New (Old) Lenses and website updates…

Since getting the Sony RX10 IV and selling my A6000 and most of my manual lenses I have been… busy buying manual lenses for my Sony A7ii. It…

Setbacks, progress & change…

I finally got around to cleaning my filthy sensors and it was only 50% successful. My initial thoughts on my Eyelead sensor cleaning kit proved to be rather…

Time for more commitment…

It has been a while since I have updated this blog and, in truth, I’ve not done much with it over the years. I’ve now changed hosts, restored…

New Review: Canon New FD 500mm f4.5L

I’ve finally got around to reviewing a lens I’ve been using a lot lately, the highly-respected super-telephoto Canon New FD 500m f4.5L. I have recently acquired a new…

Kingfishers

After seeing lots of good photos of Kingfishers taken at Forest Farm Nature Reserve (situated at the edge of Cardiff, between the river Taff and amongst the Glamorganshire…

Review: Sirui T-025X Carbon Fibre Tripod with Ballhead

I’ve owned a tripod for quite a long time, a rather hefty Manfrotto one with a ballhead and even a full Gimbal for long lenses. I’ve rarely used…

Eyelead Sensor cleaning…

I have two camera bodies to get the best from my manual lenses: a Sony A7ii for landscape and general purpose photography, making the most of old zooms…

Tamron SP 24-135mm f3.5-5.6 AD IF

I’m sure like most people with a camera from the Sony A7 range and a appetite for manual focus lenses, I have been looking for the perfect ‘walkaround’…

Sigma 14mm f3.5 Ultra Wide Angle lens

I’ve owned this lens for a little while now and haven’t used it much – when I go walking I have tended to just take my Sony A7ii and a Tamron SP 24-135mm f3.5-5.6 AD IF Aspherical lens with me as it offers so much versatility.

The move towards Canon FD L Series lenses…

Well, I haven’t blogged for a while but I have been busy changing lenses and downsizing my collection. I’ve been trying to focus on selling on lenses that…