Recommended reading

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Happy Independence Day weekend to my US readers!

๐Ÿ’ป Cynthia shares a short essay/meditation on kindness, giving feedback, and power struggles. Read You People

Canon FT QL, 50mm f/1.8 Canon FL, Fujicolor 200, 2013

๐Ÿ’ป I gather that there’s some legal gray area that law enforcement interprets to mean that they can compel you to use Touch ID or Face ID to unlock your iPhone, while they can’t compel you to enter your passcode. Sounds odd to me. But John Gruber offers a simple thing you can do on the fly to disable Touch ID and Face ID so it’s never a problem for you. Read How to Temporarily Disable Face ID or Touch ID, and Require a Passcode to Unlock Your iPhone or iPad

๐Ÿ“ท Would you believe that this is the 50th anniversary of the Olympus OM-1? Crazy. Stephen Dowling commemorates it with a history of that seminal camera, featuring some images by yours truly. Read Olympus OM-1: The small, quiet revolution in SLR design

๐Ÿ“ท Photographer Alex Burke captured the passing of the moon during an eclipse on a single sheet of large-format film. Molly Kate tells the story and shares the stunning image. Read Photographer Captures 2022 Lunar Eclipse on One Sheet of Large Format Film

๐Ÿ“ท Eric Jason reviews the Fuji DL-200, a brick-like 35mm point-and-shoot from 1984 that was the first to bring through-the-lens metering to this kind of camera. Read Fuji DL-200

๐Ÿ“ท Christoph Hille reviews the Canon FT QL, a late-1960s 35mm SLR. I had one years ago and it was a tank! Read The Canon FT QL

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8 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    My brother gave me a Canon FT he got at a resale shop for a dollar…It worked OK, but to make sure, I had Zacks Camera go over it. He said there was more work than I thought, but it now functions fine. When my brother first gave it to me, I picked it up and it just had that perfect “feel” from my college photography days. For a guy that never shot much 35mm, and practically none professionally, I have way too many of these 35mm odds and ends! The joy of nostalgia…

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      These are solid cameras to be sure. I slightly prefer the lighter feel and action of the mid-late 70s and early 80s SLRs. But as electronics crept in of course that means greater risk of bricking with no avenue for repair, especially as the years continue to click by.

  2. Cynthia Avatar

    I am inordinately pleased that you linked to me. Thank you!

    I had the draft of that post sitting around for a couple months. I’d look at it, change a word, shy away from posting it. Finally it felt right.

    It’s such a personal topic for me: I learned my behavior-in-relationships from my parents, and it’s taken years to unlearn.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m pleased to link to your blog!

      This is a topic I think and speak about frequently. I used to have a very blunt manner, and it’s still in me for sure, but I’ve learned how to edit myself and say things in a way that can be received. I wrote about it here:

  3. Peggy Avatar

    Thank you for the wide variety of non-photography links in Recommended Reading. Because of them I have discovered many writers of interest on topics I would otherwise have overlooked.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m so pleased to hear this. Introducing others to new-to-them blogs is one of the reasons I do this!

  4. Kodachromeguy Avatar

    Rollei tried the modular camera approach similar to the original concept of the OM cameras [to be like a small Hasselblad]. But the Rollei 2000 (?), 3001, and 3003 never sold well in USA. They were very expense and plagued with reliability issues. But you could order superb lenses for them. I wonder if any of them still function?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Fascinating – I never knew this.

      Here’s a 3001 that still works:

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