Recommended reading

2018 is settling into its groove. This blog has been in its groove for years. If you’ve read it for a while, you know: if I’m sharing the best stuff I read around the blogosphere all week, it must be Saturday.

Kate Wagner tells the history of the noise all around you. Because before civilization, before industrialization, the world was pretty quiet. Read Looking Around – On Sound (Part 1): Noise

Here’s a good tutorial about how to scan film negatives with a DSLR, from dspaedtRead How to Scan Film Negatives using a DSLR

This week’s camera reviews and experience reports:


6 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Dan Cluley says:

    The film scanning post looks interesting. I picked up a set of extension tubes to try this last year, and had pretty good success with some old 126 negatives. If I decide to do more, will probably put together a setup similar to his to hold everything in alignment.

  2. Heide says:

    Kate Wagner’s piece is fascinating — she has me thinking about noise in a whole new way. And the tutorial on scanning negatives with a digital SLR? GENIUS. Thank you for two fantastic (useful, informative) reads, Jim.

  3. Jim,

    Thanks for the mention. I appreciate it. I cut my negatives (35mm) in 5 frames per strip. Once I’m in the grove I can load, prep & “scan” each strip in about 3 minutes. The largest amount of time I spend is cropping each image in Lightroom. If I develop 2 36 exposures rolls it can be a drag to move through each scanned negative and crop it.


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