Lo-Fi In Your Eye – Up Close With The Pentax Q 07 Lens

My Pentax Q has taken a back seat lately, with the Ricoh GX100 and an old Sony camera phone delivering all I need in both the experience and the final image. The Q is too wonderful a camera to stay out of the limelight for too long though. As a regular reader you might recall I… Continue reading Lo-Fi In Your Eye – Up Close With The Pentax Q 07 Lens

Beneath The Old Elm – A Nostalgic Wander With A Former Flame

Back in 2010, my photography life had thus far looked like this... 2006 - 2010 Made photos with a Sony Ericsson camera phone. Er, that was pretty much it. Aside from a two pack flirtation with a Polaroid and my best friend and partner at the time, I'd used no other cameras but those on… Continue reading Beneath The Old Elm – A Nostalgic Wander With A Former Flame

One Camera Candidates – Ricoh GX100 Vs Sony Xperia

We spoke the other week about cameranogamy - using just one camera - and some of the major benefits. I'm moving ever closer to this, but I'm not quite there yet. A warning before we go any further - this post is a bit of a gear post. I will probably use phrases like ISO… Continue reading One Camera Candidates – Ricoh GX100 Vs Sony Xperia

Camera Collection Reboot – Which Three Would You Choose?

A recent post on JimGrey's blog got me thinking... So many of us have built up a bigger collection of cameras than we intended to - or will ever use - and are struggling to whittle them back down to a manageable size again. But what if we took a different, more radical approach to streamlining the… Continue reading Camera Collection Reboot – Which Three Would You Choose?

The Colours Of Spring (Through The Eyes Of The Pentax Q)

It's only mid February but there are plenty of signs of spring here. Which means a bit of a shift in palette from my photography - I've been shooting probably 90% monochrome and 10% muted colour since October.  The Pentax Q is very obliging with its array of settings. Most useful are Custom Image and… Continue reading The Colours Of Spring (Through The Eyes Of The Pentax Q)