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
For the best part of six months I've used only one camera, aside from the phone camera that's always with me. That camera is the Panasonic Lumix FZ38. In many ways it's my photography end game, my soul mate, the ideal balance between the handling and image quality of a DSLR, and the compact size,… Continue reading Embracing The Winter Lover
It's funny how we have certain concepts and beliefs around particular brands. Perhaps 10 years ago, before I'd seriously got into photography - and cameras - I was vaguely aware of a few different manufacturers, and had formed opinions of them based on the very little information and experience I had. Panasonic Lumix seemed to… Continue reading Long Live The Legends Of Lumix
From around mid-2012 to mid-2020, I had a great thirst for new (to me, but old) cameras. This desire certainly dropped off in latter years, as I stopped shooting film (mid-2017) and then realised further that once you've discovered even a couple of digital cameras you love, there's little point in keep trying out more… Continue reading The Camera That Killed My Curiosity
Just over two years ago I began a one month one camera (OMOC) project, in an effort to escape the feelings of overwhelm and indecision I was experiencing trying to pick which camera to use each time I headed out. The idea was that if I had already chosen the camera at the start of… Continue reading Four Months, One Camera?