The Photography show 2017

On Sunday I went to this year’s Photography show; this 4-day event runs from Saturday 18th to Tuesday 21st March at the Birmingham NEC. Like previous years, I visited the show with my friend Richard Brown; the only difference is that he drove this year as I no longer have a car. Richard has already... Continue Reading →

Lincoln Photo Show 2016

Today's the day of the annual London Camera Exchange (LCE) Lincoln's Photo show at the Lincoln Drill Hall on Free Schhool Lane and runs from 11am - 4pm, entry is as usual free This year it is on a Sunday (previous years were the Wednesday nearest the 5th November - so a bit earlier in... Continue Reading →

LCE Photo and Optics Show 2015

Two weeks on Wednesday is this year's London Camera Exchange's Photo and Optics show. I have been attending the show for the last few years now and it gets bigger and better every year, it's a testament to the hard work that's put into this by the LCE staff not only in Lincoln but further... Continue Reading →

Camera Raw 8.8 now available

Adobe have released Camera Raw 8.8 for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. DNG Converter 8.8 is provided for all Lightroom customers and Photoshop customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6. The following cameras are now supported: Casio EX-ZR3500 Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i, Kiss X8i) (*) Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s, Kiss 8000D)... Continue Reading →

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

After many leaks over the last few weeks, Olympus have finally announced the replacement to the then revolutionary first digital OM camera - the E-M5, this is called the E-M5 MarkII. This helps keep the divisions between the three OM-D cameras. Whilst a few of the features are simple updates that were first seen in... Continue Reading →

OM-D E-M1 and Speed Lights

Some time ago (back when I was using Canon) I wrote four articles on using Canon Speedlites as well as the other items you will need, you can read these articles below: Canon Flash Part 1 - Choosing a Flashh Canon Flash Part 2 - Batteries Canon Flash Part 3 - Chargers Canon Flash Part... Continue Reading →

Olympus thoughts after a month

I have now had my Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera for just over 1 month (purchased on 5th November) although it seems much longer for two reasons. The first is that I had decided to go for the E-M1 over a month before I purchased it at the LCE Photo and Optics show; there were a... Continue Reading →

Sony’s A7 Mark II and Forum nonsense

Last week Sony announced the second version of their popular “35mm full-frame” 24MP A7 camera – the A7 Mark II. Along with a number of feature updates and improvements to the Autofocus system the headline new feature is IBIS or In-Body Image stabilisation. When I read this I was surprised as they seemed to be... Continue Reading →

Lightroom 5.7 Available

Thanks to a tweet from Richard I found out that Lightroom v5.7 has been released today. As I use the Creative Cloud for Photographers plan I will need to use their Creative Cloud application on my mac to do the update rather than download it as the screenshot above suggests. This version of Lightroom adds... Continue Reading →

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