Why I Love And Hate DSLR Viewfinders In Equal Measure

Returning to using a DSLR for July, one of the main reasons was to enjoy composing and focusing with a viewfinder (VF) again, after almost two years of predominantly using digital cameras with Live View (LV) screens. It's reminded me why I love - and hate - using a VF! Here are the reasons -… Continue reading Why I Love And Hate DSLR Viewfinders In Equal Measure

DSLR Photography For £50 Or Less

An enduring theme on 35hunter has been photography on a budget. Previously, we’ve talked about how to get started with film photography for £27, and then even less that, around £12. The ongoing costs of film processing and scanning make it unsustainable for some (myself included), so I've also written about digital options, such as… Continue reading DSLR Photography For £50 Or Less

Using Vintage Lenses On Digital Bodies – A Compromise Too Far?

For the last five years I've been experimenting with vintage manual lenses on modern digital cameras. This came about originally from using the lenses on the 35mm film cameras they were intended for, and delighting in their beautiful build quality, smoothness in use, and the fantastic photographs they could produce. Then, in the spring of… Continue reading Using Vintage Lenses On Digital Bodies – A Compromise Too Far?

A Mighty Punch With Tiny Fists – Canon Digital IXUS i Versus Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1

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

If This Camera Broke, Would You Buy Another?

Perhaps the best test of which your favourite cameras are, is to ask one simple question - Q. "If this camera broke, would I buy another?" Here are the current cameras on my shelf, and my thoughts on answering this question.  Pentax Q A. Yes, without hesitation, though I might try a Q7 or QS1… Continue reading If This Camera Broke, Would You Buy Another?