In the past week I've been out and about with Leica's flagship M lens, the remarkable 50mm Apo-Summicron. Initial impressions are positive, particularly when it comes to the ergonomics. This lens is perfect: The smooth, silky focus ring features a finger tab, unlike the current non-Apo Summicron, and it is a joy to use. The aperture ring is second to none, precise and secure.
Cormorants have had a bad press. But David thinks all the ill-omen stuff is overdone. These birds are remarkable creatures he believes.....
William took his Fujis and a bunch of lenses to say hello to the animals at Dublin Zoo.....
Can there be anyone still reading who doesn’t want to hurry off right now to their local agricultural fair? Well, I hope you will at least give one a try? The doughnuts are delicious!
OK, you're no Bruce Gilden, comfortable with the in-your-face street photography genre. Perhaps you feel you are a bit introverted and wonder where to start. David has trodden the cobbles and has a few tips for you.
How much is that doggie in the window? Bill’s poor old X100T is optimistically wagging its wrist strap in some Fuji shop far, far away. Abandoned but not forgotten. But why now? The new litter hasn’t even arrived yet.
The wildlife photographer’s lot is waiting for the decisive moment. David set out to the River Dee with hope and was not disappointed when he met a compliant heron….
The Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R macro is one of the first three lenses introduced by Fuji along with the X-Pro1 back in 2012. It has never been particularly loved; it's not a true macro (1:2 not 1:1); it's an "odd" filter size (39mm—familiar to Leica users but not exactly mainstream). It has a reputation for being slow to focus, and prone to hunting. Initially, it still sold in some numbers because it was the only native long-focus lens (equivalent to 90mm in old money).