1. Fuji X-Pro 2

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    So, the latest from the Fuji rumour mill suggests that the boffins at Fuji are waiting for a “major breakthrough”, before releasing the update to the X-Pro 1 model. That breakthrough means they’ll likely be a wait for the new model until 2015. That breakthrough could come in the form...
  2. Six Nations in Dragonland

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    Witnessing my first Six Nations rugby match last night at the Millenium stadium as Welsh dragons, daffodils and French flags were waved enthusiastically to represent national pride and the cameraman’s eye to make it onto the big screen. Wales started fast with a Halfpenny converted penalty kick from just inside...
  3. Scores are in…

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    It’s never a pretty sight, when you get scores back from a photo competition, unless you’re a keen student of the photo club philosophies. I entered four images into the Southport Photographic Society’s Open competition this year, in the mono digital section, and didn’t get anything close to being accepted....
  4. Olympus OM-D E-M1 half cut

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    The OM-D E-M1 is Olympus’s flagship mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, and one of the best of its kind currently flying off the shelves. They’ve frozen it in a block of ice, dropped it onto a concrete floor, stared at it contemptuously to see if they could hurt its feelings, and...
  5. Men at work

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    The selection process for Southport Photographic Society’s Open competition is now in progress. This photo by club archivist, Tony Thompson of my dad, marking a print with its cumulative score by the independent judging panel. It’s an atmospheric portrait of studious work in dark light and protective white gloves, demonstrating...
  6. Ock high

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    The River Ock in Abingdon, Oxfordshire flowing fast and high as we visited the The Old Anchor pub just a few metres away from the rising waters. They may need to throw an anchor out soon if the river continues to rise to stop the beer barrels floating away…
  7. Ouchi Winter Olympics

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    Just watching the mogul ski event at the Sochi Winter Olympics, which instantly made me wince at the brutal punishment the skiers are putting their ankles, knees and legs through. My ankle is weeping at the thought of such treatment! Stitches come out of my ankle and elbow following recent...
  8. Ricoh GXR RIP

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    Another brave design bites the dust. Ricoh’s GXR is being quietly phased out from the UK. Germany is reported to have the last stocks…so I may be scrolling eBay for the M Unit going cheap! I got my GXR in a great deal and sold on the M Unit for...
  9. Frankenstein

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    The bandage that the GP practice nurse slapped on with a slight slapdash attitude had given up the adhesive ghost, so I replaced it this morning with a fresh clean one. Looking in the mirror at my exposed elbow revealed a surprisingly large 4″ line of bruised, raised and blue-stitched...

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