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
I’ve ended up over the past couple of years reviewing quite a few single use and reloaded disposable class cameras. But they all come with issues. But the camera that started the reloadable disposable thing off finally arrived on my mat, And there’s a good reason why this is one of the most regarded cameras in the class.Continue reading Reloaded And Ready – Lomography Simple Use Camera Review
My run of average Joe digital cameras continues with this 2005 entry level shooter from Nikon. 2005 marks the midway point from the 2000/2001 highwater point for film to the generally accepted 2010 almost complete dominance of the camera market by digital. But what does this entry level shooter have to offer. And does a 5MP camera still cut it today ?Continue reading Go Go Budget Digital No 2 – Nikon Coolpix 5600
When the New Yashica announced the MF2, let’s be honest it wasn’t met with much excitement. But they got enough kickstarter backers and actually delivered a camera that works. But is it as good (or should I say mediocre) as the camera it essentially reboots, the Kyocera era Yashica MF2 super? And should you bother with either?Continue reading Rebooted But is it Suited ? – New Yashica MF2 Super v The Old One
Earlier this year, there was a bit of buzz with the Kickstarter launch of a new cold/hot shoe mountable mini light meter for vintage cameras. Trouble for the Reveni Labs Light Meter is that it isn’t the only product in the market place. But this cheaper rival has a huge issueContinue reading Blinded By the Light – The V-201X light meter on test
Probably the worst timed post I’ve ever done because the world is currently grounded. But unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll no doubt be aware that flying poses a risk to your camera film thanks to these new airport security scans.
But what about the actual act of travelling by plane ? Those high altitude cosmic rays do have some impact. But it turns not as much as you’d think. Even better with some help I’ve tested that out. So put your trays back and put your seat upright..Continue reading Mile High Fog ? – Does Air Travel Affect Your Film ?
So the new Yashica actually just made funding for this MF-2 Super at the last minute. Gone was the heady days of the Y35 retro digital camera launch when the company gathered more than 12 times the funding it required.
But the MF-2 is a different proposition. It’s a true 35mm camera unlike the flimsy reloadable disposable MF-1. I’d argue it is the camera they should have launched with not the Y35. But I’m not sure the world needs it.Continue reading Did we Ask For It ? – Unboxing the New Yashica MF-2 Super
Ricoh developed a bit of a reputation for good SLR bodies and lenses using the M42 & Pentax K Mount. The company still makes K mount dSLR under the Pentax brand. But weirdly their first SLR the Singlex wasn’t developed by them. In fact it is basically a rebranded Nikon. But a Nikon that wasn’t even made by Nikon.
Curious ? Read on.