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?

DSLR Photography For £50 Or Less

An enduring theme on 35hunter has been photography on a budget. Previously, we’ve talked about how to get started with film photography for £27, and then even less that, around £12. The ongoing costs of film processing and scanning make it unsustainable for some (myself included), so I've also written about digital options, such as… Continue reading DSLR Photography For £50 Or Less