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

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

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…

I Shouldn’t Have Looked at the RAW Files

For reasons that I can’t yet share, I was looking at some high ISO RAW files to check the noise levels. Which then started me looking for other RAW file examples. And that’s when I ended up checking the quality of the RAW files from a Panasonic G9 micro 43 camera. The RAW files I … Continue reading I Shouldn’t Have Looked at the RAW Files

Now Venturing Further Afield

INfrared Fuji XT2 with 16mm lens.

Now we can travel a little, I decided to drive to another area (a full 15 minutes from home) from my daily walk. In truth, I was desperate to try out my newly converted Infrared camera. This is my old Fuji X-T2 which was acting as a backup for my X-T3. If this has you … Continue reading Now Venturing Further Afield

The Fuji 16mm f/1.4

Wild Galric flower captured with a Fuji XE3 and Fuji 16mm f/1.4

Last week I shared a shot taken with my new Fuji 16mm f/1.4, on the path near to home. Today I’m sharing another taken using the same lens. Wild garlic in flower. Fuji XE3 and Fuji 1mm f/1.4. Handheld exposure 1/52" at f/5.0 and ISO500. The wild garlic was in flower, so I headed out … Continue reading The Fuji 16mm f/1.4

My New Favourite Lens for the Fuji X System

Scottish Highlands, Fuji X-T3, Samyang 12mm lens, Kase 0.9 Soft ND Grad filter. ISO160, f/8.0, 1/00" handheld. I have a new favourite lens for my Fuji X series cameras, but I can’t explain why. It’s the Samyang 12mm. That’s right, a Samyang lens. It’s sharp, I mean really sharp and it feels very well made. … Continue reading My New Favourite Lens for the Fuji X System

I Bought a Lensbaby

Flower shot with the Lensbaby Composer Pro Sweet 35

Recently, I decided to buy a Lensbaby for my Fuji X-T2. I’m not really sure why, but I had this idea that I wanted to do some macro work with it. I’ve seen some great flower shots done with a Lensbaby in the past and thought, with all the nice weather it would be good … Continue reading I Bought a Lensbaby

The Drobo is Back

Newlands Valley, The Lake District.

After all my recent problems the Drobo is now back up and running. BUT, it only using three disks and not four. In my previous post on the subject I mentioned that I had to return one of the replacement 3TB drives that had failed. To replace that drive, I ordered a new 4TB from … Continue reading The Drobo is Back