To Those Remaining… (My Camera Inventory July 2020)

Periodically I realise I have too much photography gear. My main cluster of cameras starts creeping on to additional bookshelves. A shoebox or two (or three!) is hidden under the baby's cot with cameras I've not looked at in months. I start finding it awkward removing a camera from a shelf, precariously weaving through the… Continue reading To Those Remaining… (My Camera Inventory July 2020)

Photographs Of Cameras And Lenses – Why Are They So Popular?

Before I reset my Flickr photostream a couple of years back, I had something approaching 5000 photos there. To my eternal chagrin, the one with most views by far was a picture of a handful of 80s compact film cameras. A sequel picture to that one is my second most viewed, and some 17 of… Continue reading Photographs Of Cameras And Lenses – Why Are They So Popular?

7 Reasons I’ve Bought Hundreds Of Cameras On eBay

It's no secret on this blog that I've owned and used a few hundred cameras. This simply wouldn't have happened if the heyday of my photography passion hadn't coincided with the abundant availability of cameras through the internet, and most specifically, eBay. I would guess that if I've had 200 cameras, then probably 190 of… Continue reading 7 Reasons I’ve Bought Hundreds Of Cameras On eBay

The Allure Of The Incomplete Picture – How I Shrank My Desire For Stuff

I'm not keen on having too many material possessions, be it cameras, clothes, books or anything else. In other words, I don't like having too much stuff.  A part of me has always been this way, coming from a fairly frugal family upbringing. My dad was often self employed so income was variable, plus he… Continue reading The Allure Of The Incomplete Picture – How I Shrank My Desire For Stuff

Collecting Cameras – When No Is Not An Option

It's all too easy to get sucked into the incredible breadth and range of old cameras available to us - more than any time before in our lifetimes - or indeed anyone's lifetime in history. A quick browse on eBay tonight shows 18139 film cameras, 32014 digital cameras and 32341 lenses for sale in the… Continue reading Collecting Cameras – When No Is Not An Option