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💻 Social media is a mixed blessing that, when not used wisely, can be a net detractor from your life. brandib has some thoughts on the matter. Read Choose Wisely: Social Media Can Be Friend or Foe

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Nikon Nikomat FTn, 50mm f/2 Nikkor H-C, Arista Premium 400, 2015

💻 The better you know yourself, the better you can leverage your attributes to make a life that is satisfying and interesting. Johanna Rothman give some tips as to how. Read How Can You Use What’s Remarkable About You to Create an Even Better Life?

💻 Same-day and one-hour film processing became a thing in the late 1970s. Tiny Fotomat huts appeared in strip malls across America promising fast prints. Digital killed off Fotomats, of course. But many of the small buildings still stand, many abandoned. Khanh Ng has collected a bunch of photos of them. Read 30 Amazing Photographs of Abandoned and Shuttered Fotomat Film Kiosks

📷 Michael Lopp (who writes as Rands) spent 30 seconds playing with Photoshop’s new generative fill feature. From a partial photo of a bicycle, it did a credible job of figuring out what the rest of the bicycle looks like. Read Generative Fill

📷 For J. R. Smith, his third Nikon F finally did the trick for him. It has the plain, unmetered prism head, which makes this camera look like the classic it is. Read The Nikon F – Third Time’s The Charm

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11 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. AndyUmbo Avatar

    Nice view of the Nikon F. I actually owned many in the past, and at the beginning, always hand metered. Most of the studios I worked for at the beginning of my career had these, as everyone hand metered. It DOES look like what a 35mm should be.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I want an F with the unmetered prism! I’d love to have one of those prisms for my F2s as well.

      1. Andy Umbo Avatar
        Andy Umbo

        It used to be, and I’m talking back in the late 80’s, that the F standard prism, by itself, was so rare, It cost more than a decent F body with no prism. I have no idea what they cost now, or if it’s even still a “thing”. The plain F2 prism, was cheaper.

  2. brandib1977 Avatar

    Thanks for the share Jim!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      My pleasure as always!

  3. brineb58 Avatar

    As usual, great reads … I especially like the Fotomat one!!!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You are most welcome!

  4. Kodachromeguy Avatar

    Fotomats? I do not recall seeing one in at least a decade. Maybe the ones in my area were demolished. I’ll start looking.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Most were I think. I have seen 2 or 3 in the last decade.

  5. Steve Mitchell Avatar

    I agree on social media….I think the positives just outweigh the negatives but curating is required…

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      If Facebook shares were not such a good source of traffic to my blog, I’d be sorely tempted to be done with social media forever.

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