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Recommended reading

💻 Longtime blogger Dan James offers practical, powerful advice for building your own blog through habit. He has the results to prove it: 555 posts on his current blog, with over 100 rough ideas and drafts in the queue. Read How To Write 555 Blog Posts

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Canon PowerShot S80, 2009

📷 Point-and-shoot 35mm cameras are hot right now, and it’s valuable to know which ones are good (since so many aren’t). James Tocchio is on the hunt, and he found one: the Chinon Splash. Read Chinon Splash Review – My Sleeper Point and Shoot of the Year

📷 I have yet to meet an Olympus Stylus-series camera that I didn’t like. Gary at Film Advance reviews the Olympus Stylus Zoom 80 Wide DLX and comes up with much the same conclusion. Read Favorite Cameras: Olympus Stylus Zoom 80 Wide DLX

📷 This week Casual Photophile featured a number of film photographers talking about their favorite lenses. I’m featured in the article with my favorite lens! Read Our Favorite Lenses As Chosen by Your Favorite Camera Geeks

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4 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. A nice collection of articles, as usual. Congratulations on becoming more famouser through Casual Photophile. The photo you chose was also my favourite from your Ireland book.
    I admire writers like you and Dan James who can post something thoughtful every day. I tried it once, a few years(?) ago, but I couldn’t help feeling I was polluting the Internet. I suppose my problem was that I didn’t have anything to focus on.

    • It was lovely of James to ask me to contribute to that fun article. It’s led to a handful of clickthroughs to my blog so it’s not changing my life, but it was fun nonetheless.

      Writing is therapeutic for me, I think I’d be a little less together if I didn’t do it. I’ve built up a good muscle for it and so I just keep exercising it.

  2. tbm3fan says:

    What is my favorite lens? Any lens that can give me a sharp picture. I still leave by the words of my photojournalism teacher who told us when doing portraits for the class to make sure the eye lashes were sharp. I still do that today.

    Now most of those lenses mentioned maybe nice bit too many cost an arm and a leg so I wouldn’t even bother. I’ll stick with my Rokkor, Nikkor, and Takumar lenses acquired 20-40 years ago. I’ll have to check out your Nikkor 35mm f2.8 which I have in a bag. So many lenses and so few months.

    • That was my one thing with that article, how many people chose rarified air lenses. Good for them, I mean no criticism. But there’s plenty of pedestrian glass that does beautiful work too. I was considering using my dime-a-dozen 50/2 SMC Pentax-M for the article just because it’s great and cheap.

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