Olympus 45mm – Comparisons Continued

So, I’ve always thought this lens was priced about right. That sounds a bit harsh, but it isn’t meant to be. I always felt it was a slightly soft portrait lens that looked worse on the E-M5 than the E-P3. After all, it couldn’t be too bad, I had still managed to get results like …

A windswept Norfolk day

OK, so final day of our family holiday in Norfolk and the weather is still “interesting” (windy and wet). Having seen the forecast of a huge storm in the afternoon we got up at the “crack of a sparrowfart’ to get to the beach early. The flip side of that is that the skies were …

Panasonic G5 First Impressions.

So, I received a new Panasonic G5 in the post yesterday. The story behind this is that there was an amazing offer that I picked up via the DPreview ¬†forums for a body at ¬£419. This isn’t much more than a G3 sells for new so I jumped at the chance. I really want it …

Comparisons between the Olympus 45mm and 75mm

This is a post about two micro four thirds camera lenses. So in 35mm film terms you need to multiply the focal length by two. Which means these lenses are a 90mm equivalent and a 150mm equivalent. So I should start by saying that I don’t hate the Olympus 45mm lens. Far from it. It …

Anyone for Cricket?

So I was lucky enough to be taken to the Cricket at Lords today. I used to be a huge Cricket fan in my youth and followed both Glamorgan and England through highs and lows. As ever, you acquire responsibilities and other occupants of your time and you lose track of things that were once …

Daily Picket Chase Farm

I’ve been meaning to post something for a while about the small protest at the end of my road about the potential closure of (parts of) our local hospital in Enfield. A few years ago I might have even supported this protest (as I believe David Cameron did before he became prime minister), but that …

Leadenhall Market

I really like Leadenhall Market. It’s a wonderful place to go and pretend you aren’t really in the City at lunchtime. The market itself dates back to the 14th century. It primarily sells fresh food; among the vendors there are cheesemongers, butchers and florists. Originally it was a meat, game and poultry market. The ornate …

Animal Rights

So whatever you think about their aims, or the treatment of animals by drug companies, or the benefits that such treatments bring, I found these guys protesting down the street from my office. I must admit I did a double take when I first saw them as I originally thought the woman’s poster was advocating …