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14 June 2022

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 cropped sensors, limitations, a Leica replica and light bulbs.

  • In his latest podcast, Derrick Story argues Cropped Sensors Aren't Going Anywhere. He also covers the a couple of TikTok photographers who think scratches on a filter or front lens element adds a unique glow to their portraits.
  • Dave Williams suggests you Limit Yourself to Grow by using your phone. "The key is to not use the zoom feature but to move and walk around, employing the prime lens technique of 'zoom with your feet,'" he writes.
  • CS Muncy reports Light Lens Lab Hints at Prototype for Replica Leica Standard. The company has produced replicas of Leica lenses in the past. The camera prototype was accompanied by a rapid film advance as well.
  • A Reddit poster tested 60 Light Bulbs with a Sekonic C-800 meter. "The original intention was to collect data in order to better simulate daylight spectrums indoors," they write. Here's the spreadsheet.

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