Nikon Z fc: Retro done right…ish?
09 Jul 2021
The Nikon Z fc (Nikon)
If you’ve read my rants before, you’ll know I have a thing about ‘retro’ cameras. It’s not that I love them, but that I hate how many manufacturers do retro so poorly. The Nikon Df, for example, was an utter Frankencamera: a D600 with the…
08 Jul 2021
No subject divides the Fujifilm user base more than the X-Trans sensor. The proprietary imaging sensor uses an unconventional colour filter array to, in Fuji’s words, ‘reduce moiré and false colours without the need for an optical low pass filter’. In theory, this allows the resultant images to appear sharper,…
Shooting with the Fujifilm XF 27mm WR
18 Jun 2021
The FUJINON XF 27mm F2.8 R WR WOAH!
I’ve got a thing for pancakes. No, not the delicious thin, flat cakes which I absolutely know how to make from scratch and only use supermarket mix for the sake of convenience. No, no, no. I’m talking about a specific sub-type of…
Fujifilm X-E4: It’s what OUTSIDE that counts
29 Jan 2021
God, these Fujifilm ‘lifestyle’ images are so full of cheese. I love them. Source: Fujifilm
Fujifilm announced a slew of new products this week, including the long-awaited X-E4, the latest in a line of cameras that has been pronounced dead more than once during its existence. Its release is noteworthy…
KODAKFilmCase by RETO Production
19 Jan 2021
It’s a confusing time to be a film photographer. On the one hand, we keep hearing stories about ‘huge growth’ in film photography, yet companies with ‘film’ in their name routinely discontinue popular emulsions.
Take Kodak, for example. The Kodak of the 21st century ain’t your daddy’s or grandpappy’s Big…
14 Jan 2021
Hughesdale Station | Olympus µ[mju:]-II | Kodak Portra 160
“I am worried about the safety and privacy of my children, that they are not going to be preyed upon by paedophiles looking into the pool when they are swimming.”
This is not a comment you’d expect to be associated with…
Happy 10th birthday, Fujifilm Finepix X100!
24 Sep 2020
A self-portrait of the photographer as young(er) man
September 2010. I was waiting in Monash Univerisity’s iconic Rotunda for a lecture (‘daring architecture with great presence’—now demolished). As was so often the case, however, something outside of my studies had my complete attention. Rumours had been circulating online that Fujifilm,…
Revisiting the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH
19 Sep 2020
Panasonic Lumix GX7 with Leica DG Summilux 15mm (silber!)
When Olympus announced the sale of their photographic arm, it wasn’t just one company’s camera division on the chopping block, it was the viability of the whole Micro Four Thirds project.
As I wrote in a prior piece on Olympus’s trials…
I Thinkpad, therefore I am
15 Jul 2020
As we look down the barrel of an uncertain future, it’s natural to do some thinking about the past. Indeed that’s what I’ve been doing a fair bit of recently. As I look at my two kids, I’ve been thinking about the technology I used in my youth and contrast…
28 Jun 2020
‘Exquisite Design’ from the OM-D microsite (Source: Olympus)
Olympus is soon-to-be no more. Although the news out of Tokyo is that a memorandum of understanding has been signed to ‘transfer’ ownership of Olympus’s camera arm to another company, Japan Industrial Partners, this is essentially the end of the line for…