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110 Film!
Camera Repair &
        Troubleshooting

Camera Reviews
Developing
Miscellaneous How-To
Medium and Large Format
Scanning
Versus Digital!

Food & Nutrition

Desserts
Pasta & Macaroni
Pizza
Reviews - Cookware, etc.
Soups
Various & Vitamins
Vegetables & Such

Galleries

Autumn
Camera-Specific
Film
Lens-Specific
Miscellaneous

Lenses

Lens Miscellany
Lens Reviews

Metal & Shop

Blacksmithing
Shop Tips (Metal)
Soldering
Welding
Workspaces

Photography

Techniques & Art Theory

Tech

Camera
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Metal & Shop
Shop Tips
Soldering
Workspaces

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Reviews & Buying Guides
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Woodworking

Various DIY Projects
Shop Tips (Wood)
Workbenches & Tables

Weather, Sky, & Outdoor

Photography etc.
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Audio:   How-To

Amplifier "Pops" When Powered On... How To Fix It? Compact Disc In a Hot Car
Compact Disc Repair
Connecting a Different Power Supply To Your Phono Pre-Amp
Power Supplies for your Phono Pre-Amp / Headphone Amp  (an overview)
Recording Vinyl LP's (How-To)
Speaker Hum - How To Fix It
Turntables - How to Hook One Up
Vinyl LP's (How To Clean Them)
Vinyl LP's (How to Clean Them, Part II)
Vinyl LP's (How to Record Them To MP3 / CD / etc.)



Audio:  Reviews, Teardowns, & Guides

Bellari VP130 Phono Stage / Headphone Amp
Guide to Audio Gear
Low-Priced Turntables
MP3 Players, Linux Compatible
Onkyo C7030 CD Player
Sangean WR-11 Table Radio
Speakers:  Genius / GX Gaming SW-G2.1 1250 Powered Speaker System
Speakers:  Sansui SP-30
Speakers:  Zenith Allegro 2000
Turntables for Scratchy Thrift-Store Vinyl
Turntables:  Wow and Flutter


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Digital



Digital cameras & photography



Digital Camera Reviews & Guides

Bridge Camera Buyer's Guide
Bridge Camera Comparison & Buyer's Guide 2014
Bridge Camera Wide-Angle Comparison
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 70D vs. 7D Mark II
Canon EOS Rebel T3 (1100D)
Canon EOS Rebel T6S (750D)
Canon Powershot SX50 HS
Canon Powershot SX120 IS  (more of a gallery than a full review)
Fuji Finepix S7000
Nikon One V1
Panasonic DMC-FZ200
Panasonic DMC-FZ70
Panasonic DMC-ZS50




Digital Photography Articles

(For more, see also "Digital Camera Reviews & Guides")

Bridge Cameras in 2015-2016?  A bit of conjecture.
Choosing a Vacation Camera!
JPG vs. RAW
How To Make Pictures Look Good

Landscape Cameras, Part 1:  Sensor Size & Resolution
Landscape Cameras, Part 2:  Camera Choices


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Electronics


Walk into your local superstore and start talking about capacitors, resistors, and diodes, and they'll look at you like you have six heads.  So read my website instead, and we'll talk about tearing apart electronic stuff, and (hopefully) fixing it too. 


Electronics:  How-To

Amplifier "Pops" When Powered On... How To Fix It?
Connecting a Different Power Supply To Your Phono Pre-Amp
Solar Power For Almost Any Radio
Soldering Heavy Wires & Cables


Electronics:  Product Reviews, Teardowns, & Guides

Battery Charger, Solar #1002
Multimeter, Micronta 22-203
Power Supply, PS-1501s
Vintage Electronics - Buyer's Guide, Part 1

See also:  Audio.


Electronics:   Radio

Cheap AM Radio Antenna!   Maybe this should be in the "Tech" section, but it's radio, so it's "electronics" too. 
Hot Chassis!    Into vintage radios?  This article could save your life.
Hot Chassis Part 2:  The mystery of the BC-342 Receiver
Sangean WR-11 Table Radio (Review)

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Film


Glorious film.  Accept no imitations. 

Be sure to read this intro to the subject, and learn why many of us are so into film.


Film:  110

A Look At 110 Film and 110 Film Cameras
Sub-Mini Film vs. Full-Frame Digital!


