Car Boot Sale Cameras – The Promise, The Chase And The Sobering Truth

One of the great British traditions during the warmer months of the year is a Sunday morning car boot sale. Anything from a handful to a few hundred sellers load up their cars and head to a local field or school playground, with the possessions they no longer love, need or can be bothered to… Continue reading Car Boot Sale Cameras – The Promise, The Chase And The Sobering Truth

7 Reasons I’ve Bought Hundreds Of Cameras On eBay

It's no secret on this blog that I've owned and used a few hundred cameras. This simply wouldn't have happened if the heyday of my photography passion hadn't coincided with the abundant availability of cameras through the internet, and most specifically, eBay. I would guess that if I've had 200 cameras, then probably 190 of… Continue reading 7 Reasons I’ve Bought Hundreds Of Cameras On eBay

The Irresistible Allure Of The Older Sister

Whilst I've tried a fair few cameras over the last eight years or so (I'd guess over 200, film and digital combined), there haven't been many that I've absolutely hated. Partly because I tend to like to do my research first, and buy something that has a decent reputation. And partly because on some level… Continue reading The Irresistible Allure Of The Older Sister

Why Your Hopelessly Inadequate Camera Is A Blessing

Take a close look at your current favourite camera. You know there are cameras out there with better lenses don't you? Digital bodies with more features and larger, higher MegaPixel sensors? Film bodies with better build quality, greater cachet amongst collectors, and a higher resale value? But to focus on any of what others might… Continue reading Why Your Hopelessly Inadequate Camera Is A Blessing

Collecting Cameras – When No Is Not An Option

It's all too easy to get sucked into the incredible breadth and range of old cameras available to us - more than any time before in our lifetimes - or indeed anyone's lifetime in history. A quick browse on eBay tonight shows 18139 film cameras, 32014 digital cameras and 32341 lenses for sale in the… Continue reading Collecting Cameras – When No Is Not An Option