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THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 21: 21ST-27TH DEC)

Merry Christmas to you all. ’tis the time of year that bloggers put down their laptops and stick into the mince pies and mulled wine. Here’s a trio of the better posts out there however.

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Is The Yashica Y35 Really That Awful ? Part 2/2

In the first part of this series we’ve seen the much maligned Yashica Y35 actually prove it’s much better than proper toy cameras and even an awful £11 ‘new’ cam from eBay. But how does it fair against some genuine entry level digital cameras.

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Is The Yashica Y35 Really That Awful ? – Part 1/2

In 2017 a Kickstarter was launched bearing the name of Yashica, The resultant camera was much maligned before it even got to market and QC issues didn’t help once it arrived. It has become much derided.  But is it that awful and is it no better than a kid’s toy camera ?

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THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 19: 30TH NOV-6TH DEC)

Apols again as a tad behind once more. Much better week and these are some food for thought (just check for motor oil first ! As well as food we’ll see some classic cameras from the 60’s and 80’s. A great but cheap lens and a few films you might wanna know better. There also some potential storm clouds in developing land too.

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History of Photography by Objects – 8 – DIY Computer project 1975

1975 was a momentous year on many levels. The war ended in Vietnam, the Suez Canal re opened, Watergate hit the headlines and Britain voted to join the EU as just a few key events. Bowie was in full major Tom mode and Jaws made folk not want to go in the water for the first time. Technology leapt forward too and it would herald in the digital camera. But that might not be in the way you think. Continue reading History of Photography by Objects – 8 – DIY Computer project 1975

A Brief History Of Photography By Objects – 7 – The Edison Kinetoscope 1893

The Kinetoscope seems initially an odd choice.  This early motion picture viewer was not the first to  device to show moving pictures. However it’s development would help drive the founding of the motion picture industry and set standards that are still used in the movies and still photography. But it’s also a story of intrigue, a Scotsman and possible murder…. Continue reading A Brief History Of Photography By Objects – 7 – The Edison Kinetoscope 1893