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3 July 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 Epson SureColor P800, book recommendations, the Foo Fighters and some Fourth of July shopping deals.

  • Mark Segal reviews the Epson SureColor P800, which compared to the 3880, he appreciates for "the blacker blacks, the ability to attach an optional roll holder and the trouble-free operation of the top and front paper feeds." And it can be used less frequently than the 4900 "remains unbeatable using the right papers for the desired gamut."
  • Terry White recommends Five Books to Improve Your Photography and only two are by Scott Kelby. Jay Maisel, Bryan Peterson and Roberto Valenzuela get nods too.
  • The Washington City Paper's Steve Cavendish explains Why We're Not Photographing the Foo Fighters. The band's contract "is exploitation of photographers, pure and simple." It gets worse. "But beyond that, we at the City Paper would be signing over editorial control to the band and their management company." In an ironic solution, the paper asks fans to send their photos in and, if they run the shot, they'll pay for it. "And we won't ask you to sign over the copyright or your first born, either."
  • Yes, there are some Fourth of July shopping deals out there: 1) the Nikon Store is offering 10 percent off refurbished gear through July 7, 2) Rocky Nook is discounting its most popular ebooks 44 percent ($17.76 each) with code USA2015 and 3) Think Tank Photo's Trifecta backpacks are now available.

More to come...

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