A Good Morning to you—
Looks like another favorite camera is about to go the way of all things, replaced by an as-yet unannounced update—the Panasonic GX7 (which Carl Weese uses and loves) is currently almost 1/3 off at B&H Photo. Amazon has a few black ones left for only a few dollars more.
It's useless to protest, but I confess I don't like the quick obsolescence of today's cameras. I understand the reasons, but it seems a waste after a while.
Joel Meyerowitz still uses a Deardorff that was made the year he was born, which I believe was 1938. Henry Wessel uses a Leica M3, which was last available new in 1966. Me, I have trouble putting enough exposures on my digital cameras to justify the expense before they're suddenly old news.
Well, the GX7 is a lovely little camera, fun to use. The Mazda Miata of cameras, you might even say. And at least a few people will get a nice bargain on one. Hurry up and use it up, though.
The computer moves this morning. I hired help, which might be stupid. But (speaking of stupid) I don't want to underestimate my talent for messing things up. I should be back online by tomorrow. But if you don't hear from me for a few days, you know where I am—on the phone with Applecare. Wish me luck with that!
This whole moving business is almost over.
And speaking of Carl Weese, he's our September Print Sale—two absolutely gorgeous platinum/palladium prints made from digitally enlarged negatives. You'll be hearing more about that soon.
Hope you have a digitally enlarged day, in your nook of the world.
"Morning Coffee" is auto-published weekdays at 3:30 a.m. Central Time today to be in time for morning coffee breaks in the UK and Europe. For those who rise later, it will be there. The feature is a month-long experiment to give people something to check in with while I'm busy moving.
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Shaun: "Excellent, looking forward to Carl's print offerings, still really enjoying the platinum/ palladium prints from Carl's print sale four years ago."
Mike replies: Four years ago?! That shocked me...the years do go by quickly. But you're right, it was April 2010.