Friday, June 5, 2020

Is this the most stunning photo show location?


Who needs a flashgun when you have chandeliers?

The “Leica” Camera: Report on the factory by British inspectors in 1946

Apologies for the poor quality and misalignments in the scans below. They were done in a hurry using a smartphone. I hope to be...

Fuji X-T2 and the Gannets of Muriwai Beach


David took his Fuji X-T2 and 50-140mm f/2.8 Fujinon to shoot some gannets in New Zealand.....

Panasonic G9 v Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII: The definitive comparison


Still dithering over the choice between the new Panasonic Lumix G9 and the much-lauded Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II? Mirrorless Comparison has just published what is surely the definitive comparison between these two cameras. Read on.....

Harlequin painter in silhouette


When the iPhone is the best camera in the world.....

Walsall Concerto: Queen’s bags and Billingham cheek by jowl


Bags, bags and bags. The Queen's favourite Launer and our favourite Billingham are made within spitting distance of each other. But the Billingham isn't for HM, despite her rumoured love for the Leica M3. Mike rolls out the spit and polish.....

Vintage Japan: Brylcreem and stale cigarette smoke


Japan in 1979 was a far different place, very few signs in Latin script, very few English speakers. John spent some time vistting Kawasaki and Tohatsu and grabbing a few tourist shots. He was impressed by the Brylcreem in the meeting room, but less enthusiastic about the sale cigarette smoke.....

Longleat with the Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8


Zoo pictures = long telephoto. But Ken was brave and took just one small prime lens, the suberb but often underrated 75mm Olympus....

Miss Silverstone meets Signorina Monza, disappointment


John made an unscheduled visit to Monza in 1981 and encountered some interesting seating arrangements on the plane and in the stadium....

What’s the weight of that there sheep, m’dear?


Can you guess the weight of a sheep? Nor could Richard......