Finding Your Forever Camera

There's an expression amongst house hunters - "finding our forever home" - which means finding the property you plan to spend the rest of your life in. But how does this apply to us photographers? Is there such thing as a "Forever Camera"? Personally I can name a handful of digital cameras I could happily… Continue reading Finding Your Forever Camera

Why A Pentax Espio Should Be Top Of Your Compact Film Camera Wishlist

My gradual shift from shooting film to digital was motivated by a number of factors, but a significant one was the size and weight of cameras. The digital compacts I favour these days give me results that are more than good enough, with the bonus of being very small and light. I can walk for two… Continue reading Why A Pentax Espio Should Be Top Of Your Compact Film Camera Wishlist

The Most Powerful Question To Ask Yourself Before You Buy Your Next Camera Or Bike

Many of us are caught in the cycle of buying "just one more" camera or bicycle, insisting to ourselves (as everyone else has long since got bored of the same old broken record and stopped listening) that this will finally be the dream machine, the one we'll settle on for good. But there is no… Continue reading The Most Powerful Question To Ask Yourself Before You Buy Your Next Camera Or Bike

The Triple Temptation Of Vintage

Over the last few years I've known the allure of vintage cameras and lenses all too well. I've realised this perennial appeal broadly falls within one of three categories, or eras. Pondering further still, I believe the same three can be applied to bicycles too, and no doubt to other objects you may be interested… Continue reading The Triple Temptation Of Vintage

Finding A Fusion Of Beauty, Function And Fun

In seeking cameras, I'm all for looking for the one that performs better than most others for the required purpose. In other words, the best tool for the job. But stray too far into this territory and it can become all about function, with no room for beauty or fun. Something like my (now sold)… Continue reading Finding A Fusion Of Beauty, Function And Fun