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
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*
The reason you use the camera you do today might be because it's the original Leica your German maternal grandfather bought in the 1930s and made, amongst other photographs, a comprehensive portrait gallery of your extended family that is still viewed and reminisced about to this day. Handing it down to you when his eyesight… Continue reading What Really Influences Your Choice Of Camera?
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