7 Nov 2014

Retrofitting

Retrofitting

I wasn’t sure about running colour film though the Lordomat. It seemed a little anachronistic, given that colour film wasn’t in everyday use by amateurs when the camera was manufactured. On the other hand, creative anachronism isn’t a bad thing, and a friend of mine said I should try Ektar, so I was swayed. As […]

6 Nov 2014

PSA: The UE Mini Boom Bluetooth Speaker

PSA: The UE Mini Boom Bluetooth Speaker

This is not a review, but more of a public service announcement. If you want a review of Logitech’s “Ultimate Ears” Mini Boom portable bluetooth speaker, you should go read The Wirecutter’s excellent review, which is what convinced me to try it. I just wanted to acknowledge here that their review is spot on—this thing […]

2 Nov 2014

Shooting with History: The Leidolf Lordomat

Shooting with History: The Leidolf Lordomat

I bought a little piece of history last month. I’d been idly wondering if a rangefinder camera might suit my shooting style. Rangefinders are small, subtle cameras—they don’t need the space inside to handle the big flipping mirror arrangement of an SLR, and losing the mirror means the lens can be smaller, too. Rangefinders are […]