July 2011: The Ricoh CX3 – 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 when it fell from my rucksack on a walk in the Costa Brava.

And then in 2019, the Ricoh was resurrected by some miracle or other – read more..

Ricoh CX3 – online manual

December 2013: A small windfall brought the opportunity to enlarge my photographic scope with the Panasonic Lumix G6. As a Micro Four Thirds DSLM camera it is still quite portable and lovely to handle but I confess that after all this time, we are still getting to know one another

Lumix G6 – owner’s manual

December 2017: I wanted the chance to play at instant photography too and chose a reconditioned Polaroid Spectra – slightly more squat than square images for landscape/portrait and has some additional switches for effects such as double exposures. I take it out on special occasions as the film is expensive and it seems made for certain scenarios -see Jamming with a Polaroid Spectra

Spectra – Polaroid Originals