Transition to Fuji – Part 4

Posted on 1st March 2017 by Admin under Comment, Equipment
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It is time to wrap up my review of the current camera market with the fourth and final instalment of this series.  I now have a camera system which I am happy to use in most circumstances.  That would not be the case if I did a lot of action photography, for which a fast […]

Photo of the Day – 9 February 2017: Hyacinth

Posted on 10th February 2017 by Admin under Comment, Equipment, Photograph
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A cold and dull day, such as the one experienced around here today, does limit the scope for photography.  There are options to use the soft light to shoot details, but as there were some fresh flowers in the house I took that option instead.  I chose a hyacinth and used the same setup as […]

Transition to Fuji – Part 3

Posted on 27th January 2017 by Admin under Comment, Equipment
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For the past few years, I have been actively looking for an alternative to my Canon DSLR and purchasing equipment to try on a long term basis.  At the conclusion of the previous article in this series, I was using a Fuji X-Pro1 with the XF 18-55 f/2.8 – f/4 lens.  I really liked the […]

Photo of the Day – 19 January 2017: Wind Turbines

Posted on 23rd January 2017 by Admin under Comment, Equipment, Location, Photograph
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This is not the shot I envisaged I would obtain when I went to Reculver in Kent.  Landscape photography always has an element of fortune and this occasion was no different.  It was circumstances rather than my initial intentions which ended up dictating the eventual image.  This was my first visit there and I went […]

Photo of the Day – 11 January 2017: Ranunculus

Posted on 15th January 2017 by Admin under Equipment, Photograph, Technique
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The light in the middle of winter can be glorious.  The sun, if it shines, never gets that high in the sky and spreads its warm tones throughout the daylight hours.  The downside is that at this time of year it all too often hides itself away behind dense cloud.  After a string of successive […]

Transition to Fuji – Part 2

Posted on 30th December 2016 by Admin under Comment, Equipment
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The Candidates Assemble At times my quest to find a new camera system has felt something akin to a series of “The Apprentice”.  I cannot take that analogy too far, though.  At the start of each series of the TV programme there are always the no hopers and braggarts.  The former get weeded out quite […]

Transition to Fuji – Part 1

Posted on 22nd December 2016 by Admin under Comment, Equipment
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  For me, the least interesting thing about an image is the camera which was used to take it.  Which is not to say that the camera’s role is unimportant.  Clearly that is not the case.  Nor that cameras are uninteresting.  Our choice of camera does, though, have an effect on how we take photographs […]

Photo of the Day – 17 September 2016: Eye to Eye With Bowie

Posted on 20th September 2016 by Admin under Equipment, Photograph, Technique
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This month’s photo walk organised by the RPS London region took place in Brixton. I went along partly because I used to work there many years ago and had not been back since. As much as anything, I wanted to see how the place had changed. Photographically, it was not as productive as the RPS […]

The Way We Were – Part 2

Posted on 18th August 2016 by Admin under Equipment
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Part 1 of this article can be found here. Introduction This is the second instalment of my article about using Olympus OM lenses on a Fuji X-E2 body.  My purpose was twofold.  The first was to see how older lenses compare to their modern counterparts and the other was to see how useful the X-E2’s […]

The Way We Were – Part 1

Posted on 12th August 2016 by Admin under Equipment
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Back in the day, I had an Olympus OM system, chosen because it was light and compact.  Mind you, that was a benefit which quickly evaporated once a couple of bodies and a few lenses found their way into my bag.  I shot with that gear for nearly 20 years, film equipment not experiencing the […]