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30 November 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 Leibovitz's Pirelli Calendar, a pop-up book that's really a camera, the Sigma 20mm f1.4 prime lens and Johnston's Vive La France Turnely print sale.

  • The 2016 Pirelli Calendar May Signal a Cultural Shift suggests Vanessa Friedman. Annie Leibovitz posed 77-year-old philanthropist Agnes Gune, 65-year-old author Fran Lebowitz and other women of accomplishment only one of who (Amy Schumer) appeared without clothes in the traditionally racy publication. "Perhaps clothed women are going to have a moment," Leibovitz said.
  • This Book Is a Camera is, yes, a book and, well, also a popup pinhole camera. With a paper shutter. The film is paper too. Here's how it works:
  • In Sigma 20mm f1.4 DG HSM A1 MTF Curves, Roger Cicala reports how well Sigma has made an f1.4 lens that's wider than anything else. "Wider, faster, sharper, cheaper. What's not to be impressed by?" he concludes.
  • Mike Johnston has started the clock on The Online Photographer's 'Vive La France' Paris Print Sale, two Peter Turnley 16x20-inch prints. Order both and you get a free copy of Turnley's Cuba: A Grace of Spirit. The first print is $450 and a second would be $375. While they will not be printed by Turnley's usual printer Voja Mitrovic, he's seen and approved them, Johnston said. The sale closes Friday with orders shipped in time for Christmas.

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