It's no secret that in the last seven years or so I've shot hundreds of cameras, and owned as many more that I never made a single photograph with. The cameras I've paid over £100 for I can count on one hand. Those that cost me under £20 I'd need the hands of an entire… Continue reading The Irresistible Spell Of The Bargain Camera
My past history with DSLRs has given me many highs, but ultimately it's fallen short of giving a consistently enjoyable experience. The first round began around 2014 with a Pentax K-x. I arrived there having loved shooting Pentax M and A series SLRs, their native K mount lenses, as well as M42 lenses via a… Continue reading The DSLR Dream – Third Time Lucky?
As is often the case here on 35hunter, the conversation around a post on one topic soon sprang off into other related areas, and gave me an idea for a future post. Specifically, I've been thinking about how some of us seem to view cameras as tools, whereas others see them as toys. In the… Continue reading Cameras – Tools Or Toys?
The poet spies a beautiful looking camera with elegant vintage styling, and heads straight towards it. Picking it up carefully, he gently closes his fingers around the curvaceous grip, taking delight in every last contour. It looks right, it feels right, it even smells right. This is a camera he connects with, one which speaks… Continue reading A Poet And A Mathematician Walk Into A Camera Shop…
Two or three years back I had over 50 cameras. Even worse, most were untested, as instead of using one I already had, I was incessantly buying more. Thankfully I'm nowhere near this place again, but I've reached a point where I just have too many cameras. How do I know when this happens? There's a… Continue reading Retreat, Retreat, The Cameras Are Taking Over!