a perspective correction usability improvement and a number of bug fixes.

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