As you probably know, I'm quite a fan of the bargain used camera, and in the last couple of years, for me that's meant 5-15 year old digital cameras, mostly compacts. I've found at least a dozen that cost me less then a decent meal, which produced photographs I'm happy with, and been fun to… Continue reading If You Had Just £20, Which Camera Would You Buy?
Being a sucker for a tiny compact camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 has retained a fond place in my handful of cameras since I bought it in June 2018. First launched in 2004, it features a 4MB CCD sensor paired with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 32-96mm lens, starting at f/2.8. I love that despite this… Continue reading A Mighty Punch With Tiny Fists – Canon Digital IXUS i Versus Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1
So this year I've chosen a project to guide my photography - One Month, One Camera. The premise is very simple - use just one camera each month, something I've only managed to do once since discovering film in 2012. As January ends, here are my thoughts on how the first challenge of 2019 has… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – January 2019 (III) – Summary
Out today with my Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS - which you may recall is the first digital compact classic I've chosen for my One Month, One Camera project - I discovered by accident a way to improve the pictures further. After initial experiments with the IXUS, I had settled on two shooting modes, one… Continue reading Accidental Myth Busting Photography Experiments
So, half way through the first month of this one month one camera project, you'll recall I chose the Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS for January. There is plenty to like about this camera, and very little I don't like. In fact, once I solved the rather slippery handling issue with a few centimetres of grip tape,… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – January 2019 (II)