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Recommended reading

A few blog posts, good ones I found in the dusty corners of the Internet, from the week just gone by.

💻 It is said that kids today aren’t willing to work hard. Jim Klein found a couple of kids who disprove that theory by flipping luxury cars, i.e., buying them in iffy condition and restoring them cosmetically and mechanically, and selling them for a nice profit. Read Curbside Mechanics — The Kids Are Alright

💻 The news has always been depressing but lately it makes you feel like there’s no hope, like you’re powerless to do anything about it. N.S. Palmer says it’s true, you can’t do anything about it — but you’re still quite fortunate, and you can model the behavior you want to see in the world. Read What You Can Do About the World

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Nikon N90s, 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor, Ilford HP5 Plus, 2019.

📷 120 film still has frame numbers printed on its backing paper mostly so old box Brownies can still use it. Modern medium-format cameras don’t need the frame numbers. This unnamed author laments a manufacturing defect at Kodak that imprinted those useless-to-him numbers onto a bunch of his images. Read Browniegate: In hoc signo vinces

📷 August is Argus camera month (Argust, the fans all say). Mike Eckman reviews, and tells the history of, one of the funniest-looking Arguses of them all, the C44R. Read Argus C44R

📷 Richard Haw not only reviews the mouth-watering Nikon 35mm f/1.4 Ai-S Nikkor lens, he gives great usage tips and describes how to disassemble it for common repairs. Goldang, now I want one of these! But I’m certainly too cheap to buy one. Read Repair: Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 Ai-S

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11 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Kevin Thomas says:

    By strange coincidence, this years selection for my celebration of Argust is a recently acquired C44R. Too bad the selenium meter doesn’t work… yet.

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  2. Thank you for always giving us such a great variety. I just read the N.S. Palmer piece and it’s exactly what I needed. I have been struggling lately with how torn we have become and my recent realization that so many of my friends and neighbors are showing their true colors as bigots and selfish humans. Thank you for sharing this thought provoking piece! It affirms how I try to live my life and articulates what I want to say so well that I just shared it on Facebook. Have a great day!

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  3. I had an Argus C44R in the ’80s. Didn’t use the exposure meter, as it was cumbersome, but it was quite a good camera. I have a very sharp black & white print around here somewhere that I would post if I could find it and knew how to post to comments. :o)

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    • Unfortunately you can’t post images directly to comments! But if you upload it to a space you own (e.g., Flickr or your personal site) and paste the URL in a comment the photo itself should show right up here.

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