Posts tagged with Mirrorless

  1. Sensor Cleaning and dust on the Nikon Z 6

    05 Mar 2020

    I have quickly learnt that sensor dust on the Nikon Z 6 is going to be more of an issue than on previous cameras It does make sense of course, a large full-frame sensor, exposed and very close to the lens opening, however it is still a frustration. I suspect…

  2. A few days in New York City with the Nikon Z6

    02 Nov 2019

    There is something about New York City, friends are always the best reason for me to visit, but from a photography point of view it’s the people and the light. The noise, the hustle and bustle is a gift for candid street photographers, stories on every corner - the people.…

  3. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II versus Nikon Z6 - Part II

    20 Oct 2019

    I wanted to write this follow up to my brief side-by-side look at these two cameras as quickly as possible after my purchase of the Nikon Z6. Judging by the web traffic to the first article it is a choice that many are considering. I don’t love photography equipment, I…

  4. Wildlife With the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    12 Aug 2019

    Ring-Tailed Lemur - 40mm f/2.8 1/1250 This is an excuse to share something a bit different for me, aside from documenting family and travel, I typically pick up my camera for street photography. At the end of 2017 I took a one-on-one workshop on landscape photography, not only did this…

  5. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm 1:1.2 PRO Review

    11 Apr 2019

    Why have I finally dropped my resistance and chosen to buy this lens I have always favoured the 35mm focal length in film and “full frame” digital - it’s not the first time I have compromised on weight, size, price, even functionality, to get the best I can possibly squeeze…

  6. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II versus Nikon Z6

    28 Feb 2019

    This is the first of a two part article, part 2 which goes into further depth is here Having spent more time with Nikon cameras than any other brand, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted by the new Z system and for my needs, specifically the…

  7. It Starts with a Screen

    04 Feb 2019

    We are abandoning rangefinders and optical viewfinders in DSLRs in favour of EVFs - mirrorless is the future. But this means we now start with an electronic screen - the very beginning of a photograph is now looking at the world on a sub-1” LCD or OLED before pressing the…

  8. Travel Photography - Walt Disney World, Florida

    09 Aug 2018

    I tend to keep my personal photography personal, you won’t see very many family pictures on this photography blog (or on my Instagram feed) but in line with earlier travel articles, I thought I would mention a few thoughts from my family holiday last month to Walt Disney World in…

  9. Technology and Computational Photography

    04 Jun 2018

    What does tech bring? Technology advances in the days of analogue photography were mostly around slow improvements to film emulsions and fast development of autofocus - both of these are now mature technologies.  Mirrorless cameras and computational improvements have opened the door to a new wave of change in a

  10. BlackRapid and OpTech sling and strap systems compared

    22 May 2018

    BlackRapid and OpTech make a wide range of camera straps, slings and solutions for all manner of photographic equipment. For many years I used simple cloth straps on rangefinder cameras and an OpTech Pro strap for SLRs Now that I have moved to lighter micro four thirds Olympus cameras for…

  11. Landscape Photography - still learning!

    29 Apr 2018

    The learning curve is steep, but I am really enjoying trying something different. The big difference with my landscape photographs is that I “went there” to take photos, almost all of my other photography is opportunist, I was there (or close enough) anyway. Generally it’s really relaxing, normally a nice…

  12. Micro Four Thirds still has its place

    12 Mar 2018

    Moving subjects in low light, perhaps from a fixed shooting position without concern over the size and weight of equipment - this is the realm of full frame. The announcement of the Sony A7 III last week has caused concern on some forums, this being a mature, sub £2000 full…

  13. Seal - Always carry a camera

    22 Nov 2017

    This afternoon I was walking through the West End with my sister and niece and followed the sound of music to the BBC - I was lucky enough to walk past as Seal was doing a soundcheck for a later performance. Conditions were far from ideal, no time, very crowded,…

  14. Thoughts on my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    28 Sep 2017

    Having used Nikon for decades, it has taken a while to get used to Olympus and I am still learning, but over time I am becoming more and more impressed with the system. I am still far less fluent, but getting there It’s an unusual choice for my main focus…

  15. Landscape Photography - Learning

    14 Sep 2017

    Out of my comfort zone Aside from family photos, I mainly take street and travel pictures, in fact even my travel pictures are largely people based. I want to continue to develop technically and whilst I have a high level of technical knowledge, I am trying to learn off-camera flash…

  16. Changing camera system with minimum risk

    08 Sep 2017

    I have changed systems very few times, fortunately without much regret, but it can be a costly exercise. Despite declining camera sales there is an incredible range of equipment available today, SLRs are at the peak of their evolution and mirrorless systems are now a mature and usable system for…

  17. Do I still need Full Frame?

    11 Aug 2017

    I discovered Scott Bourne’s photography relatively recently, he has a great podcast at Scott quite publicly made a move from full frame DSLR to Olympus micro four thirds. As Scott is principally a bird photographer his system requirements are very different to mine, he makes it clear that he…

  18. When autofocus is not the right choice

    18 Jul 2017

    In an age where auto focus is almost universal, why do camera manufacturers still go to lengths to build in functionality with focus rings and switches and advanced focus aids such as peaking, magnification, etc. Is it just for landscape photographers Nikon F501 product image by Granada With the…

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

    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…

  20. Implications of the Sony Alpha A9

    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…

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