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6 March 2021

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Marion Gleason, a new camera, fun purchases and Michael Furman.

  • Michael Krikmire introduces Fly Low Jack and the Game, an early amateur 16mm film by Marion Gleason, the wife of George Eastman's organist. Kodak tapped her to demonstrate how easy it was to shoot movies with its new Ciné-Kodak camera and safety film. Gleason used the Model B with a spring-driven motor to produce, write and direct this half-hour epic with the help of Kodak staff.
  • Zach Sutton is busy Finding the Best Camera of 2021 -- for himself. He's been a Canon shooter but decided to retire his 5d Mark IV. So he looks at the Canon R5, Sony a1 and Fujifilm GFX 100S (all of which have problematical capitalization in their names, if you ask us).
  • But, as Kirk Tuck notes, Some Purchases Are Just for Fun. Like a shiny, mid-century, red-and-white Corvette (which earns all those commas). "If I looked to photography for the analogous product it would probably be a Leica M4, in chrome finish, with a matching 35mm Summicron on the front," he writes. The $3K older 35mm, not the $8K new one, presumably. You always need cash for GAS*.
  • Sticking with today's theme, Carson Boykin interviews automotive photographer Michael Furman. The slide show includes a beautiful Jag, antique Alfa Romeo and a winged chariot (well, a rare Ferrari 410 Superfast).

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