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 …

Read all about it: Nikon D810 User Impressions

I’ve been wanting to write about the D810 pretty much since I got it. It the most exciting camera upgrade in a long time where almost nothing has changed, but the few changes that have resulted are so significant that it actually surpasses other cameras which are a radical reworking of the original concept. As …

A tale of extremes – Fujifilm X-T1

That’s about the best I could come up with for the title of a piece dealing with my impressions of the Fujifilm X-T1. This is a flawed camera, with some gaping omissions and dropped balls, at the same time as being the best X series camera yet. Confused? I certainly was! I found my initial …

Some street, some landscape and the Zeiss 24-70mm F4 FE

A dinner in town with work presented an opportunity to try out the 35mm F2.8 Zeiss lens and the A7 at 5000 ISO. I’m impressed by the performance of this combination. I spent some time using the 35mm and 55mm lenses for some street and environmental pictures. Basically the lesson here is in the comparison …

M Typ 240 – a Terrible Camera?

You would believe it if you read everything on the internet (mind you, you would believe Elvis was alive and riding around on a London bus on the moon if you read everything on the internet). The feedback from many sources (notably Peter Prosophos, but he isn’t alone in his views) seems to have been …

Some “fun” with the Olympus E-M1

This started out as a quasi ironic title, because I wasn’t having so much fun shooting with the E-M1, or at least not as much as I’ve had with two other recent stand out M43s cameras, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 or the Panasonic GH3. The GH3 in particular wowed me in initial use, but just …

E-P5

It’s about time I got around to writing this, I’ve had the E-P5 for a couple of months now. I ended up with one primarily because I wanted the Olympus 17mm lens in black, which wasn’t available at the time in the UK, unless it was part of a kit. Let’s tackle the biggest issue …

Fujifilm XF 27mm lens: Some Impressions

This last few weeks haven’t offered many opportunities for photography. I moved offices about 2 weeks ago and frankly I’m still getting used to the new building and the wider area. What has turned up in that time was the rather impressive (but within its limits) Fuji 27mm lens for the X system. I’ve put …