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

Best Micro 43 Lenses for Landscape Photography

Over the past week I have received at least four emails asking what Micro 43 lenses I would recommend for Landscape Photography. I can also see quite a few people reading a related post I created back in 2012. Given my advice has changed since I wrote the original post, I thought it was time … Continue reading Best Micro 43 Lenses for Landscape Photography

And the new camera is…

Big and heavy. It's a Nikon D800. But don't hit the unsubscribe button just yet, there are some valid reasons for this and some really interesting results. Firstly, this was an absolute bargain. It's like new and was a fraction of the cost of the new camera. I don't know about you but I just … Continue reading And the new camera is…

Don’t buy a Micro 43 lens until you read this – Part 5

Over recent years the range of prime lenses for the Micro 43 system has expanded greatly. For anyone who’s unsure, a prime lens is one with a fixed focal length for example 25mm. Again, what follows is a review of the lenses I have or have used (I have owned all of them at some … Continue reading Don’t buy a Micro 43 lens until you read this – Part 5

Don’t buy a Micro 43 lens until you read this – Part 3

In this posting we will look at the lenses falling in the super wide angle category. I define this as being those that are wider than 24mm (full frame equivalent) or 12mm (Micro 43). At the time of writing there are only two zoom lens options which are described below. Headings are links to amazon.co.uk … Continue reading Don’t buy a Micro 43 lens until you read this – Part 3

Don’t buy a Micro 43 lens until you read this – Part 1

I recently bought another camera (used) and whilst I will have more to say on that in the future, one thing it made me realise was just how good the Micro 43 lenses are. But this isn’t the case for all of the Micro 43 lenses; there are some really poor ones out there. When … Continue reading Don’t buy a Micro 43 lens until you read this – Part 1

Quality costs but it also pays

Looking back some 3 to 4 years, I was a devoted user of Lee Filters although they were far from perfect. I didn’t think the quality was great and I can point to examples of colour shifts in my work. When I moved to Micro 43 I found the Lee 100mm filters were too large … Continue reading Quality costs but it also pays

Panasonic GM1 First Thoughts

As regular readers will know, I recently splashed out on the purchase of a Panasonic GM1 camera. If you are not familiar with the GM1, it is possibly the smallest Micro 43 system camera that you can buy. My thinking was that I would use it as a backup to my main Olympus EM5, a … Continue reading Panasonic GM1 First Thoughts

Friday image No.019

Following my last post where I was sharing my first experiences of the Olympus 25mm lens, I thought I would share another image. I shot quite a few images that I would class as "texture" but I found this brickwork particularly fascinating. The salt crystals corroding the bricks make a great pattern and the lens … Continue reading Friday image No.019

Friday image No.018

This is another of my images from last week's London trip. For those of you not familiar with the skyline, the large domed building is the Gherkin. And the building in front of it covered in ducting and cranes is Lloyds of London which I'm sure must be pretty well known around the world (if … Continue reading Friday image No.018