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4 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 Reichmann's Pentax 645z experience, a travel writer's vacation prints, EyeEm and a quick Pentax lens sale.

  • Michael Reichmann bought a medium-format Pentax 645z last month, which he used almost daily with six lenses before telling all. "Pentax just seems to 'get it' most of the time when it comes to what a photographer wants to do with their camera," he writes.
  • N.Y. Times travel writer Stephanie Rosenbloom tries to determine Where to Print Those Vacation Photos by uploading 50 images to half a dozen online photofinishers, including Adoramapix, CVS, MPix, Shutterfly, Snapfish and Walgreens. She found quality varied depending on whether the prints were mailed or picked up, from store to store, whether you used professional "developers" or drugstores. The best thing about the piece, though, is the advice on discount coupons.
  • EyeEm is now Teaming Up With The Huffington Post For Global Storytelling with "missions," evergreen albums and idea submissions. We've asked Huffington Post to clarify their compensation policy for the use of the images. The EyeEm post notes, "Your photos will always have attribution along with a link, so the exposure that you'll be getting is immense."
    Update (4 Sept.): Huffington Post's Lean Auerbuch did forward the company's terms to us, noting:
        "As with our bloggers, HuffPost EyeEm participants can post whatever they like, whenever they like, and do so for the same reason people post for free on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: to connect and be heard. They also retain the rights to their work, and are free to cross-post it on other sites, including their own.
        "Our bloggers are happy with this arrangement, and happy to access the platform and the huge audience it brings, without having to build, pay for, edit, moderate or maintain that platform."
        The terms Auerbuch cited follow: "By participating you allow The Huffington Post to reproduce and feature your image for editorial use on our platform, as well as associated social media channels and third party platforms carrying HuffPost content, and You will remain the copyright owner of your image and where possible will be credited when your content is used by HuffPost. Submission of your image is subject to The Huffington Post User Agreement located at and EyeEm's terms of service located at In order to withdraw your image from consideration by Huffington Post, simply remove the album tag of this mission in your profile."
  • Adorama lists some significant savings on Pentax lenses until tomorrow.

More to come...

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