Why I Chose the Sony RX100 M3
Thursday - 1 January, 2015 10:38 pm
Sony RX100M3If you have read my previous post, you'll know that I'm quite the fan of smaller cameras. Although I have a DSLR (a Nikon D7000 to be precise), I find that I don't use it as much as I would like simply because it's too large to have on me all of the time. I suspect I'm not alone in this.

This preference for a smaller camera is made even more important for me because I spend much of my photography time on a motorcycle.

For the last few years, I've been using a Canon G11 for my compact camera. This is a great little camera, and I have produced some of my best work with it. I was, however, aware that the image quality was not quite up to that possible with the DSLR. Given the advantages of size, and the ever-present knowledge that it's not about the camera, I was quite happy with the little Canon though.
That was until I saw the Sony DSC-RX100M III.  I had seen the previous version—still a very capable camera—before, but had rejected it  Read more...
Size Does Matter
Thursday - 18 December, 2014 7:36 pm
I’m a gadget freak. There, I’ve said it. I can spend hours on the Internet poring over the latest camera or lens—even if I have no intention of purchasing. I read manuals—sometimes multiple times. I can spend so long hovering over the tech items at Best Buy that the security staff develop an endearing interest in me. It’s an affliction, I know.

It will come as no surprise then, to hear that I have a nice DSLR and plenty of associated lenses, tripods, filters, remote control, flash units, etc., and an assortment of camera bags to carry them all in. I can’t see myself ever giving them up. But, you know what? I find I’m using them less and less. Why? Because it’s all just too big!

You see, the kind of photography I like to do is landscape photography (no surprise there—given the address of this web site). For a photographer whose primary interest is landscape, there is one crucial characteristic to note, and it’s fresh from   Read more...