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)
Before I reset my Flickr photostream a couple of years back, I had something approaching 5000 photos there. To my eternal chagrin, the one with most views by far was a picture of a handful of 80s compact film cameras. A sequel picture to that one is my second most viewed, and some 17 of… Continue reading Photographs Of Cameras And Lenses – Why Are They So Popular?
A lens I bought recently was destined for the door only moments after I'd unwrapped it. Why? It was a zoom with one of those sliding barrels to adjust the zoom, rather than a rotating one, and worse still it was so sloppy and loose, every time I tilted the lens a few degrees the… Continue reading Deal Breakers – Those Cameras And Lenses Where You Know It’s All Over Before It’s Even Begun
Once you've been photographing a while and have settled on a narrower path of obsession, the differences between the few cameras you use become less. But in some ways this makes them even more prominent. I've been shooting mostly with my Pentax K-30 for the couple of months, and now I've settled on colour and… Continue reading Camera Design – The Difference That Makes The Difference
When I first started using Flickr, I only had one camera - the one in my phone. I didn't feel any need to create an album for all photographs made with that phone, or tag the photos for a similar purpose. Because all of my photos were made with the same phone! However, a few… Continue reading Why I Need To Know Which Camera Made Each Photograph