1. Leica M-D

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    Is there a doctor in the house? The new Leica has had some amputations. Only Leica could repackage the current M digital rangefinder camera removing the rear monitor and menu system and sell it as “pure photography” and make it £700 more expensive. An homage to film they say –...
  2. Still a reason why it’s known as Fujifilm

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    The Fuji X series of camera’s were a shot in the arm for Fuji as a digital camera manufacturer, stealing inspiration from Leica in the retro-tastic X100, at a fraction of the cost and adding a host of additional features over its German doppleganger. Whilst the X series goes from...
  3. Sony’s A7’s Flawed? – Well allow me to retort…

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    Pro photographer…aka…Sator has let rip on the Sony A7 series of mirrorless full-frame cameras claiming, in his opinion that focusing (forgive the pun) on technical wizardry instead of photographic excellence will lead to the ultimate demise of the system, once the public fever over its full-framery loses its shine. He...
  4. The Photography Show 2016

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    Long time no see dear reader, but life catches up, and more sleep is always required. I visited The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham this week to pick up and handle a few different camera’s at the same time – albeit with some shuffling between exhibitor stands and...
  5. Pentax K-1

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    In the wee small hours, a new creature was released into the photography world…a new challenger in the dSLR 35mm or “full-frame” landscape. Yes finally, after literally years of speculation of ‘would-they’, ‘wouldn’t-they’, and if they would, when would they bloody do it! Pentaxians rejoice and hurl abuse at the...
  6. While my guitar gently weeps

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    Isaac begins his love of the guitar. He has an interesting, almost Hendrix-like style, as he bangs, plucks, licks and climbs on top of the guitar. My guitar is truly weeping at its treatment…  
  7. Fujifilm X-Pro 2

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    The long awaited follow up to Fuji’s “pro” model, the X-Pro 2 has been released into the wild. Here’s the headline features… New X-Trans™* CMOS III sensor & X Processor Pro New Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder New 1/8000 sec. Mechanical Shutter New Film Simulation “ACROS” New 7×7 Phase Detection AF...
  8. Pentax FF

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    Another less teasing shot supplied by Pentax on they’re approaching full frame camera. It appears to have a twisty LCD…
  9. Great Western Air Ambulance Visit

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    I recently got invited over to Bristol to meet the doctors at the Great Western Air Ambulance that treated me in a crushed Mini, half way through a hedge on the side of the road after a taxi driver decided his side of the road wasn’t interesting enough. We were...

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