Recommended reading

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๐Ÿ’ป JP Cavanaugh takes us on a 100-year tour of a song you absolutely have heard many times in your life. You’ll smile and cringe at all the ways it’s been interpreted. Read Button Up Your Overcoat — Or How To Keep An Old Song Perpetually Young

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Nikon F2AS, f/3.5-4.5 35-70mm Zoom Nikkor, Ilford Delta 400, 2014

๐Ÿ’ป When was the last time you rented a movie in a video store? Lots of things once normal in our lives have passed away, and we don’t always remember our last encounters with them. Nick Gerlich reflects. Read Last Dance

๐Ÿ’ป I used to speak German very well. For years there were concepts that I felt I understood more deeply because I could articulate them in German. The language gave me nuance that English lacked for those concepts. My skill in the language has waned from disuse, and with it went those enhanced understandings. Maria Popova explores this concept, with the help of William Godwin. Read William Godwin on the Advantages of the Multilingual Mind

๐Ÿ“ท Ted Smith walked through London at night recently, making long exposures on Ilford Delta 400. He made some stunning images. Have a look. Read The “London by Night” Series — Ilford Delta 400

๐Ÿ“ท We film photographers often fret that our in-home flatbed scanners aren’t nearly as good as an expensive pro scanner. Tom Sebastiano recently scanned a large-format negative on a $20,000 pro scanner and on his $740 flatbed. While the two scans look different, it’s hard to declare a winner. Read Scanning film: The $20K Imacon 949 vs the $740 Epson Perfection V800


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  1. analogphotobug Avatar

    I read Sebastiano’s artcle a few days ago. Realized all the tme and mney I wasted on a recent drum scan after firing up my Epson Perfection V700 to scan the same image. It’s an excellent article!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yes! It makes me feel better about the scans I get from my CanoScan 9000F. I do want to learn how to get better results from color 35mm negs on it though.

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