Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

then & now

As we wax nostalgic for Panatomic-X and the days there was enough silver on a roll of film to re-plate your grandmother's tea service, we sometimes forget how much photographic technology has improved in the last fifty years. Why fifty? Because that pretty much defines the advent of modern photography, marked by the debut of the Hasselblad 1600 in 1948 and the debut of the first M-series Leica, the M3, in 1954.

We'll also explore some of the constants of photography life, like D-76 — which has been around since the 1920's and is still going strong.

Some things have changed, some things have remained the same. It's important to be able to tell the two apart so you make intelligent decisions about exposure and processing — whether you're shooting film or digital.

We'll be exploring that topic here.

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