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3 August 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 Chang Lee, that Highsmith case again, Pentax lenses and a mother bear in Alaska who took a shine to Sigma's 18-300 zoom.

  • James Estrin profiles sports photographer Chang Lee of the New York Times in An Olympic Feat: Seeing Pictures Before They Happen, which about sums it up. "If you see the picture with your own eyes, it's too late," Lee said.
  • Greenberg and Reznicki are licking their lips as The Highsmith vs. Getty Saga Begins. "This is to a lawyer very much like it would be for a person who hasn't had a decent meal in months setting his/her eyes upon an endless Las Vegas buffet."
  • "During my many years of Web publishing, there have been two groups of loyalists that I've had to be aware of: Mac users and Pentax shooters," Derrick Story confides in The Genius That Is Pentax. With his return to film photography, he has seen the Pentax light. It's about the glass.
  • Robert O'Toole used a Sigma 18-300mm DC Macro Contemporary zoom on his Alaska Brown Bear Photo Tour. "Early one morning, a mother bear decided to walk right around our group passing just a few feet away," he writes. "I positioned myself at the edge of the group to act as a human buffer as she walked right past us, so close that we needed only about 50mm in focal length to capture her." Not sure "capture" is the word I would use in bear territory.

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