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30 July 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 modifying strobe light, the new Canon 16-35mm f4 IS, Mextures and a book on the Nikon D810.

  • Syl Arena gives a 13-minute introduction to Modifying Speedlites in which he makes the light appear to be bigger, limits the angle of light and changes its color. You'll see what bare bulbs, snoots and filters can do for an image.
  • In Canon Wide-Angle Zoom Comparison, Roger Cicala compares the Canon 16-35mm f2.8 II, the new Canon 16-35mm f4 IS, and Canon 17-40mm f4 lenses. He finds the new 16-35mm f4 IS "a superb optic -- as good as anything else available."
  • The $1.99 Mextures is an iOS photo editing app with 130 textures, 12 blending modes, 26 presets, unlimited layers, six themed formula packss (formulas are saved custom edits which can be shared) and more.
  • Darrell Young is working on Mastering the Nikon D810 for December publication of this 576-page paperback from Rocky Nook priced at $35.71.

More to come...

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