Recommended reading

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Happy Halloween to you! I say that, but frankly this holiday is just not my thing. I’m relieved that I’m still working from home thanks to COVID-19 — every year at work, someone gets the bright idea to have a costume contest. No thanks. But not this year! If you enjoy this holiday, however, more power to you!

Yashica Electro 35 GSN, Kodak Tri-X, 2018

💻 I love it when Ken Levine, who was a writer on M*A*S*H, Cheers, and other TV shows, tells stories from his time as a radio disc jockey. For many years his air name was Beaver Cleaver. He tells how that came to be — and how well it was received. Read Weekend Post

💻 If you, like me, rely on networking to stay connected in your industry and help you find career opportunities, you might also be struggling to maintain and grow your network during the pandemic. Brian Schuster has some excellent tips for how to network while we’re all mostly stuck at home. Read A Strategy for Networking in the Pandemic Era

💻 I avoid politics here, but this take on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination (and confirmation this week) to the Supreme Court is so interesting I had to share it. John Gruber thinks that it would have been advantageous to Trump to wait until after the election to fill the seat — but that Mitch McConnell did it anyway for his own reasons. Read McConnell Played Trump

📷 Alex Luyckx reviews Cinestill’s D96 developer. It’s meant for black-and-white motion picture films, but given that so many of those are being stuffed into 35mm cartridges these days it’s useful to have it in the developing arsenal. Read Developer Review Blog No. 10 – Cinestill D96

📷 Dan Cuny reviews the Voigtländer Superb, a 1930s TLR for 120 film that doesn’t follow the usual TLR idiom. Read Voigtländer Superb

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9 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. yuri rasin Avatar

    Have a scary one Jim and cheers for the links!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar


  2. Earth,Sun,Film (Jerome) Avatar

    I have become a huge fan of Cinestill. I laid up a supply of the df96 monobath. It works great with HP5, Tri-X and Ultrafine 100. Recently, I’ve been using the 2-step color process. I was wary of trying color, but the pandemic made it a necessity. So far, the color has been just as easy as the B&W monobath. Now they have another process to try! Great!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It looks like the stuff does fine work. Maybe I’ll try it one day. With the color developer, how are you maintaining proper temperature?

      1. Earth,Sun,Film (Jerome) Avatar

        I use a foot bath/massage with a temp control. Cost less than 50.00, works great.

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          Well! What a great idea. I may steal it, if ever I start doing c41.

  3. Khürt Williams Avatar

    I found no relevance to my work in Brian Schuster’s article.

  4. DougD Avatar

    Happy Halloween! We decided at the last moment to carve a pumpkin, and actually had three small children come around for trick or treats.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Our neighborhood had plenty of trick-or-treaters. I kept the porch light off; I didn’t want to deal with it this year.

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