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?
This month I'm using just one camera again, a Pentax K30 DSLR. In previous posts I talked about being frustrated with erratic exposures, then decide to simplify everything, start with a basic set up, and get used to that before any further experiments. This approach and many photographs later, it seems the patience has paid… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (III) – Pentax K30 – Patience And Restraint Pays Off
So this month I'm back on the One Month, One Camera project, with my new to me Pentax K30 DSLR. First impressions were very good, and I anticipated a month of happy photography with my new comrade. But things soon started to get too complex. The main issue I was having was getting consistent exposures… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (II) – Pentax K30 – Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
My new Pentax K30 DSLR is proving to offer a wealth of options. If you're someone who sees a camera as a toy, not a tool, then the K30 (and indeed most DSLRs) is not so much a single toy, but a toy box packed with playing possibilities, depending on the mode, settings, lens and… Continue reading Erratic Exposures And A Return To Beginner’s Mind
Through January to March I used just one camera each month. Digital compacts from Canon, Fuji and Panasonic ably navigated me through my chosen One Month, One Camera project for 2019. The benefits were very satisfying, not least of all because I eliminated the painful debate before each photowalk about which camera to take. With only… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (I) – Pentax K30