On the recent occasions where I've been out for a walk without a "proper" dedicated camera, and found something interesting to capture, I've just reached for my camera phone. Currently this is an Android Realme 6 Pro which I introduced previously. The Realme houses the most sophisticated camera I've had in a phone. A relatively… Continue reading All I Need Now Is A Camera Phone?
It's no secret I adore my old Pentax CCD DSLRs. Whether with vintage lenses like the Helios 44 series, and any number of Asahi Takumars, or modern marvels like the "Plastic Fantastic" SMC Pentax-DA 35mm f/2.4, they give me an enormous amount of pleasure, both in use, and in the final (unprocessed, crucially) image. But… Continue reading Extremely Small And Rather Wide
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?
This month I'm committing to a single camera again, part of my One Month, One Camera project. For December it's my Panasonic Lumix LX3. I thought I might try some different focal lengths, having used it almost entirely at 35mm previously. So I went with its longest zoom of 60mm for a while, but found… Continue reading How To Convert Your Digital Compact’s Zoom Lens To A 35mm Prime
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