Back in 2017 I discovered a game changing digital camera, the Pentax K10D. Its colour output, plus general handling and pleasure to use, meant I never looked back at the very capable and adaptable, but ultimately soulless (in body, and in the final image) Sony NEX 3N I had on heavy rotation with manual lenses… Continue reading You Can’t Go Home Again, Can You? The Samsung GX-1S Returns
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?
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
I needed a new direction with my Pentax K-30, the camera I love to overanalyse. So I decided to do what I often do when things get over complicated. Go back to basics. And with a DSLR, what could me more basic than using it like a point and shoot? Albeit a point and shoot… Continue reading When Your Camera Knows Best
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)