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…

High ISO performance with the X-T1

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 a 35mm film camera…

In praise of rangefinder cameras

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 a body and…

Travelling light

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 DVD backups – and be…

Through the mists of time

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…

Serious compact cameras

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.

A new tool for an old job

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!)…

Pocket Rocket

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 this when I…

My Mamiya