Recommended reading

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💻 Scott Aaronson talks about those mid-level bureaucrats who follow the rules because they’re the rules, even when to do so flies in the face of empathetic humanity. Read On blankfaces

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Pentax ME, 55mm f/2 SMC Pentax-M, Kentmere 100, 2017

💻 It’s so hard to take a compliment (unless you’re a narcissist). The Oatmeal explains why. Read Why it breaks your brain to take a compliment

📷 Few new color films are introduced these days, so it’s a big deal when it happens. Stephen Dowling shoots a roll of the new Silberra Color 160 film and shows the results. Read First roll: Silberra Color 160

📷 It’s a Miranda camera because a department store bought the name and slapped it on, but that doesn’t make it a true Miranda camera. Yet arh pronounces it good anyway in his review. Read Miranda MS-2 Super

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6 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. DougD Avatar

    The compliment thing was amusing, my wife cannot take a compliment.

    I try to be straightforward, say thank you and either return a compliment or state a fact.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Ah, you’ve learned how to handle it!

  2. adventurepdx Avatar

    I tried out that Silberra (in the 100 version) and found it “interesting”, though with a definite magenta cast. I wouldn’t mind trying it again, but the lack of availability and high price (more than or equal to Portra) doesn’t make it that likely. Sigh. Guess I’ll be sticking with Kodak…

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m not that drawn to the “alternative” color films because none of them have a look that really grabs me. That’s why I stick with Kodak (and Fuji)!

      1. adventurepdx Avatar

        I’ve never tried any of the alternative color film as they don’t appeal to me right now, but maybe at some point? I don’t think Silberra is “supposed” to be alternative, it just comes out that way. But yeah, until there becomes a viable alternative, I’m sticking with Kodak and Fuji. (And Cinestill and Lomography, which is just Kodak anyway)

  3. […] discovered Silberra the film and Silberra the company while reading Jim Grey’s 7 August Recommended Reading post which linked to Kosmoto’s First roll: Silberra Color 160 experience […]

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