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21 October 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 the Blue Angels, Nikon Small World, Vitruvian Woman, The Hampton Album, Robin Hinsch, the Sony RX100 VII, iPad sidecar, Hogan, Kasson, cold weather, trends and CT scanners.

  • Scott Kelby was Shooting the Blue Angels at the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Airshow with the International Society of Aviation Photographers. He used a Canon 200-400mm f4 with a built-in 1.4 tele-extender but didn't use the tele-extender and often had to zoom back to 200-300mm from 400mm.
  • Alan Taylor presents 21 photos of the Winners of Nikon Small World 2019.
  • Harold Davis's Vitruvian Woman celebrates the quincentennial of the death of Leonardo da Vinci with a female version of da Vinci's well-known Vitruvian Man.
  • Miss Rosen presents a selection of the 159 images in The Hampton Album, Frances Benjamin Johnston's record of African-American history after the Civil War. The work is available in a book edited by MoMA curator Sarah Meister titled Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album.
  • Robin Hinsch hopes "to incite the viewers to gain insight into their inner life" with this SAPAD project shot in eastern Europe.
  • Ryan Longnecker reviews the Sony RX100 VII.
  • Derrick Story takes A Look at Using Your iPad in Sidecar Mode for Photos Editing. He likes it.
  • Thom Hogan looks at The Canon/Nikon 'Solution', listing the full-frame and APS-C line-ups for each manufacturer as we head toward Black Friday and the holiday season. The sleeper, he adds, might just be the Nikon 7500, which can be had refurbished for $600.
  • Jim Kasson sums up his recent, extended tests of Camera Resolution and 4K Viewing. He concludes a 24-Mp camera is sufficient for 4K viewing.
  • In Staying Warm While Photographing in Cold Conditions, Lloyd Chambers lists the clothing he relies on when the temperature dips below freezing. The catch is it has to be light enough to pack on energic hikes to his preferred locations.
  • In At the Risk of Losing Your Customers..., Ming Thein speculates on the cost of manufacturers following the "current trends" in the industry. He's talking about camera manufacturers but for added amusement pretend it's not Canon, Nikon, etc. he's reflecting on but Apple, Google, etc. Does his argument hold up for smartphones?
  • New Airport Hand Luggage Scanners Will Destroy Unprocessed Film, Kosmo Foto warns. LAX has installed CT scanners that will fog unexposed film on their high-does single scan. Request a hand inspection if you see one of these.

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