#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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  • #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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#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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#297. First footing with the Fuji – discovering the X100T

#297. First footing with the Fuji – discovering the X100T

You’re a photographer, right? And you already know that packing for a trip is the easy bit. It’s the camera, the lenses and the bag to put it all in where the wheels usually come off – low mass or it’s the hassle with the check-in desk?   My much

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#287. The Susans’ day out.

#287. The Susans’ day out.

It’s just past seven on a dark, wet and chilly morning and I’ve dragged my less than svelte being up what seemed like several thousand steps to the entrance of Sacre Coeur, where I am due to meet co-DS-blogger Pascal. I find him on the steps of this huge church,

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#261. Menu envy. Not.

#261. Menu envy. Not.

Many pundits flesh out their reviews with (usually) lengthy and often caustic gripes about interfaces – the way the camera communicates with you and how easy it is to set, or change a specific function. Read any Web review. There’s always a section on the menus and how hard (usually)

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#259. Sunday and a (quick) walk between the raindrops

#259. Sunday and a (quick) walk between the raindrops

Yesterday, we made our way south from Kyle of Lochalsh, through Oban and on to Lochgilphead, Ardrishaig and Kilberry, our home for the next week. Google advised us that the distance was around 170 miles and estimated travelling time at four hours. The first was correct(ish), the latter, hopeless. Even

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