To Those Remaining… (My Camera Inventory July 2020)

Periodically I realise I have too much photography gear. My main cluster of cameras starts creeping on to additional bookshelves. A shoebox or two (or three!) is hidden under the baby's cot with cameras I've not looked at in months. I start finding it awkward removing a camera from a shelf, precariously weaving through the… Continue reading To Those Remaining… (My Camera Inventory July 2020)

Car Boot Sale Cameras – The Promise, The Chase And The Sobering Truth

One of the great British traditions during the warmer months of the year is a Sunday morning car boot sale. Anything from a handful to a few hundred sellers load up their cars and head to a local field or school playground, with the possessions they no longer love, need or can be bothered to… Continue reading Car Boot Sale Cameras – The Promise, The Chase And The Sobering Truth

The Irresistible Allure Of The Older Sister

Whilst I've tried a fair few cameras over the last eight years or so (I'd guess over 200, film and digital combined), there haven't been many that I've absolutely hated. Partly because I tend to like to do my research first, and buy something that has a decent reputation. And partly because on some level… Continue reading The Irresistible Allure Of The Older Sister

Collecting Cameras – When No Is Not An Option

It's all too easy to get sucked into the incredible breadth and range of old cameras available to us - more than any time before in our lifetimes - or indeed anyone's lifetime in history. A quick browse on eBay tonight shows 18139 film cameras, 32014 digital cameras and 32341 lenses for sale in the… Continue reading Collecting Cameras – When No Is Not An Option

An Addiction By Any Other Name

Addiction takes on many forms, and can sometimes be a master of deception. A few years back I fell into the trap of buying every last lens and film camera than turned my head, and ended up cycling through perhaps a couple of hundred in as many weeks. The nadir was surveying my "collection" in… Continue reading An Addiction By Any Other Name