One Month One Camera – Oct 2020 – Lumix FZ38

At the start of 2019 I started an ongoing project to use just one camera for a month (called, inventively, One Month One Camera, or OMOC), as a way to combat the frustration I was feeling - and time I was losing - in choosing a camera to use each time I went out to… Continue reading One Month One Camera – Oct 2020 – Lumix FZ38

First To 10 – The Classy Compact Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

Most of us have associations with brands from our childhoods, especially those that are no longer around (or as visible). For me, when I hear "Casio" I think of pocket scientific calculators in folding vinyl wallets, maths exams where I couldn't tap my fingers fast enough on my trusty Casio FX to crunch numbers in… Continue reading First To 10 – The Classy Compact Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

The Best £15 You Can Spend On Your DSLR

My first DSLR was a used 2009 Pentax K-x, in 2014. At this point I'd already been shooting film SLRs a couple of years and had fallen for a number of vintage manual aperture, manual focus lenses, like the peerless Takumars, and the Helios 44 series. In researching DSLRs, I was delighted to discover that… Continue reading The Best £15 You Can Spend On Your DSLR

Digital Photography – What First Attracted You?

So before we talked about what first attracted us to film photography. This time, it's the turn of digital photography.  My first digital camera (phone) was a Motorola Razr V3i, though I don't really recall making many photos with it, and don't have any saved in my archives. The first camera I remember using with… Continue reading Digital Photography – What First Attracted You?

The Two Bit Camera Toy Box

My cameras broadly fall into two sets. The surefire classics I love and use regularly, like my Ricoh GRD III, Lumix LX3, Pentax Q, Pentax K100D and Pentax K-m. Then, a shoebox with cameras I've yet to try, usually bought very cheaply. The Sony Cyber-shot P51 I talked about recently is one such camera. Given… Continue reading The Two Bit Camera Toy Box