Here’s a guide to photographing miniatures.
Categories of camera
Ilford P3 in the Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim
Last time I claimed that Ilford P3 film would make any camera look good, so for the ultimate test I put it in my flimsiest camera.
Samsung opt for a more traditional shape with their revised ECX2, but does it improve in other areas?
This Porsche-designed camera has to be my ugliest, but can it take beautiful pictures?
This unusual-looking camera looks like a sci-fi prop, but do you need a degree in Space to use it?
This point and shoot camera was nicknamed the Owl. Because it looks a bit like an owl. But does its eyesight match up?
Sticking with the big boy cameras, here is the Nikon F-801 and some more tricky films.
Time to look at a grown-up camera, the Canon EOS500N and some rather experimental films.
Konica C35 EF
This 1975 camera was the first 35mm with an integrated electronic flash, but is it all flash and no bang?
Minox 35 GT
This capable compact was the smallest full-frame 35mm camera.
This compact camera from 1980 still looks modern today!
This unassuming, tiny camera really packs a punch!
Canon Sure Shot Tele
Functional…sturdy…these are words that could describe this camera.
Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim
Piece of junk, or astonishing bit of kit? The Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim.
Minolta 110 Zoom SLR MkII
When Minolta decided to make a 110 camera, they really went for it!
Rollei Telepocketline 300
Rollei used to make beautiful, quality cameras, then this happened. I don’t think they really had much to do with this basic snapper.
Cheap Digicam Showdown
I got a job lot of cheap digital cameras and thought I’d try them out against each other. By cheap I mean 99p. For seven cameras.
Nikon Touch Zoom 70W
The Nikon Zoom 70W is another automatic camera, with a famous name and a shiny case, is it pure gold or plastic tat?
My first post about a fully-automatic, compact camera, the Minolta AF-DL, is it automatically good, or automatically rubbish?
Pentax Auto 110
It’s time to look at my cutest camera, an incredible tiny SLR – the Pentax 110.
The Praktica VLC2, looks stunning with its waist-level viewfinder, but does it take nice pictures to match?
Voigtländer Vitoret 110
The super-compact, 110-cartridge-using Voigtländer Vitoret 110 is about as simple a camera as you can get.
The Pentax P30 is my first post about a series of automatic cameras. It has many automatic features but can still be overridden manually, is it the best of both worlds?
The Zenit ET is an updated version of the Zenit E the camera with which I learned photography, but this post is also about the lens, the Helios 44.
The Adox Golf is a folding camera from the 1950s whose bellows design makes it look like a much older camera.
LOMO Lubitel 166B
Here’s a look at the LOMO Lubitel 166B, evocative of older times. While Lubitel (любитель) means amateur in Russian, this camera makes you feel like a pro!
The first proper camera I owned was the Zenit E. Here is how I learned about photography.
Holga 120 CFN
This post looks at my orangest camera, the striking, shaky, yet surprisingly solid Holga 120N.
This post details how I came to own the most garish, fun and surprisingly flexible camera in my collection, the Diana F+. It might look like a child’s toy, but this is a fully working system camera.
Kodak Instamatic 56X
This is the first camera I ever owned, the Kodak Instamatic 56X – here’s what I remember about it.