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 […]

Life gets in the way

Life gets in the way….. of all sorts of things. But just recently it’s got in the way of my ability to take photos. Now don’t get me wrong, I consider myself extremely fortunate and this is in a photographic context. Ive done a lot less photography in the last couple of months than I would […]

You never know what you’ll come across

You never know what you’ll come across as a visit to the local coastal town proves. It was a gloomy overcast December day and I thought I’d take my son out for a drive and maybe find something interesting to photograph. After having lunch out we had a walk down the seaside promenade. Apart from […]

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 […]

Nikon full frame mirrorless released

Nikon full frame mirrorless released… and for some it is disappointing. Well that was always going to happen. You just can’t please everyone. Initial disparaging comments seem to centre around the lack of a second card slot. I have mixed feelings about this. If Nikon are aiming at the enthusiast market I am not sure […]

I’m bored with the Nikon teasers

I’m bored with the Nikon teasers now……. For the gear heads there’s lots of excitement building, we are getting a reasonable idea of the looks and the big question on everyone’s mind…where will they go with that huge mount? It now clear that Nikon will release two cameras and three lenses later this month. If the […]

Where will Nikon stop?

Where will Nikon stop? With the 1 series and the Keymission discontinued will Nikon stop there or is a bigger repositioning coming? No this isn’t about their new mirrorless camera and teaser campaign. Nikon as well as other manufacturers have stated they want to sell more higher value items. It would appear the consensus is […]