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
I love cheap photography. As I've written about previously, a very capable, light and compact 35mm SLR (say a late Canon EOS) plus a quite lovely M42 lens (say a Takumar 55/2) might still give you change from £30 or even less. But buying and developing film is likely to cost £5 a roll minimum.… Continue reading Six Ways To Enjoy A Year Of Photography For £1 A Month (Or Less)
Whilst older 35hunter readers will recall the days I delighted in 35mm film, my needs evolved, and I haven't shot a full roll since May 2017. I've used digital cameras since my first attempts at shooting with intention around 2006-2007, and my love has continued to grow - prior to, alongside, and eventually beyond -… Continue reading Digital Classic Camera Archive!
The romantic might believe that there's someone out there absolutely perfect for them. All you have to do is find them, then live happily ever after. However the pragmatist might suggest that instead, if we can find someone 90% compatible, that we have a strong connection with - and crucially who doesn't annoy us too… Continue reading Finally, My Dream Date Of A Camera On Paper? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
This post began as a second impressions review of the 2001 4MP Olympus Camedia C4040 Zoom I recently bought. But what evolved, was a wider exploration of how all cameras are flawed in some way, and how we choose to embrace those flaws can ultimately result in the camera being far more endearing than a… Continue reading Endearingly Awkward – Seeking Beauty With A Flawed Humble 4MP Digital Camera