At most places that I go to, such as Scarborough Castle in the pictures below, I take both film and digital cameras (a Nikon FE and a Nikon D80) both of which are getting a bit long in the tooth. The FE was made in 1982 and is as good as the day it was […]Read more "Nikon D7200 vs D80 (with a bit of FE)"
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?Read more "Here is £2000 – Spend It Wisely"
Not being able to see much due to fog is hardly likely to improve the chances of getting some good shots is it? What I found though was that I took more photos that day than on all my previous visits to Ogden Water put together.Read more "A Foggy Day at Ogden Water"
“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 […]Read more "Nikon DF – Pure Photography?"
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 […]Read more "Haworth 1940’s Weekend"
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 […]Read more "Low Light Lenses"
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 […]Read more "Pushing Full Frame"
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 […]Read more "Apply Some Common Sense"
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 […]Read more "Wishlist Number 2"
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 […]Read more "Leica? No Thanks."