I’d been strangely unsatisfied with the Cresta 3, the third of Kodak UK’s Bakelite Brownies for 120 film. But could its glass lens predecessor be a better choice ? It is but you all need to brace youselves in more ways than one.Continue reading Brace Yerself – The Kodak Brownie Cresta II Review
The words prime lens and budget rarely meet. But if you’re a Nikon Shooter there are some great bargains for not much. These include this triple of 50mm 1:1.8 lens. But each of these has catches and it will depend on what you shoot for what makes sense.Continue reading A Budget Threesome – Getting A Cheap Prime 50mm for your Nikon
The Lockdown has made work for idle hands and unfortunately I decided to buy new camera. Now I’m no stranger to cheesy lo-fi Cameras but this frankly was one of the worst cameras I’ve ever used. Not that it’s the worse optically or feature wise. This is just a scam and not a good one at that.Continue reading The 21st Century Scamera – the Unamed Supposedly 16MP Camera review
Lomography are probably the most prolific current analogue camera makers in the world. Many of their products have cult status. But a few cameras just haven’t cut the mustard and disappear. One of these is this little known number. But this shatters the whole notion that the Lomography Simple Use invented the re-loadable disposable class. And the Lomolitos might just be the better camera.Continue reading Raiders Of The Lost Lomos – The Lomolitos Review
Yet another 1980’s plastic bodied lo-fi shooter which was likely made by Haking for Hanimex. Launched in 1986 it is not exactly top flight stuff. But is there enough to appeal to lo-fi shooters ?Continue reading Jumpin’ Jack No-Flash – Hanimex 35 hs Review
So ever the eye for a bargain, I wondered how low you could go to get a digital SLR ? Over the years I’ve managed to snag some brilliant cameras both analogue and digital for peanut prices ? But how about a game changing Canon for less than the cost of Takeaway for 2.
But is it any good for 2020 ?
Kodak’s British arm was more than a mere sales outlet for George Eastman’s company. The company made its own cameras, not just British versions of the parent company. The Colorsnap cameras are to my knowledge, the only 35mm cameras the UK branch solely made. But are they worth your time ?Continue reading A Very British Affair – Kodak Colorsnap 35 Review
The A80 oddly is described as a beginner’s camera. But it comes with a host of feature seen on more advanced compact digital of the time. It offers quite a lot of bangs for a 2003 compact. But there are some issues you really need to know aboutContinue reading Go Go Budget Digital No 3 – Canon Power Shot A80
Following my review of this I’ve had a few folk asking me just how accurate the meter is. As I said at the time I think it is not bad but the Covid-19 lockdown has given me time on my hands at home so I decided to test this more fully and give some results.Continue reading Lockdown Field Testing – The V-201x Light Meter
It seems like a distant memory now but back at Christmas there was no 2m social avoidance and lockdown. I was up in Edinburgh for shopping and the Christmas market. I’d taken along my then recent Nikon FE10. But as light dropped mid afternoon I decided to push some film. That film was Kentmere Pan 400.Continue reading Festive Overclocking – Pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 1600ISO