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?

Why I’ve Shot The Equivalent Of 27 Rolls Of Film In A Fortnight

When 35mm film was my main format for photography, a busy month for me was perhaps 12 rolls of film, or three per week. The most I ever remember having processed in a single month was 15, and an average was more like eight rolls - a major photowalk per week where I shot a… Continue reading Why I’ve Shot The Equivalent Of 27 Rolls Of Film In A Fortnight

One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (I) – Pentax K30

Through January to March I used just one camera each month. Digital compacts from Canon, Fuji and Panasonic ably navigated me through my chosen One Month, One Camera project for 2019. The benefits were very satisfying, not least of all because I eliminated the painful debate before each photowalk about which camera to take. With only… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (I) – Pentax K30