If you live in the UK you will be aware that we voted to leave the EU in the June referendum. What you might not be aware of is the impact this has already had and will have on the cost of cameras and lenses. So far some of the main manufacturers have held their prices here but if you look at the value of Sterling on the internation markets it has already plumetted by 18% since the referendum result. The companies will have to pass on these costs soon. After a brief rally when it looked like...Read More
Month: October 2016
Fujifilm have continued their excellent policy of updating their cameras firmware with useful new features by issuing an update for the X-Pro2. Here are the list of updates that firmware 2.0 includes. 1.The NUMBER OF THE FOCUS POINT has incerased.(*) The options available are 91 POINTS(7×13) and 325 POINTS(13×25) on the NUMBER OF THE FOCUS POINT of the AF/MF SETTING in the Shooting Menu. 2.Improvement of phase detection AF accuracy. By employing the new AF algorithm used in the X-T2, the AF accuracy has been improved. 3.AF tracking function has been improved when CONTINUOUS L in the AF-C...Read More
UPDATE My full Olympus Pen F Review is now here. So I have now had chance to try out the Olympus Pen F and the OM-D E-M5 II briefly although I haven’t taken them out on any serious shoots yet. Here are my first impressions. The Olympus Pen F is small but surprisingly a little taller than the EM5 II. Size wise it feels similar (slightly smaller) to the Fuji X100T although the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 is a little larger than the X100T’s fixed lens. It also feels a little heavier than the Fuji X100T and EM5...Read More
I’m the same as you. I love new cameras and lenses. There is something satisfying and gratifying about getting a new tool and I believe that a new camera or lens can often kick start your inspiration to create the images that you want. However in all honesty most cameras these days are capable of creating high quality images so a wiser investment of our money is perhaps to increase our photographic knowledge and competence. I’m a self taught photographer as I guess a lot of you are too. When I first picked up a proper camera I quickly...Read More
UPDATE I’ve now added my first impressions of the Olympus Pen F here With the recently announced Olympus OM-D E-M1 II coming soon (we expect around November) I thought it would be fun to try out the fairly new Pen F and put it up against the OM-D E-M5 II. I’m just waiting for the two cameras and a few lenses to arrive before testing them. The Pen F is considered by some to be priced too high, especially when compared to the OM-D E-M5 II so I’m going to see what you get for the extra money...Read More
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