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Romania 2017

September 07, 2017 - I visited Romania for 8 days in August 2017, starting in Iasi, then hiring a car and driving west to the Carpathians, wh...
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My Everyday Carry

November 08, 2016 - When the Fuji X70 was first announced there didn't appear to be anything too exciting about it in terms of specification...
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The Best of a Good Bunch? Fujinon XF 90mm f2 R LM WR

November 05, 2016 - Since adopting Fuji's X-system as my go-to camera system for day to day and paid work, I have collected a large number o...
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The First Outing With the X-T2....X Goes Drag Racing

September 21, 2016 - Merely 3 days after getting this camera I was due to be at the European Drag Racing Finals at Santa Pod in Northamptonsh...
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The X-T2

September 08, 2016 - I actually delayed pre-ordering the X-T2 as I was not really bothered about getting a camera from the first batch, but m...
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Destination Romania (On kit & food)

August 09, 2016 - I already explained how my kit on this occasion was limited by the type of travel I was doing and to be honest, I am so...
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Destination Romania (On buildings, mountains, monasteries and being scared))

August 08, 2016 - Equipped with my minimal but hopefully effective photography kit, I went forth to explore. This was not an exclusively p...
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Oh dear, here we go again!

March 04, 2016 - The spectre of sample variation has reared its ugly head yet again! I am disappointed to say that the first copy of t...
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The Mighty Atom

December 28, 2015 - I was out with the little one a couple of days back in the gloomy, very mild and wet winter weather we have been having...
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Fuji takes a Shot at the Bournemouth Air Festival 2015

August 29, 2015 - Thursday was washed out by rain and low cloud but Friday, Saturday and Sunday were just terrific. Saturday was crazy bus...
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A Mixed-System Wedding

August 19, 2015 - I recently shot a wedding that was special for two reasons; firstly it was my sister's wedding! Secondly, it was the fir...
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Enter the X-T10

July 18, 2015 - I decided to get the amazing value X-T10, which was recently launched, to back up my X-T1 to form my main pair of X-T bo...
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Latest Fuji X-T1 Settings Tweaks

June 29, 2015 - Today, 29th June 2015, saw another epic firmware upgrade for the X-T1 being released. Rather than getting buyers to part...
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A Successful Evening of Astrophotography

June 18, 2015 - I have tried astrophotography with both my Nikon DSLR and Fuji X systems a few times but have had results that are nothi...
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Fujinon XF 16mm f1.4 R WR Lens

June 12, 2015 - I have never had a 24mm equivalent truly fast lens in my inventory on either Nikon or the Fuji XF system, the fastest to...
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A few months down the road with the Fuji X100T

June 11, 2015 - I have had the X100T since late 2014 and have had plenty of chance to shoot with it in a variety of situations. Overa...
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8 days in Hong Kong

May 15, 2015 - When you get a chance to visit somewhere like Hong Kong for the price of the flight and a bit of spending money, you don...
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Lens Sample Variation For Real

February 11, 2015 - I have been looking to source a very wide angle lens for My Fuji X-system cameras. While the 14mm f2.8 is a fantastic le...
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High Speed flash Sync on the X100T

February 03, 2015 - One interesting aspect of the X100 series design is that they have a leaf shutter that enables them to shoot at much hig...
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Fuji X100T: User Opinion, Custom Settings & Q Menu

December 27, 2014 - I have always thought the Fuji X100 series of camera looked like a very interesting concept in the way that they take th...
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Fuji X-T1 Custom Settings, "Q" Menu & Tips

December 19, 2014 - I have previously posted my custom settings and tips for Fuji's X-T1 camera and the X-E1 based on my user experience and...
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A Bag Apart

November 27, 2014 - For a few months I have been using an Ona Brixton camera messenger bag, which I treated myself to as a retirement presen...
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2014 Scuba Diving Expedition

November 25, 2014 - Around 18 months ago I booked up a unique trip that only occurs once a year and is usually booked up. This is the Guadel...
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Bournemouth Air Festival 2014

September 02, 2014 - It has been another successful year for the Bournemouth Air Festival in 2014 with 4 days of action. Having joined the ra...
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Ona Bowery Camera Bag....Mirrorless Marvel

June 08, 2014 - I have been on the lookout for a small, no frills, camera bag that would allow me to carry either anFuji X series body a...
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Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2 R lens....first impressions

June 03, 2014 - This lens had to be a "must have" in the XF range as I love the 85mm equivalent focal length and having an f1.2 aperture...
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Sizing up the Fuji X-T1

June 02, 2014 - Having loved the little X-E1 for the past year and a half I decided to get the XT-1 to add functionality and redundancy...
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B1+Burlesque+Beach!

May 07, 2014 - Owing to my great friend Jenny, I got the opportunity to shoot 4 fun-loving ladies on the beach at Bournemouth on the ba...
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Off-Camera Lighting

May 03, 2014 - I retired from the proper job almost a month ago on 10th April, which I am hoping will give me a bit more time to enjoy...
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Kodak Portra Film

May 03, 2014 - I recently put a roll of Portra 400 through a Nikon SLR and a roll of Portra 120 through a Rolleicord TLR. What a lov...
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More Film

February 07, 2014 - I have just had another roll of film back from the developer, this being a roll of 35mm Ilford XP2 Super 400 that I was...
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Getting back into film

January 31, 2014 - Digital photography is a wonderful thing that I have fully embraced and continue to do so. As some one who started with...
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Do It Yourself Test Chart

November 25, 2013 - I always like to sanity check any new lens for defects as with todays high resolution digital sensors, it can be all too...
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Fujinon XF 23mm f1.4R

November 09, 2013 - I am finding that my X-system camera, The X-E1, is becoming my "go-to" camera for days or trips out with family due to t...
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Iceland photographic Holiday July 2013

August 07, 2013 - What follows are some thoughts following my trip to Iceland in July with my Brother Marcus. He has already written an in...
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Dragonfly Season Approaches....we hope! My tips for successful Dragonfly images

May 13, 2013 - I haven't posted for ages due to a busy life not affording me the time! I am starting to think and hopefully get organis...
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Rainbows

December 10, 2012 - I had a rare day out with the camera last friday. It was very cold and very windy but little man was at our childminder...
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Settling in with the X-E1

December 01, 2012 - A little bit of time to experiment has got me where I wish to be with custom settings and knowing the way to get the bes...
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More D800 Experience

October 01, 2012 - As usual, its been a struggle to get much quality time to use the D800 over the last week or two, between, work, rain, f...
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A Local Show

August 07, 2012 - Last weekend I made my usual pilgrimage to a local show called By-Gone Days that is held in aid of charity at a farm in...
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More Lens calibration and focus shift example

April 09, 2012 - Being a wet, miserable bank Holiday Monday, I decided to spend a couple of hours this morning doing focus accuracy check...
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Lens Focus Calibration-Spyder Lenscal

March 28, 2012 - It is often very annoying to have a fast, expensive lens that you have bought for its ability to shoot at wide apertures...
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Carl Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Distagon

March 20, 2012 - This is a classic wide angle lens that is generally reputed to be perhaps the best conventional wide angle prime availab...
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Carl Zeiss 25mm f2 Distagon

March 04, 2012 - As of early 2012, this is the newest in the Zeiss line of SLR lenses. It features a modern design including aspherical e...
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The other late wedding blog!

February 28, 2012 - And now to the last wedding of 2011. This time in a complete contrast to the others, it was a passionate, lengthy relig...
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Overdue blogs for the last two weddings of 2011! Haven Hotel

February 28, 2012 - Its been a busy few months and blogging is one of the things that has fallen behind. I have now started blogging directl...
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