My cameras

2011-2016: The Ricoh CX3 was  a handy pocket-sized ‘point and shoot’, suffering a few knock and drops along the way. After being fixed, it tended to leak light in one corner but served well for on-the-go shots, macros, high contrast monos and its text mode sketch effect. It gave its last in April 2016 – see Final Rambling with Ricoh

Ricoh CX3 taken with Panasonic Lumix G6
RIP -Ricoh CX3 – April 2016

December 2013: A small windfall brought the opportunity to enlarge my photographic scope and skills with the Panasonic Lumix G6. We are still getting to know one another whilst I also learn the basics of photography

Panasonic Lumix G6 taken with Ricoh CX3
Panasonic Lumix G6

July 2014: Joined the smartphone revolution of cameras-in-your-pocket along with all its app photo effects for light hearted approach to capturing the momentsphone-1_112813090121


30th July 2017 Moving in to the prime lens field with a Panasonic Lumix G 30mm f2.8.. Not quite a macro as it does not accord with the reproduction 1:1 ratio but does very nice close-ups and keeps the detailing sharp  on more distant shots. Has in-built optical stabilisation which makes off the tripod shots more do-able for me.

Lumix G 30mm f2.8 – source

December 2017: A chance to play at photography in the instant with the Polaroid Spectra – slightly more squat than square images for landscape/portrait and has some additional switches for effects such as double exposures.

Polaroid Spectra System – refurbished vintage

Useful Links:
review of Ricoh CX3
review of Panasonic Lumix G6
review of Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm lens
review Panasonic Lumix 30mm f 2.8
review of Polaroid Spectra System

Camera egonomics: Setting Up the Lumix G6 Camera, Part 1, Menus


10 thoughts on “My cameras

  1. I was very happy to get a Lumix G3 earlier this year. My budget is limited, I’m not a techie type, I want a small camera, but I want quality and flexibility too. I enjoy it. I started thinking about the Lumix after John Todaro mentioned it – you should take a look at his blog if you don’t know it –

    1. I considered Canons but know so little of cameras that went by recommendation for the Lumix G6. You and your cameras have done a lot of travelling – brought home some memorable captures – do you use both on your journeys?

  2. For some five years I have used my Canon Powershot G12 and was very happy with it. Now that I have advanced a little with my photography, I found the aperture possibilities a bit limited and for my street photos it was somewhat slow. So I just got myself a Panasonic Lumix GX80 (it is called GX85 in other parts of the world). Hope you keep enjoying your Lumix!

    1. its a good sign when we do not blame our tools but want to move onward and upward for good reasons – enjoy your GX85/80. I get lost in all the numbers! You’re a mean shot on the streets 😉

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