One Month One Camera – Oct 2020 – Lumix FZ38

At the start of 2019 I started an ongoing project to use just one camera for a month (called, inventively, One Month One Camera, or OMOC), as a way to combat the frustration I was feeling - and time I was losing - in choosing a camera to use each time I went out to… Continue reading One Month One Camera – Oct 2020 – Lumix FZ38

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?

How To Create The Ultimate Pocket Sketchbook Camera

This month I've been experimenting with two or three different cameras, which have been pretty impressive. Being in the full flow of spring now too, it's seemed logical to start to switch back to colour photography, to capture the resplendent displays of late daffodils, tulips and of course bluebells. But somehow, I keep getting drawn… Continue reading How To Create The Ultimate Pocket Sketchbook Camera

One Month One Camera – March 2020 (II) – Lessons With The Little Lumix XS1

This month I'm using a Panasonic Lumix XS1 as my only camera. You can read the first post here. After using the little Lumix more, I have a few further observations.  First, did I mention it was tiny? I don't have a particularly large smartphone, but the XS1 is smaller, and feels lighter (I haven't… Continue reading One Month One Camera – March 2020 (II) – Lessons With The Little Lumix XS1

One Month One Camera – Mar 2020 (I) – Another Month, Another Lumix – The Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

With this ongoing One Month One Camera (OMOC) project, I usually find that the camera I choose for the next month is strongly influenced by how the previous month went, and the camera I used. Last month my Ricoh GR Digital III was the chosen one, and reminded me what a fantastic camera it is.… Continue reading One Month One Camera – Mar 2020 (I) – Another Month, Another Lumix – The Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1