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Recommended reading

I’m not sure what happened, but this never published on Saturday as I thought I had it scheduled to. So enjoy this unusual Monday edition of Recommended Reading.

📷 Alex Luyckx reviews the Polaroid 600 black-and-white film. I’ve shot the SX-70 version of this film and like it a lot. Read Film Review Blog No. 85 – Polaroid Black & White 600

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Pentax Spotmatic F, 35mm f/3.5 SMC Takumar, Kodak ProImage 100, 2021

📷 This could be the perfect article for me to share here. Mark O’Brien traveled US 23 end to end, and shot film all the way through his screw-mount Pentax Spotmatics with a 35mm lens. Read The Takumar Trek Part 2

📷 It looks like Nikon might be exiting the (D)SLR business after more than 60 years. There’s valid criticism out there of the reporting on this. Nikon itself says that these reports are just speculation. Bellamy Hunt offers an analysis, and agreement that the DSLR’s time is coming to an end. Read Nikon axing SLRs

📷 Mike Eckman reviews the Franka Rolfix II, an attractive folding camera for 120 film. Read Franka Rolfix II (1954)

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4 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Greg Clawson says:

    Jim, I wondered what happened. You post so consistently, that when you don’t I wonder if everything is ok. I am glad it was just a software glitch, I bet you know a guy who can fix it. 😀

  2. I know many birding photographers who use DSLRS with long lenses. Animal photographers use similar units. But otherwise, who wants to carry the bulk and mass? And there are millions of used cameras on the market. So who are the customers for brand new DSLRS? I can understand why they will discontinue most models.

    P.S, I know several birders who switched to Olympus micro 4/3. They just did not want to carry hulking “full frame” any more for no obvious optical benefits.

    • Good point. I’m enjoying my Nikon Df, but sometimes I don’t bring it along because it’s huge. I own heavier film SLRs but none larger.

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