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4 November 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 Ken Burns, two roads, the Fujifilm X-T5, the Sony Alpha 7R V, scratches, Shared Albums and personal tech.

  • The Guardian presents images from Our America: A Photographic History which contains some of Ken Burns's favorite photographs of the U.S. and the people within it. The $50 title spans 352 square pages.
  • In The Curve at the End of the Country Lane, Harold Davis compares two similar images. In the earlier one, there's a choice. In the later one, the choice has been made but there's a curve up ahead "as if it is saying that the best is yet to come."
  • Mike Johnston proclaims the new Fujifilm X-T5 The Best All-Rounder. He notes the company "has been listening to its users and has addressed almost all of their concerns, while also positioning the X-T5 better in their range of offerings."
  • Meanwhile Kevin Raber evaluates the Sony Alpha 7R V. "Am I upgrading?" he asks. "No, I am not." He %5Fusually_ would but "because those new features weren't compelling enough to me for the kind of photography I do."
  • LensRentals explains How Front Element Scratches Affect Your Images. "To put it simply, front element scratches will reduce the contrast and sharpness of your images, but nearly exclusively at the point where the scratch is on the element. So will you notice these scratches in your images? Probably not."
  • Dan Moren is In Praise of Shared Albums in Photos as "the social network antidote." He finds "a Shared Album has turned out to be the perfect way to provide the feel of a social network ... but with only people I know."
  • In Personal Tech Has Changed (gift article), Brian Chen explains how the New York Times is rebooting its Tech Fix column "to focus on the societal implications of the tech we use" rather than sticking solely to usage guides. Is, for example, the increasingly preferred of backing up to the cloud rather than local devices a liability? Do surveillance cameras do more harm that good? Has smartphone ownership begun resembling car ownership? And whatever happened to privacy?

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