My New Favourite Digicam: The Pentax X70 Bridge Camera, 15 May 2023

I picked up another of those dodgy digital cameras, the type that back in the day cost upwards of 400€ but nowadays you can pick up for chump change. This time it’s the Pentax X70. It’s what they used to call a ‘bridge’ camera – it looks like an SLR but the lens is fixedContinue reading “My New Favourite Digicam: The Pentax X70 Bridge Camera, 15 May 2023”

Textures and more with the Konica Minolta Z6, 27 April 2023

I was out looking for Textures for the #CameraChallenge with the Gameboy but took the Konica Minolta Z6 with me too. Although I got some nice Textures, I thought I would check out the IR sensitivity of the Konica. The 16:9 framing is mine and it’s a little blurry because I was holding the cameraContinue reading “Textures and more with the Konica Minolta Z6, 27 April 2023”

A few snaps with the Canon Powershot G5, 27 April 2023

Picked up a brick the other day, the Canon Powershot G5 from 2003. This heavy beastie was 15€ from Kamerastore and is supposed to be a little glitchy but it’s been fine so far (probably explains the price as these earlier G-series can be quite pricey). Anyhow, I took it out yesterday and really enjoyedContinue reading “A few snaps with the Canon Powershot G5, 27 April 2023”

Picked up a mystery 6MP digital camera for 3€, 22 April 2023

The CEX website is an excellent resource for cheap digicams from the dawn of the 21st century and occasionally they have some real bargains so I always keep an eye out.  Last week they were advertising a ‘generic 6MP camera’ for 3€. I like these particularly as you are never sure what you are goingContinue reading “Picked up a mystery 6MP digital camera for 3€, 22 April 2023”

Intentional Camera Movement with the Glitchy 1€ camera, 19 March 2023

Since learning about glitch art, it’s something I have really wanted to try. The snag is that most glitch art involves partial destruction or modification of answerable, which I am reluctant to try. Partly because I’m  not very good at soldering and, for the Gameboy especially, I really don’t have the nerve to destroy myContinue reading “Intentional Camera Movement with the Glitchy 1€ camera, 19 March 2023”

Testing an old 6MP digital camera I picked up for 3€, 14 March 2023

The CEX website is an excellent resource for cheap digicams from the dawn of the 21st century and occasionally they have some real bargains so I always keep an eye out.  Last week they were advertising a ‘generic 6MP camera’ for 3€. I like these particularly as you are never sure what you are goingContinue reading “Testing an old 6MP digital camera I picked up for 3€, 14 March 2023”

Some Street Photography in Oiã with the PlayStation Portable, 25 February 2023

For the past few weeks I have been participating in the Midnight Slate photography challenge. Each week the organisers of the Challenge set a theme and ask participants to send in photographs about that theme. This week the theme was ‘street’ and it coincided with Caraval, the annual street festival. This would have presented myriadContinue reading “Some Street Photography in Oiã with the PlayStation Portable, 25 February 2023”

Out with a shitty 8MP digital camera I picked up for 5€, 6 November 2022

After getting the little #shittydigital 2MP Vivitar camera from CEX for 1€ I came across another ‘generic’ digital camera on the website. I didn’t actually know what I would be getting, but I thought that for 5€ it’s worth taking the chance and it turned out it was a Fujifilm Finepix A800 from 2007. It’sContinue reading “Out with a shitty 8MP digital camera I picked up for 5€, 6 November 2022”

Out with the 1€ #shittydigital camera, 26 October 2022

It’s #PolaroidWeek and I had one piece of Instax Monochrome loaded into my Polaroid 600. It seemed like a waste to go out and take just one photograph, so I thought I would take the little #shittydigital 2MP Vivitar camera I had picked up from CEX for 1€. The Vivitar 3695 is as simple asContinue reading “Out with the 1€ #shittydigital camera, 26 October 2022”

Stuck in a car park in Gaia, 20 June 2022

Waiting in a car park in Gaia. There was little else to do apart from bringing  out the Olympus Pen E-PL1 and the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit and the full spectrum Lumix DMC-TZ8 for some industrial infrared. 

A day out in Porto, 20 June 2022

Out for a lovely day in Porto with the Olympus Pen E-PL1 and the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit.  After a wet start it was perfect for some #urban and #streetphotography, or just for being a tourist.  #body, #camera, #cameras, #digital, #digitalcamera, #epl1, #mirrorless, #microfourthirds, #olympus, #olympuspen, #shittydigital, #broken, #urban, #Porto, #building, #fisheye, #kit, #lens, #lomography,Continue reading “A day out in Porto, 20 June 2022”

Lo-Fi: Taking the broken mirrorless camera and the experimental lens kit to Aveiro, 18 June 2022

After a test run yesterday it was time to take the Olympus Pen E-PL1 and the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit to Aveiro.  My experiment was short-lived. After four or five nice photos, just enough to whet my appetite, the camera died. Thankfully it was just the battery and I’m all charged up for a possibleContinue reading “Lo-Fi: Taking the broken mirrorless camera and the experimental lens kit to Aveiro, 18 June 2022”

Lo-Fi: A test run with the broken mirrorless camera and the experimental lens kit, 17 June 2022

A test run in the woods with the Olympus Pen E-PL1 and the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit.  First attempts at in-camera multiple exposures and image stacking (and one failed microclick ‘panorama’).

Lo-Fi: The broken mirrorless camera and the experimental lens kit

Who on earth would buy a broken mirrorless camera? I picked up this Olympus Pen E-PL1 from Kamerastore with broken image stabilization. I wasn’t looking for anything perfect but I recently discovered the Lomography Experimental Lens kit and it looks like it might be an interesting project. I’m thinking freelensing and a possible future conversionContinue reading “Lo-Fi: The broken mirrorless camera and the experimental lens kit”

Out with the Fujifilm XPS3 camera from the digital Outlet Box, 03 June 2022

I’ve been so wrapped up with taking digital infrared photographs with the converted Lumix DMC-TZ8 that the other cameras in the Outlet Box have been ignored.  There were a load of really nice cameras in the Outlet Box, so let’s take a look at some of the others. Today it’s time to flex the musclesContinue reading “Out with the Fujifilm XPS3 camera from the digital Outlet Box, 03 June 2022”