In a previous post Back To Basics I mentioned that I had decided to purchase a Nikon FM3A as long as I could find a bargain on eBay. Well, after many weeks of looking I came to the conclusion that I simply wasn’t going to be able to afford an FM3A in decent condition, I hadn’t […]
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There are lots of good things about digital photography and I certainly wouldn’t be as enthusiastic or competent as I am now if I hadn’t moved from film to digital. The ability to experiment and instantly see the results without having to pay to get film developed is a godsend. However that same ability has […]
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There aren’t many things we buy these days that last a lifetime, most things break after a few years or are made obsolete by replacement products. We may be really impressed when we get a new iPad and show it off proudly to anyone who cares to listen but after eighteen months the iPad 2 […]
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On a recent shopping trip to Leeds I had some time to spare so wandered into PCWorld to have a look at the shiny new gadgets that I could never afford such as an Apple Macbook Pro or a Nikon D700. While browsing in the photography department I spotted a display of cable releases which […]
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You know I said in a previous post that there was no camera equipment that I really wanted? Sorry but I lied. Or rather let me clarify my previous position – there is no camera equipment that I want and can justify spending the money on. As good as digital cameras have been in allowing […]
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As an (ex?)scientist you would expect me to be interested in technology and to avidly consume any information about new photographic equipment and you would be right. I love reading about the latest cameras, the specifications and performance of lenses, the weight and stability of tripods etc. I can’t pass a window of a camera […]
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