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aperture under f/1

aperture under f/1

I love low-light performance. Nowadays a large majority of my photogs involve indoor photographing of the fam. Our living room is quite dim. For my birthday, my parents bought me the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens. I love it. I borrowed my work’s 50mm f/1.4 lens previously, but I found that a 50mm lens […]

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Micro Four Thirds is not better than standard SLR cameras

Micro Four Thirds is not better than standard SLR cameras

Recently Charlie Sorre of wired.com’s Gadget Lab said some something really questionable in his article, “5 Reasons to Ditch Your Digital SLR“. Here’s the basic foundation and background of the discussion. He weighs the advantages of the new EVIL camera format compared to DSLR cameras. What’s “EVIL”? It stands for Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens. It’s […]

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Charlie Sorrel, you're so wrong

Charlie Sorrel, you’re so wrong

Recently Charlie Sorrel of wired.com’s Gadget Lab said some something rather questionable in his article, “5 Reasons to Ditch Your Digital SLR“. Here’s the basic foundation and background of the discussion. He weighs the advantages of the new EVIL camera format compared to DSLR cameras. What’s “EVIL”? It stands for Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens. It’s […]

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Polaroid film is back!

Polaroid film is back!

Today Polaroid announced the PIC 1000 (a new Polaroid film camera) at CES AND AND AND the return of Polaroid 600 film! From pcmag.com: Polaroid will offer a modern version of the Polaroid OneStep camera, the PIC 1000, available in a range of colors and based on the classic Polaroid Color 600 Instant Film to […]

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another photography revolution

another photography revolution

2009 will long be remembered in the history of digital photography for two break-through cameras: The Olympus EP-1 and the Ricoh GXR. A distant third is the Sony a850, the world’s first $2000 full-frame SLR. On June 16th of this year, the first micro Four Thirds camera (Olympus EP-1) was announced and that day I […]

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35mm film canister camera

35mm film canister camera

It’s a camera shaped like a canister of 35mm film that actually uses 35mm film. I gotta have this. Look at the bottom image of the camera’s open backside and you get a better sense of just how ridiculously enormous this thing actually is. It’s only $20, but there’s apparently only one place that sells […]

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free 35mm film developing and prints

free 35mm film developing and prints

Today Walgreens is offering free developing and 4×6″ prints from one roll of 35mm film. Now I have a decision to make. Firstly, I won’t be using this service for any of the film in my five active 35mm cameras (Nikon FE, Petri 7s, Vivitar PZ3115, Target diposable camera, and Argus Super Seventy-Five). My standard […]

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I don't need this, I don't need this

I don’t need this, I don’t need this

During a recent lunch break, I was wandering about downtown Wheaton and visited a second-hand store. That’s where the $6 Vivitar PZ3115 and I met. The lens is 36-115mm and it takes 35mm film. The battery was still working and everything was functioning properly and cleanly. I have no need for this thing. The camera […]

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ebay photos as art

ebay photos as art

There’s plenty of sites out there that feature funny ebay photos. Most often an unusual background overpowers the product being sold. Think crazy cat about to attack a Beanie Baby. I just stumbled across a new (or new to me) genre. It’s unintentionally aesthetically pleasing photos. I love the photo above by ebay seller acace. […]

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Nikon FE shutter assembly

Nikon FE shutter assembly

Every once in a while I like to see what sort of accessories are available on ebay for my Nikon FE film camera. atcace is currently selling an FE shutter assembly. What’s really cool is the size of the light meter display. It’s in the lower right corner of the photo. When looking through the […]

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