My most disappointing camera is…


I should actually say my most disappointing camera was because there has been some remarkable changes with it. But first you need to hear a story to understand my disappointment. Back in 2009 I purchased a Sony R1. For those of you don't know, the R1 was a bridge camera with a fixed lens that [...]

Friday image No.035


The moors near where I live can be a rather bleak and unforgiving place. It's not really a landscape that attracts photographers and you don't often if ever see images of it in magazines. Despite this I often walk in the area with my camera so on the odd occasion that an image looks even [...]

And the new camera is…


Big and heavy. It's a Nikon D800. But don't hit the unsubscribe button just yet, there are some valid reasons for this and some really interesting results. Firstly, this was an absolute bargain. It's like new and was a fraction of the cost of the new camera. I don't know about you but I just [...]

Don’t buy a Micro 43 lens until you read this – Part 5


Over recent years the range of prime lenses for the Micro 43 system has expanded greatly. For anyone who’s unsure, a prime lens is one with a fixed focal length for example 25mm. Again, what follows is a review of the lenses I have or have used (I have owned all of them at some [...]

Friday image No.034


Yet another trip from my recent visit to Nantes in France. This time I was walking along the river and spotted these three bird(two cormorants and a heron). They appeared quite tame as this was shot with my 45mm prime - it was the longest lens I had with me at the time. Fortunately it [...]

Don’t buy a Micro 43 lens until you read this – Part 4


Telephoto (Long) Zooms Continuing this miniseries, it’s time to take a look at telephoto lenses. I class these as lenses that have a focal length beyond 45mm. And please do remember, I only cover lenses that I have used. As I haven’t yet tried any pro level lenses in this class I haven’t included them [...]

Another Door


As my previous image of a door in Nantes has drawn such favourable feedback I thought I would adjust one of the others. This one is perhaps not as elegant but it was still in use as I found out. Someone opened it from the inside just as I was lining up the shot. I'm [...]