One Month One Camera – July 2020 (III) – The Perfect Balance?

For July I embarked on another chapter of my ongoing One Month One Camera (OMOC) project.  You can read the original premise here, or see all OMOC posts here. This time around I used my Samsung GX-1S, a Pentax K mount DSLR from 2006 with a 6MP sensor and nothing more than the essentials, not… Continue reading One Month One Camera – July 2020 (III) – The Perfect Balance?

The Best £15 You Can Spend On Your DSLR

My first DSLR was a used 2009 Pentax K-x, in 2014. At this point I'd already been shooting film SLRs a couple of years and had fallen for a number of vintage manual aperture, manual focus lenses, like the peerless Takumars, and the Helios 44 series. In researching DSLRs, I was delighted to discover that… Continue reading The Best £15 You Can Spend On Your DSLR

How To Stop Looking For What Isn’t Even Missing (Or, Trying To Justify My eBay Watch List)

There's much to be said for being happy with one's lot.  In most areas of my life I am hugely thankful for what I have, and part of my morning yoga and exercise routine includes saying thank you for all I'm blessed with. But, it seems, whatever I have on the photography gear front, a… Continue reading How To Stop Looking For What Isn’t Even Missing (Or, Trying To Justify My eBay Watch List)

The Colour Quest (X) – Cracking The K-30

Whilst finding cameras that make b/w images I love straight out of camera has not been too hard - and virtually all other cameras I've used can produce something pleasing after a quick run through one of my Snapseed presets - colour photography has proved far more challenging. This is the latest post in an… Continue reading The Colour Quest (X) – Cracking The K-30