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12 December 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 best camera, building your own an external SSD, those Leica white spots and a clever smartphone tripod solution.

  • Ultimately, Only You Are the Judge, Thom Hogan reminds us. "Only you know what you want or need," he points out. Not a bunch of "anonymous fan boys, trolls, measurebators, pixel peepers, perpetual argumenters and more." Need a nice illustration of the concept? Try Nikon versus Olympus versus how the camera will be used and who will be using it, in which Kirk Tuck reviews three different gear recommendations he made recently.
  • In Making my own 1-TB SSD Portable Drive, Terry White rolled his own using two different cases, one "optimized for SSD." Didn't really matter. It was still fast.
  • Lloyd Chambers applauds Leica for its "sorry, we'll fix it" response to the Leica M CCD Sensor White Spots issue. Model behavior, indeed.
  • It's pricey at $30 but the Glif strikes us as a clever solution to the smartphone/tripod problem. It has an accommodating clamp that doesn't have to put pressure on your phone's glass, is adjustable to fit more than one model, screws into your tripod, doubles as a stand and includes a keychain hook.

More to come...

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