There’s been a drought

There’s been a drought …..in me posting. I really must use the schedule post feature more. Well September became a busy month. We moved house and just about managed to unpack before a cruise celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. On our return it was a matter of getting back into everyday life routine. Which is […]

I’m going to stop buying gear

I’m going to stop buying gear because whenever I get into a system things tend to go downhill. My premise of buying into Nikon CX was to gain a smaller capable system and use the crop factor to extend my DX zoom capability. I quite like my Nikon 1 system and still use it. Quite […]

Catch up – June has been busy

Here’s a catch up – Due to a busy few weeks the blog posts have been a bit thin on the ground. I hope to remedy this soon with a couple of articles about our holidays. Life in general has got a bit busier too. I will try to make a concerted effort to return […]

Is the Olympus camera division on the ropes?

Is the Olympus camera division on the ropes? Several sites are reporting they might be forced to forgo their digital camera business. This has of course fired up the comments on various forums. Some in defence and others proclaiming m4/3 is dying. The situation isn’t helped by Panasonic deciding to change direction. So what’s the […]

Just for the sake of it

Have you ever done anything just for the sake of it? At this time of year photography opportunities are limited. Either by weather or poor light. This tends to make me spend a bit more time at a keyboard and screen. That leads onto me looking at the design of the TMMA website. Anybody that […]

Have Canon finally realised?

Have Canon finally realised what the rest us have known for a while? There are several reports that Canon are predicting a slump in demand for cameras (that’s the short version). Modest iterations from manufacturers and a lack of filling out lens lines, together with a shift to higher price units have all helped to […]

Is 2019 going to be your year of gear?

Happy New Year to you! To start off I have a question: Is 2019 going to your year of gear? Now I’ve stated numerous times I’m not against acquiring new gear. For me it has to have a definite purpose, add something you don’t already have and for bonus points be good value. So here […]

Black Friday 2018

It’s Black Friday 2018. Every year it seems to get more underwhelming. In fact if you squint you might even miss it this year. Normally the bargains are thrust upon us. In 2018 it seems you almost have to go looking for them. Im not saying that’s a bad thing though. Perhaps it’s finally dawning […]

It’s a balancing act

It’s a balancing act these days. My new found interest in Astrophotography has resulted in a new found interest in the weather. Keeping an eye out for clear nights is now something I do more often. The balancing bit comes in with fitting the odd clear night around family commitments. According to the weather forecast […]

New genre or new gear?

Heres a question: new genre or new gear? As one who has little interest in the new Nikon mirrorless offerings (or any full frame for that matter) it occurred to me that some people maybe spending too much effort thinking about gear. Instead how about a new genre. Now I’m not saying you shouldn’t buy […]

Fuji film won’t go full frame

Several websites have reported that Fujifilm won’t go full frame. Apparently the news has come about after Photokina. I hope they stick to that philosophy. I tried Fujifilm for a while with an XE-1 and the 18-55 lens. It wasn’t too bad but for various reasons I ended up selling it and the 50-230 XC […]

Return to Albert Docks

An anniversary visit provided an opportunity to return to Albert Docks, Liverpool. This wasn’t a photography visit Per Se, so I just used my phone and added to the 12 Pics series here.   You can see that in some of the images the phones camera was starting to struggle a bit. Perhaps a flagship […]

Will DX become the new CX?

It took Nikon three years to kill off the 1 series, so will DX become the new CX? Nikon released their last 1 series camera in 2015. This year after all the speculation Nikon 1 owners were finally put out of their misery with the officially discontinued announcement. The lack of love for CX lenses […]

It’s bananas I tell ya!

It’s bananas…. Here in the UK, Tesco managed to get them themselves some free publicity on the BBC news website over bananas. Apparently their inner city stores (due to increased rents) are now charging by the banana rather than weight. Effectively this means the price of said bananas has increased from between 10 and 15p […]

Nikon Y series

Nikon Y series to be released early next year (from an unconfirmed source). It would appear Nikon are on a roll at the moment. Hot on the heels of the Z series cameras and lenses, a new source hints at the early 2019 release of the next new Nikon mirrorless – the Y series. Rumored […]