RX1: Flawed Genius?

No, I’m not going to come out with a bunch of superlatives again after my GH3 review. I really like my GH3 but it’s an expensive video camera at the minute – I just don’t seem to use either of my M43s cameras for stills right now. I think I need to sell a whole …

The future of X-Trans RAW: Apple Aperture?

I was really surprised at the message telling me Apple Aperture had acquired Fuji X-trans compatibility (for use with the X-Pro1, X-E1 and X100S). I downloaded it, gave a conversion a look, thought it looked OK and disregarded it on the basis that Aperture is way overdue for an update and lacks decent CA control …

The DSLR strikes back? Nikon D600

I didn’t expect, after selling my A900, to be buying another DSLR about 12 months later. Aha, people who own a DSLR will say, he has seen the error of his ways. He’ll be shooting solidly with a DSLR now. All this mirrorless ILC stuff will turn out to be a “phase”. Err no. What …

Some impressions of the FujiFilm X100S

I’ve been silent most of this week because of family stuff last week and a busy week in work this week. One notable arrival this week was the X100S last Saturday which I’m still trying to find time and light to take shots with. This meant the departure of my X100 but it’s gone to …

Some Impressions of the Contax G2

So what is this? I’m providing some impressions of a camera launched in 1996 which ceased production in 2005? Am I mad? Hopefully not! I decided more and more that I liked the film-like quality you get from the Fuji X-trans cameras and from the Leica M9. The thought occurred to me that I ought …

Impressions of the E-PL5

I bought an E-PL5 on a spur of the moment thing. I had sold my E-P3 a couple of weeks back, I missed it and I found a decent price body only on the E-PL5 and thought “what the hell”. Unfortunately, my first impressions were poor. The screen seemed tiny in comparision to either the …