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6 June 2014

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Hogan's survey results, Cicala's vintage camera buy, favorite cameras at the moment and non-destructive editing.

  • The results (from Thom Hogan's camera survey) are in and Basic Camera Would Sell Big, as in "a million dollars worth of gear in less than two hours." Even without a menu system. As Hogan notes, moving functions from buttons to a menu system as in the Nikon 1 only makes you miss shots. Your SLR didn't have a menu system, after all.
  • Meanwhile Roger Cicala says I'm Gonna Party Like It's 1995 after picking up a vintage Minolta RD 175 SLR. Sample shots included.
  • And "Sarge" at The Online Photographer analyzes Our Favorite Cameras from an earlier survey on that site. The Nikon D700 beat the Olympus E-M5 and Fuji X100.
  • Escape from all these cameras with Photoshop Product Manager Brian O'Neil Hughes as he explains smart objects and smart filters, key non-destructive editing techniques:

More to come...

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