When 35hunter began, I was deeply embedded in shooting film. But since May 2017, I haven't shot a single frame. The last two and half years that's defined my digital-only era, has almost entirely been one of experimentation with cheaper, older digital cameras that are rarely given a second glance by those in the most… Continue reading The Rise Of The New Digital Classics
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