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2 September 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 David Hobby's "Choosing" guides, a pair of Sigma DP2 Quattro reviews, Dayanita Singh's photography and a BorrowLenses 15 percent off code.

  • Strobist David Hobby has just published nine 'Choosing' gear guides, covering cameras, lenses, lights, triggers, light stands, soft modifiers, hard and specialty modifiers, cases and carts, plus books.
  • At Luminous Landscape, Michael Reichmann and Kevin Raber both review the Sigma DP2 Quattro, subtitled Not Ready for Prime Time. Reichmann explains the unusual body design as a solution for including a larger battery. He found image quality superb up to ISO 400, then "wonky." And only Sigma's problematic software can process the camera's Raw files. Raber suffered the same frustrations, noting, "Never have I had a camera that I was so uncomfortable with not to mention so frustrated with as I have been with this camera."
  • The Fall 2014 issue of The Threepenny Review features 20 black and white images by Dayanita Singh. "Photography is just my medium; essentially I am a book maker," she has said.
  • Use the code BLGEAR15 to get a 15 percent discount on anything today and tomorrow at BorrowLenses.

More to come...

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