• #485. A few cheeky yellows*
  • #485. A few cheeky yellows*

#485. A few cheeky yellows*

I guess we’ve all got a pet project, something we never work especially hard at, just collect images in the hope that one day, we’ll have enough for a Web gallery, or maybe even a gallery show.   I’ve had two such projects going for a while now. The first

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#467. Mirrorless. Full frame. Nikon F mount. Any time you’re ready.

#467. Mirrorless. Full frame. Nikon F mount. Any time you’re ready.

      As is often the case, an e-mail sparked these thoughts.   This one arrived from Bob Hamilton, in response to a note and a photograph shot using my new X-Pro2 coupled to my much loved Zeiss 25mm Biogon. It wasn’t an especially exciting image, taken on the

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#413. On to Lucknow

#413. On to Lucknow

      The asthmatic high note tooting of Kenny G has accompanied our breakfasts and the lone dinner we’ve eaten in the hotel. Definitely not my choice as it makes me want to slash my wrists, but millions around the world are attracted to his vanilla cocktail style of

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#411. …and then you’ll be able to rememberise Varanasi

#411. …and then you’ll be able to rememberise Varanasi

      Saturday – we were advised last evening that today’s early afternoon flight west to Varanasi had been cancelled, the airline offering us an alternative at 04:30 to Delhi, several hours wait, then a flight all the way back to our intended destination. Or an airline switch that

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  • # 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)
  • # 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)
  • # 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)

# 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)

Pre(r)amble This post started as a semi-rant as you’ll soon see. While I was dithering whether to click the post button, an e-mail conversation sprung-up between myself, Scottish photographer and friend Bob Hamilton and DS’ own Pascal Jappy. Predictably, they were both rhapsodising about their new A7RIIs, making my decision

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  • #378. It’s dementia (of course)

#378. It’s dementia (of course)

  ”Bleedin’ dog. Bloody thing barks all the time. It’s got dementia. I’m gonna ‘ave it put down.”   “He’s a nice vet. Says ‘e put down a dog what was 29 last week. Musta been old.”   “And ‘ad bloody dementia just like ‘ers. ‘at’s why I’m ‘avin’ it

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  • #372. Meandering

#372. Meandering

  ”’Ees gonna fucking kill yer.”   “Nah ee ain’t.”   “You said you was gonna rape ‘er – all me neighbours ‘eard you. ‘ats his girlfriend and ‘es an ABA. Ees gonna fuckin kill yer.”   “Bollocks.”   It’s 07:09. We forgot to buy milk for our morning coffee

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#355. A Sony lens for A$43

#355. A Sony lens for A$43

[Paul] A second article from Australia-based John Shingleton explores a bargain.   === I may be telling this story against myself, given my enthusiasm for Leicas and Leica lenses in particular, but this photo was taken with a lens which I bought for A$43 on eBay. In all it cost

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#348. Zeiss BATIS launch : reading between the lines ?

#348. Zeiss BATIS launch : reading between the lines ?

For its new range of lenses, Zeiss has again chosen an interesting bird name: BATIS. Flycatchers and other fast-flying passerines with striking Zorro-style eye-masks belong to that genus. If the usual birding metaphor is to be believed (the OTUS range is dedicated to f/1.4 lenses, OTUS meaning owl, birds with

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#298. Waiting for the wind to stop

#298. Waiting for the wind to stop

The Fuji’s frame counter now reads 109. This week’s wind – quite normal for the region at this time of year – has been hammering away making trying to do pretty much anything outside a bit of a challenge.   So, I’ve not had the practice with the X100 I’d

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