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10 October 2020

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 smartphone light meters, Nikon's spreadsheet mentality, a Red River paper and sexy onions.

  • In Using Your Smartphone as a Light Meter, Derrick Story links to Shannon Ciricillo's review of several of them. He uses the free version of Luma Light Meter. We've used myLightMeter ourselves, enchanted by its familiar if retro interface. These apps do work.
  • So Why Is the Z 5 With 24-200mm Out of Stock? Thom Hogan asks. VisiCalc mentality, he thinks. "Nikon tends to be their own worst enemy when it comes to product launches," he writes.
  • Mark Segal reviews Red River Palo Duro Baryta Fiber 300. "The paper produces a rich, full-bodied image (to the extent the image itself allows) with very good rendition of fine detail and texture," he writes.
  • Some Onions Were Too Sexy for Facebook. The Walla Walla onions confused Facebook's "automated technology to keep nudity off our apps," a spokesperson for the company explained. Sometimes artificial intelligence is no match for a plant.

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