Friday, September 25, 2020

Focus stacking on Panasonic cameras

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Focus stacking is made easier with new software now available for Panasonic cameras. This little guide could help....

Hassle with my Hasselblad: Is film dead (again)?

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Five years ago John had a final fling with film. He bought himself a long-coveted Hasselblad outfit. But it was one experiment too far and he's now back with digital. For good.....

Brooklands 1973 and the last of the Bentley Boys

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Back in 1974 Don was sent to Brooklands to photograph the famous designer Barnes Wallis. It led to an invitation to an exclusive reunion of pre-war car racing drivers on the circuit the same weekend.....

Olympus OM-D v Panasonic GH5

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Micro four-thirds has demonstrated big advances in image quality over the past five years. But it is the small size of the equipment and the speed of operation, particularly of autofocus that impresses. The the pro-level bodies such as the OM-D E-M1 and the Lumix GX5 set new standards......

Micro four-thirds and macro photography

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Balancing exposure for natural light macro photography can be easier with a smaller sensor where wider apertures do not restrict the depth of field drastically. Sometimes the wider depth of field of the micro four-thirds sensor can have its advantages....

Email Etiquette: Keep on keepin’ on

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How to start and end emails is a constant worry. Formal, informal, downright rude; it's a minefield compared with the familiar conventions of letter writing.....

Pentax S1a: Getting into film the cheap way

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Film is enjoying new-found popularity, perhaps as an antidote to digital excess. But you don't need to shell out £500 on a Leica M3. Why not buy a solid and very capable Pentax or Olympus? The camera and lens could cost less than processing your first roll of film. And these old SLRs carry a lot of street cred....

2040: The all-electric Utopia as carbon fuels fizzle out

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Ban all those petrol and diesel cars! In a supreme exercise in wishful thinking the British government has announced that after 2040 no new internal-combustion cars will be sold. Mike has already been there, done that and he has just a few reservations.....

Baby bear camera to go with your Hasselblad outfit

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What do you do when you work for Hasselblad, have the run of the candy store and yet want a really lightweight and versatile camera to throw in an overnight bag. Ming Thein has faced the problem head on and comes up with an interesting conclusion. But it's not the camera you would think of.....

Bièvres: Europe’s largest open-air photo fair is a magnet for enthusiasts

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Now in its 54th year, the massive Bièvres photo fair brings traders from all over Europe and visitors from around the world. If you are into old cameras, this is a weekend to savour.....