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A year with an X-T1

After taking a while to get used to the smaller camera, the experiences over the past year with my Fujifilm X-T1 have been mainly excellent.

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Filming in the dark at 4,000,000 ISO

Canon’s upcoming ME20F-SH can capture digital video at 4 million ISO. At a price.

High ISO performance with the X-T1

I haven’t really been “into” photography for a while, so I haven’t put my new Fujifilm X-T1 through its paces properly. But I have fiddled with it, taken a few photos to see how it deals with certain situations, and begun trials with using the built-in JPG conversion and film simulation modes. One of the great… (Read More)

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The photographic ad with no Photoshop

British photographer “Miss Anelia” produced surreal and highly-detailed fashion images to advertise the new Nikon D810, without the use of Photoshop.

In praise of rangefinder cameras

I first tried a rangefinder camera – one with a little glass window in the corner of the camera – back in 2007. I found an Olympus 35 RC at a camera fair for about Fr. 20 and tried it out on a trip to London. I liked the feeling of using it, but it was… (Read More)

Travelling light

I was planning on writing a nice, long blog post when I returned from Yorkshire a couple of weeks ago about travelling light as a photographer. Despite the fact that David beat me to it when he got back from Cuba, I’ll add my own thoughts. I now honestly feel for the people I see lugging… (Read More)

Through the mists of time

The older I get, the more I come to recognize the way in which my photographs aid my memory. This is borne out by the way in which I can scroll back through my Lightroom catalogue of digital photos – currently topping 61,000 entries on two external hard drives, with more to be added from… (Read More)

Upside-down sun

The sun, projected through small holes in our window blinds, cast a mirror image of itself on our bedroom wall.

Film is fab

A new blog “find”, containing both appealing medium-format film photographs and a plethora of technical information, by Ashley Pomeroy.

Point and shoot (or as near as it gets)

Back at the end of 2010, I began a much-researched hunt for a new camera; the successor to the D80 which had served me well until then. As part of my research, I’d looked at small interchangeable lens cameras like the GF1 and Olympus PEN, but had decided against them due to the (for me)… (Read More)