Five Pointed SLR

Despite having four more SLRs than pictured here, these are my latest incarnation of the core kit I love and need. I'm tired of having more, and always switching batteries, straps and lenses around. Here's why I love these five, and plan to keep them and sell the rest - Contax 167MT As fierce as… Continue reading Five Pointed SLR

The Smiling Camera

Not one for endless analysis, poring over the fine detail of tech specs, or pixel peeking, I prefer to judge a camera's worth (and whether I keep it or not) by my response to two simple questions -  1. Does it make me smile when I'm using it? 2. Does it make me smile when… Continue reading The Smiling Camera

Wet Weather Wonder

Canon Sure Shots and me have a pretty good history. I've had maybe ten, and all but one have been more than competent, intelligently designed, and fun to use. I recently wrote about the Canon Sure Shot Classic 120, a camera that despite having a zoom lens, is very impressive in virtually all areas, and has… Continue reading Wet Weather Wonder

New Pocket Heroes

One of my ongoing quests in photography is finding the best genuinely pocket sized cameras. There tend to be three sizes of (film) camera that I've experienced. The largest are any that are too big and bulky for even a coat pocket. This includes virtually all 35mm SLRs, and a surprising number of supposed "compact"… Continue reading New Pocket Heroes

The Promise Shot

It starts with someone else's "Promise Shot".  A photograph taken with a camera I've become curious about, that shows enough potential to urge me further to get one for myself and see what I can create with it. Then, hopefully after a roll or two, I manage to make a Promise Shot of my own, one… Continue reading The Promise Shot