In recent photography news, William Optics from Taiwan has posted a Kickstarter project to make a flatfield Petzval lens which claims to be the world's sharpest 250mm lens. Cough up $648 to get in on the campaign! The FAA has announced that as of February 25th, all consumer drones must have the registration number posted on the outside of the drone. Camera Rescue, a Finnish company, has preserved 46,000 analog cameras and intends to save 100,000 for future generations. Kosmo Foto has announced the release and are taking pre-orders for a new mono 120 B&W film.
Jim recently returned from a trip to the western Florida Everglades with the Pinellas Friends of Florida Master Naturalists, which Jim is the Vice-President. The group toured many locations which are not only off the beaten path, but are not necessarily open to the public. If you are interested in more information about the Florida Master Naturalist program - check out the following website: http://www.masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/