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20 February 2017

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 unimportance of camera reviews, camera reviews that matter, a Raw file repository and Gassers closing.

  • Om Malik wonders, Do Camera Reviews Even Matter? You can guess where we stand, having written dozens and dozens of them in a previous life and having published none since, nor even linked to any formal reviews.
  • But we still enjoy a real photographer's personal reflections on gear. In One Week With a Decade Old Digital Camera, Derrick Story talks about shooting with a Pentax dSLR he picked up for $51. And in A Year Without New Cameras, Kirk Tuck praises his Sony RX10 III, which he's had for a while, as "the most subversive camera on the market today."
  • Ric Ford pointed to a Raw file repository with 612 entries.
  • Adolph Gasser was Ansel Adams' best man and Adams wasn't the only San Francisco photographer who relied on Adolph Gasser Photography for sales and service. The venerable firm is going out of business after 67 years.

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