I've enjoyed photography all my life, but only in the last few years have I taken the time and made the investment in developing (no pun intended) it as a pursuit and vocation. This started when I moved to an area small in population, a prairie town surrounded by large amounts of rangeland, some forests, and with amazing history. I had some time and it was an opportune moment to work on something that I had been interested in doing for a long time. I've returned home to the west coast now and am continuing that work, having left a bit of my heart there.
I shoot both film and digital and am using 'more vintage' film cameras lately. All images here are my film work and have received little or no digital post processing.
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This is a small feature packed camera that works well as an all around pocketable shooter. It has the ridiculous long zoom that was common in some models of this era. (I always thought these things looked like Pinocchio's nose. ) None the less, it can produce very good quality images, is easy to handle, seems common in the used market, and is not expensive to purchase.
This review continues on the theme of inexpensive but good quality film cameras.
The Konica Z-up28W is interesting because not many point and shoot zooms start at a wide angle of
28mm. It zooms to only what would be considered a *normal* focal length of 56mm. For me, this is a
very useful range.
There are quite a few cameras in the Pentax Iqzoom line, but this one stood out for me when I found one. It has a fairly compact footprint and shows high quality in manufacture. It is aluminum cased and although a little thick, it will fit in larger shirt pocket. I ran a 1st roll through mine before finding a manual and specs for it, so I was quite pleased when I got what I considered exceptional results for a compact p&s with a zoom.