The Endless Allure Of The Interchangeable Lens

There's something I find very comforting about a camera with a fixed lens. Though some might think of these cameras as too limiting because you're "stuck" with just one lens, for me the removal of another layer of decisions to make is refreshing.  We've talked at length before about simplifying the photography practice by pursuing… Continue reading The Endless Allure Of The Interchangeable Lens

DIY Creative Camera Mods And The Unlikely Rise Of The Lumix LX3

So I spoke the other day about my Panasonic Lumix LX3 and how it was amazing in so many ways, but for three flaws, in my eyes. First, the handling. The front grip is too narrow and the wrong shape and the rear thumb rest is tiny, virtually gripless and too close to nearby buttons/switches.… Continue reading DIY Creative Camera Mods And The Unlikely Rise Of The Lumix LX3

Finally, My Dream Date Of A Camera On Paper? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

The romantic might believe that there's someone out there absolutely perfect for them. All you have to do is find them, then live happily ever after. However the pragmatist might suggest that instead, if we can find someone 90% compatible, that we have a strong connection with - and crucially who doesn't annoy us too… Continue reading Finally, My Dream Date Of A Camera On Paper? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 3 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 Review

This is part three of my 4MP digital classics experiment. With 36MP digital cameras widely available, and even smartphones offering 19MP plus, the manufacturers try to tell us the more MP, the better your photography will be. But after coming to love a small collection of classic digital cameras in the last year or so, mostly around… Continue reading Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 3 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 Review

To Those Remaining (Part 1) – My Film Camera Collection

Some 30 months ago, my film camera collection was well out of hand. Obsessed with trying to find the perfect camera (or cameras - one DSLR, one compact), I managed to amass over 50. Many were near identical, either because they were siblings (for example seven of the 11 DSLRs were Asahi/Pentax) or because the… Continue reading To Those Remaining (Part 1) – My Film Camera Collection