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

5 Ways To Stop Buying Photography Gear And Enjoy What You Already Have

These days I'm a recovering gearoholic, and whilst I was never caught up with the upgrade parade, I did go through a few years of buying far more used cameras and lenses than I had the time or inclination to use. With my buying pretty much in check these days, I thought I'd share five… Continue reading 5 Ways To Stop Buying Photography Gear And Enjoy What You Already Have

Why Photography Is All About The Gear (Except Actually It Isn’t At All)

Lately on 35hunter there's been a fairly high proportion of talk around gear.  Which, on a photography blog, surely is inevitable? The exact combination of camera and lens (and film) you use is highly important. Except, it really isn't. Not in the way many would tell you it is. In my experience, where gear isn't important… Continue reading Why Photography Is All About The Gear (Except Actually It Isn’t At All)