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26 January 2016

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 CompactFlash technologies, two from Kirk Tuck, George Eastman Museum's camera collection and what knitters and digital photographers have in common.

  • Thom Hogan explains why CompactFlash Is Dead, although, if Canon and Nikon have anything to say about it, there appears to be an afterlife. Interesting discussion of UDMA-7, CFast, XQD and SD technologies.
  • Kirk Tuck shows how he sets up an executive portrait in mixed lighting (he unmixes it without turning off the fluorescents). The shoot goes so well he has time to compare the video and still performance of two bridge cameras, the Sony RX10 and Panasonic FZ-1000.
  • Mike Johnston makes A Visit to the Treasure Vaults at George Eastman Museum where Curator of Technology Todd Gustavson showed off some rare gear and told a few stories, too.
  • In The Health Benefits of Knitting, Jane E. Brody cites a 2014 study that showed "learning to quilt or do digital photography enhanced memory function in older adults." Have to remember to look that up.

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