Recommended reading

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💻 Do you struggle with cravings you’d rather not? Feeling like you need that cocktail after work? That bowl of ice cream before bed? Wish you could let them go? Learn how your dopamine system works, and work it. Brett & Kate McKay have the straight dope. Read How to Do a Dopamine Reset

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Nikon F3, 35mm f/2.8 AI Nikkor, Kodak T-Max P3200, 2020

💻 More feelgood-chemical hacking for you: a phrase that, if you implement it, can help you avoid depression and break out of anxiety. Randall Bennett wants you to clean your office. (I wrote a related post years ago; read it here.) Read “Just clean the office:” Get out of the depression / anxiety spiral with a mantra

📷 Johnny Martyr shares his considerable experience shooting ISO 3200 b/w films like Kodak T-Max P3200. I’m grateful for his advice because I like the look he gets from these films and I’d like to be able to get it too. Read There’s More To Shooting 3200 Speed Film

📷 Here’s a late-1960s 35mm SLR from Germany, the Zeiss-Ikon Icarex 35 CS. Mike Eckman reviews it. Read Zeiss-Ikon Icarex 35 CS (1968)

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10 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Eckman’s article certainly worth a read. When I was in high school, I lived in. Milwaukee, a throughly German city, and my pro camera shop had all the Leica literature and examples, as well as examples of the Icarex and Contarex, a camera so cool, it had 35mm interchangeable backs! I remember sitting in study hall going through those lush brochures. Japanese stuff was certainly exiting, but we lusted after those German lenses. For a while, after my Praktina FX, and before my Miranda Sensorex, I had a Praktica Super TL, a pretty rough camera, but with German lenses that held there own against my pals Pentaxes, Petris, and Minoltas.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Sounds a lot like buying a mediocre receiver but outstanding speakers!

  2. seatacphoto1951 Avatar

    The Lenten Season has a practical purpose as well.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Which article does this comment refer to?

      1. seatacphoto1951 Avatar

        Fasting is a major component of Lent. Your reference to ‘How to do a Dopamine reset’ discussed fasting in context with Dopamine reset.

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          Oh, awesome. Yes, this post was definitely timely given the season.

  3. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    BTW, nice first page picture…the Sunday comics section are always recommended reading!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m experimenting with using photos in the grid. I forgot I’d done it for this post!

  4. Bryan C Avatar

    I always enjoy your links. Thank you.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You are most welcome!

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