Ever since Nikon produced the original legandary Nikon F, they have been at the forefront of SLR design. Nikon for years was the dominate player in the SLR professional market and their cameras from the 1970’s have gone beyond earth serving NASA in both the film and digital eras. But whilst sought after bodies can still command a pretty penny you can pick perfectly sevicable but overlooked bodies for peanuts making them a great starter. Here’s my 10 overlooked bargains.Continue reading 10 Nikon Film Bodies that won’t Break the Bank
Our item today doesn’t appear to have an immediate link to photography. But this represents the first steps in a process that would radically alter how we could make objects. That process would also revolutionise photography putting it in mass reach for the first time. It also allowed for the birth of the motion picture industry. But how our fishing reel leads to that involves transatlantic discoveries, legal disputes and exploding Billiard Balls.Continue reading A Brief History of Photography By Objects – 12 – Fishing Rod Reel ~1860
As i sit typing this just out of full isolation a few days before Hogmanay, it’s easy to reflect on what a crap year this has been. But for analogue photography the game has carried on and quite well in some areas.Continue reading 2020 – The Year In Film Reviewed
One of rare more positive features in 2020 – is that despite everything, this has become the year of the external lightmeter. Another Kickstarter has joined that fray with the Hedeco Lime One. And this offers some features that might tempt you away from its rivals.Continue reading Light Engineering – Hedeco Lime One Review
2020 is probably going to be remember for quite a few thing but tucked away under all the strife it could have been know as the year of the external lightmeter to us film shooters. Just before lockdown kicked in a new Kickstarter appeared for this Lightmeter. But as well as the impact of Covid-19, it wasn’t to have the market to itself. But how does it stack up now it has appeared ?Continue reading The Canadian light Foot – The Reveni Labs Meter on Parade
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
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 Lomography Lomolitos 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 ?
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
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