Here are the blog posts I enjoyed most this week.
John Smith writes a paean to the Pentax Spotmatic, a fine all-mechanical 35mm SLR. Read Simple Joy
Good logos are hard to design. Aaron Renn praises one that the founder of a craft distillery in Indiana created for goods made in Indiana. Check it out here. Read Best “Made in Indiana” Logo Ever
Nathan Kontny encourages you to just keep making what you make. You probably suck at telling what’s good and what’s not. But if you make less, you’ll make less of what’s good. So make more. Read Peaked?
A classic roadster, funny hats, and a hand gesture are what made this photo stand out for Mike Johnston. It’s by Ruth Orkin, who he profiles briefly. Read Random Excellence: Ruth Orkin
Mike Connealy made some street shots of New York City’s Chinatown in the 1960s, and shares some of them on his blog this week. They’re well seen and well composed. Read Redoing the Past
I’m a tightwad and I have some anti-Leica prejudice (as I explained here). But Steve Karsten, writing for Japan Camera Hunter, explains when it’s important to open the wallet and get over petty prejudices. Read Lessons in Life (or Searching for the Right Rangefinder)
Film-camera reviews and experience reports:
- Leica M4-2 (Paul Lovell)
- Ricoh FF-90 Super (Mike Eckman)
- Yashica TL Electro X (Peggy Anne)
- Praktica BCA Electronic (Peggy Anne)