One Month One Camera – Feb 2020 (II) – Ricoh GR Digital III – Lost For Words?

This month in my One Month One Camera project I've returned to an old favourite, the Ricoh GR Digital III. Despite being one of the more expensive used cameras I've bought (around £150 in 2018), it's more than earned its keep. In fact I enjoy using the GRD III so much, I feel like there's… Continue reading One Month One Camera – Feb 2020 (II) – Ricoh GR Digital III – Lost For Words?

If You Had Just £20, Which Camera Would You Buy?

As you probably know, I'm quite a fan of the bargain used camera, and in the last couple of years, for me that's meant 5-15 year old digital cameras, mostly compacts. I've found at least a dozen that cost me less then a decent meal, which produced photographs I'm happy with, and been fun to… Continue reading If You Had Just £20, Which Camera Would You Buy?

The Rise Of The New Digital Classics

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

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

Six Ways To Enjoy A Year Of Photography For £1 A Month (Or Less)

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)