Pretty much.

It’s interesting that while they don’t label the buttons on the back, they happily include their name blazoned in billboard-sized letters across the front of the camera.

I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a better looking rear on a modern camera. What kind of company doesn’t label the buttons? I love it.

I must admit that I’m very excited about having a new (old) SL. It may be 5 years old but it doesn’t look a day over 2. And so brutalist!

Well, I’ve put away nearly all of my film stuff. There’s an Instax Square and Leica M6 on a shelf, but the remaining cameras, parts, accessories, and doodads related to film are in a closet. I’m considering leaving 4x5 in the rotation, but for the moment, I’m giving film a rest.

Back to doom-scrolling, I guess.

I’m perfectly aware of the difference between “their” and “they’re” and yet I still use the wrong one all the time.

Film photography feels like more trouble than it’s worth, lately.…

It goes like this: I buy a new camera and get all fired up about photography, so I create a photo blog, a new Instagram account just for photographs, prep Flickr, organize my upload process, and then…

…I share maybe 3 images, write a blog post or two and it all trails off again

Visited my mom yesterday. She’s always smiling, even while wearing a mask.

Any Fuji shooters here looking for a terrific zoom? I’m selling my Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 OIS WR. I see they’re on sale right now, so I can only ask $1,100. Email me if interested so I can cancel the eBay listing :)

Daily Notes: November 7th, 2020.

219 words about analog, a new camera, teensy bit about election

I’m going back to calling them “Self-portraits”

Still working through Isaacson’s “Leonardo Da Vinci”. Da Vinci’s notebooks are awe-inspiring, but I can’t help thinking that if he were living today he’d be writing notes in Roam and sketching on an iPad. Makes me a little sad.

Thought I’d try a roll of CineStill 800T. It’s basically modified motion picture film and is tungsten balanced so I should go find some night scenes but probably will just burn through it around the house.

The state of my desk.

My Desk

You know what’s dangerous? Having an entire Saturday in front of me with no plans or obligations. I’ll definitely be screwing something up.

Daily Notes: November 6th, 2020

Thought I’d switch from the metal Hewes reels to the Paterson plastic ones, because the big Paterson tank works better with my new process. How anyone thinks the plastic reels are easier to use is beyond me. After a half-dozen practice loads in daylight! I still hate them.

Ordered a CineStill TCS-1000 the minute I learned it existed. It’s like Sous Vide for film processing. Much more compact than a Jobo and almost as easy to use.

Thinking about posting to the socials each morning a link to the prior day’s “Daily Notes” in Roam. Sort of a hand-made RSS feed. For example, here’s Thursday, November 5, 2020

Wouldn’t want anyone to miss this vital and invigorating flow of intense navel gazing! is now running on my Digital Ocean “static” droplet via Caddy instead of Netlify. Netlify rhymes with simplify and that’s what I’m doing so I got rid of Netlify wait wat?

Me, at Fusionary. (1996). Nice rack.

“Wow, did you see how many COVID cases there were today?!”

“Yeah, it’s crazy, right?”

“I know! Oh hey, we’re still meeting up for drinks Saturday, right?”


Delicious Library was such a cool app. It introduced data entry via scanning UPC codes in like 2004 and that was awesome. I exported my library at the time (2012) and it’s still online at