Argus C3, Or a Night at Hogwarts

I was standing in a dimly lit opulent feast hall surrounded by robed witches and wizards. Pumpkin pasties and cups of overpriced butter beer were served on a table nearby as my hands fumbled over the tightly wound gears of a half-century-old 35mm rangefinder camera, the Argus C3. 'Twas After Dark Potterfest throughout Pittsburgh’s Carnegie… Continue reading Argus C3, Or a Night at Hogwarts

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Samsung Digimax 350S Or, Patience is a Virtue

9 seconds. That is how long it takes for the Samsung Digimax 350S to stir itself from the digital dreamworld. 3 seconds to boot up, 3 seconds for its lens motor to twist out, and 3 seconds for the backscreen’s liveview to come online. I don't recommend this camera to enthusiasts who like to shoot… Continue reading Samsung Digimax 350S Or, Patience is a Virtue

Earthlink e-snap! Or, A Cautionary Tale of Incompatibility

In recent years, I’ve noticed an increased enthusiasm for vintage art forms and media products. New vinyl albums and record players are being sold at Barnes and Noble, major movie directors are shooting big budget blockbusters like The Hateful Eight and Star Wars: The Force Awakens on film stock, and teenagers/twenty-somethings are discovering the joys… Continue reading Earthlink e-snap! Or, A Cautionary Tale of Incompatibility