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8 October 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 Nikon lens firmware issues, a strategy to avoid obsolescence, the Canon Pro-100 and a Topaz Labs webinar with Harold Davis.

  • Thom Hogan returns from shooting sports in Tennessee with his Nikon 300mm f4E AF-S VR Review. But, as he says in Nikon Does (Actually Doesn't) Do it Again, "I'd be remiss if I didn't say this: buying any Nikon product that's just come out is now a high risk proposition. The smart money now says 'don't buy on first shipment and wait until some time has passed before buying anything new from Nikon.'"
  • In Obsolescence Be Damned!, Huntington Witherill discusses avoiding "the onerous task of having to re-learn the basic nuances of my working tools" as they evolve over the years. He goes so far as to store a second computer of the same type and configuration as his current workhorse for the day when that one bites the dust.
  • You can breathe now. Kirk Tuck has retired his Canon 9000 printer in favor of a brand new Canon Pro-100, which remains our best bet for a dye-based inkjet.
  • Topaz Labs is sponsoring Creative Landscape Photography with Harold Davis, a free Webinar demonstrating how Davis uses Topaz plug-ins. Registration required for the Oct. 20 one-hour show, which will begin at 2 p.m. PDT.

More to come...

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