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Nikkor Z 400mm F/2.8 TC VR S…

2022-01-19T14:25:57+00:00

Nikon today announced the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S. An amazing sounding optic, including a built in tele converter, it combines some new and some older technologies for Z mount cameras. Here is the official press release information: JC/19/01/22. REACH BEYOND WITH THE NEW NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR SLondon, United Kingdom, [...]

Nikkor Z 400mm F/2.8 TC VR S…2022-01-19T14:25:57+00:00

The Portrait Path…

2022-01-19T12:02:16+00:00

If there was a ‘one size fits all’ way to capture beautiful portraits, life as a photographer would be relatively easy. But subjects are a collection of different looks, age, shapes, sizes and ‘presence’ in front of a camera.But the good news is that there are some fundamentals of pose, equipment choice and importantly lighting, [...]

The Portrait Path…2022-01-19T12:02:16+00:00

Leica M11 Same But Different…

2022-01-13T18:26:09+00:00

I have often stated that no camera manufacturer seems to divide opinion as much as Leica. At least that is my observation over the decades. The epitome of the brand is still for many the range finder 'M' system. Today Leica Camera AG announce the M11. As with its predecessors, I like this line as [...]

Leica M11 Same But Different…2022-01-13T18:26:09+00:00

Sigma Green

2022-01-19T12:01:53+00:00

Sigma UK has announced a nice 'green' policy on new camera and lens purchases. Here are the official details. JC. 11/01/22. SIGMA UK to plant a tree for every single camera and lens it sells in 2022 As photographers we all love spending time in the great outdoors and understand just how important it is [...]

Sigma Green2022-01-19T12:01:53+00:00

Portrait Perfection Workshop…

2022-01-09T15:35:17+00:00

Early February sees the first of our portrait workshops for 2022. This fascinating genre is a lifelong subject for many people and lighting skills are fundamental to unlocking the full potential. This event combines the best of our Studio lighting & Speedlight/Speedlight portrait workshops. Please Click Here for details of this Portrait Perfection Workshop. It [...]

Portrait Perfection Workshop…2022-01-09T15:35:17+00:00

Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S In Development…

2021-12-14T11:57:56+00:00

Nikon also today announced the development of a new super tele lens for the 'Z' system. The 800 F/6.3 will be highly desirable for many specalist subjcets, but the 'compact and lightweight' body will be as desirable as any other aspect. John. (14/12/21).Nikon is developing the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S, a super-telephoto prime [...]

Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S In Development…2021-12-14T11:57:56+00:00

Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Announced…

2021-12-14T11:59:57+00:00

Nikon today announced the interesting sounding Z 28-75mm F/2.8 lens. Below are the released details. John. (14/12/21). CREATE FREELY WITH THE NEW NIKKOR Z 28-75MM f/2.8 Sales Start: Early 2022 RRPs: NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 - £949.00 UK | €1,099.00 ROI London, United Kingdom, 14th December 2021: Today, Nikon adds a new full-frame standard zoom [...]

Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Announced…2021-12-14T11:59:57+00:00

Photography… A Fundamental Thing?

2022-01-13T18:31:58+00:00

Recently the BBC showed a programme about one of Britain's last hermits’; The Hermit Of Treig’. Made by BBC Scotland, it was a fascinating insight into one man's life. Which over roughly the last 40 years, has resulted in a solitary lifestyle in the wilds of Scotland. You might be wondering why this is of [...]

Photography… A Fundamental Thing?2022-01-13T18:31:58+00:00

FujiFilm GF-X 100s…

2021-12-14T17:19:08+00:00

I have utilised many medium format (MF) cameras (digital and film) throughout my career.A couple of years ago to keep up to date, I tried the first of Fujifilm’s GF-X family the GF-50s in a studio for a couple of hours. And intrigued enough, I then shot with the GFX 50R. Both 50mp models. One [...]

FujiFilm GF-X 100s…2021-12-14T17:19:08+00:00

Nikkor 28mm Journey Continues…

2021-12-14T12:02:23+00:00

Before, during and since my time working for Nikon (see about), I would help people choose products that matched their needs, expectations and budget, based on my 'technical' knowledge and shooting experience. Lenses were and remain a common subject. And certainly fixed focal lengths with fast apertures have had the limelight in recent years, for [...]

Nikkor 28mm Journey Continues…2021-12-14T12:02:23+00:00