Imagine you are looking in the window of your local camera shop and Bill Gates walks up to you and says “I’m the richest man in the world, here is £2000 in cash, go into that shop and spend it”. What would you buy?
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“Experience the power of pure photography with the Nikon Df” – so say’s Nikon’s website. As a long term Nikon user (first with film, then digital, and now with both film and digital) who loves the benefits that digital photography has given us but who also loves the simplicity of old film cameras the Nikon DF […]
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I regularly read how good smartphone cameras are and that most of the time there is little reason to carry round a heavy bag full of digital SLRs and lenses. This may be true in certain situations and for certain types of photography but is definitely not true if you are shooting sports or are […]
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Back in May (I know I’ve taken ages to get these photos sorted) Haworth held its annual 1940s weekend where it seems that the whole world descends on the village in Yorkshire to celebrate that particular decade. The event itself is not without controversy since many of the people who come in costume come as […]
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Every time a manufacturer releases a new camera not only do they increase the pixel count (which we all know is just a marketing con) but they also improve the low light abilities of the sensor which is of real benefit for photography in low light. My Nikon D80 produces unacceptably noisy images at any […]
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Looking at Nikon’s marketing from the last few months it is clear that they are really pushing their customers to upgrade from DX sensor cameras to full frame cameras – the D4 has replaced the D3s, the D800 has replaced the D700 (and arguably the D3x), it is heavily rumoured that the next camera to […]
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This may well look like a new photography blog but it is actually a revamp/redesign/rebranding of my old blog – “I Used To Think I Was A Scientist”. All posts from there have been imported into here. I think this design is much better and easier on the eye and, bearing in mind that this […]
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There seems to be a big debate at the moment regarding the LCD screens of the new Nikon D800 and D4 cameras. There are posts on Flickr and NikonRumors discussing the “green cast” that these new cameras seem to show, whether this is a production problem, how to fix it in the configuration settings and when […]
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Unfortunately I haven’t won the lottery between my last Wishlist post and now and my horse at the Grand National led all the way only to tire two fences from home, therefore it is time for Wishlist Number 2 rather than Real Shopping Basket Number 2. In the last post I told you which wide angle […]
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Further to my last post about what equipment I would buy if I had a load of spare cash here is something that I wouldn’t buy. This might prove a bit controversial but I will give my reasons why! See I told you this could be a bit controversial, after all isn’t owning a Leica […]
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