Saturday, August 24, 2019

A Tale of Two Horse Shows: From Dublin to Doha and back

William visits two horse shows, 5,000km apart, and takes the odd photograph...

Equivalence: Crop factor, aperture and sensitivity

We are most of us quite familiar with crop factor and the adjustment of focal length when using APS-C, Micro Four Thirds or 1in sensors. The maths is easy: 1.5, 2.0 and 2.7 covers these three options in relation to the 1:1 of the full-frame sensor. But what effect does sensor size have on aperture or sensitivity? It's all a question of equivalence.

Rolleiflex: 120 film = more megapixels?

William has been out and about with his latest acquisition, a Rolleiflex. Just what is it about 120 film he asks?

Darkest Hour: A half-frame camera and a historic record

John experiences the darkest hour and rummages around for some topical photographs.....

Leica M3: Film photography and a plate of Kaiserschmarrn

Film photography has now cult status among young whipper-snappers. Mike found a 60-year-old M3 outfit in 20-something hands while enjoying a plate of Kaiserschmarrn at the Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market

1816: The world’s first electric telegraph

While researching the article on the Doves Press I discovered...

Four good reasons and one barely adequate justification to shoot with a rangefinder

Why does the rangefinder, as a design, persist into the modern era? There are actually five reasons.....

Olympus in the Wetland: Wildlife tyro grabs fast zoom, seeks birdies, finds ducks

Mike has absolutely no experience of wildlife photography. Can’t be that difficult, can it? The arrival of the Olympus 40-150mm Pro zoom pointed him in the direction of the London Wetland Centre for a spot of concentrated bird life.

1940s Relived: A chance to get dressed up this weekend

Get out your demob suit and your black-market nylons and head down to Brooklands this weekend…

Myanmar: A sad picture at Ngwe Saung Beach

Sadness is reflected in this picture taken on a beach in Myanmar…..