A few weeks back I added to my Pentax K mount CCD DSLRs with a Samsung GX-1S, picked up on that website which shall not be named, for £35. I wanted the camera mainly, but of some interest also was the lens attached to it, a Hoya HMC Wide-Auto 24mm f/2.8. 24mm on an APS-C… Continue reading The Only Lens I’ve Ever Fixed
Being someone whose mind is generally bubbling and whirring every waking hour, it's always made sense to have some kind of project to set it to work on. I'm all for some freestyle daydreaming, but this can too easily drift into worry and anxiety, if one's mind doesn't have some kind of positive direction or… Continue reading The Benefits Of Holding A Project In Mind
Before I reset my Flickr photostream a couple of years back, I had something approaching 5000 photos there. To my eternal chagrin, the one with most views by far was a picture of a handful of 80s compact film cameras. A sequel picture to that one is my second most viewed, and some 17 of… Continue reading Photographs Of Cameras And Lenses – Why Are They So Popular?
So about six weeks ago I rebooted by online reading, motivated by having too many emails, and across too diverse a range of sources. For my personal reading, I replaced GMail and WordPress Reader with Feedly. I wanted a single place I could go to browse and read websites and blogs and streams I enjoyed.… Continue reading Online Reading Rebooted – Feedly Six Weeks Later
A lens I bought recently was destined for the door only moments after I'd unwrapped it. Why? It was a zoom with one of those sliding barrels to adjust the zoom, rather than a rotating one, and worse still it was so sloppy and loose, every time I tilted the lens a few degrees the… Continue reading Deal Breakers – Those Cameras And Lenses Where You Know It’s All Over Before It’s Even Begun