Serious photography on the cheap

Photography has never been a cheap hobby. And now a contracting market has forced manufacturers to increase prices and move upmarket in search of profit. For many people state of the art new equipment is out of reach.

This occasional series looking at low cost gear offers an antidote. The used market, budget and older “obsolete” models can offer astonishing quality and value for money. Low priced equipment doesn’t necessarily mean poor quality photographs.

Quick look reviews

Cheap medium format: Rhinocam Vertex rotary stitch adaptor (£325 adaptor only)

Panasonic Lumix GX7 (from £119)