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28 August 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 Bob Adelman, the Nikkor 18-140mm VR zoom, the mirrorless revolution and a novel for photographers.

  • In Photographs That Make a Difference, James Estrin profiles "philosopher-turned-photographer" Bob Adelman, whose documentary photography examines social issues. Adelman points out, "Serious photography of social and political nature is not considered art in the same way as social and political art is quite acceptable in painting, music or literature."
  • Kirk Tuck describes the Nikkor 18-140mm VR zoom as the Worst Best Zoom Lens I've Played With Lately. He picked it for shooting events with his new Nikon D7100.
  • Kevin Raber and Michael Reichmann discuss The Mirrorless Revolution and "why both of us have adopted it and why we enjoy it and what we think of the present offerings in this market. Plus, Michael sends a message to Nikon and Canon."
  • Francesca Marciano's novel The End of Manners is written from the perspective of a food photographer dragged back into photojournalism to cover a story about Afghan women setting themselves on fire to avoid foced marriages. She doesn't get the shot the journalist writing the story wants but she comes to a deeper understanding of an opaque culture before capturing a much more important image.

More to come...

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