Out with the old, in with the new – traditional archery bows for sale

This blog is about transition, but if you read on, that’ll probably be obvious and I most likely didn’t need to say so. For a few years now, more or less since childhood but with breaks of varying duration, I’ve been an archer. Always with relatively simple stick bows of one sort or another. BroadlyContinue reading “Out with the old, in with the new – traditional archery bows for sale”

It’s not that I don’t care about photography any more …

I last wrote in this blog back in May 2020, when the pandemic was just starting to hit its straps. Nothing much since has happened here on the blog, or elsewhere on my website. Meanwhile, much has gone on in the world. Back then my archery practice had almost ground to a complete stop. NineContinue reading “It’s not that I don’t care about photography any more …”


In May last year I blogged about replacing the head on my Manfrotto 055PROB aluminium tripod with relatively inexpensive Sirui levelling base and panning head parts. As opposed to junking the whole thing and buying a new expensive tripod. https://mikrokosmfotos.art/2019/05/04/upgrading-my-trusty-tripod/ That has proven to be a great improvement, and it’s such a better experience usingContinue reading “TRIPOD RENOVATION COMPLETE …”


Or, a short photographic history of Lawrie Conole, and a mini review of the Sigma SD Quattro camera PART 1 I’ve been on the journey from film to digital a few times over the years. You’d think by now I might have worked out where I want to be on the photographic spectrum, between completelyContinue reading “FROM FILM TO DIGITAL – FOUR TIMES & COUNTING”

Upgrading my trusty tripod

OK, I’m talking about tripod heads. There are a few reasons why it matters to me and might be relevant to anyone else: Some classic lenses are really heavy (–> tripod) Some people use classic lenses to stitch panoramic landscapes together (–> tripod) I have a near classic set of tripod legs and it’s onlyContinue reading “Upgrading my trusty tripod”

An unexpected left turn

The Industar 50mm lens is a year older than me, and the Zorki-4 camera it’s attached to is a year younger. Inside, a roll of CineStill BWxx 250 film. Does that mean the photos are going to look like scenes from ‘Raging Bull’ or ‘Stranger Than Paradise’ – both shot on the parent Double-X cinematicContinue reading “An unexpected left turn”