Garth Hill

Garth Hill sits just north of Cardiff and can be walked from many different directions and the hill itself is riddled with circular paths offering various views across…

Hiking with the Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48mm

I’ve decided to attempt to hike all of the official mountains in Wales, 188 of them. When I decided to do this I totalled up how many I…

New old lenses and new used camera…

I appreciate I’ve still been neglecting this website, but I’ve actually been properly getting back into taking photos and I’ve used a lot of different old lenses in…

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…