Fujifilm XF 18-55mm – first use

WOW. They don’t make zooms this sharp do they? The results are beautiful. If they are Fujifilm, yes they do. This seems to be a stunning zoom. To think it is the kit for the XE1 leaves me scratching my head in wonder. This lens is about as far from a “kit” zoom as you …

Autumn at St Pauls

This lunchtime I wandered down to St Pauls with my X-Pro1. Perhaps it is because it has otherwise been so unrelelenting bad weather wise, but the colours of autumn have really cheered me up this year. I feel like I am stalking the city police horses! Honestly, they just seem to be around whenever I …

iPhone 5 vs X-Pro1

This is an immensely silly post motivated by no more than having some fun. Of course the iPhone will be worse than a camera with an APS-C sensor, it has a sensor about the size of a grain of rice… Nevertheless this is a fun comparison to show people why a real camera is worthwhile …

Drone Wars

On my way back from a Chiropractic Appointment of all places I came across a protest in front of Tower 42 (which many may know by its old name of the Natwest Tower). These days Natwest are long gone, the building is multi let and I’m led to believe one of the tenants is General …

Christ Church Spitalfields

Yesterday, inspired by my walk past it the other day, I popped into Christ Church Spitalfields, the magnificent Church next to Spitalfields market. Christ Church was built under the Act of Parliament of 1711 which required the building of fifty new churches to serve the new populations on the fringes of London. The Act established …

Spitalfields Market

Today at lunchtime I walked through the churchyard of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate and then on to Spitalfields. Old Spitalfields Market is a covered market in Spitalfields, just outside the City of London. There has been a market on the site since 1638 when Charles I of England gave a licence for flesh, fowl and roots to …

A walk past Rectory Farm

So this old, dead farm is coming very firmly back to life. To those who haven’t seen my other posts on this topic, there was a derelict farm not far from where I live in Enfield, North London, which has been planted up as an arable farm and “brought back to life”. Yesterday we went …

Freedom for Birth

A post here on behalf of (and in support of) my OH, Louisa, who attended the Freedom for Birth screening in Dalston last night, organised by One World Birth. Louisa took my x-pro1 along and took some really great photos (IMO). It was followed by a discussion with the audience involving a midwife, a doula …