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Let’s stroll through a camera store…in 1938!

Come on in and check out our folding and box cameras, enlargers, splicers and photographic publications, especially the ones on the top shelf.  While you're here, don't forget that post card Kodak 122 film, or maybe a roll film developing kit?

This wonderful Moulin studio image was taken inside a Camera Craft store in San Francisco, CA on April fools day 4/1, 1938 for Mr E.R. Young.  I bought this 8x10" Defender Safety base negative and scanned it on an Epson flatbed scanner.  Amazing how sharp the image is using 80 year old technology; you'd be hard pressed to get more resolution from a modern day high end digital camera.

As I look at the products for sale back then, I'm reminded that I own quite a few of them now, my collection contains many of the folding cameras you see on the shelves in the back, and the Kodak Rangefinder, extinction meters, filters etc in the display cases below the cameras....

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News and updates

Coming up next month will be a review of the Rokinon 12mm F/2 lens.  I’ve been trying to use it when I get a spare moment, and have a couple of pics for you below.  I like it so far, it’s sharp wide open.  I plan to do some milky way type shots with it soon.  BTW; the featured image …

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Welcome to my new site!

Welcome to Photo Jottings 2.0, a new and improved version of the old Photo Jottings!

A couple of years ago when I first started this site, I didn’t know quite what to do as far as where to put things, and how to format the product reviews and everything else; as a result I never really felt comfortable with it, …

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Kodak moment #2

For this installment of the Kodak moment we travel back in time to war torn Korea; near the village of Chonan; ca. 1952.  The four subjects are the children of Korean radio techs that man part of the Chonan (now spelled Cheonon) repeater station.  This station was reportedly built by the Japanese during the 1930s or 1940s; and was located …

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