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💻 John Wreford is a world-traveling photographer who’s had endless fascinating conversations with strangers he encounters. But it’s sitting in silence with strangers that affects him the most deeply. Read Sitting in Silence with Strangers

So the Blind May See
Pentax ES II, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Takumar, Arista Premium 400, 2015

💻 I love to know the back stories behind arcane things. Remember station wagons of yore, slathered in a fake wood veneer down the side? That veneer was a vinyl film called Di-Noc, and it’s still in production today (by 3M). George Frencz tells the history. Read The History of Di-Noc

💻 When life deals you a cruel blow, how do you respond internally so you can move forward? Johanna Rothman advises you to choose realistic optimism. Read What Meaning Do You Make When You Hear “Things Will Be Okay?”

📷 Stephen Dowling writes a fantastic review of the Pentax ES II on its 50th anniversary. He includes some personal stories of using an ES II to document rock bands, including how he and Brian May of Queen geeked out over their ES IIs. Read Pentax ES II review

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2 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    The Pentax ES II is a beautiful thing….

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I liked, but did not love, mine. It chewed through the four SR44 batteries it required. Dowling’s review mentions that this is a known, and repairable, fault. I didn’t know that at the time, and gave my ES II to another collector. It turns out I like my Spotmatic F slightly more than the ES II, so I’m choosing to be content.

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