You Can’t Go Home Again, Can You? The Samsung GX-1S Returns

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

My Old Friend, It’s Been Too Long – Pentax Q Back In Action

Sometimes exactly what you're looking for is right in front of you. Recent explorations into Micro Four Thirds (MFT) options, including trying again with my Lumix GF1, and finding I like it less than ever, led me to pretty much write off mirrorless cameras, and instead resolve to stick with my established twin pronged approach.… Continue reading My Old Friend, It’s Been Too Long – Pentax Q Back In Action

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?

My Favourite Summer Cameras

Over the last few years, I've noticed a definite seasonal pattern in the cameras I use, and the type of photographs they encourage. Broadly speaking, over the late autumn, winter and early spring, I favour digital compacts like my Ricoh GRD III and Lumix LX3, and their high contrast monochrome settings. Come late spring, there's… Continue reading My Favourite Summer Cameras

Asahi Pentax 200mm f/5.6 M42 Lens – First Thoughts

Being firmly in a DSLR phase currently, I've been using vintage M42 lenses like the Helios 44-2 and Jupiter-37A. But you can't talk about M42 without mentioning the greatest range of lenses ever made in that mount - Asahi Takumars. I've had perhaps 20 Takumars overall, and, foolish as it seems in retrospect, sold on… Continue reading Asahi Pentax 200mm f/5.6 M42 Lens – First Thoughts