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24 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 the Forest Service requiring photo permits, choosing a tripod, 35mm primes and an old Canon printer.

  • The Oregonian reports, "The U.S. Forest Service has tightened restrictions on media coverage in vast swaths of the country's wild lands, requiring reporters to pay for a permit and get permission before shooting a photo or video in federally designated wilderness areas."
  • In Choosing a Tripod, Strobist David Hobby suggests, "For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light."
  • In Just the Lenses: Canon and Nikon Mount 35mm f1.4s, Roger Cicala compare 35mm primes from Canon, Nikon, Zeiss, Sigma and Samyang free of any sensor influence. And, as a bonus, he explains how to read an MTF chart. He concludes, "All five of these lenses are very good from an MTF standpoint."
  • Kirk Tuck is refreshing his portfolio of prints using a "truly ancient Canon Pro9000." Did the old gray mare work as well for him as our i9900 did for us? "I don't need to run out an buy a new printer," he reports. "More ink? Yes! But more printer? Not so much."

More to come...

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