'Now advances in technology ARE welcome, but the exaggerated claims that go along with it are not. And as photographers we should surely be questioning what we see and apply that to what we use and the options we are now presented with.. Do we really need this technology overload? Does it make us better photographers? Do we create better photographs? Does it hinder us or help us?Read More
'It isn't really surprising that I have returned to film. Firstly since I've been scanning my archive ever since I 'went digital' and secondly, given half a chance I'll edit a digital camera or smartphone image in Snapseed to simulate a 'film look'.Read More
'And maybe that is why film cameras are 'cool'. Because they demonstrate that their owners are actually attempting to create something using their knowledge, their experience and above all their vision of the world around us, from somebody who has a point of view.Read More
- Sony will never make a film camera
- You can be a film photographer and never go near the internet
- It's not 'AWESOME'
- Digital is for wimps'
'Some time ago I decided that rather than buy into native system lenses every time I bought a new camera, I would start setting up a series of 'core' lenses that, via adapters, I could use on a variety of camera systems. I identified 4 different lens mounts as being the ones that had the widest variety of adapter options, had options that worked for me and were available S/H and at reasonable prices.Read More
'The question we were really asking is why does black and white photography sell less than colour, which is obviously the case. Newspapers used to be almost exclusively B/W, but that has changed. And yet for many subjects, it does work better.Read More
'There is one great thing about using a manual focus film camera. I can completely ignore the vast majority of the photographic internet that bangs on and on about Medium Format that isn't actually that, AF speeds, about what 8K might bring in a few years time and other speculative developments that camera manufacturers and rumour sites like to keep our interest with.'Read More
'But anyone who was a stock photographer in the period between 2001 > 2005 would have been doing this all the time. And digitally shot images on any decent camera / lens / sensor combination are perfectly capable of being printed at double their original size.Read More
'There are reviews out there about the Leica SL (Typ 601) that claim it's not good at high ISO's and that, in fact a camera like the Sony A7r II has been described as having 'Class-leading low light Raw performance, thanks to the first-ever BSI full-frame CMOS' Well as is often the case this is total BS.Read More
'So that's 23 in total. And 15 of them shoot HD video as well. And at one time or another I have taken pictures with all of them, uploaded them to a stock picture library and made sales. Now I'm not going to go into why I've got and used all this lot, simply because I'm not really sure, it just sort of................happened!Read More
'I doubt whether the Foveon sensor technology will ever let any Sigma camera work like a pro DSLR, but then Pro DSLR's can't even come close to the image quality that the SDH can produce and it is that comparison that will ultimately decide whether the SDH is for you.Read More