The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Review

Today Laowa released their newest offering for mirrorless camera systems. The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO. I was so fortunate to be sent a copy late November 2019 to test out a bit and give my thoughts on. Now, I’m NOT a macro...

Fujifilm XC 35mm f/2 first look preview

First of all happy new year! I took a well deserved break from blogging since my review on the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 back in late November of 2019. But this is a new decade, and behold – the first gear writeup of the new century...

What matters

3: 2019 Work Review In the previous two posts I wrote about the mechanics of making photos for work and the types of relationships needed to be successful at my job as a government photographer. As important as these two elements are to get my...

The 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 review

Hey! So it’s been a long time since I did a little writeup on anything other than Fujifilm gear, but that is about to change! Last month saw the launch of the Fujifilm X-Pro3, which I had been very much involved in, and as a...

X-Pro3 – Vintage’d

As has become customary on this site of mine, I always end up writing a little about using vintage lenses on the newly released Fujifilm gear. With the release of the X-Pro3, this is no different! – In fact with the X-Pro3 I feel that...

So you think you are a Photographer !

Bollox are you ! Most people that carry cameras these days are just camera owners. If you buy lots of ingredients from a Supermarket and carry them around with you it won’t make you a Chef, not even if you do have a £10,000 Cooker...

Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX review

In March 2018 I reviewed the Laowa C-Dreamer 9mm f/2.8 for the Fujifilm X system. If you havn’t already, then you can read about it HERE. A lot of things have happened since then in Fujifilm land, especially in the GFX department. The widest lens...

Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR first look preview

Fujifilm didn’t just release the GF50mm f/3.5 today which I wrote about HERE, they also released a little something for the X-series. I remember back in may 2018 when I took the X-T100 with me to Crete to do the whole brochure imagery for Fujifilm....