Posts tagged with Review

  1. Why 50mm and a Leica M3?

    01 Feb 2021

    … and why not 35mm on an M2, given that’s my preferred focal length? I was using film long before the digital age and continue to use it occasionally alongside digital, it’s not a novelty. Most of the time I feel digital is “better” at everything measurable; speed, resolution, cost.…

  2. Thoughts on the Fujifilm X100V

    23 Oct 2020

    I have now had a couple of months with the Fujifilm X100V. It is an excellent camera, a good compromise of features that fits a specific purpose for me, for every day carry This is my outpouring of opinions, hopefully helpful for readers but as always, also for me to

  3. Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S - Why no love for primes?

    21 Aug 2020

    Across systems I see universal preference for zoom lenses, whether it is the excellent Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus 12-100mm f/4 PRO, Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S or the newer and clearly excellent Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S. But there is very little discussion of primes today, they seem much…

  4. Backpack or Shoulder Bag

    18 Jul 2020

    My style of street photography has been challenging in the current situation, so I have been spending a bit of time photographing the environment around me, rather than the people I have chosen camera bags around what works walking in urban areas with a small amount of equipment, normally just…

  5. 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…

  6. Choosing Capture One or Adobe Lightroom

    05 Dec 2019

    Post processing software has been on my mind this week, yesterday Capture One 20 was released and I have just finished listening to Derrick Story’s podcast, which I highly recommend, in which Derrick discusses photo editing applications. He took a poll of enthusiasts and professionals, in which Adobe’s Lightroom legacy…

  7. 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…

  8. Leica M3 - The best film rangefinder for a 50mm lens

    24 Sep 2019

    By way of history, I have had a few Leica cameras over the last 20 years, all have been film with the exception of my Leica X typ113. My first Leica was a IIIc, purchased mostly out of curiosity, which I used for a little while with a similarly aged…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

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