For the last few years I've wondered why, despite having found an excellent core arsenal of cameras, I still get something different, something extra, from using a camera that's new to me. I feel I should be entirely happy with cameras I love like the Pentax K100D for colour, and the Ricoh GRD III for… Continue reading Photography With A Point To Prove
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A Bokeh Dream Set Up For Less Than £50
It's fair to say that, in the full flow of using DSLRs with vintage manual lenses, bokeh is a prominent feature in my photographs. In fact, the out of focus background is often of greater importance to me than the subject in focus. When I think of bokeh, the first lens that comes to mind… Continue reading A Bokeh Dream Set Up For Less Than £50
The Sum Of Small Changes
There's a saying that it's the little things that make the difference, and I completely agree. Recently when my preferred milk (unsweetened almond) was in shorter supply, I decided to make what we had go further by making my morning porridge with one part water, three parts almond milk, instead of all milk. The difference… Continue reading The Sum Of Small Changes
The Two Bit Camera Toy Box
My cameras broadly fall into two sets. The surefire classics I love and use regularly, like my Ricoh GRD III, Lumix LX3, Pentax Q, Pentax K100D and Pentax K-m. Then, a shoebox with cameras I've yet to try, usually bought very cheaply. The Sony Cyber-shot P51 I talked about recently is one such camera. Given… Continue reading The Two Bit Camera Toy Box
If You Had Just £20, Which Camera Would You Buy?
As you probably know, I'm quite a fan of the bargain used camera, and in the last couple of years, for me that's meant 5-15 year old digital cameras, mostly compacts. I've found at least a dozen that cost me less then a decent meal, which produced photographs I'm happy with, and been fun to… Continue reading If You Had Just £20, Which Camera Would You Buy?