Finding Hidden Gems


Back in 2014 I had an ill-fated fling with a Nikon D800 camera, which I wrote about in this blog. It seemed that no matter what I did, I couldn’t shoot decent images with that camera and I disliked using it. Perhaps it takes a few years to get over something like that, but now [...]

Fuji 18-135 Lens Review

Fuji 18-135 Lens Review

It’s been exactly 1 year today since I purchased and received this lens; I remember it well because of the terrible events of the Manchester Arena bomb. I’ve been promising to do a real-world review of the lens for some time, so I thought what better time than after a year’s use. I should also [...]

Return from Italy

Return from Italy

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been in Italy. Much of the time was trekking in the Cinque Terre but I also spent time in Genoa, Florence and Pisa. Technology proved the usual problem with my email playing up frequently and sometimes not being able to access the websites I needed Before I left, [...]

Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder First Thoughts

Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder First Thoughts

Last week I posted about my recent purchased of a Kase filter holder kit. This was to replace my 100mm Lee Filter holder. Since switching to use the glass Kase Wolverine filters I had been using them with the Lee holder with replacement Kase slots. But the problem I have with the Lee filter holder [...]

New Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder

New Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder

Last year I made the decision to switch filter systems. At the time I was using the Lee 100mm system and the Lee Seven5 system for smaller cameras (I still use the Seven5 with Micro43 cameras and my pocket camera because of the size). I had been a long time Lee Filter user and had [...]

Do I Love my Zeiss 32mm Prime?

Do I Love my Zeiss 32mm Prime?

A couple of weeks back I mentioned that I had purchased a Zeiss 32mm prime for the Fuji X-T2. I’ve now had an opportunity to use the lens out in the field and I’m pleased, but not delighted. Here’s my reasoning: The lens is sharp, actually it’s very sharp. It also resolves lots of fine [...]

Super Lens Performance on the Fuji X-T2

Super Lens Performance on the Fuji X-T2

I mentioned in a recent post that I purchased a new 32mm Zeiss prime for my Fuji X-T2. If you read the post, you’re probably thinking I’m going to tell you how great the Zeiss is. But I’m not. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy with the Zeiss lens and will be doing a [...]