Konica Hexar AF

The Konica Hexar AF is a wonderful camera, becoming something of a cult classic, and is my film camera of choice. The lens is superb, on par with Leica, and fixed, perfectly balanced with the body. The electronic menu can be baffling, but otherwise I give it ten out of ten. Some images will enlarge…

Sigma DPO Quattro

The Sigma Merrill and Quattro cameras are ideal digital cameras for film shooters. They are slow, clunky, pondersome, but get closer to the film experience, especially when in B&W mode, than any other camera I know. Not for sports and wildlife photographers, but they suit me perfectly. Click any image to view a larger version……

Sigma DP2 Merrill

The DP2 Merrill was the first of the Sigma Foveon cameras I purchased, and it really won me over to the uniqueness of the sensor. I bought all three Merrills, but later part-exchanged them for the Quattro models. The Merrills are now available at ridiculously low prices, and are recommended if you are a film…

Sigma DP3 Quattro

The Sigma DP3 Quattro has tempted me more into using colour, which it renders so well. I think I still “see” in b&w, but the subtlety of the DP3Q colour rendition is sometimes worth the indulgence. Click any image to view a larger version… Halloween in the Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, 2016 Cundie Adorned Edinburgh, October…

Canon AE1-Program

My most recent acquisition, the AE1-P fits very comfortably in my hand. I have two lenses, the Canon 50mm 1.8 FD, and the Canon 24mm 2.8. There is no Aperture mode – usually my mode of choice – only shutter-speed, so I am enjoying improving any skills I have in that area. In my opinion, this…

Holga 35mm Pinhole

I bought this as a present for someone, but will now have to buy another! It’s a cheap plastic 35mm pinhole camera by Holga, equipped with threads for a tripod and a cable release, both essential for pinhole photography, I’d say. From one roll (Ilford XP2) of 36 exposures I got a dozen or so…

Sigma DP2 Quattro

Click any image to view a larger version… The Black Leaf Edinburgh, 4 March, 2016 The first shot I took with the DP2Q, with added grain from Lightroom 4. To me, this image has a feel of analogue medium format – almost. The leaves were nearly as black as they appear here, in fact the image…