I’ve been thinking for a long time about 35mm compact cameras. I used to have a few, but didn’t really understand the hype around it. Got rid of them, found caring home for them but deep down I missed having one. I prefered manual cameras, somehow I felt more part of the photo using manual focus and adjusting everything by myself. But started to realize the negatives as well. I was constantly buying and selling them, I love trying new things and it’s the same with gear. Life is too short to shoot with only one camera and lens.
Most of the time I use the Yashica Electro 35gsn - which is half way between an automatic and a complete manual camera - and the Chinon CM-4s. But more about them in another post! None of them has built-in flash and they won’t fit in any of my pockets. Felt the need for something I can carry around everywhere, and use for portraits and lifestyle shots at night. Since they’re getting more and more popular -the new hype after lomography is the little point & shoots - prices are unbelievable. First I didn’t want to spend a lot, just to decide after one roll, that I don’t really like fully automatic cameras.