The relationship between sensor size and lenses is often a source of confusion. So here is a quick guide that doesn’t use any complex geometry or advanced maths, just some methodical common sense.
There has been a lot of talk about ISO invariance of late, all of it sounding mighty complicated. Here’s a short simple explanation of what ISO invariance is, how it might effect the design of cameras in future and is this imperative information? (Standby to be disappointed on that last item)
The photograph above, taken in 1972, stands to this day as one of the most influential images ever taken. It was this photo that first catalysed my interest in photography.
Lighting. If you are anything like me, it’s a subject that has, at times, caused a degree of discomfort. It took me a long time – longer than it should have done – to get to grips with photographic lighting and what equipment I need.
I switched to a mirrorless Fujifilm X-T1 camera nearly a year ago after a protracted period of scrutiny and introspection regarding my camera needs. Would I switch back? No. Well, perhaps. OK, yes, if offered the right technology. By which I mean a camera that suits me.
There are no shortage of zoom or prime lenses to be found to fit most camera bodies. So the question is ‘Zoom or prime – which are better for me?’
Shooting with film will bring you a whole new insight and delight in photography. So how do you get started? Here’s a quick primer.
Camera bags are pesky things. It’s hard to spot their inadequacies until you use them in anger. And they can get expensive. You can end up buying several before you hone in on something that works for you.
I’m as capable as the next person of making a stupid decision when I’m out trekking, so I hedge my bets by being in the habit of carrying some safety kit. This kit can be the difference between having a good trip and something that is quite unpleasant.