Film:  Camera Repair & Troubleshooting 

Blurry TLR, Part 1:  Film Blurred Near The Center?
Blurry TLR, Part 2:  Diagnosing and Fixing Focus Problems on a Yashica MAT
Camera Maintenance, General Tips & Tools
Olympus Trip35:  Re-Focusing The Lens Element


Film:  Camera Reviews 

BelOMO Vilia
Canon T70
Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S
Holga 120GN
Konica C35
Lomography Diana Mini
Lomography Fisheye 2
Lomography La Sardina
Mamiya RB67
Olympus OM-2 / OM-2n
Smena 8M - Soviet camera in the Guinness Book of World Records
Superheadz Usagi Camel - Ultra Wide Slim
Vivitar V3800N
Yashica Electro 35


Film:  Developing

Developing Black & White Film
Developing Color Negative Film
Diluted Fixer and Shelf Life
Flicker:  Night Photography Metering And Developing Errors
Ilfotec DD-X 1+9:  Developer Notes
Kodak HC-110:  Re-Using Diluted Developer
Pushing Ilford HP5+ to 6400 and Beyond
Pushing Kodak Tri-X to 6400 and Beyond
Unicolor C-41 Kit:  Roll Capacity and Extended Dev Times
Unicolor C-41 Kit:  Storage Life After Mixing?


Film:  Miscellaneous How-To & Reference

Blurry Pictures on 120 Film?  Read This
Camera Maintenance  
Diana Mini Camera Repair
Fireworks on Film
Getting Started In Film Photography
Getting Started In Large Format
Landscapes On Film
Slide Film - Old / Discontinued Types (reference)
Storing Negatives and Slides


Film:  Medium & Large Format

4x5 Film Story
Getting Started In Large Format
Graflex How-To, Part 1
Mamiya RB67
Medium vs. Large Format


Film:  Scanning

Albinar Copy Stand - A Review
Anti-Newton-Ring Glass for Scanning
Canon 6D for Film Scanning
How to "Scan" Negatives With a DSLR
How to "Scan" Slides With a DSLR
Scanning Miscellany:  Extender Rings, Bridge Cameras, Autofocus


Film:  Versus Digital!

Camera vs. Log, Part I
Camera vs. Log, Part II
Film vs. Digital 2012 (and onward)
Film vs. the D800 - Some Thoughts.
Sayin' Goodbye To Digital
Slide Film
The Lost Frame
Who Still Shoots Slide Film?

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Food & Nutrition


... because you probably like food.  So let's talk about some good stuff to eat.  

This section has food recipes, nutrition-related articles, and kitchen gadget reviews. 


Food:  Desserts

Banana Bread


Food:  Gear Reviews & Guides

Blender Review:  Oster Beehive
Blenders - How to Choose


Food:  Meats and Main Dishes

Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken, Roast


Food:  Pasta & Rice

Macaroni & Cheese


Food:  Pizza

Pizza Book
Pizza Gear Review - Emile Henry Baking Stone
Pizza Oven Temperatures
Pizzettas


Food:  Soups

Beef Bone Broth


Food:  Various & Vitamins

Apple Cider Vinegar
Vitamin D


Food:  Vegetables

Broccoli
Carrots
Garlic
Lettuce - this one is more about why you should wash lettuce.  Definitely give it a read.
Sweet Potatoes

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Galleries

Most artists display their stuff in real art galleries, as well they should.  Visit art galleries whenever you can do that.  There is much to be said for viewing real prints on a gallery wall, instead of a computer screen.

Right now I'm so busy working on this site that I don't have time to cart my stuff to a gallery, or even mail it there.  (That, and most of my work is not even in picture frames right now.)

So, for the time being, I'll display some of it here for your enjoyment.   That, and also because it helps to illustrate various points about cameras and photography.

Some of these galleries will appear in different categories with different titles. For example, the Canon EF 24-105 image gallery is also Page 1 of the Velvia 50 gallery. I've been shooting Velvia 50 for years, but it took me this long to get a page together for it. To busy out shootin' pictures!


Galleries - Autumn

Autumn 2015 - Digital - Page 01

Autumn 2014 - Digital - Page 01
Autumn 2014 - Digital - Page 02
Autumn 2014 - Film - Page 01
Autumn 2014 - Film - Page 02


Galleries - Camera-Specific

Canon EOS 6D gallery   /   Page 2   /   Page 3
Canon EOS Rebel T3 gallery
Canon EOS Rebel T6s gallery 
Canon SX50 HS gallery 1   /   Page 2   /    Page 3
Konica C35 gallery (Film)
Panasonic DMC-FZ70 gallery


Galleries - Miscellaneous

Nature Walks and Scenic Drives - Page 01


Galleries - Film

C-41 Developing at Home - Page 01
C-41 Developing at Home - Page 02
Flicker:  Night Photography Metering And Developing Errors
Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Page 1
Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Page 2   (a.k.a. Rust, Page 2)
Ilford HP5+ 400 (4x5)
Instant Film - Page 01
Instant Film - Page 02
Kodak Ektachrome and Elite Chrome
Kodak Tri-X at 6400 - Page 01
Kodak Tri-X at 6400 - Page 02
Konica C35 gallery
Large Format - Color - Page 01


Galleries - Lens-Specific

Canon EF 24-105mm IS STM  


Galleries - Rust

Rust, Page 1
Rust, Page 2

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Lenses

Camera lenses are made in varying degrees of quality, different focal lengths, etc.  Here are a few articles & reviews. 

