Seasons Groovin’ With The Sony RX100M3

12-14-0162-EditTis the season the be Golly cause the RX100M3 is a awesome compact camera. I have been testing the camera and it’s done perfect with ease. Unfortunately, I am not on track to be doing to much shooting. I’ve been studying my diet. I’m really inso salad and not a big meat eater so, I watch Tanya as she makes the salad and avoid anger and divorce by not testing the Sony RX100M3 as she’s cooking.

It took me 9 years to learn that camera testing procedures don’t mix with Da Wifey cooking stuff.

12-14-0188The guy laying there, he’s not homeless, he’s drunk.  Oh and that’s not booze running down the ground behind him either, that from the Philly open air

toilet system. Dude on the left is very cool. I see him down Market all the time. He makes money there but he always gives to the needy. For him, it’s Xmas all the time.


Ya know the 70mm is not hard to take. It draws me in and allows me to get close enough but still have a tighter crop. I didn’t like the long end on the Fuji X30 as it was too long and made me move back. I guess that’s a strong reason why I always preferred the 35mm on my M Leicas. This lens goes to 24mm on the wide end and 70mm on the long end. I’m not a zoomie lover but the RX100M3 is working it’s way into becoming a Zoom Liker.

The camera is named Walker after Walker Evans. We had a private naming ceremony and it was very nice. I named it Walker because Walker Evans was a very dedicated photographer that could do anything with any camera. He worked in every genre’ and did so beautifully. I remember Ding McNulty showing me photos and then he put Walker’s down on the table. I think at that very moment I had a real complete understanding on what photography can mean to life and death. This was after my tour of duty in Nam and I knew that Walker had influenced me and I hadn’t ever seen his work. So I name my Sony RX1003M after Walker Evans with all due respect and love because the camera can do just about everything and do it well.


I’m actually feeling inspired by the RX1003M. Well, that means something to me cause the cameras that live with me inspire me or they can go inspire someone else. So that’s a big statement in it’s own.

Ok, shhhhh I have a friend named Judy. She’s a good shooter and she has the same camera, different name but same camera. In fact, I don’t think Judy names her cameras so I have to have a talk with her about that. She did most of her work in the last year or so with the RX1002 and I saw most of her stuff and a lot is good. That kinda pushed me over the edge to get the camera.

So as a New Years Resolution I will do my best to keep this blog going and make it interesting. I want to keep this blog open to the readers so if you have a story and some photos, your welcome to let it come to life right here.

Have a good weekend and I’ll be posting again on Monday.

……………………………………………………..end transmission shooter out………………………………………………….

18 thoughts on “Seasons Groovin’ With The Sony RX100M3”

  1. Don,

    Nice article: the words. and the images. irrespective of them all working together, it would not have come together if it were not for the intelligent and articulate photographer working in concert with Walker.

    May the divinity and life abound for the new year for both you and your family, Don.


    1. Sean,
      Thanks man. There’s not many people that get me but you do for sure. Have a Happy Healthy New Years and I’ll catch up with you then.
      Peace Sean

    1. Thanks Dan. I would welcome you here anytime and we could do more than a day too. Thanks and I’ll seeya soon.

  2. hi don –
    it is always good to read your blog, you always keep it realer than real. may the new year coming up bring good outings, good shooting, and great salads!

    cheers from here –

    1. Thanks Marke, wait till you see the ideas flowing around for next year….. boy oh boy, I can’t wait either….

  3. Hi Don, great images mixed with some great commentary. And sure, now you have me thinking about a RX100M3. Well, we’ll see what the new year brings. Happy New Year to you and yours.

    1. Thanks Dave great feelings and thoughts go to you and yours.

      I have to admit, I am taken by the camera. I mean it fits in any pocket, does everything and well. I am still just learning it but the Mummers Parade is on the 1st and Walker is head act.

  4. I certainly hope you do keep the blog going in the new year. I always like reading your posts and I think it’s great that you name your cameras.

    I’m glad to see this review of the Sony RX100M3. I’ve gone to the camera store three days this week and tested it out. It is pretty sweet and I really like the video mode on the camera.

    1. Thanks Tina. The camera is very nice and the interface is becoming more intuitive. The basic exposure elements are right there and anything else you can get to. The menu is typical Sony, all ass backwards and not intuitive but once your setup, who cares.
      The image quality is very nice. All in all, it’s a camera that you can carry all the time and will dot let you down,
      Happy New Years my friend

  5. “. . . at that very moment I had a real complete understanding on what photography can mean to life and death.” This is poetry — it warms the heart of yours truly who must step out every day to receive his share of images.

    1. Tom, I thank you kindly sir. When I’m in touch with my soul, my life is poetic and then my photography speaks poetry. And when i’m not in touch, well, it ain’t a pretty picture my friend.

  6. Hey Streetshooter!
    Were you in Toronto the weekend of December 21st? You left our card with us but we can’t find it (loved the photo on it, it’s here somewhere) My kids were playing on the Henry Moore sculpture outside the Art Gallery and I wonder if you got any good shots?
    Please email back!

    1. Rob, it’s a universal know fact that I travel with my mind a lot and leave my body at home. I think you may have seen me like that but I’m sure my brain was on vacation that week. Thanks for stopping by.

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