Recommended reading

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💻 BrandiB found exactly the kind of local hamburger joint that I love to visit when I’m on the road. If you’re ever in Troy, Ohio, make it a point to visit K’s. Read K’s Hamburger Shop

Black-eyed Susan
Nikon N65, 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6 AF Nikkor, Fujicolor 200, 2012

💻 Marcy Merrill tells a delightful story of a working trip to Alaska she made to be able to afford a new camera, and the interesting people she met along the way. Read RE-PRINTS

📷 It was one of the few final auto-everything film SLRs Nikon made before digital took over, and it was a good performer. I had one; read about it here. Alex Luyckx shares his impressions of the Nikon F65. Read Camera Review Blog No. 152 – Nikon F65

📷 Kodak made the first mass-produced autoexposure camera way back in 1938, believe it or not. It was a folding camera for 620 film called the Super Kodsk Six-20. Mike Eckman has the comprehensive review. Read Super Kodak Six-20 (1938)

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10 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Marcy Merrill’s Junk Store Camera website is a hoot and amazed that there’s still something that fresh on the www!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      She doesn’t post often anymore.

  2. brandib1977 Avatar

    Hey Jim! Thanks for the mention! I hope you make it over to Troy someday.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re most welcome!

  3. Brian Purdy Avatar
    Brian Purdy

    Hey, Jim, thanks for this. I enjoyed. best to you. – Brian.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks Brian!

  4. Kodachromeguy Avatar

    Recall Rollei made a Rolleimagic camera with a similar auto exposure based on a selenium light cell. I wonder if they studied the Kodak mechanism? The only selenium meter auto exposure camera that may still be viable today is the Olympus Trip35.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m struggling to think of another really good selenium-meter camera, so you may be right.

  5. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    I think the Canon 7 had a selenium meter, but I don’t think it was connected to anything for autoexposure…

    1. Kodachromeguy Avatar

      The Canon 7 was a nice rangefinder, but the selenium meter was a convenience feature for the user. It did not control the shutter in any way. The newer Canon 7S with a CDS meter is more modern, but I don’t know if any repair companies can repair those meters, either.

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