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Which Is The Best Camera? [Downloadable checklist and comparison chart]

Posted by Anne Witton on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, In : Gear 

People often ask ‘What's the best camera?’ or ‘Which camera should I buy?’ and my answer is always the same - it depends!

It totally depends on what you want to use it for. Someone might ask, ‘What’s the best car?’ but the answer will depend on whether you’ve got a family of 5 or you’re a single person on a tight budget, or whether you live in the city or countryside and so on. As the old saying goes, it really is horses for courses.

Before you head to the shops or the online ...

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Do we trust in expensive gear too much?

Posted by Anne Witton on Thursday, August 4, 2011, In : Ramblings 
Photography can be a very expensive hobby, not least because there are always new cameras, lenses, tripods, backpacks and other accessories that we are convinced we need. It's very easy to get sucked into the upgrading rat race and spend more time poring over tech catalogues than we actually do taking photos.

One of the things I like about iPhone photography is that your options are limited. Often, to get your composition right you need to physically MOVE, not just lazily zoom. It forces you t...
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Missing the point: Why I won't be getting an iPhone dSLR mount

Posted by Anne Witton on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, In : Gear 
For a mere $249 (about £150), you can now buy a mount which enables you to use dSLR lenses on your iPhone:

The listing on the Photojojo site claims that: "Ever since the iPhone camera was invented, it's aspired to be what it simply never quite could be: a dSLR."

Hmmm... has it? Or has it always been a pretty average mobile phone camera with the advantage that you have it with you wherever you go and you have the choice of thousands of apps to edit your snaps on the go.

It goes on to say, "The i...
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