Testing my Resolve

Pre dawn light on the rocks near surprise view in the peak district

This past couple of weeks has felt like someone somewhere has been testing me. Last week I mentioned problems with my editing software and that I was unable to edit but also, I couldn’t publish articles on my website. Then at the weekend, I ventured out with my camera (I should have known better), but … Continue reading Testing my Resolve

It’s Just the Friday Image

Cloud Inversion viewed from the Roaches

For once I don’t have too much to say. I’ve spent the week sheltering from the terrible weather; it’s rained here every day and in the brief gaps between the rain it’s been grey and gloomy. I thought the poor weather would be a great opportunity to work on finishing my new book but even … Continue reading It’s Just the Friday Image

More High Resolution from the Panasonic G9

View from The Roaches. Trees in mist

This week I’m sharing another similar image to last week. I also shot this at The Roaches on the same morning as but 20 minutes later, as the sun started to dissolve the mist. My only regret is not having set the camera to shoot RAW, as I mentioned in last week’s blog post. View … Continue reading More High Resolution from the Panasonic G9

A Cautionary Tale – Check Your Camera Settings

View from the Roaches on a foggy morning.

Originally, I planned to start this post with some of the great Black Friday deals, but I won’t; you’ll find those later. Instead, I want to share an experience. Yesterday I did a dawn shoot over at The Roaches. Although the UK is in lockdown, I had to shoot some material. The weather conditions were … Continue reading A Cautionary Tale – Check Your Camera Settings

Further Image Quality Musings

Salt Road and Storm, Bolivia

Recently I’ve shared a few thoughts about my new Panasonic G9 and its subsequent return to Wex Photographic. I’ve now received the replacement camera with lens, and I’m delighted to say I’m extremely please. The combination of the G9 and the Leica 12-60 is excellent, I love the size, weight, ease of use, and I … Continue reading Further Image Quality Musings

Comparing the Panasonic G9 with the Fuji XT3

Path from Win Hill to Hope Cross in the Peak District

Last week I mentioned that I was returning my recently purchased Panasonic G9. I had bought a kit and it turned out the lens that came with the G9 (it was a Leica 12-60) was soft down one side. I’m pleased to say that the replacement kit arrived today, although I haven’t had time to … Continue reading Comparing the Panasonic G9 with the Fuji XT3

The Panasonic G9 Fails Me

Fog and mist forming on the Pennine Way. Fuji XT3 with Fuji 18-135 lens

After a couple of weeks and a few trips out with the Panasonic G9, I have a problem. It’s not exactly with the G9 but it’s the 12-60 lens that came with it. The right-hand side of the frame is soft. Well, to be more precise it’s out of focus. I didn’t notice the problem … Continue reading The Panasonic G9 Fails Me

High-Resolution Pixel Peeping with the Panasonic G9

Panasonic G9 processing example in PhotoLab

VIew from Win Hill in the Peak District. Panasonic G9 with 12-60 lens. See text below for further details. I’m sure that it will come as no surprise that I’ve been wasting lots of time with my new Panasonic G9. I’ve spent hours pixel peeping to examine the performance of the camera and have even … Continue reading High-Resolution Pixel Peeping with the Panasonic G9

Some (interesting?) things to Share

Holme Fell, Lake District

If you’ve been reading this blog for the past couple of weeks you will know that I became frustrated by the quality of my Fuji images. The result was that I purchased a micro 43 camera. A Panasonic G9 to be precise. I’ve now been out a couple of times with the G9 now and … Continue reading Some (interesting?) things to Share

And My Decision Is…

View across Holm Fell in the Lake District. Fuji XT3 with 55-200 lens.

Last week I shared my desire for a new camera. At that time, I had two choices in mind. A Panasonic G9 micro 43 camera and a Sony A7R MkII full frame. If you’re wondering why I came up with this short list and didn’t include the latest full frame offerings or DSLRs, please see … Continue reading And My Decision Is…