Being a sucker for a tiny compact camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 has retained a fond place in my handful of cameras since I bought it in June 2018. First launched in 2004, it features a 4MB CCD sensor paired with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 32-96mm lens, starting at f/2.8. I love that despite this… Continue reading A Mighty Punch With Tiny Fists – Canon Digital IXUS i Versus Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1
Going back to photographs I made years ago is something I rarely do. I'm usually far more interested in editing the ones I made most recently, and looking forward to the images I'll make next. But this week I've been reconsidering a DSLR, so I've revisited some of the photographs I made with my first… Continue reading Do You Revisit Your Old Photographs?
Some cameras just feel right the moment you lay your hands on them. Others, despite their impressive spec and apparent near perfect compatibility with you on paper - as well as being capable of stunning images - just never feel like they belong in your embrace. This reminds me of a novel I read some… Continue reading Love At First Grip?
"What I love most about rivers is / You can't step in the same river twice / The water's always changing, always flowing..." Thus sang Pocahontas in her eponymous film, which, like many Disney films, I've seen on more than one occasion. (I watch them for the kids' benefit, honest!) However, a flowing river seems to… Continue reading Photography Experience – The Ever Flowing River
Perhaps the best test of which your favourite cameras are, is to ask one simple question - Q. "If this camera broke, would I buy another?" Here are the current cameras on my shelf, and my thoughts on answering this question. Pentax Q A. Yes, without hesitation, though I might try a Q7 or QS1… Continue reading If This Camera Broke, Would You Buy Another?