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  1. 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…

  2. 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 —…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Supersonic Dreams

    01 Mar 2019
    Concorde 001 takes off from Toulouse on its maiden flight — Image: Airbus On this day fifty years ago, Concorde made its maiden flight. The French prototype 001 lifted off from Toulouse with test pilot André Turcat at the controls for a modest 28 minute flight of what would become…

  9. Where the Big Birds Fly

    01 Mar 2019
    Airbus A319 D-AKNL | EW7462 | HAM–LHR At what age did you stop looking up when you heard the roar of a jet engine overhead? At what point did a passing freight train become a traffic frustration instead of a counting challenge? Well if you answered “NEVER!”, then congratulations for…

  10. “Zoom in…and ENHANCE

    20 Feb 2019
    Image: Fujifilm If you’re a Fujifilm X shooter, you might have a bit of a love-hate relationship with your camera. I absolutely adore my X-Pro2. It’s everything I could possibly want from a digital camera, but its “revolutionary” X-Trans sensor can often leave a bit to be desired when paired…

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