Recommended reading

Spring is here, ah, spring is here! Life is skittles and life is beer! It doesn’t hurt that it’s Saturday and time for my weekly roundup of good blog posts.

πŸ’» There are three basic approaches to life, says N. S. Palmer. I’m really good at the first way, but I’d like to move more to the second and third ways because they seem a lot less crabby. Read Three Ways to Live

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Canon PowerShot S95, 2019.

πŸ’» If you follow the news at all, you know a trade war is heating up between the US and China. Ray Dalio, writing for LinkedIn, explains how American and Chinese culture are driving the behavior of these two large powers. Read The Ideological War of Comparable Powers in a Small World

πŸ’» There are two ghost towns at the Indiana Dunes of Lake Michigan: City West and Baileytown. Challenger Tom visits them with his camera. Read Ghost Town Tuesday: The Ghost Towns of Indiana Dunes National Park and State Park

πŸ“· Kurt Munger reviews the Hedren Weekender, the 110 camera that’s also a flashlight, an alarm clock, and a radio. Seriously. And it takes pretty good pictures. Read Hedren Weekender Review

πŸ“· Ming Thein uses super-high-end gear all the time. But when he tried Nikon’s new entry-level D3500 DSLR, which you can buy anywhere with a lens for just $400, he found it to be a capable performer — all the camera most people need, and almost all the camera even the pros need. Read In praise of crappy hardware


7 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Aashutosh jha Avatar

    Nice post

  2. Reinhold Graf Avatar

    Ming Thein (I guess it’s not Thien) and Robin Wong have a great blog about photography and all the interesting things around this theme. I like their website since years ;)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks for checking my spelling of Thein’s name! His blog often has thoughtful, interesting posts.

  3. tbm3fan Avatar

    Well if I were in the market for a digital SLR I would have to consider that Nikon. Consider? Why it would be the only choice since I can’t see any reason whatsoever to spend even $1000 on a digital SLR ever. I’ll stay with film and my Canon G9 and Minolta 7D both obtained used very cheaply. Maybe I am just cheap but I simply can’t see it for today’s cameras.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You can go far with that G9.

      When I wanted a DSLR I bought a used Pentax K10D. It’s good enough for my purposes.

  4. kurt munger Avatar

    Thanks for the link Jim!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re welcome!

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