Cheap* but good

I read recently on a well known photography website a list of “the best cheap lenses” for Nikon F mount and was surprised that I didn’t agree with any of the choices. This inspired me to write my own list of cheap(ish, perhaps “reasonably priced” would be more accurate) but great primes for F mount. …

Shooting with the D750

What am I doing with another DSLR? Aren’t mirrorless cameras undoubtedly the future? I think they are part of the future, because they offer certain advantages, particularly in terms of judging exposure through the EVF (electronic viewfinder). But I’ve moved towards preferring to use an OVF (optical viewfinder) over the last year principally because of …

Cardiff Match Day

This weekend, after some late nights in work this week I headed to Cardiff, ostensibly for the excuse of watching Wales play Fiji at Rugby Union, but really to catch up with a group of old friends. A completely packed train, that I failed to get on, left me chewing on a supermarket sandwich at …

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

The title is the name of the art installation currently surrounding the Tower of London, which commemorates the beginning of the World War I/the First World War. A lot of people might say that the installation is over the top, designed to elicit an over emotional reaction; or that it is a glorification of war. I believe …

Year of the Bus

I was mystified to discover 2014 is the year of the (London) bus. I wasn’t actually sure why this was the “Year of the Bus”, but a host of TFL and bus company websites informed me that 2014 has been chosen as “Year of the Bus” because there are several important bus anniversaries this year: …

More Df fun…

This camera is distractingly good. I’m actually struggling to think of a camera where the fun has matched the final results so well. The original X100 and the X100S come close, but they aren’t as consistent, nor as quick to focus. The eye catching features of this camera are its high ISO ability (which is …

Birthrights Dignity Forum

This week, my employer and manager (thanks Joe) gave me a day off to do some charity volunteering for the UK Charity, Birthrights. The story starts earlier in the year, when, after covering the Birthrights launch, the trustees asked me to cover this event, held at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Of course, …