For the last five years I've been experimenting with vintage manual lenses on modern digital cameras. This came about originally from using the lenses on the 35mm film cameras they were intended for, and delighting in their beautiful build quality, smoothness in use, and the fantastic photographs they could produce. Then, in the spring of… Continue reading Using Vintage Lenses On Digital Bodies – A Compromise Too Far?
Perhaps the best test of which your favourite cameras are, is to ask one simple question - Q. "If this camera broke, would I buy another?" Here are the current cameras on my shelf, and my thoughts on answering this question. Pentax Q A. Yes, without hesitation, though I might try a Q7 or QS1… Continue reading If This Camera Broke, Would You Buy Another?
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
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?
Not yet two weeks into the April chapter of my One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project, where my chosen cohort is a Panasonic Lumic GF1, a couple of interesting developments have occurred. First, an unfortunate accident. On a photowalk where I wanted to gauge how the GF1 felt to use with old M42 lenses (plus… Continue reading When Your Camera’s Just Too Good