Recommended reading

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💻 If you’re an overthinker like me, the very title of David Cain‘s recent post will compel you to click through. Read How to Stop Thinking Too Much

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Canon EOS Rebel S, 35-80mm f/4-5.6 Canon EF, Fujicolor 200, 2016

💻 J. P. Cavanaugh ponders Velveeta, the almost-cheese by Kraft. He even researched this stuff’s history! It’s been around for 104 years. Read The Velveeta Century

📷 Alex Luyckx reviews the Canon EOS 3000, an entry-level auto-everything SLR. He correctly points out that cameras like this are fantastic for breaking into film photography. You can get them for peanuts and they are easy to use. Read Camera Review Blog No. 149 – Canon EOS 3000

📷 At the other end of the Canon SLR spectrum is the pro-level New F-1, a manual and mechanical camera. Alyssa Chiarello puts one through its paces. Read The Canon New F-1

📷 Bob Janes picked up a used Konica Autoreflex T3 (see my review of this great camera here) and it needed repair. He walks us through the repair step by step. Read Baby’s in Black – Swapping Body Plates on the Konica Autoreflex T3

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9 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. brandib1977 Avatar

    I was forced to learn how to quiet my inner voice when my last relationship ended. That voice was busy day and night picking apart every random conversation, look, and choice from the previous eight years. It was a little like being held at gun point by an escapee from a mental institution and I knew it wasn’t healthy. Luckily, I got pretty good at controlling it.

    The Velveeta story and talking grilled cheese reminds me of a sandwich I sometimes get at a local diner. It’s a veggie stuff grilled cheese made with mozzarella and stuffed with sautéed diced green peppers, onions and tomatoes. And how I’m hungry….

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I would think smoked provolone would be good in grilled cheese. Now I want to try it!

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        Take a picture so you’ll have an excuse to let us know how it goes.

  2. tbm3fan Avatar

    I’m going to hazard a guess that JP is a tad younger than me. Therefore it may surprise him that I have never tasted Velveeta which would be because my mother never bought it. I’ll take his word for it and continue making my grilled cheese sandwich with sharp cheddar cheese, thank you.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’ve eaten very little Velveeta in my time as we were a straight American cheese household when I was a kid, and I switched to real cheese as an adult.

  3. tbm3fan Avatar

    As for the F-1. I have two F2’s, one XK, and one LX acquired many years ago. As for Canon my FTb works quite well using the same FD lenses. Besides once you get a look at what that camera goes for just at an auction, not a BIN, you might choke a bit.

    1. Andy Umbo Avatar
      Andy Umbo

      TBM…traded away my FTb’s in 2000, although I loved them, and also loved the breech-lock lenses better than the newer stuff, they seemed more “robust”. Now I have an FT, that my brother found at a church shop for a dollar (and I paid almost 200 bucks to rebuild), and it gives me that “beginning of my career, 1970’s” fit and feel…

      You should know that in the late 90’s, Canon still had a factory repair station in Chicago, and I brought my FTb’s in for a CLA. When I went to pick them up, a Japanese national from the home company came out from the back, and told me in broken English, that these were some of the best, most dependable cameras Canon ever made, and don’t give them up…wish I would have taken his advice!

    2. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m afraid to look. Not long ago the FT/FTb were great bargains of film photography.

      1. tbm3fan Avatar

        Actually the price you don’t want to look at is for the F-1.

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