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15 October 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 Nikon D7100 in action, building a photography site with Adobe Muse, Canon's variable diffusion focusing screen patent and CUPS 2.0.0.

  • In Observations about using a Nikon D7100 for work, Kirk Tuck compares the D7100 to a Panasonic GH4. He discusses Raw files darker than the histograms lead you to believe, the benefits of a big buffer, focus speed and Live View. And prefers the GH4 on all counts.
  • Terry White describes My Photography Website Makeover with Adobe Muse CC after realizing that "Adobe Muse would allow me to customize the look and feel of the site more easily and basically do anything I wanted on any page at any time without having to write code or CSS." He wraps it up with a nice FAQ, too.
  • Canon Rumors reports Canon has patented a Variable Diffusion Focusing Screen "capable of showing sharp areas as well as giving the shooter a better idea of depth of field. Current DSLRs are quite difficult to manually focus accurately using fast primes with the default focusing screens." We discussed using Live View to solve this problem in our Two Period Rooms slide show.
  • Earlier this month, CUPS 2.0.0 was released. "The focus of this major release is on performance and security improvements." The open source printing system is used by OS X but "newer releases of CUPS are not generally compatible with prior releases of OS X."

More to come...

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