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.

Love at first click ?

Jeb Inge weighs up if he’s found the Nikon of his dreams over at casual photophile. But is the F100 the perfect match of performance versus costs ?

Espio Listio

Dan James of 35Hunter makes a welcome rare return to film photography with his rundown of the best of the legendary Pentax Espio (aka iQZoom) range.

Push me Pull me

David Allen shares some of his maths from The Technical Field Guide for the Discerning Analog Photographer on Emulsive. Not for the faint hearted, this brief snippit gives you DIY kids the formula you need to use to calculate times for push or pulling film in development.

Going Kosmic Wide

For medium format lovers there some good news. Kosmo Foto Mono is now coming in 120 format and in a great looking box. Have a glance and pre-order.

Pinhole in your pocket

Shaun Nelson at Utah Film Photography takes on a tour of the Ondu 135 Pocket Pinhole. sustainable photography time with this handcrafted wooden camera that’s not without its flaws.

Bank Raid

Random camera Blog pull of a 1 roll heist review of Street Candy ATM 400. This quirky B&W film was used in ATM machines for surveillance purposes. But does it cash out ? Find out more

Classic Fix

Brett Rogers of FSC shows you how to strip down and fix your beloved Rollicord if it develops shutter issues.

Soviet F-word

Alex Luyckx gets the chance to try out the Kiev-19 (КИЕВ-19) a soviet era SLR that doesn’t go down the usual M39 or M42 screw mount lens route. This bad boy sells out to capitalism with a nikon F mount but remains a literally solid soviet experience.

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