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

Sony RX10 Problems

Gordale Scar, The Yorkshire Dales. Three image stitch with the Sony RX10.

I have owned my Sony RX10 for a little over three years, purchasing it as soon as they were launched. I had a couple of initial teething issues; the lettering around the front of the lens reflected onto my filters, the focus wasn’t quite right and the Stabilisation wasn’t very good. Other than that, it’s … Continue reading Sony RX10 Problems

Bracketing Limitation Workaround

Fuji XT2 six image HDR

From time to time I like to shoot multiple sequences of images at different exposures. I then blend these either with HDR software or using luminosity masks in Photoshop. My Olympus EM5 makes this very easy. I call up the bracketing option in the menu, set it to the number of exposures I want and … Continue reading Bracketing Limitation Workaround

Friday Image No. 86

Have you ever tried to photograph a tree trunk with a full frame or even an APSC sensor camera? It’s very difficult and you often need to resort focus stacking because you can’t get the depth of field you need. This is one of the advantages of the smaller sensor cameras such as they can … Continue reading Friday Image No. 86

Sony RX10 – Is now the time to buy

I just received an email from WEX Photographic saying that I can pre-order the RX10 MKII. Whilst they don’t list the release date, it must be soon. The price is just short of £1,200 and browsing the spec, the thing that hits me is that it seems quite similar to the current RX10 model. Sure … Continue reading Sony RX10 – Is now the time to buy

How Much Depth of Field

Last week I took a well-deserved break (at least in my eyes) and went on holiday to Cornwall. Whilst away I took this photo that I wanted to share with you. The reason for sharing is not that this is a great Landscape image (I have a much better one taken at sunset rather than … Continue reading How Much Depth of Field

The RX10 is winning me over by osmosis

I've had the RX10 for around 14 months now so I should be in a position to say if it's a good camera or not. Had you asked me this question 12 months ago I would probably have said (if I was being totally truthful) that it was a bit of a letdown. You see … Continue reading The RX10 is winning me over by osmosis

Sony RX10 Problem and Frustration

Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I didn't post the usual Friday Image on Friday. My apologies for this but I am still battling with too much to do and too little time. I have fallen some way behind in responding to emails and queries as the numbers have shot up recently. … Continue reading Sony RX10 Problem and Frustration

The Bleak Weather Returns

I was out walking yesterday in the Lakes - what a mistake. The weather was dreadful. It was windy, foggy and the rain was driving down hard. Despite this I managed to pull out the Sony RX10 and rattled off a few frames. I quite like the one above as I think it conveys well … Continue reading The Bleak Weather Returns

My most disappointing camera is…

I should actually say my most disappointing camera was because there has been some remarkable changes with it. But first you need to hear a story to understand my disappointment. Back in 2009 I purchased a Sony R1. For those of you don't know, the R1 was a bridge camera with a fixed lens that … Continue reading My most disappointing camera is…