Scanning Black and White Film With the Microtek ArtixScan 1800F
The digital darkroom is getting better all the time; it is the de facto standard in fine art color printing these days, but just how good has the technology gotten for making black and white prints? I worked with my 1800F scanner until I determined how best to scan black and white negatives. Here's the full report with detail scans.

On Custard and Eccentric Emperors - Focusing on the Blur
The lenses available to the large format photographer today are simply beyond compare. Advancements such as aspherical elements, low dispersion glass, apochromatic corrections, plasma vapor deposition coatings, etc. have borne some of the finest optics ever created. All of these developments have improved the fidelity of lenses in the plane of sharp focus considerably, but what of the out of focus areas? Did the lenses before all these 'corrections' really have a smoother, more pleasing blur? Think it's all a bunch of bokeh? See how the latest optical designs compare to a few time-tested classics.

Linhof Technikardan 45S Review
An in-depth review of the Linhof Technikardan 45S. The engineers at Linhof set out to design the perfect field camera - a full-featured monorail that is as light and compact as a folding field camera... see just how close they came.

Custom Website Icons
Have you ever noticed that some websites have custom icons that appear in the url line or in the favorites menu? Take a look at the url line of this page... notice the red 'S'? Would you like to display your own icon on the browser address bar when visitors view or bookmark your web page? Here's a tool that can turn any graphic you create into an icon and the HTML required to enable it.

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