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Notes from the Road- the Fujifilm Xpro-1 (Vol. 2)

Notes from the Road- the Fujifilm Xpro-1 (Vol. 2)

  For us the camera is a tool, the extension of our eye, not a pretty little mechanical toy. It is sufficient that we should feel at ease with the camera best adapted for our purpose. Adjustments of the camera – such as setting the aperture and the speed – should become reflexes, like changing […]

Notes from the Road- the Fujifilm Xpro-1 (Vol. 1)

Notes from the Road- the Fujifilm Xpro-1 (Vol. 1)

Some people are under the misapprehension that having the most expensive camera and dozens of gadgets is a sure path to good graphy. While good tools can help, good graphs can be taken with the simplest camera. It’s the eye behind the camera that counts most. ~Alfred Eisenstaedt Kia ora tatou: I would like to pick a […]

The Fuji X-Pro1-a (bipolar) first look…

The Fuji X-Pro1-a (bipolar) first look…

A review of summit day photographs will show that I was clothed in the latest, highest quality, high altitude gear, comparable, if not better, than that worn by the other members of our expedition. ~Anatoli Boukreev “Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the ‘ah-ha’.” ~Ernst Haas Kia ora tatou: Checking out a new […]

Eastern Europe Shootout-Sony NEX 7/Nex-5n/Alpha 77 Part 1

Eastern Europe Shootout-Sony NEX 7/Nex-5n/Alpha 77 Part 1

Warning: this is a LONG review, over 5000 words. For that reason I  have split it into three parts. This is the first. Kia ora tatou: There are any number of reviews of the latest cameras from Sony out there on the Internet, detailing the features, nuts and bolts and image quality of the latest […]

Eastern Europe Shootout-Sony NEX 7/Nex-5n/Alpha 77  And the winners are?

Eastern Europe Shootout-Sony NEX 7/Nex-5n/Alpha 77 And the winners are?

Warning: this is a LONG review, over 5000 words. For that reason I  have split it into three parts. This is the third and final part. Findings- Part Three of a three-part comparison Sony NEX 7 There is something about this camera. It was an instant love affair. I just wanted to pick it up, […]

Eastern Europe Shootout-Sony NEX 7/Nex-5n/Alpha 77 Part 2

Eastern Europe Shootout-Sony NEX 7/Nex-5n/Alpha 77 Part 2

Warning: this is a LONG review, over 5000 words. For that reason I  have split it into three parts. This is the second. The Sony Alpha SLTA77 Much of what I could say about the Sony Alpha SLTA77 has been said in a previous post and has certainly been dealt with in depth by a […]

The Sony NEX-5n-a first look.

The Sony NEX-5n-a first look.

The Sony NEX-5n-a first look. I often get asked by people planning to travel overseas what I would consider to be the best camera to take. My initial answer (and it is not flippant) is: the one you own. However there are all sorts of wonderful choices available today and some of them are not […]

The Sony Alpha 77-a (P)review

The Sony Alpha 77-a (P)review

How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, “I could have done that!” -Anonymous When Jack London had his portrait made by the noted San Francisco photographer Arnold Genthe, London began the encounter with effusive praise for the photographic art of his […]

The Fujifilm X-100.A pocket retro-rocket.

The Fujifilm X-100.A pocket retro-rocket.

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to. -Oscar Wilde Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself. Rita Mae Brown Disclaimer: this is a camera review for photographers, not gear […]

The trials and tribulations of the Travelling Photographer…

Kia ora tatou: Recently I  had a  phone conversation with a keen club photographer, which went something like this: Hi Tony, I am going to Andorra next month and I was wondering if you could help me. UhUh… I was wondering which lens to buy, to take with me. Do you think I should take […]

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