My wife and I have been talking about a tiny home.
We’re by no means indulgent or hoarders, and our house is modest for two adults and three children, but it’s still prompting some interesting discussions about how we could live with less, to live with more.
Less outgoings therefore less need to work to earn income, less to clean, maintain and replace, less to fuel and run.
To give us more freedom, more time, and more focus on the important essentials of life.
Whilst I recently purged my cameras, I couldn’t take this many with me if we went tiny.
So it led to considering what I would choose as my tiny camera kit.
Most likely my Pentax K-m, but the K100D or Samsung GX-1S would be equally enjoyable.
Pentax-DA 35/2.4 for lightweight, excellent all round auto focus lens.
Super-Takumar 55/1.8 as the luxury option, no lens feels better to use. Fantastic photos too.
Helios 44-2 58/2 for delicious bokeh and the pleasure of preset aperture.
One higher end digital compact.
My Lumix LX3 is top of the list, fantastic sensor plus Leica designed lens, as well as the brilliant Dynamic B/W mode.
One super pocketable digital compact.
Another Lumix, the tiny but very well designed XS-1.
The above would all fit in a smallish shoebox, along with some spare batteries, a couple of chargers/leads and my memory card reader.
If I had to be even more stripped down, the LX3 would probably be the single camera I chose.
It offers super capability in the palm of my hand, with no need for extra lenses, just a couple of batteries, a charger and a memory card reader.
How about you, what would your stripped down camera dream kit look like?
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