Why I Love And Hate DSLR Viewfinders In Equal Measure

Returning to using a DSLR for July, one of the main reasons was to enjoy composing and focusing with a viewfinder (VF) again, after almost two years of predominantly using digital cameras with Live View (LV) screens. It's reminded me why I love - and hate - using a VF! Here are the reasons -… Continue reading Why I Love And Hate DSLR Viewfinders In Equal Measure

DSLR Photography For £50 Or Less

An enduring theme on 35hunter has been photography on a budget. Previously, we’ve talked about how to get started with film photography for £27, and then even less that, around £12. The ongoing costs of film processing and scanning make it unsustainable for some (myself included), so I've also written about digital options, such as… Continue reading DSLR Photography For £50 Or Less

Using Vintage Lenses On Digital Bodies – A Compromise Too Far?

For the last five years I've been experimenting with vintage manual lenses on modern digital cameras. This came about originally from using the lenses on the 35mm film cameras they were intended for, and delighting in their beautiful build quality, smoothness in use, and the fantastic photographs they could produce. Then, in the spring of… Continue reading Using Vintage Lenses On Digital Bodies – A Compromise Too Far?

Digital Photography – Dumbed Down And Dirty

One of my reservations about using digital cameras - especially higher spec'd ones - is the images can be too clean, too clinical looking. Coming from shooting film for five years - and enjoying the natural grain inherent in film, especially with expired or cross processed or redscaled treatments - this contrast was exacerbated further.… Continue reading Digital Photography – Dumbed Down And Dirty

Why Exposure Latitude Makes Film Photography Easier Than Digital

Returning to using a DSLR this month has reminded me how much more precise one has to be when exposing a digital sensor. It's also made me realise how much easier I had it when shooting film. The vast majority of film I used was consumer grade colour negative film - Fuji C200 and Superia… Continue reading Why Exposure Latitude Makes Film Photography Easier Than Digital