Reference

  • 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 from outside.
  • 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.

How-To

  • DIYPhotography.net
    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 a visit.
  • 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.
  • Lighting
    DelMar Designs has a tutorial on photographic lighting.
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Camera Collections and History

  • 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 myself.
  • 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.

Retailers

  • 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.
  • Calumet
    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.
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Periodicals

Blogs and Forums

Large Format

Panorama Photography

  • 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 better.
  • A Technical Paper on Axial Support
    I haven't had a chance to read this yet. I'll let you know.

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