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

Snagging a Pre-Christmas Bargain

If there’s one thing I can never have enough of, it’s camera bags. Although I tend to use a LowePro Min Trekker (which I think turned into Pro Runner 450AW) if I am out for the day, if I am heading up to the hills, I don’t take this. Typically for a day in the … Continue reading Snagging a Pre-Christmas Bargain

Updating Equipment and Software

I don’t know about you but my email in box has been flooded with email over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. It has though provided me with two opportunities: A great time to unsubscribe from a lot of lists of people who only want to sell me stuff but don’t provide additional value. … Continue reading Updating Equipment and Software

Filter News

If you read my blog or website I’m sure you will know that I regularly use filters in my work. I know I can easily blend multiple exposures, but for me there is a pleasure in taking a single shot and getting the exposure right in camera. And that’s one of the reasons why I … Continue reading Filter News

Which Camera?

OK, here’s the question a friend and I were recently kicking around. If you could only have one camera and lens, what would it be and why? For me, this is really difficult. I have a lot of cameras and quite a collection of lenses. I can see the benefits and drawbacks of each and … Continue reading Which Camera?