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  1. Great X-pectations: Fujifilm X100V

    05 Feb 2020
    The new Fujifilm X100V — Image: Fujifilm Fujifilm’s new products and a look back at the X100 Fujifilm have just announced a slew of new products live from their X Summit 2020 at the House of Photography in London (a sort of Fujifilm experience/concept store in Covent Garden). Most noteworthy…

  2. A New Ortho-doxy: Ilford Ortho Plus 80 35mm Film

    04 Feb 2020
    My first roll of Ilford Ortho Plus 80 Ilford Ortho Plus 80 in 35mm — Image: Ilford Photo Any year which brings brand-new photographic films onto the market in the 21st century is a good year. Over the past 12 months, film photographers were lucky enough to see Kodak Ektachrome…

  3. Ektachrome’s Revival Continues

    29 Jan 2020
    Ektachrome E100 in 120 I came of photographic age at the very end of the analogue era. Sadly, this was during the Great Emulsional Purge that began in the mid-2000s. When I started shooting film, you could easily pick up a MJU-II for less than a pineapple (that’s $50) or—in…

  4. How Samsung Brought My iMac Back to Life

    28 Oct 2019
    It’s often hard to like technology, but I have no qualms loving my iMac. By today’s standards, it is venerable. It’s a late-2012 27” model, meaning it was the first to do away with an optical drive and adopt the super-thin design that’s still current today.  In fact, Apple classes…

  5. Third Time (un)Lucky?

    26 Oct 2019
    Fujifilm X-Pro3 in “Titanium Silver” Fujifilm has announced their third X-Pro X Series Fuji X camera, completely unaccountably called the X-Pro3. Aside from consecutive numbering, the camera boasts a couple of extra megapixels compared to its numerical predecessor, a numerically superior processor, higher resolution viewfinder and — most notably —…

  6. Roll 800

    07 Sep 2019
    A couple of years back, I wrote a piece titled ‘Roll 600’. The piece marked the moment I logged my — wait for it — 600th roll of film in my film spreadsheet. In the piece, I mentioned how rewarding it was to rediscover old memories, holidays and events one…

  7. Roll 001

    05 Sep 2019
    A couple of years back, I wrote a piece titled ‘Roll 600’. The piece marked the moment I logged my — wait for it — 600th roll of film in my film spreadsheet. In the piece, I mentioned how rewarding it was to rediscover old memories, holidays and events one…

  8. Perfect Imperfections

    29 Jul 2019
    Leica M4 | Summicron-M 35mm | Agfa Vista 200 I used to work in a camera store. It was at once the most perfect and the most infuriating job. On the one hand, I got to play with a whole lot of cool stuff. On the other, there were many…

  9. You Don’t Need a Light Meter

    01 Jul 2019
    Lunar Camera and Film Magazine — Photo: Smithsonian Institution Concerned about your exposure? Don’t be. While the astronauts of the Apollo program had a lot to worry about, exposure wasn’t really one of them.  Take a close-up look at the photographic cheat-sheet affixed to the 70mm Hasselblad film magazines that…

  10. Off Topic: Microsoft Word Sucks

    01 Apr 2019
    Microsoft Word for Mac. Version 16.23. Look at that goddamn paste options pane. WTF even is that? Who needs that many pasting options???? This article originally appeared on my other blog, How To Democracy Writing is important to me. Words are much of my life, whether it’s my day job…

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