Some cameras just feel right the moment you lay your hands on them. Others, despite their impressive spec and apparent near perfect compatibility with you on paper - as well as being capable of stunning images - just never feel like they belong in your embrace. This reminds me of a novel I read some… Continue reading Love At First Grip?
Perhaps the best test of which your favourite cameras are, is to ask one simple question - Q. "If this camera broke, would I buy another?" Here are the current cameras on my shelf, and my thoughts on answering this question. Pentax Q A. Yes, without hesitation, though I might try a Q7 or QS1… Continue reading If This Camera Broke, Would You Buy Another?
In my journey through hundreds of cameras, some jump out in my memory as revelations, ones that started a new whole chapter of photography. Here are perhaps the three biggest game changers of all. Holga 120N This was the camera that started my film photography journey. I'd had one on my Amazon wish list for… Continue reading The Game Changers – Three Cameras That Redefined My Photography
I've lost track of the number of camera reviews where, for any camera less than the latest top end pro model, the author treats it merely as a potential "back up" camera, as if it's only good enough to be called upon in an emergency as a desperate last measure. Anyway, that minor rant aside,… Continue reading Back Up Cameras – Do You Carry One?
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?