This month in my One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project, I chose the Panasonic Lumix GF1, a Micro Four Thirds (M43) body. I had at my disposal one native lens, a Lumix 12-32mm (24-64mm in 35mm terms) and my last four vintage manual focus M42 lenses, using an adapter. Unfortunately I dropped the Lumix lens… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – April 2019 (III) – Last Dance Of The Lumix?
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
In my One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project, March ended 10 days early for the Panasonic Lumix LX2. This was not because I didn't like or rate the camera - I did - but because the original overall purpose seems to have reached a natural conclusion. My aim was to see if I could spend… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – April 2019 (I) – A Month Of M43
The reasons I photograph are very straightforward, whether I use a film or digital camera, an SLR or a compact. I wrote about this in more depth recently, but the short version is - to roam the English countryside, to feel the immersion of the moment and the whole world being in the viewfinder, to… Continue reading How I Keep Photography Simple (Digital Edition)
Some say the only lens you'll ever need is the one you have with you. But I would add an extra caveat, based on my five years of buying, testing and, let's be frank, fumbling around until I get something half decent from, dozens of vintage SLR lenses. That addition is simple - it has… Continue reading The Only Lens You’ll Ever Need