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?

Exercising the Ghost of Fujinon

It’s almost a year since I purchased a used Fuji X-T1 and Fujinon 18-135 lens. I loved the X-T1 and fairly quickly upgraded to the X-T2. The Fujinon 18-135 was though a complete disappointment. I remember returning home following the first outing where I had shot the scene above. I downloaded the images to my … Continue reading Exercising the Ghost of Fujinon

Sony – Setting the Record Straight

Regular readers of this blog will recognise that I haven’t always been complimentary about Sony and their customer service. Please don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like Sony, it’s that I’ve always had problems with their products and service. Despite this, my Sony RX 10 and Sony A7R excellent cameras. The Sony … Continue reading Sony – Setting the Record Straight

Returning to the Fuji 18-135 Lens

When I purchased my first Fuji camera (an XT1 which has since been sold), I bought a used 18-135 Fuji lens to accompany it. At the time, I was apprehensive because a lot of the lens reviews said the lens was poor and not of the usual Fuji quality. Despite this I pushed ahead and … Continue reading Returning to the Fuji 18-135 Lens

I Love Drobo

Yesterday, one on my Drobo units warned me that it was running short of space. This is hardly surprising given the amount of video production I have been doing recently. I opened the Drobo dashboard software and checked the drives. The software showed me the unit had 2 x 2TB and 2 x 1.5TB disks … Continue reading I Love Drobo

Camera Equipment Storage

Following my recent RX10 mould issues, I was discussing the problem with someone at The Real Camera Company in Manchester. These were the people where I sent my RX10 to the repaired and who did such an excellent job. It appears the common approach of many photographers is to store their equipment in camera bags. … Continue reading Camera Equipment Storage

Checking my RX10

A few weeks back I wrote about my Sony RX10 and how it had to be repaired. The front element had a problem with mould growing on the inside and given the front element is part of a sealed unit ,the entire unit had to be replaced. Rather than use a Sony repair centre I … Continue reading Checking my RX10