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15 March 2021

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 telephotos, the Fujifilm X100V, Robert Capa, the iPhone, Sony a1, Adobe Super Resolution and B&W infrared.

  • In The Power of Long Glass, Joe McNally shows off his 70-200 f2.8 Nikkor, which he calls his favorite portrait lens. "It's a lens worth shouting about.," he writes.
  • Kirk Tuck calls the Fujifilm X100V "a nearly perfect digital version of Canon's much beloved Canonet GIII QL17 mk film, fixed lens, rangefinder camera." He owns two, finding it "the best overall value for my money."
  • Luis de Vega reports Robert Capa'a photo of Shelled Houses in the Spanish Civil War published in 1937 are saving a crumbling property from demolition and finding decent housing for its struggling residents.
  • Mike Johnston shows what he learned with The iPhone as Teacher as he shoots panos and square format images.
  • Kevin Raber has been photographing Wolves With the 200-600mm G Lens and a Sony a1. "One of the big challenges was in many places I had to shoot through a chain-link fence," he writes. "I knew at wider open f-stops, I could possibly get away with this, but I wasn't sure if the AF could do it. It ended up not being an issue, as the lens focused fine."
  • Scott Kelby walks though Photoshop's new Super Resolution feature, which he calls "a game changer." We don't see the Enhance menu on our two ancient systems, so we suspect your GPU must be supported.
  • Jim Kasson takes a closer look at Adobe Super Resolution with a Siemens Star, "which is probably playing to its strengths," he writes. "Good performance. False color essentially eliminated with both of the AI demasicing techniques."
  • Derrick Story is shooting B&W Infrared Photography With an R72 Filter.

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