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KODACHROME, 126, 110 and the EXPIRED give away

KODACHROME, 126, 110 and the EXPIRED give away

Kodachrome Krazy In 1935 KODACHROME Film was introduced and became the first commercially successful amateur color film. In June ’09 Kodak announced the discontinuation of their most famous film. Kodachrome’s popularity peaked in the 1960s and ’70s, when Americans’…

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Super Zoom is Ka-Boom! Part II

Super Zoom is Ka-Boom! Part II

Imagine my surprise when I receive an e-mail regarding my July 20, 2009 post Super Zoom is Ka-Boom. I spend a fair amount of my spare time shooting film photography. When I’m not shooting, I’m usually talking about or promoting the…

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They closed my Saturn dealership!

They closed my Saturn dealership!

The NY Times recently reported: Saturn, one of three brands that General Motors plans to drop, has been running ads that tell skittish car shoppers, ‘We’re still here.’ But Saturn is getting harder to find. One of the company’s…

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Goodbye, Analog Television

Goodbye, Analog Television

The United States Congress set June 12, 2009 as the final date that full power television stations can broadcast analog signals. As of June 13, 2009, full power television stations will only broadcast digital, over-the-air signals. Assuming that you…

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Super Zoom is Ka-Boom!

Super Zoom is Ka-Boom!

My first and (to date) only photograph of fireworks is a summary of the lens that shot it – unspectacular. The lens is a Kiron 28 – 210mm manual focus f 4.5 – f32 with an FD mount for…

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Frisky’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Frisky’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame

I’ve decided this year to devote quite a bit of my spare time to the digital scanning of all of my photos. I started photography as a hobby sometime in 1977—so it’s conceivable that my one-year commitment may reach…

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Off Brand Lenses are Alright!

Off Brand Lenses are Alright!

Blog by Michael Raso I really have a soft spot for off-brand products. You know—off brand, generic “knock-offs” of the original brand. Most products from breakfast cereals to home electronics have them. My first zoom lens for my Canon…

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