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7 December 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 the Rokinon 50mm AF FE, narrative, DxOMark lens recommendations and the Nikonians Photography Awards.

  • Roger Cicala takes An Inside Look at the Rokinon 50mm AF FE Autofocus Lens. Sony FE lenses are expensive and autofocus mechanisms are not a place to economize so the question was how the inexpensive Rokinon would measure up. "No, it's not built like a tank," Roger finds. "But it is built like a small, efficient, well-constructed lens."
  • Grant Scott asks Why is narrative such a difficult concept for young photographers to master?. "Because it is a concept that they are unaware of," he suggests, "pushed to the back of the educational queue in favor of technical skills, post-production proficiency and other photographic aspects." The end.
  • Shopping for a lens? DxOMark lens recommendations are specific not only to individual camera bodies, but to category of lens. DxOMark offers separate lists for prime and zoom lenses, and rate wide-angle, standard and telephoto versions separately.
  • The first ever Nikonians Photography Awards will award three winners and 25 finalists prizes that include $10,000 in camera gear, online learning programs and exposure to a global audience.

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