Category: Cameras

Lens Wobble With My Nikon 18-55 Zoom Lens

Nikon 18-55mm Zoom lens Now I know that kit lenses supplied with many DSLRs are certainly not top-end lenses, but generally they give pretty good results and represent excellent value for money. Such is the case with the Nikon 18-55mm zoom that came with my Nikon D5100, but I have noticed recently that photos taken with this body/lens combination started to appear soft and not all of the image was in focus a lot...

The Accidental Olympus Trip

The accidental Olympus Trip 35 I cannot believe that it is 8 months since I accidentally bought my “newest” old Olympus Trip 35 in Christchurch, and I have only just completed running a roll of 36 exposure film through it. If it was a digital camera I would have shot off 36 exposures in about the same number of minutes – seconds even!

Fujifilm XF1 compact digital camera

Fujifilm XF1 Digital Camera

The baby in the Fujifilm XF series I haven’t had a great deal of luck with my back up cameras in the last few years. When I started this website I had a Nikon D3100 as a point and shoot back up camera. It just died! I replaced it six months ago with a Panasonic DMC-FT5 all weather camera as I left the country heading for Alaska where the mist is as thick as...

Panasonic DMC-FT5

Panasonic DMC-FT5 Weatherproof Camera

The all-weather Panasonic point and shoot When I started out on my photography adventures a couple of years ago I picked up a $99.00 14MP Nikon point-and-shoot as a “back-up” camera to my Nikon D5100 DSLR. While it was certainly not capable of results to match images from the D5100, it certainly was a very handy wee camera to have in my pocket – just in case! But it died! and for quite some...

View throught the window of a second hand store in Invercargill

The Best Camera Is The One You Have With You

What is the best camera? The well known photography quote “the best camera is the one you have with you” is widely attributed to American photographer Chase Jarvis. So I had that quote in mind when, a couple of weeks ago I had to  buy a new cell phone because I dropped my old one into a muddy puddle and it didn’t survive.  I know there are cellphones with cameras on the market that...