All posts by Alan D

The Return Of The Poundland CHALLENGE 2019

In 2015 I set out to buy cameras for a quid or less. 20 cameras later I’d amassed some brilliant finds amongst the junk. But 4 years later what does 1 quid buy you. Turns out quite a lot

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THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 31: MARCH 1ST-7TH 2019)

Lent is upon us but there’s no famine of good film photography articles out there. Here’s my pick going from vintage to brand new. There’s even a APS review ! We also here a voice differing to the herd, a bit of honesty and question of form over use. Pull up a chair and relax.

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History of Photography by Objects – 9 – A Photograph Of a British Doctor ~1871

By 1871 having your photograph taken was pretty common place. But a development published that year would lead to a major revolution in making photography easier and more practical. And that where our subject comes in. The man in the photo is Dr Richard Leach Maddox, who came up with this leap.

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THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 28: 8TH-14TH 2019)

Love is in the air this week for many reasons (and not just the commercialised gift day) . There’ a lot of Nikon love in our picks this week including a soviet take on that. But also we get a run down of classic series of zoom compacts, the maths behind pushing or pulling and good news for medium format shooters. There’s also some sustainable shooting going on… Pull up a stool.

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Popping the Tomato – A tale of 2 Konica Cameras

The Konica pop has acquired some zeitgeist as the a potential king of the fixed focus flash compacts. But how does it measure up wehn compared against it’s successor the Konica pop 10 (here in the sought after Konica Tomato guise). Which one is flavourful and which is a bit mushy ?

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THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 27: 1ST-7TH 2019)

I’ve had a busy week selling my old house so sorry no posts in between these round ups. However this week we have some cameras you probably have never heard of, a bargain hunt in Sydney, award winning shots and either the restoring or murder of a Nikon. There’s also some good news for you DIY D&P folk, a hack to give you cheap Xpan fun and a critical take on that hip film. Pull up a chair.

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