Recommended reading

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πŸ’» I’ve always loved cartoons, and watched them Saturday mornings on the TV networks until I graduated high school. One of my favorites from those last few years I watched them was Dungeons & Dragons, loosely based on the fantasy game. It turns out a blogger I’ve followed forever, Mark Evanier, more or less created the show. He writes about it, and about how he had nothing to do with the series’ week-to-week production, and how getting credit for things works in the industry. Read Today’s Video Link

Nikon Df, 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF Nikkor, 2023

πŸ’» brandib showed us the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, and I needed to get a paper towel to clean up the drool. Read The Grand Hotel of Mackinac Island

πŸ“· Sarah Rizzo is back from a tour of Europe. Despite being a dedicated film shooter, he chose a 13-year-old digital camera to document his trip instead. He explains why in this article. Read The Best Travel Camera Today is a Cheap, Old Digicam

πŸ“· BastianK shares impressions of the Orwo Wolfen Color NC500 film. My impressions from looking at the images is that I’m glad he shot this film so I don’t have to. Read Analogue Adventures – Part 25: Wolfen Color NC500 ECN-2

πŸ“· The Polaroid SX-70 remains a crowning achievement in photography. Dmitri did a deep dive into this camera and writes arguably the authoritative user guide and review of this camera. Read Polaroid SX-70 User Guide and Review

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13 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. brandib1977 Avatar

    I also needed that paper towel. It’s pretty impressive. The sunsets up in that part of the world are magnificent so I hope you two make it there someday. Meanwhile, thanks for the mention!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      The island has been on Margaret’s list for a long time so I’m sure we’ll go.

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        You will be Husband of the Year if you make that happen!

  2. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Best Travel Camera Today is a reminder of what can be done with those older CCD sensors. I still know pros that swear by them vs. CMOS.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Coming soon to a blog near you, a review of an old Kodak digicam with a CCD sensor. Kodak’s CCD digicams delivered stunning color. The early CMOS sensors just didn’t. But they’ve gotten a lot better in recent years.

  3. matt Avatar

    It’s a minor thing, but isn’t the article about the digicam by Sarah Rizzo?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oops! Fixed.

  4. fishyfisharcade Avatar

    I’ve been tempted by the digicam fad, but I have a Ricoh GRIII which, apart from no zoom, does pretty much everything I want from a compact digital camera. I do still have my old Canon Powershot S2 IS bridge camera, and an even older 2MP Fuji Finepix A302, but I’m not sure if they’s cut it any longer. The Powershot can be updated to shoot RAW files though, so who knows. Maybe I should have a play sometime…

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I shoot old digicams when they’re given to me, but I don’t seek them out. So far, the digicam reviews I’ve written have not led to lots of search traffic, unlike the film-camera reviews I’ve written.

  5. seatacphoto1951 Avatar

    I may try a roll of NC500. In the right setting the color palette might work.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      There’s a setting for every color palette, I think,.

  6. tbm3fan Avatar

    $100 for and S90? For real? That is like current used car prices. Hard to believe. I got two S95’s off Goodwill at $35 for the pair and use them today for every thing. Also have a SX160IS which has an even bigger sensor. I brought an S95 to the Philippines over Christmas along with a Canon Z155. My film seemed to do just fine as going through luggage check didn’t register in my mind at the time. All film was 200 and 400 Kodak color.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Holy cow, looks like they go for anywhere from $60 to $200 on eBay! Nuts!

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