Camera Reviews

Since almost the beginning of this blog, which started in 2007, I’ve reviewed old film cameras here. As of today, I’ve reviewed 121 of them. I’m working on review #122 now!

Kodak Retina IIc

I’ve redesigned my page that lists every camera review on this blog. If you’re curious, you can check it out here.


Updated: My master list of camera reviews

Film Photography

Right now, Amazon (in the US) has 24-exposure 35mm Fomapan 100 on sale for $2.59 a roll. You have to buy $25 of merchandise from them to get this price — but that can be 10 rolls of this very film. Who knows how long this will last, so if this appeals to you go buy some now here.

Nikon F2AS, 35mm f/2.8 AI Nikkor, Fomapan 100, 2016

Fomapan 100 is a beautiful classic cubic-grain black-and-white film. I find that it tends toward blown highlights, but other film photographers tell me that if I would just process it myself (rather than sending it to a lab) I could control that easily. Check out my review of this film here.

A bargain on Fomapan 100

Collecting Cameras

Just a reminder that I have some film-photo gear for sale on my For Sale page.

Minolta SR-T-101

I’m winding down Operation Thin the Herd, where I’m evaluating each camera in my collection and deciding which stay or go. My aim is to shrink my collection to cameras I’ll use regularly. 

I’m offering some great gear at reasonable prices. Check out my For Sale page to see what’s on offer.

Shipping is free anywhere in North America on all items! I’m happy to ship outside North America for actual shipping cost.

Gear for sale


A couple weeks ago I published a mini-review of the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress. I said there that there was no clean way to embed images from Flickr.

I was wrong. It’s stupefyingly easy. You just paste the Flickr embed code directly into an empty block. The image appears instantly! It also hyperlinks back to the Flickr page from which it came, per Flickr’s terms of service.

Flickr image embedded instantly into WordPress Gutenberg

This is far easier than how we all had to embed Flickr images in any previous WordPress editor. Given that I use Flickr to host my photographs, Gutenberg is making creating posts significantly faster for me!

Embedding Flickr images in the WordPress Gutenberg editor

Film Photography

The first review of my new book, Textures of Ireland, is in, and it’s positive!

Fellow photoblogger Mike Connealy says in his review, “One thing I have particularly enjoyed about both of Jim’s books is the fact that they closely resemble the style and content of his photography blog, Down the Road. The difference, of course, being that one can enjoy the high quality images on paper without the size limitations and unpredictable variability of any online presentation. Whether displayed on paper or on a screen, however, Jim’s stories are always first rate, reflecting his dedication to achieving ever more mastery of image making and narration.”

You can read the full review here.

If you haven’t picked up your copy yet you can do it here. $14.99 + shipping for the paper book, $4.99 for the PDF!

Review of Textures of Ireland


If you tried to buy my new book, Textures of Ireland, this morning and got an error message, I’ve fixed the problem. It was totally my fault. I’m sorry for the frustration!

TexturesOfIrelandIcon Textures of Ireland Book

A copy of my book, Textures of Ireland, printed on demand and mailed to you from

$14.99 plus shipping


If you’d rather buy my book in PDF form, click the PayPal button below. I’ll email you a download link !

Textures of Ireland PDF

A copy of my book, Textures of Ireland, as a PDF — which I will email within 24 hours to the address you provide.



I fixed the order link