Creating art with that splendidly elaborate gadget known as the typewriter is nothing new. Just ask Hemingway or Orwell. But this beautifully hacked 1937 Underwood Standard takes things to an entirely different realm.
Impelled by a need to support emoji characters, Mozilla, Adobe, Microsoft, and Google are working to standardize technology for showing fonts that aren't just black and white.
The third-party lensmaker's new supertelephoto won't cost much more than an earlier 200-500mm model with no image stabilization.
Lenses with 16-300mm and 28-300mm zoom ranges could appeal to travel photographers and others who want an all-in-one design.
While it's not cheap, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 lens provides great value for the money.
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Adobe tucks in HDR editing and lens correction features that apparently didn't make the cut for Lightroom 4.0. Also: a high-profile Aperture user threatens to defect after feeling left in the dark.
When it ships, the new lens will offer long-range sports and wildlife shooters some new competition, but it's not as fast a supertele as some rivals.
The general-purpose zoom lens costs about $100 more than Canon's equivalent, but Sigma thinks its image quality means the lens is worth the extra money.
The new lens, part of Sigma's high-end "art" product line, will ship in November, but its true competitiveness won't be known until Sigma reveals its price.
This week, we painted using an old typewriter, rested our weary heads on a pillow headset, and starting saving up for our trip to balmy Kepler 22-b.