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

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 … Continue reading Finding Hidden Gems

Fuji 18-135 Lens Review

Duomo, Pisa, Italy.

Duomo, Pisa, Italy. Fuji X-T2, 18-135mm lens at 35mm. ISO200, 1/420" at f/8.0. 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 … Continue reading Fuji 18-135 Lens Review

Return from Italy

Leaning Tower, Pisa, 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, … Continue reading Return from Italy

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 … Continue reading Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder First Thoughts

New Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder

Derwentwater at sunset, The Lake District, UK.

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 … Continue reading New Kase K8 Magnetic Filter Holder

Do I Love my Zeiss 32mm Prime?

Studying in John Rylands Library, Manchester

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 … Continue reading Do I Love my Zeiss 32mm Prime?

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 … Continue reading Super Lens Performance on the Fuji X-T2

For the Love of a Prime Lens

I have done something rash! Yes, again. Having sold all my prime lenses a couple of years back, I bought another. And I have a feeling I may buy more. Want to understand what changed my mind? So would I. When I look at my camera equipment you can divide it into three categories: Point … Continue reading For the Love of a Prime Lens

Sorry No Images

I’m currently having problems with my Mac and can’t post any images. Hopefully, I will have this resolved soon. In case you’re curious, the problems seemed to start last year when I tried to back up my hard drive. Each time I hooked up a disk drive it would be formatted by the Mac ready … Continue reading Sorry No Images