Ever wanting to minimise my camera kit, it's crossed my mind more than once than a camera phone could be the only one I need. Which would be ironic, as this is how I began photographing with intention over a decade ago, years before I discovered film, or knew what any of those intimidating and… Continue reading Why An iPhone Can’t (Yet) Be My One And Only Camera
Is it possible for someone who's bought and used (and mostly sold) hundreds of cameras and lenses in the last five years to spend a whole month with just one of each? That's the question I arrived at around a week ago. In recent months (in fact most of 2017) I've started to finally settle… Continue reading One Month, One Camera, One Lens, One Step Too Far?
After very promising results recently with an SMC Pentax-A 35-105mm, the next step in my explorations of zoom lenses was to try something that would embrace the wider end. It was time try the lens I got this with the 35-105mm, a 24-50mm, also Pentax-A series. Now I've realised (duh!) that I can use a… Continue reading Tick Tick Tick Tick Zoom?
Traditionally I've been a prime lens kind of photographer. I just like the simplicity of having one less variable to consider. Plus the journey of getting to know how the world looks at a fixed focal length and field of view - so you can visualise the part of the scene the camera will capture… Continue reading Champion The Wonder Zoom?
This feels something of a confessional. I started writing 35hunter in late 2015 with the following intentions - 35hunter is a diary of my photography hunting adventures. The three things I’m hunting for are – Beautiful objects and scenes to capture with a photograph. Usually using 35mm film cameras. The ideal camera. Or, more realistically, a small collection… Continue reading Guilty Secrets And The Great Film Fallout 2017