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💻 Geraldine DeRuiter reflects on how most men are more confident when they’re wrong, than most women are when they’re right. Read The Power of Self-Doubt

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

💻 H. J. McCracken was fortunate to watch a satellite be launched into orbit from Kennedy Space Center. He tells his story. Read On seeing the Euclid launch

📷 There’s been a kerfluffle over film name trademarks recently. matt summarizes it all well and concisely. Read The CineStill “Controversy”

📷 Mike Eckman thought the Samoca 35 III had middling specs, but he got some really terrific images from it. Read Samoca 35 III (1955)

📷 I own a 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor lens for my Nikon AF SLRs and DSLRs. I was pleased to see a comprehensive review of this lens from Martin M.H. Read Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

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10 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. matt Avatar

    Wow, thanks for including my piece on CineStill, Jim.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It was a good piece!

      1. matt Avatar

        Glad you thought so.
        I knew it wasn’t the popular-opinion side of the issue, but no one else I’ve seen has brought an unemotional response to the discussion.
        I appreciate your reading.
        Cheers, Jim.

  2. tbm3fan Avatar

    Some great recommendations this week. I had already seen Mike Eckman’s story on the Samoca 35 since I have a nice little one. The story about CineStill and those complaining tell me they must be the younger crowd. Don’t understand the law as it applies and we don’t care about no stinkin’ patent because we have a right to it.

    I will forward on the story about self doubt as it works for both the wife and husband. The wife I have known for 35 years starting as a very smart 17 year old high school patient. Was a attorney working on special projects with people very high up (males) in two tech companies before leaving the corporate world. The husband, is a born and bred New Yorker, who him and I get along like brother New Yorkers. The catch there is wife is Chinese heritage and he is Italian heritage. Can’t wait to hear their take. As an Irish guy I’m glad I took Spanish in high school.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      How do you see their heritages playing out in this confidence dance?

      1. tbm3fan Avatar

        Actually I see the confidence part for her and the Italian language part to entertain him. I know both her parents who were at high levels in their respective fields so I don’t think she would have had doubts about herself. I’m curious if she saw it at play around her.

  3. Doug Vaughn Avatar
    Doug Vaughn

    I was fortunate enough to see the final space shuttle launch 12 years ago. Our kids graduated high school one year apart, and we promised them a joint vacation wherever they wanted to go, up to and including Europe. Much to my chagrin, they chose Disney World. Ugh!

    The upside was the shuttle launch schedule coincided with our trip, and we made the long detour (very very early) that morning. We weren’t VIP level, so we had to watch from Titusville 5 miles away. I was afraid it would be like watching a hockey game from the cheap seats (yep, did that a few times) where ants are skating somewhere in the canyon below. The launch was incredible, and as he wrote, the brightness of the rockets igniting was like nothing I’ve seen, even from our distant post.

    My short-term disappointment was thinking we must have been too far away to hear the noise. What hadn’t occurred to me is it would take nearly a minute to reach us. Wow! When it did, the ground shook beyond my wildest expectations. My advice is to wake up as early and drive as far as you need to if you ever have the chance to see a launch in person. It’s worth almost any amount of effort.

    One final piece to the story. During my senior year of high school, our physics class (all 8 of us from a small private Christian school) took a field trip to Edwards AFB to see the landing of the space shuttle on its second mission. This was historic because it was the first time the same craft had returned to space. I feel fortunate to have been present for bookends of historic shuttle flights roughly 30 years apart.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’ve had quite a Space Shuttle experience then!

  4. seatacphoto1951 Avatar

    I am going to shoot my 28, 50, and 85 1.8G lenses in the coming weeks on the F100 to see how they perform.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I look forward to seeing your photos!

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