Thursday, July 18, 2019

Camera Gear: Out with the old, in with the new

One man's Odyssey through a collection of pinholes and a bunch of cameras leads to an unexpected cup of T. Stephen explains...

Travel: Deciding what photographic gear to pack

When travelling it is always difficult to decide what photographic gear to pack. The more cameras you own, the worse the...

Canon EOS M and Leica Lenses: Samples gallery

This gallery is work in progress. I am planning to review the Canon EOS M, not as an overpriced £800 mirrorless wannabe but as a cheap and very cheerful £199 APS-C camera that is actually very competent. The EOS was damned by reports of slow autofocus. But is a solid camera, built in Japan, and performs well. The touch-screen interface is one of the best. Even the autofocus actually isn't all that bad after the latest firmware update.

10 Best Camera Lists (click bait)

Generally speaking, I have a love-hate relationship with these lists — you know the sort, the ten-best corkscrews ever invented, the 20 best nail clippers to let loose on your toes. But sometimes I do click to see what’s up……

Canon EOS M: A surprising addition to the stable

I bought the Canon EOS M because it was cheap. £199 for an APS-C compact with an 28-88mm (equivalent) zoom has got to be worth considering. As I explained a couple of days ago, this camera started off as a much more expensive beast but seems to have been unloved. Perhaps there are better competitors out there at the original £700-plus price. But at £199 it takes some beating.

David Lewis-Baker: Street photography in Bath and London

Make the mistake of carrying around a Leica and Mike will come up and talk with you. He is brazen about it. But look who he met on a casual saunter through the Georgian splendours of Bath.

What’s in a name: P for Pro or P for Pop?

Canon resurrects its P-for-popular designation. Where does this leave the P-for-professional market?

Ten best enthusiast cameras of 2018 (including 2½ Leicas)

At last, a ten-best list that includes a Leica — not to mention some other cameras that are on Mike's radar. Read on....

Canon SLR arises from the depths in cockle-warming exploit

Photo by Marcus Thompson Photos - Google+ Marcus Thompson was scuba diving off Vancouver when he found this decidedly dead bit of technology lurking in the...

Hektor: Fleeting moments, fleeting delusions

So often in life we see what we want to see. I was aiming my new £199 Canon EOS M across a busy London road when, out of the corner of my eye I glimpsed what looked like a vintage camera, a Leica no less, on a bus advertisement. I punched the rear screen of the Canon right in the middle of poster as the bus passed. My eye registered the words Hector and Happiness at the same time.