Over the last eight years or so I've had one or two different lenses and cameras. Those that remain I'm very happy with. But sometimes I think about others I had and enjoyed, but then donated or sold on, regretting that decision later on. In fact sometimes the regret was so great I sought out… Continue reading The Ones That Got Away
To Those Remaining… (My Camera Inventory July 2020)
Periodically I realise I have too much photography gear. My main cluster of cameras starts creeping on to additional bookshelves. A shoebox or two (or three!) is hidden under the baby's cot with cameras I've not looked at in months. I start finding it awkward removing a camera from a shelf, precariously weaving through the… Continue reading To Those Remaining… (My Camera Inventory July 2020)
Photographs Of Cameras And Lenses – Why Are They So Popular?
Before I reset my Flickr photostream a couple of years back, I had something approaching 5000 photos there. To my eternal chagrin, the one with most views by far was a picture of a handful of 80s compact film cameras. A sequel picture to that one is my second most viewed, and some 17 of… Continue reading Photographs Of Cameras And Lenses – Why Are They So Popular?
JOMO Photography (The Opposite Of FOMO)
Social media has much to answer for, and one of the negative feelings it's created and feeds in us is FOMO, the Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO is a kind of anxiety that arises from fearing that other people (sometimes everyone!) are doing things more interesting, fun and rewarding than we are, and we're missing… Continue reading JOMO Photography (The Opposite Of FOMO)
Lenses For The Long Term – Not Just To Love And Leave
Over the last eight years or so I've owned perhaps 100 lenses. Which is a conservative estimate, given when I start to think more I realise I've had at least five Takumar 55mm, five Pentax-M 50s, maybe eight different Pentacon 50/1.8s, and at least a dozen Helios 44s. Too often I've reached a point where… Continue reading Lenses For The Long Term – Not Just To Love And Leave