THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 8: 14TH – 20TH SEPT)

We’ve some worthy reviews of gear some familiar and some not so as well as a trip into the mountains of Colombia and the day a wee band went global.

Going Big in East Germany

Pentacon are probably best known for the Praktika SLR cameras that were  entry level staple for decades. But did you know they made some pretty funky medium format SLRs under the Praktisix branding. See more at Lomography.

XG1 Departs

Jim Gray contines to deal with his GAS over at Down the road. The Next camera destined for sale is his Minolta XG1 but before it goes he takes us for one last spin with it and why it was his last minolat and the one he nearly kept.

Optimus Prime

Dan Marinelli weighs up 5 Pentax prime lenses over at Emulsive,com

Indigenous Shooting

How one sociologist ended up using and loving film photography as a means of spending long periods living with Indigenous people in the mountains in Colombia. A fascinating post over at FSC.

Last in Line

Meanwhile at Broken Camera.Club a quick review of the last of the mighty OM series the Olympus OM4 Ti.

White Stripes on Film

Nope not issues with my negatives again !! Stephen over at Kosmo Foto muses over the lucky break for only photographer at the 100 club when the White Stripes went Mega.

May the Foth Be with you 

John Margetts introduces us to the Foth Folder from the 1930’s over at his blog John’s Cameras.

 

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