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17 August 2019

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. This time we look at Mission Carmel, the moon handheld at 600mm, international plug adapters, old photos, GFX 100 eye tests and superheroes.

  • Jonathan Blaustein has published the first part of his Visiting California piece. He's visiting Carmel and takes a five-minute detour to see the Mission (which we featured in a Friday Slide Show.
  • In Lunatic, Mike Johnston takes a shot of a nearly-full moon with a Fujifilm 100-400mm zoom, so he cranked it out to 400mm (600mm) and took the shot. Handheld. "Just blows me away, as we used to say back in the 20th [century]," he writes. The moon looks a little soft in the corners, though.
  • Laurence Norah finds The Best Travel Adapter 2019 among a number of candidates, including voltage converters. And the prices are reasonable.
  • Jason Little lists Three Reasons Why You Should Revisit Your Old Photos. Number Two is a favorite of ours, as you might have guessed from our Friday Slide Shows.
  • Jim Kasson quantifies his tests with GFX 100 Eye Detection AF Accuracy. "I am impressed," he concludes.
  • For extra credit, the Guardian has published Golden Age Superheroes Were Shaped by the Rise of Fascism, the essay American illustrator Art Spiegelman wrote for a Folio Society compilation of Marvel Comics that the company rejected. And while we're on the topic of superheroes, Emma Brockes profiles Megan Rapinoe for the same publication. With three images by Dylan Coulter.

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