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  1. Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Announced

    Date 21 Jun 2017
    Zeiss have today announced the newest lens in their Milvus range of manual focus lenses for Canon and Nikon mounts, the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35. There have already been some comments on popular forums questioning the motives for purchasing this lens, but I am delighted to see Zeiss pushing the boundaries…

  2. Augmented Reality, Photo Albums Return

    Date 12 Jun 2017
    In 2013, Craig Mod wrote a fascinating article in the New Yorker, I particularly liked his comment on how digital cameras were a stop gap between the Leica M3 and networked lenses. Apple’s WWDC last week got me thinking further, the steps towards everyday augmented reality that featured are a…

  3. Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Street and Travel

    Date 06 Jun 2017
    The Olympus OM-D E-M1 beside the Leica X typ 113 and EVF I purchased my Olympus OM-D E-M1 second hand mainly for street photography, perhaps travel, primarily looking to address two shortcomings of my Leica X typ 113 as my “go to” compact travel camera - lack of a built…

  4. Magnum Square Print Sale

    Date 05 Jun 2017
    There is a rare opportunity to obtain some wonderful and historic photographs at comparatively low prices right now. Magnum launched their square print sale today of some 78 pictures from their archives, the theme “Closer” referencing Robert Capa’s famous comment “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”…

  5. Sky Arts’ Master of Photography Series 2

    Date 26 May 2017
    My thoughts - Travel, Candids and Controversy Last night saw the first episode of the second series of Master of Photography on Sky Arts. The series follows Sky Arts’ competition to find the “Master of Photography” through eight episodes, each presenting a different challenge to the participants, who have been…

  6. Myopia, LCD screens and Leica X 113

    Date 20 May 2017
    The Leica X series of cameras seems to be on the way out, whilst the T range may have some future, the sightly oddball X-U now remains the sole member of this line of APS-C sensor equipped fixed lens cameras. The closest Leica replacement is the Q, albeit at more…

  7. Photographic Aspect Ratios

    Date 18 May 2017
    Sometimes I crop to focus attention or remove unwanted items in a picture. Often a change in the aspect ratio of an image can change the whole look or feel.  The aspect ratios dictated by film or sensor are a starting point but I don’t feel bound by them, in fact…

  8. Implications of the Sony Alpha A9

    Date 22 Apr 2017
    I have been a user of Nikon SLRs for 25 years and feel a commitment to the system, I understand it and can use it easily and without thinking. I also have an investment in lenses, accessories and camera bodies. However because over half of my pictures are natural light…

  9. Nikon 20mm f/3.5 AI-S

    Date 20 Apr 2017
    20mm is not a focal length I have used frequently but it’s fun to work with — 35mm is pretty normal, 24mm is definitely wide but can still be used easily in many situations, its a nice focal length for travel and landscape, 20mm gives an extreme point of view. Because I…

  10. Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2

    Date 07 Apr 2017
    The Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZF.2 is a very recent purchase for me but has been some time in planning. Zeiss lenses for DSLRs are manufactured in significantly smaller numbers than their equivalents from the major brands, I see them much less frequently than Canon, Nikon and Sigma who seem to be…

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