Balmy New Year

When I first thought of this post I wanted to call it barmy new year, because the weather really has been crazy this winter. For parts of it I’ve felt like I had acquired my own pet cloud that was following me around the country. Every day was grey and warm. At first that seems …

On the pleasure of shooting with a great camera

The Nikon D810 is a camera I’ve raved about before. It is an enormously capable camera which allows for images that are, at their best, better than any other camera with a 35mm sensor. There are a lot of things about the D810 that aren’t perfect: it’s a little thicker than I think Nikon could …

New year, new cameras, new statistics…

January has seen the launch of a couple of very impressive new cameras. Some of them look out of this world (boom, boom…). First out of the blocks was Nikon, with their new flagship D5 camera. The portrait gripped body has a 20mp sensor and shoots up to 12 frames per second (FPS). It has …

Happy New Year: the Best of 2015

Hello all, I’ve taken a few days away with my family over the holidays, so I didn’t get to write the last post I intended for December on lenses for the Sony A7 series. There are a ton of other posts I intended to write but which have fallen by the wayside this year – …

Micro

Some of you, who follow my Flickr photostream, may have noticed that from time to time I shoot with Micro Four Third cameras, or M43s. It’s fair to observe I don’t use them all the time and I tend to reserve them for particular situations. Why? Well, sometimes you end up as a resolution and …

Fireworks and Bonfires

It was, of course, that time of year in the UK the last week and like many other families around the UK we trooped to our local firework display. It was held in the grounds of a local school, with the standing area on the playground (avoiding the joy of mud in previous years) and …

I was wrong…. More thoughts on the Leica SL

Ok, so I used a Leica SL in anger for the first time yesterday, and I’ve strongly revised my opinions. I think the camera is impressive, as is the lens. In my opinion, what we have here is a mini D4 with 4K, wifi, gps, better resolution and certainly the best EVF I’ve ever seen. I still …

Significantly Lengthy? Thoughts on the Leica SL

I thought I ought to write something about the Leica SL that’s just been announced.  24mp 35mm sensor in a robust aluminium body roughly the size of a D810. 11 FPS, exceptional EVF, wifi, gps, dual card slots, 4K – there’s a lot to like here. If I didn’t know better I would say this …

Quarter Final

At the weekend I was lucky and unlucky enough to find myself at the Rugby World Cup Quarter Final. Lucky because it was amazing to attend and another chance to go might not come around for 8 years. Unlucky because my team lost! The game in question was Wales vs South Africa, two very strong …

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