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💻 Once upon a time, the full-sized rear-wheel-drive American automobile ruled the streets. But it became increasingly irrelevant, and finally died. Paul Niedermeyer looks at one of the last of that breed, and tells some of the story. Read Curbside Classic: 1994 Chevrolet Caprice – The Sun Sets On GM’s Big RWD Cars

Nikon F2AS, 55mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkor, Kodak Gold 400 (expired), 2014

💻 I was among the first to stream Netflix, when it was a brand new service. I think we’re seeing the golden era of streaming come to an end. Nick Gerlich writes about one sign of the golden era’s passing: advertising increasingly appearing in streaming programming. Read The Ad Man Cometh

📷 If you want the best look from film, use fresh film, and then develop it right away. Mike Johnston explores what happens the longer you wait to develop your film. Read Charles Daniels and Latent Image Deterioration with Film

📷 Mike Eckman looks at the Petri Color 35, a late 1960s 35mm camera that was very compact. Read Petri Color 35 (1968)

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  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Interesting blog spot about processing film shortly after development. I think for most of my career, the film I shot was processed within a day of shooting, so I would consider the greater majority of my stored negatives having been processed at optimal time. Altho I still own all my tanks and processing accouterment, my current tiny apartment on a major highway, which no matter how often I clean leads to soot and dust all over in just a few hours, and well as being “tiny”, makes processing near impossible. As there are no conventional processing labs any longer in my town, and the idea of sending film someplace for processing, only financially reasonable in quantity, I end up with exposed but unprocessed film sitting around for months. I’ve already tossed exposed film after a few months, where I didn’t think the subject photographed was worth bothering with for the reduced image quality.

    As much as I dislike digital, and don’t care to use it, especially in retirement and not actually “selling” a photographic service, it definitely favors the person with a lack of local analog services!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I had a place like that once, no matter what I did the dust and dirt would accumulate prodigiously. It was massively frustrating.

      How do you scratch your photographic itch without a good way to develop film?

      1. Andy Umbo Avatar
        Andy Umbo

        I recently got together with a guy I used to manage in one of my corporate studio jobs, and he told me he was looking to rebuy some 4X5 sheet film equipment for personal work (he’s way younger than me and still shoots digital professionally). It started me thinking, and revisiting an idea I had years ago about divesting myself of almost everything I had (including darkroom enlarger and tanks, etc.) except my old Deardorff, and tray processing a few sheets here and there when the “jones” hits me…possibility…

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