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10 June 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 the Leica Q, a fly in the lens, the problem with Android camera phones and unusual homes.

  • Alex Habermehl picked downtown Copenhagen for the first field trip he took with the $4,250 Leica Q. "I would say that the Q stands on its own," he said of the new 24-megapixel, fixed 28mmm lens camera. "It's small, quick, robust and you can always use it. It can be a camera for the moment or for a photo trip."
  • If I Don't Know Why It Swallowed a Fly -- Weather Sealed Lens With a Fly Inside doesn't say it all, Roger Cicala will fill in the blanks.
  • Evan Rogers argues Android camera phones don't take great pictures (the Galaxy S6 excepted) because they use poor JPEG conversion routines. "Android phones do have good cameras, but what we need is better software."
  • Unusual Homes Around the World is "a collection of images of interesting and unique houses from around the world, from cave dwellings and tree houses to soccer-ball-shaped shelters, toilet-shaped homes and portable domiciles." There are 25 of them in this Atlantic Photo essay.

More to come...

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