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4 December 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 AP photographers, Karen Navarro, that 65mm Sigma, Kelby's holiday gear guide and vision restored.

  • In 2020, AP Photographers Captured a World in Distress presents "natural and unnatural disaster, violent and non-violent conflict. And, in every corner of that world, the coronavirus," writes Jerry Schwartz. But there's also Spiderman landing in Rio to the delight of four girls sitting on the curb.
  • In The Constructed Self, Liz Sales interviews Karen Navarro whose portraits printed in strips on horizontal wooden slats are strung together to create a mobile. They're a metaphor for presenting yourself on social media.
  • Kirk Tuck provides a sobering perspective on Why Sigma Would Bring to Market a 65mm Lens "Why would they not?" he asks, pointing out the ubiquity of 60mm macros and 24-70mm zooms. "What you are really getting, with the 65mm, is a 50mm lens with just a bit more discretion and selective integrity," he writes. So he got one.
  • Scott Kelby has published his Annual Holiday Photography Gear Guide. Categories include Stocking Stuffers, Great Value Gear and Cha-ching.
  • Heidi Ledford reports Reversal of Biological Clock Restores Vision in Old Mice. "Researchers have restored vision in old mice and in mice with damaged retinal nerves by resetting some of the thousands of chemical marks that accumulate on DNA as cells age," she writes.

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