Some Old Cameras

I was sorting through one of the big plastic boxes of photography stuff and I came across some old cameras.  There was about three wrecked Canons, I use the EOS1 virtually all the time but I keep a barely functioning EOS5 for when I want to take a camera in the sea or something.  I […]

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Film Is Not Dead

Here is the evidence: It still plays an important role in the selling of second hand cameras.

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Film Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Selective

  There is a scene in the movie ‘Spinal Tap’ where the band’s manager gets questioned about why they are booked into smaller venues than the last tour.  Has the band gotten less popular?  No, he says, more selective.  That’s also true of photographic film, 35mm in particular. Film has moved back from the mass […]

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Lomography

Here are ten golden rules of Lomography from  The Lomography site: Take your camera everywhere you go Use it any time – day and night Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it Try the shot from the hip Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as close as possible Don’t […]

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The Brand of Canon

Like PC or Mac, when there are two leading brands, one gets trendy and the other gets labelled the ‘establishment.’  One global corporation is youthful and innovative.  The other is boring and stagnant.  One is sexy, one is your dad.  This is despite both brands having advertising executives, sales targets and profit margins.  The media […]

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