Lenses:  Miscellany

Fun With Cheap Lenses


Lenses:  Reviews

Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS vs. EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Nikon AF-S 55-300mm VR
Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 17mm f/3.5

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Metal & Shop



Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing, Small-Scale
Blacksmithing Project:  Hand-Forged Drawer Pulls for a Toolbox
Blacksmithing Project:  Hand-Forged Drawer Pulls, Part II
Blacksmithing Project:  Lamp Bracket From Junk Steel - plain but functional (hopefully.)
Gedore Blacksmith Tongs  (Review)


Brazing & Soldering

Silver Brazing the Fuel Pickup for a Lawn Tractor (Without Killing Yourself)
Soldering Heavy Wires & Cables


Welding

7018 Electrodes For 120-Volt Welders
Extension Cords For 120-Volt Welders  Why that generic cord is not enough.
Forney #298 Easy Weld 100 ST  (Review)
Muffler Repair With a Stick Welder at 90 Amps!
Vise Repair With Brazing and Welding

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Photography


General photography, artistic techniques, and that sort of thing. 



Art Theory

What Is Art:  Pictorialism vs. Realism

Photography Techniques:  Light Metering & EV

External Light Meters:  Do You Need One?
Grit, Grain, & Contrast:  Night Photography on Film
Heavy Overcast Without a Light Meter


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Tech


This is sort of a catch-all.  Everything from camera tripods to computers, and whatever doesn't seem to fit anywhere else.

There was getting to be a lot of metal & woodshop content.  So I gave Metal and Wood their own sections. 



Tech:  Camera

Camera Maintenance
SD Cards - a short guide
Tripods - how to pick a decent one


Tech:  Computer

Building a System for Image Editing - Part 1 (Cases, Power Supplies)
Building a System for Image Editing - Part 2 (CPU's, Motherboards, and RAM)
Building a System for Image Editing - Part 3 (Hard Drives, Video Cards, & Operating Systems)
Linux Commands:  How To Replace Text Across Multiple Files with "sed"
Netbook "Jumping Cursor" Fix
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 review


Tech:  Metal & Shop

7018 Electrodes For 120-Volt Welders
Blacksmithing, Small-Scale
Blacksmithing Project:  Hand-Forged Drawer Pulls for a Toolbox
Blacksmithing Project:  Hand-Forged Drawer Pulls, Part II
Forney #298 Easy Weld 100 ST  (Review)
Gedore Blacksmith Tongs  (Review)
Lawnmower Repair:  Bent Crankshaft
Lawnmower Repair:  Flywheel Removal on a Briggs & Stratton
Muffler Repair With a Stick Welder at 90 Amps!
Nicholson Files Made In Mexico  (Review)
Rust And How To Stop It
Shop Presses  - A Guide & How-To
Tekton Bench Vise  (Review)
Vise Repair With Brazing and Welding

Further Metal & Shop articles will be here from now on.

Tech:  Shop Tips

Shop Tips #01:  Organizing & Storage
Shop Tips #02:  Clamping & Gluing (Wood)


Tech: Various


A Super-Cheap AM Antenna!
Buyers Guide to Vintage Electronics, Part 1
HEPA Filters
Solar Power For Almost Any Radio (a how-to guide)
Surge Protectors and the 25-cent part that's killing your electronics




Tech:   Workspaces & Tables


Backyard Metal-Shop Work Table On Sawhorses
Finishing a Laminated Workbench Top
Making a Worktable
Wood Finishes For Particle Board & MDF Workbenches




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Tools


Reviews & Guides

Blacksmith Tongs - Gedore Wolf-Jaw  (Review)
Block Planes and why they're better than I ever thought.
Files - Corona 4-in-1  (Review)
Files - Nicholson 4-in-Hand  (Review)
Five Great Tools & Workshop Items (Each $25 Or Less) - great stocking stuffers!
Leather Stitching:  A Beginner Attempt


For blacksmithing tools, see Blacksmithing.



Tool Handles


Tool Handles, Part 1:  Sledge Handle Without a Wedge (Don't Try This At Home)
Tool Handles, Part 2:  Handle From a Tree Branch






Weather, Sky, & Outdoor



Weather:  Photography etc.

Chasing Thunderheads!
Forecasting Autumn Color
Freezing Fog
How to Photograph Fireworks
How to Photograph Lightning
How to Photograph the Moon


Weather:  Survival How-To

Photowalker's Survival Guide
Photowalker's Survival Guide, Part II







Woodworking



Shop Tips (Wood)

Clamping & Gluing


Various DIY Projects

Pallets, How To Dismantle
Rustic Toolbox From Salvaged Wood  Old-school carpenter's tote that stands on its own feet.
Tool Rack from a Two-By-Four.  One of the easiest and most useful DIY projects you can do!


Workbenches & Tables

Making a Worktable
Of Rabbets and 4x4's  (Or: How To Build STRONG Work Table Legs)
Wood Finishes for Laminated Plank Tops
Wood Finishes for Particle Board & MDF



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