Posts about camera

  • 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

    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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • The photographic ad with no Photoshop

    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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Upside-down sun

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

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  • Film is fab

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

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  • 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) […]

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  • The end of the search: the Nikon D7000

    After spending around three months considering my requirements and comparing many other cameras and solutions, I have chosen the Nikon D7000. Apart from where otherwise mentioned, all photos and video sequences in this article were taken with the new D7000 during my first outings with it.

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  • Serious compact cameras

    The search for new camera equipment has taken in a wide range of potential new kit, from the lens I wrote about recently to a new flashgun and the potential decision to spend more time shooting with film cameras. In my search for new equipment, I have spent a lot of time researching and cross-checking compact cameras: the best of which would potentially be added to my kit as an alternative for when I want to shoot unobtrusively or when I don’t want to take my full-sized SLR with me.

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  • Choosing between film and digital formats

    Part 2 in an ongoing series of articles explaining how I am reviewing my photo equipment, how I have considered switching from digital to film photography, and how I choose which camera format to use in future.

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  • A new tool for an old job

    I decided over Christmas that 2011 would be the year that I would finally do something about getting the results I’m looking for in my street photography and candid, social event photography: in short, I would buy a new camera to work in alternation with my D80, which continues to serve me well.

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  • Pocket Rocket

    In which I explain why I chose to buy an iPhone and what advantages it has brought to me. Post includes photos, multimedia and a healthy dose of geekery (which I’ve made understandable for non-geeks!)

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  • My Mamiya

    I arranged to go to the bi-annual photographic market in Bern this weekend with Beat, to see what accessories we can find for our medium-format cameras. Being tired last night, at the end of a tiring day and long week, I forgot completely that the market is on Sunday, not Saturday. Unfortunately, I only realized […]

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