I love mechanisms, mostly cameras. The articles here have some illustrative pictures showing how some things work in real life, but it is not intended to stand in for a photo gallery/critique site. The tone will not be serious (nor has it ever been), so don’t take anything here too seriously.

If you have a particular topic of interest, float it in the guestbook, and I’ll see if I have material on the old site covering it. And if I don’t, I may just sit down and write it (provided, of course, that I have some basis for doing so).

In the event you’d like to write a guest piece, contact me with your idea. I would especially welcome instructional pieces on in-camera or in-darkroom effects – since we all know what can be done with things like Photoshop.


7 responses to “About”

  1. charlie firpo says :

    good luck, many photographers watch your writings

  2. Ulf Hansén says :

    Im about to buy a retina IMac

    Commin!g from PC world , I was googling for coniguration of retina IMac and I landed in your blog.
    I use my computer only förr daily email,reading papers paying bills etc.
    And very light word ,exel etc.
    I havet about 300Gb. Of pictures and just boughgt me a full frame nikon.
    I will start fresh on the new iMac with lightroom cc I havet played around with it on my PC,but nothing I ned to save.
    So its going to be a fresh startup on the mac ,but i dont have a clue how to configure the IMac .
    Its not going to be heavy lightroom or PS work ,bit my photo arkive is growing.
    I read your blog and wonder IF you have a suggestion for me
    Very best regards
    Ulf Hansén

  3. Paul Wilke says :

    thanks for your work !

  4. Joseph Reid says :

    Hi- trying to track down info on repairing a GM670. Do you know anyone who works on them? Or a step-by-step on adjusting the rangefinder? Thanks!

  5. wobblerone says :

    I hope you keep all of the gems about the medium format Fuji rangefinder cameras. They are some of my favorite cameras and I’ve enjoyed your writing
    about the lenses sharpness etc. Please keep this information for those of us that
    love shooting film. I went from film starting in the 1980’s to digital in the early 2000’s up to about 18 months ago. I went back to shooting in film again
    in 35mm and 120 and only shoot about 20% in digital. Good luck with the new site.

  6. Nima says :

    You’re site was a treasure and a close friend for many years. I’m sad to see it gone but I hope you put all your articles back up here. You are one funny guy with a great point of view on photography and life.

  7. ssp242 says :


    To wobblerone’s point, I was planning on buying a Fuji GSW 690 sometime this year. I was hoping to use your guide from the old website to see whether or not it’s worth paying more for the III vs. the II and it’d be great to have the guide back for reference.

    Please do let us know when you can host it again, thanks!

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