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23 February 2015

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 social networks, the Konost camera, the Nikkor 105mm prime and a Jim Goldberg event.

  • In A Photographer's Guide to Social Networks, Derrick Story explains how he uses Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, Ello and Twitter.
  • The Konost FF is (or may be) a "35mm Full-Frame True Digital Rangefinder camera still under development. It has an optical viewfinder with electronically displayed framelines and a rangefinder focusing patch. There are only four fundamental controls: aperture, shutter speed, focus and ISO -- a simple and minimalistic camera stripped of any unnecessary features. The Konost FF takes M-Mount rangefinder coupled lenses with other lens compatibility to come."
  • Kirk Tuck wonders if those 50-megapixel sensors "will be a challenge to all but the greatest (read: most expensive) lenses." He puts an old Nikkor 105mm f2.5 on his Nikon D810 to find out.
  • Rich and Poor is a conversation with photographer Jim Goldberg moderated by New York Times culture reporter Randy Kennedy this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St. in San Francisco. Over a career of nearly four decades, Goldberg "has chronicled the social divide in highly acclaimed exhibitions and books that document runaways, refugees and the socio-economic chasm in America and abroad."

More to come...

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