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26 June 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 (somewhat curmudgeonly) look at yoga masters, 35mm lenses, the Leica M10, review sites and colors at twilight.

  • In Capturing Inner Light in Photos of Yoga Masters, Evelyn Nieves wonders, "When did yoga get so big?" When Baby Boomers started suffering arthritis, that's when. She presents 20 portraits (or so) from Francesco Mastalia's new book Yoga: The Secret of Life that will not make you feel like standing on your head. They're all wet collodion images (although they all look like sepia presets on Lensbaby captures to us).
  • Reacting to the announcement of that hefty Milvius 35mm, Mike Johnston polled his readers on The Best 35mm Lens. Quite a variety with a few lovely sample shots, too. (We're partial to our manual focus 35mm Nikkor f2.8, actually.)
  • Joey Miller's Review of the Leica M10 admits, "Like all Leica cameras, the Leica M10 isn't exactly practical for the average shooter." He likes the smoother rangefinder mechanism but not the awkward ISO dial you have to pull up to set.
  • Kirk Tuck, in contrast, has stopped believing in test and review sites. "I find there's no substitute to living with a camera for a sustained period of time in order to understand it on a more holistic, even visceral, level," he explains. "Most of the current cameras can only be assessed as part of a system."
  • Derrick Story suggests Using Complementary Colors at Twilight, a nice tip. He does it by changing the White Balance setting for night shots.

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