What's in my camera bag - Pentax MG

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
— Ernst Haas

Here is the newest member of the my 35mm family, a wonderful birthday gift from my cousin Paddy.....the Pentax MG. I love my K1000 it's a tank that produces amazing images so I am very very excited to get a day off and test this beauty out. Yes I have yet to get the MG out for a test run. I am still doing my research on the MG and so far it looks like it will be a great fun camera to snap some images out and about. I will definitely be taking it on my upcoming trips, as long as it works. I will probably run a couple of test rolls before I send it off for cleaning, as I am curious to see what history is on the glass. Like the Pentax K1000 the MG really is a beautiful looking camera!!!!

Pentax MG 1981 - 1984

What's in my camera bag - Fujifilm X30

A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart.
— Arnold Newman
I am always asked via social media and in photography conversations what camera/cameras I use to create my work. I decided what better way than to show you so I got together a setup in the studio and photographed some of my favorites. I am not a product photographer, so excuse the dust particles. I will have to keep this an ongoing post as I update images and add new cameras and gear to my collection. Firstly I will start the my awesome retro compact Fujifilm X30. This is without a shadow of a doubt my number one go to location scouting and travel camera. I love how Fuji went back to the old film look and feel to their compact digital cameras. It's an impressive compact camera that captures high quality images. I have managed to capture some fantastic shots with this gem of which prints are hanging around the world. If you are interested in the full specs have a look at Fujifilm's X30 site, where you can see more images and full specs for this little beauty. I take this camera almost all the time when out and about, the X30 ticks a whole load of boxes for me. I am primarily a Nikon shooter but the menu and user interface system on the X30 is simple and I was able to quickly learn how to operate the camera and access all the relevant settings. I love the X30!!!

Fujifilm X30

....Coming soon the Nikon F100 and Pentax K100