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Olympus Stylus 830 on a DJ mixer, in front of a turntable

Is the Best Digicam the One that’s in Your Junk Drawer? A Reassessment of the Olympus Stylus 830

I’ve been monitoring this apparent digicam revival, and have noted that the true connoisseurs have a particular affection for the CCD sensors these cameras contained from their invention in the late 90s through the first decade of the new century when the CMOS sensor took over. Wanting to re-check this out, I thought it might be fun […]

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Kodak Dual Lens V570 - open

The Kodak V570: A True Digital Lomo?

I realize it may be click-baitey to call any camera a “Digital Lomo.” But I’m quite serious and not at all baiting for clicks. (What good would they do me, anyway? There’s no advertising on my site. It generates zero dollars.) For reasons I’ll explain I think the released-in-2006 Kodak V570 meets my criteria for […]

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The Feed vs. the Archive

The longstanding photo sharing site Flickr recently was acquired from Yahoo by the much-smaller professional photo site SmugMug. As a 14+ year user of Flickr, I saw this as a good thing, since the service seemed to endure benign neglect under Yahoo’s unsteady stewardship. But, under the pressure of keeping the service economically sustainable SumgMug […]

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Fisheye Potatohead

Mysteries

I have been a flickr user for going on a decade. Early in my photography career participating in the site gave me both inspiration and community, alongside a place to share my photos. These day, it’s a little less of that, in part because the internet is bigger place now, in part because flickr–under Yahoo’s […]

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