My Old Friend, It’s Been Too Long – Pentax Q Back In Action

Sometimes exactly what you're looking for is right in front of you. Recent explorations into Micro Four Thirds (MFT) options, including trying again with my Lumix GF1, and finding I like it less than ever, led me to pretty much write off mirrorless cameras, and instead resolve to stick with my established twin pronged approach.… Continue reading My Old Friend, It’s Been Too Long – Pentax Q Back In Action

Dear Micro Four Thirds, Should We Try Again?

On paper, Micro Four Thirds (M43, or MFT) seems a wonderful fit for me.  The flexibility of interchangeable lenses (including, with an adapter, my beloved M42 lenses), in a more compact body, and with a larger and better performing sensor than a digital compact, these cameras seem to offer the ideal sweet spot between my… Continue reading Dear Micro Four Thirds, Should We Try Again?

The 7Artisans Hybrid Lens That’s (Almost) Got Me Keen On Micro Four Thirds Again

Back in April, I started out with the aim of using my Panasonic Lumix GF1 for the month. But after an unfortunate accident with my sole native Micro Four Thirds (M43) lens rendered it unusable, I was left with my M42 lenses plus adapter. The novelty soon wore off. In short, whilst the results are… Continue reading The 7Artisans Hybrid Lens That’s (Almost) Got Me Keen On Micro Four Thirds Again

The Endless Allure Of The Interchangeable Lens

There's something I find very comforting about a camera with a fixed lens. Though some might think of these cameras as too limiting because you're "stuck" with just one lens, for me the removal of another layer of decisions to make is refreshing.  We've talked at length before about simplifying the photography practice by pursuing… Continue reading The Endless Allure Of The Interchangeable Lens