My camera evolution has led me to shooting digital compacts almost exclusively these days. Obviously a major appeal of these cameras is the pocketable size. I grew tired of having an SLR, then DSLR, or even a Sony NEX with adapter and vintage lens, swinging across my chest. I prefer a camera I can have… Continue reading The Sighs And Surprise Of Size – How Big Is Your Favourite Camera?
My recent One Month, One Camera adventures have helped me see the benefits of extended time with one camera, and that one doesn't have to spend very much at all to find a camera that's fun and rewarding to use, and delivers satisfying photographs. Also, having tried in the first half of April to bond… Continue reading Just One Camera? Meet The First In The Q
This month in my One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project, I chose the Panasonic Lumix GF1, a Micro Four Thirds (M43) body. I had at my disposal one native lens, a Lumix 12-32mm (24-64mm in 35mm terms) and my last four vintage manual focus M42 lenses, using an adapter. Unfortunately I dropped the Lumix lens… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – April 2019 (III) – Last Dance Of The Lumix?
So here they are, my beloved Gang Of Four, the greatest cameras in the history of the universe.* (*Where "The Known Universe" means the extent of cameras I have actually used in the last decade so can form a reasoned, yet entirely subjective opinion about, and excludes the 17 million I haven't.) I'm not going… Continue reading The Four Greatest Cameras In The History Of The Known Universe*
Not yet two weeks into the April chapter of my One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project, where my chosen cohort is a Panasonic Lumic GF1, a couple of interesting developments have occurred. First, an unfortunate accident. On a photowalk where I wanted to gauge how the GF1 felt to use with old M42 lenses (plus… Continue reading When Your Camera’s Just Too Good