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It’s Saturday, and time for my regular roundup of all the blog posts I read and liked that were published this week.

๐Ÿ’ป Google is now far less a search engine than an advertising engine. Organic search results are increasingly being pushed farther and farther down the page, says Ben Thompson with some data to back it up. That’s not a good thing for independent small-time sites like mine. Read The Google Squeeze

Yashica-12, Spiratone Close-Up Kit, Kodak Tri-X, Rodinal 1+50, 2019.

๐Ÿ“ท Hamish Gill takes a look at the Pentax MX, which for a while was the finest Pentax SLR you could buy. Read The Pentax MX – My Nuts and Bolts Review

๐Ÿ“ท So many old folding cameras, so little time. Dave Donnelly came upon one called the Balta Baldix and gave it a quick review. Read A 1950s Balda Baldix mini-review

๐Ÿ“ท Gerald Greenwood put some Polaroid Originals film through his SX-70 Sonar recently and got some of the best results I’ve seen on that so-so film. He understood the film’s color palette and simply chose subjects that worked with it. Read Polaroid SX-70 Sonar & My First Pack of Polaroid Originals


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