Thursday, February 20, 2020

A spell in Alcatraz with a brace of Fuji X cameras

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David Bailey pays a visit to Alcatraz with two Fujifilm cameras and two very different lenses.

Has the nifty fifty had its day? Or are you a dyed-in-the-wool 50mm traditionalist?

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Is it sacrilege to say that wider-angle lenses offer more all-round versatility than the legendary "nifty fifty"? Do you now pick up a wide-angle lens as a matter of course?

Canals: The transport enabler which boosted the industrial revolution

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Ellesmere Port is one of the major hubs on the northern-English canal system and was a major factor in the development of the industrial revolution. David Bailley takes a fresh look at the National Waterways Museum on the site of the hold docks

Fuji X-Pro 3: The new camera that is one sandwich short of a picnic

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The new X-Pro 3 takes inspiration from Leica's screenless wonder, the M10-D. It has winning ways, but many photographers will definitely think it is one sandwich short of a picnic. Mike disagrees. He loves cameras with no rear screen.

Fuji in Devon and Cornwall: A week of rain and six centuries of Grenvilles

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The visit to Devon and Cornwall was both holiday and an opportunity to research a possible new book on the illustrious Grenville family. David took his arsenal of Fuji gear to record the experience, despite the rain.

Fuji X-Pro 3: The Review that is not a review

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David Bailey takes a look at Fujifilm's new, rather oddball, X-Pro 3. Is it taking a leaf out of Leica's M-D book?

The best camera and lens for street photography. Discuss

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What is the perfect camera for street photogaphy. Is it the Fuji X100 or the Ricoh GR. Or, even, your smartphone. Mike comes up with an oddball choice but it comes at a price.

Toronto over the past 40 years: An introduction

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Richard Scott takes us on a tour of Toronto over the past 40 years

Fuji X-Pro 3 with hidden back screen

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What do you think of Fuji's new XPro 3 with its novel rear info screen? I think it will appeal to Fuji buyers who tend to be more conservative and traditional. It's almost as interesting as the Leica M10-D!

Fuji enchantment at Chatsworth House

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Chatsworth is regarded as one of the foremost stately homes in the United Kingdom, combining architecture and landscaping in an incredible setting. It's one of David Bailey's favourite haunts and here he leads you through the Chatsworth story.