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Photography in Malaysia
Don't let the title fool you. This is a collection of wonderful web pages devoted to cameras and
photography. Notably (but not limited to): reproductions of owner's manuals and literature for
Canon manual focus 35mm SLRs, a pictorial history of Nikon cameras, pages dedicated to
Hasselblad, Rollei, Pentax, Minolta, Olympus, and tons of other stuff. I can't recommend this
site highly enough.
- Graflex Information
The best page I've seen regarding the legendary company and their cameras.
- Eastman Kodak
Even though Kodak is now deceased, there's still a website, and it's arguably the biggest horde of buried treasure on the net: but bring your pickaxe, a miner's helmet
and a canary. I keep finding wonderful stuff here but it's always from following links in
- Photographic Calculators
Won't do you much good if you're in the field (maybe if you're in a Wi-Fi area), but at home it's great. A simple page full of useful calculators. Depth of Field, Parallax, Field of View, etc.
- Lighting Calculator
I haven't tried it yet. I'll let you know.
- Date Your Canon SLR
There's a code inside that will give you the manufacturing year.
- Date Your Rollei TLR
Get an approximate year using the serial number, courtesy Oceanside Camera Repair.
Various projects and ideas. A lot of it is centered around lighting.
- Do It Yourself Projects
Tons of links to sites with How-to articles on any number of subjects. Poorly organized but well worth
- Free Lens Hoods
Templates for lens hoods you print on card stock, cut out and attach. Seriously, have you seen the price of lens hoods these days?
- Huws Home Page
Several interesting looking projects, particularly with converting old equipment which uses bulbs to use LEDs instead.
DelMar Designs has a tutorial on photographic lighting.
- 52 Film Cameras in 52 Weeks
He's on week 366 as I type this, but you get the idea. This blog features a new film camera from the guy's collection every week. I keep meaning to do something like this myself, but I'm too lazy.
- Historic Camera pages
Bills itself as The Ultimate Resource for Antique Camera and Photography Collectors. I don't know about that,
but it is interesting. Check out the Librarium.
- Antique and Classic Camera Site
A gateway to all kinds of interesting stuff.
- Voigtlander Vito Pages
I've got some Voigtlander Vitos and love them. This is a great resource about these under-appreciated cameras.
- Casual Collector
A camera collection on the net. A lot of the pages haven't been written yet, but what's there is very well done, especially
the Canon stuff.
- Junk Store Cameras
A website devoted to all those old pot-metal and plastic junkers of the past. I have more than a few of these things
- The Camera Site
This Finnish-based site has a lot of European cameras not easily found elsewhere.
- The Brownie Camera Page
Great information on Kodak's Brownie, Target, Hawkeye and beginner cameras.
- A History of Rochester Camera and Lens Companies
I'm a history buff, so I love these snippets of some famous (and obscure) camera companies.
- Freestyle Online
I used to love this place when I lived in LA. They run a mail order products business,
including a lot of house-brand stuff at discount prices.
- B&H Photo and Video
One of my favorite mail order houses is on the net.
Great stock of gear, oriented toward professionals and serious amateurs.
- Crooked Imaging
Crooked Imaging is a UK-based retailer of accessories of all sorts (and true to the name, I didn't find any
enlarger alignment tools or view camera levels).
- Ink Express
Another UK-based retailer; they offer photo printers and ink. Too bad they aren't US-based; anyone who competes against Staples is okay with me.
- PhotoSoft Systems
These folks make the Darkroom Wizard, which is a computerized swiss-army knife of utilities, including a
nifty darkroom timer. They offer a free working demo to download, and personally I was impressed by it.
It does not look like the kind of shareware utility that was brewed up in someone's garage over a fitful
weekend—it's very well thought out and implemented. Definitely worth a look.
- Brooklyn Camera
A great source for used equipment—reasonable prices and a good, no-nonsense website that loads fast and is
pretty well organized.
