A Bokeh Dream Set Up For Less Than £50

It's fair to say that, in the full flow of using DSLRs with vintage manual lenses, bokeh is a prominent feature in my photographs.  In fact, the out of focus background is often of greater importance to me than the subject in focus. When I think of bokeh, the first lens that comes to mind… Continue reading A Bokeh Dream Set Up For Less Than £50

Which Helios 44 Lens To Buy (And Why You Need One)

Every used a Helios 44 58mm f/2 lens? If not, I think you've missed out. In this post I'll talk about why, and what to look out for when you're ready to buy one. Before I knew very much about lens mounts, I had at least discovered that before bayonet mounts became the norm, the… Continue reading Which Helios 44 Lens To Buy (And Why You Need One)

One Month, One Camera – April 2019 (II) – Lumix GF1 + Helios 44-2

My chosen camera for April is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 I've had around 18 months and want to get to know better. Initially I bought just the body plus an M42 adapter, so I could use my favourite vintage lenses.  One of these is a battered old Helios 44-2 58mm f/2, an early bargain of… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – April 2019 (II) – Lumix GF1 + Helios 44-2

Film Photography On A Shoestring

There are still many myths around how much it costs to get set up with film photography. I want to shoot a few more down. A while back I wrote about how to start start film photography for £27. Based on at least two of the three rolls of film I've just got back from the… Continue reading Film Photography On A Shoestring