Recommended reading

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๐Ÿ’ป Memory and knowledge of our past is such a tricky thing, and so prone to error. Derek Sivers tells a personal story that illustrates. Read The past is not true

Linz am Rhein
Pentax IQZoom 170SL, Kodak T-Max 100, Rodinal 1+50, 2023

๐Ÿ’ป J. R. Smith shares a photo he made of a tree tunnel — and tells a story of a coastal treasure it leads to. Read One Photograph The Cypress Tree Tunnel

๐Ÿ“ท Basic 50mm lenses seem to be overlooked these days. That’s why it was refreshing to read Alex Luyckx‘s review of the terrific 50mm f/1.8 Canon EF. Read Optical Review Blog No. 43 โ€“ Canon Lens EF 50mm 1:1.8

๐Ÿ“ท 1970s SLRs not made by the Big Three (Nikon, Canon, Pentax) can seem strange. Especially those from brands with the least name recognition. But Eric Jason considers one, the GAF L-CM, and declares it wonderful. Read GAF L-CM

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6 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. tbm3fan Avatar

    Have been past that station at Point Reyes since first visiting Point Reyes in 1977 and thereafter. So they too are there on Saturday just like ex-Navy radio enthusiasts are on the USS Hornet using her radio equipment keeping Morse Code alive.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Glad there are die hards still doing it!

  2. JR Smith Avatar

    It is always an honor to be mentioned in Jim Grey’s Saturday Recommended Reading!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re welcome!

  3. David Avatar

    Finally got the chance to go back to basics with a BASIC 50 MM f1.8 Nikon “E” Series [old] lens that I received in a Nikon Film kit my brother gave me for my birthday. This puts my D3100 in a full manual mode, have to choose EVERYTHING. This is a nice piece of Glass, much faster than the Kit Zoom lenses, which seem to be F4.5 to F5.6 or so.
    It takes me back to my film days, with the advantage that I can see what I just shot and adjust on the fly.
    Tempted to put some “Fresh” film in my F4004 or the the N60 and give it another try!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I shot my 50/1.8 Series E recently myself! It’s a good lens.

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