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Serious photography on the cheap – Panasonic Lumix GX7 (from £119)

This is the first of my quick looks at budget priced older used equipment.

Posted: June 24, 2022 by David

Live Time in Olympus cameras (Part 2 of 2): How to use it

This article is the second of two on Olympus’ Live Time feature. See: Part 1 Live Time mode in Olympus cameras Live Time is a special long exposure mode for exposures longer than the maximum 60 seconds you can set directly on the shutter dial. It is an enhanced Bulb or Time exposure – you […]

Posted: June 12, 2022 by David

Live Time mode in Olympus cameras (Part 1 of 2)

Long exposure photography is a popular genre. Whether you like to capture star trails, astro photographs of the Milky Way, urban night photographs or long exposures of seascapes with ethereal milky water, most modern cameras have tools or modes to support this. Many cameras have some form of bulb or time exposure setting. However, most […]

Posted: May 30, 2022 by David

FZ1000 on safari – a very overdue conclusion… the good, the bad and the ugly

Is the FZ1000 a suitable alternative to a DSLR? The answer is… maybe, sort of, sometimes.

Posted: May 31, 2020 by David

Printing B&W with a dedicated printer and monochrome inkset

Why serious B&W photographers should think about dedicating a printer to specialist pure carbon pigment monochrome inks for the longest lasting, highest quality mono printing.

Posted: March 17, 2019 by David

Taking the FZ1000 on weekend walks – Darent Valley, Eynsford; Royal Military Canal, Hythe

Taking the FZ1000 on weekend walks along the Darent Valley at Eynsford and the Royal Military Canal between Hythe and Seabrook. Finished off with night shots in Romney Marsh and Camber Sands.

Posted: October 25, 2018 by David

New gallery – Long exposure monochrome UK coast

New gallery uploaded. This gallery features images I made as part of a personal project. I decided it would be interesting to visit a coastal location every week and shoot some long exposure images. I started the project near my home at the Swanscombe peninsula, Dartford in the River Thames as it widens into an […]

Posted: October 6, 2018 by David

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 diary: Image quality @400mm wide open vs Fuji X-E1 (APS-C)

Taking on the big boys – Pitting the all-in-one 1″ sensor FZ1000 bridge camera with fixed zoom against the larger APS-C sensor Fuji X-E1 with the huge Sigma 100-300 EX f/4 lens

Posted: October 1, 2018 by David

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 diary: Image quality @400mm wide open vs G7

Battle of the Lumix – Pitting the all-in-one 1″ sensor FZ1000 bridge camera with fixed zoom against the Micro 4/3 interchangeable lens G7.

Posted: September 24, 2018 by David

Walk in the park – Taking the FZ1000 for a spin around Beckenham Place Park

Former country estate, latterly public golf course, is being regenerated with a new park lake and a visitor centre and cafe in the old stable block. I went for a wander with the FZ1000 as work commences on the project.

Posted: September 18, 2018 by David