Finally got me a pro body, except it hasn’t Nippon Kogaku on the base. I have been lured to the Darkside by this Canon model that was the flagship model from ’94 until 2000. And compared to the Nikon equivalent the F5, the EOS-1N a bit of second hand bargain. But is it a worthy choice ?Continue reading Serious Photog on Budget – Canon EOS-1N Review
In 2004 the A400 got good reviews for a budget digital P&S. But with the eye of hindsight how does it stack up in the 2020’s as a vintage digital that can be got for a few quid ? As ever there isn’t an easy answer.Continue reading Go Go Budget Digitals No 4 – Canon PowerShot A400 Review
Amongst the last ever designed film SLR, the EOS 3000V is often ignored in favour of more esteemed siblings. But that might be a shame. Whilst it’s no classic, you can get an incredible amount of tech for a few quid.Continue reading Battle in the last Budget Saloon: Canon EOS 3000V/ Rebel K2 Review
For the Canon shooter on a budget the Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8 might make a tempting choice. Launched in 2014, it garnered general positive things in digital camera reviews. Often being compared pretty near the Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 II (aka the Nifty 50) on which it is rumoured to based. Trouble is close clone it may be but Yongnuo left something out that means for film shooters you may wanna give this a swerve.Continue reading The Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8 may not be a bargain if you use EOS film cameras
Somehow the bag got flipped over.
2 cameras headed straight down onto the road. The one would survive with a mere scuff but the hit snapped the door clip off on my Canon EOS 300X (aka Rebel T2/Kiss 7).
I had killed the last Film SLR designed by Canon.
But I’m torn if I’m gonna replace it or just move on. It’s 5 part technical brilliance mixed with dollop of marmite.Continue reading Last of the Line – Canon EOS 300X
In 2000-2001 analogue film sales sat tat an all time high. Film was king and draw into digital in was yet to happen. But this was the hightide mark. Sales would never be as good. Whilst Film was to have a few more years in the sun the digital would rapidly erode the market. But in 2000 Canon produced the PowerShot G1, a camera that showed the writing was already on the wall.Continue reading The Warning Note -Canon PowerShot G1 Review
The Canon EOS 1000 (Rebel in US) and its flash sibling are not the mightiest of the Canon EOS 35mm SLR line up. But they are important as the first EOS cameras to be more affordable. Somewhat overlooked they still offer huge bang for literally a few bucks 30 years later.Continue reading Little Big shots – Canon EOS 1000 & 1000F review
When I posted about my experience on this camera I got a few folk pointing out that their EF-M was actually doing fine with Manual focus lenses. So in the spirt of fairness I got a new adaptor ring. An apology is due as I must now concede the camera does work with manual lenses. But only some adaptors and even then it’s a crap experience.Continue reading An Apology to The Canon EOS EF-M. It can mount via Some Adaptors. But it’s Still Pointless
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 ?
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