Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Feedback Request about Image Size - UPDATE
It seems people aren't all that fussy about the size of the images I post so everything stays as is: Images will still be 1200px on the longest side.
As of today I have posted a couple of images on my Photoblog that are 1600px in size rather than the normal 1200px I normally publish.
My question to you out there is: Would you rather I post images at ...full
Friday, December 1, 2017
Loire Valley, France - Day 1
Ten hours it took to drive from Frankfurt, Germany to Blois, France. Blois is the regional capital with some 50,000 inhabitants. After finding the flat we had rented for the next 10 days, out we went to see what delights the town could offer.
For those who are curious to know where Blois is, it's right in the middle on the Loire Valley where most of the chateaus of this famous valley lie. From Blois, ...
Monday, October 2, 2017
In Need of Your Advice - UPDATE
Scroll down to bottom for Update.
All these posts believe it or not are firstly written by hand and then typed up on my computer at home. Well, that has to stop!! It just takes up too much of my time. And this is where you all come in.full
What I’m looking for.
I’m looking for something small and light that I take with me on my travels. I write these posts in txt or rtf ...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Less is More
There's a saying "Less is more". And I perceive that as being true in all walks of life but especially where photography is concerned. full
One of my problems when going on a trip is deciding which system to take, Fuji, Sony or m43. I'm lucky being able to afford three system simultaneously but on the other hand it does cause some difficulty when going on trips. The question about which system with which lenses to ...
Saturday, April 1, 2017
The Ultimate Catalogue
For those interested in Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds cameras and lenses from all manufacturers today, don't miss this download. It will give you all the data you need from lenses and cameras availble on the market today.
Here's the link
Sorry to the other system users here, I wish all manufacteres had one of these.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
My Outlook On 2017
It has been an interesting 2016 for all mirrorless systems ranging from Sony to Fujifilm to Olympus and Panasonic. Canon have come out with their latest model the M5 but a little late in my opinion. They have a lot of ground to make up over the established manufacturers and whether they’ll catch up is anyone's guess, but I won’t be investing in that system any time soon. Nikon have lost the thread and haven’t ...full
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Sailing On The Italian West Coast With A Couple Of Panasonic GM5s
You may have noticed a lack of posts in September, that’s because of a lack of time in the first half and a sailing holiday in the second. Yes, a sailing holiday. In all we were five guests on the boat and two crew members. Two crew were necessary because the five us hadn’t a clue about sailing, but that didn’t deter us from enjoying the trip. The boat was a 54 footer with 3 ...full
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Cornwall - The South West of England
I’ve always wanted to go down to Cornwall, but never quite managed it. Don’t ask me why I want to go there but I suppose it’s to do with it’s history and the rugged coastline I’ve been hearing a lot about. The small harbours nestling among the ragged cliffs. Sounds great doesn’t it?full
Well, a few weeks ago I had a chance to do just that and my wife and myself stayed in Cornwall for a ...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Polarizers (Circular and Linear)
I think, together with ND filers, this is the only type of filter I now use with my digital cameras. It's the only filter that cannot be reproduced in post processing.full
The polarizing filter (also known as a Pol filter) can actually do more than darken a blue sky. It can take away reflections from windows or dampen reflections from wet leaves. It also lengthens your shutter speed by up to 2 stops. Those are things ...
Saturday, May 21, 2016
I think photographers sometimes hit a spot at some stage where nothing seems to go right and the juices don't seem to flow. I suppose it's something similar to a writer's block where they sit in front of a blank page (or screen nowadays) and they just can't start writing. Or, they start writing knowing in their hearts it's total rubbish. It could be because of a lack of ideas, inspiration, conviction or even boredom.full
Friday, March 25, 2016
Micro Four-Thirds Musings
A lot of users swear by full frame cameras reasoning that depth of field can be mastered best with this format. True, DOF can be better achieved with this format but it all depends what you shoot. Landscape photographers try to get MORE DOF rather than less. So that argument doesn't hold up all of the time. It also doesn't mean that it's impossible to achieve a shallow DOF with other formats. I personally use ...full
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Adapters - Follow-up Post
My last post was regarding adapters for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount and M43 systems. Having tested a few lenses I felt I could post again with some more information with a few images to show the results of using those lenses on the Sony E-mount.
Firstly, the Commlite adapter. I've only tested the Canon 40 f2.8 STM lens on a Sony E-mount camera as of this post so I'll probably test ...full
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Adapters for EF to E and m4/3 Mount Cameras
Adapters for EF to E and m4/3 Mount Cameras
(Plus some more ramblings)
The reason for my purchase of the Sony Alpha Axx cameras when they first came out was to have an FF sensor (a very good sensor) in a small and light package. Since my first purchase I must admit that GAS got the better of me and now I have a few of these little marvels. Each has it's own use ...full
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Fanboy. It's a bit of a derogatory term for someone defending something to the bitter end.full
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Adobe CC Keyboard Shortcuts
Adobe CC keyboard shortcut sheets.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Some "Post" Thoughts
After finishing my first real post about some manual lenses ont he Sony A7r, I had a little break and thought about that actual post I did.
My admiration is growing for those bloggers that manage to get one or more posts out each day. It took me some time to get everything posted as I wanted, and I'm not taliking about hours. It took me a couple of days to get it done. ...full
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Initial Blog Post
Some of you may have noticed that this is a new section I've been thinking about for some time. I already have a photoblog going so why the normal blog? Well, I find the photoblog a bit restrictive for some subjects that I would like to post about and let's face it, a photoblog is just that, somewhere to post your images and nothing more.full
This blog will most definately not be a daily thing but ...
I'm an enthusiastic photographer who likes to tinker with manual lenses on most camera formats.