- Bill Cameta Cameras
A lot of people want gold for cameras that are not worth their weight in lead. Cameta has fairly reasonable
prices and a nice stock. Also has a great mailing list of new arrivals (you other guys should do this!)
- Midwest Photo Exchange
A good source for used equipment (particularly medium format), based in the midwest. It also sells equipment and kits endorsed by the Strobist.
- Popular Photography
Popular has been around forever. It offers a good overview of Photography, aimed more at the
hobbyist than the professional. Their equipment reviews are the best—period. Most of their other articles
are good starting points; but look elsewhere for depth. Almost nothing on darkroom topics.
- View Camera
Steve Simmons's bi-monthly magazine is about as good as it gets, but slim and pricey. Beautiful production and
meaty (though occasionally unreadable) articles show that you can have it all.
- Adore Noir
A B&W digital-only magazine. I'm generally not a fan of the "art" magazines but this one's great.
Pricey but interesting and well worth a look. Plus these
people are seriously smart—back issues are available in PDF format for $3.50 each, so you can collect back issues
inexpensively and conveniently.
- JPG Magazine
A print magazine with a strong online component. It appears that the photographs all come from reader submissions.
Blogs and Forums
The Online Photographer
Lots of interesting articles and discussion on photographic topics; plus regular guest blog-entries by Ctein!
A variety of articles on a number of topics, written by a former professional photographer. Sometimes
the articles are instructive, sometimes just links of interest, sometimes polls of his readers. Updated
two or three times a week.
- The Strobist
An excellent collection of articles on how to use off-camera strobe (especially low-power, shoe-mounted
flash units) to professionally light your photos. Written by a working photojournalist.
It's has more to offer, but the meat of it is the Forums, where discussion goes on about all kinds of things
The Analog Photography Users Group. I think this is more international than Photo.net, but that may just be my mistaken impression. Regardless, it's a big and it's an excellent resource.
- Panoramic Network
Something I've always wanted to try but never thought I could afford, until now: the wide world of
panoramic photography. The website is very spotty, but a good jumping off point until I find something
- A Technical
Paper on Axial Support
I haven't had a chance to read this yet. I'll let you know.
Great information about the company that designed the Viewmaster Personal and TDC stereo cameras.
The World of 3-D Imaging. All kinds of links and information.
- The National Stereoscopic Association
As its title suggests, this is the national stereo club of the United States, producers of
Stereo World magazine.
- Berezin Stereo Photo Products
A retailer of a lot of nice stuff.
- DrT's Stereoscopic 3D Site
Lots of products and information about stereo, mostly geared for the Stereo Realist camera.
Introductory information on a very nice looking website. Check out his Gallery and look at the serious
artists who work in stereo. Inspiring!
- Rocky Mountain Memories
3-D supplies and Information. Some good stuff in the
- 3-D By Dan Shelley
Mr. Shelley has collected personal photographs, a lengthy list of books about 3-D, clip art, and links
onto his personal stereo photography site. Well worth a look.
- Sydney Stereo Camera Club
Worth a look.
- The Stereo Club of Southern California
The last update appears to be back in 2006. :(
- Mike Kersenbrock's Photo-3D Photography
Great photos of equipment.
- Apollo 12: Stereo View Near Surveyor Crater
Did you know they took stereo photos on the moon? Good luck finding them, but occasionally things sneak out anyway.
This red-blue anaglyph is courtesy the Astronomy Picture of the Day, from NASA. If you follow the links, you may
be able to tease out more stereo photos as well.
- Reel 3-D Enterprises
This company is now sadly out of business, but they left the website up for reference purposes.
- Photographing Squirrels
If you haven't already found this on Flickr, you should go see it for yourself.
This company takes photos and makes large-scale prints to hang on walls. I haven't used them myself but the website looks intriguing.
- 35 Drove Aerial Photoraphy Tips
I don't have a drone but the tips look reasonable. Drones are the big thing these days. If you have one or are planning on buying one,
this may prove useful.
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