Category Archives: Observation



I rarely remember my dreams. This morning I did, vaguely. It seemed to include a luxury apartment, Stephen Mangan, a piano and a Mauser C96 pistol. Perhaps Covid-19 lock down is getting to me… Somehow […]

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Exercising the cat again

A bright sunny afternoon and an obliging Jay meant it was time to exercise the 500mm catadioptric lens once again. 1600 ISO and 1/2200 second exposure with the Fuji X-T1 results in an almost sharp […]

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Follies dress rehearsal

This and a great many more pix from the MTW production of Follies have been added to their dedicated Facebook page. Check them all out here.

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Tethered shooting with Fujifilm X-T2

I’ve just completed the first tethered shoot with the Fujifilm X-T2. Using, of course, the latest version of the Lightroom plugin (V1.3.0.36 for Windows, at the time of writing) and the first to actually work […]

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X-T2 HSS, Cactus and SB900

A two minute test of the Fujifilm X-T2 with Cactus RF60 and V6 II HSS, all with most recent firmware suggests all is looking promising. This chap was snapped at 1/4000 f/6.4 with a Cactus […]

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La Cenorentola pix

La Cenorentola pix are here:

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Fujifilm X-T2 first rehearsal shoot

I’ve just paired up the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-T1 and used them in anger to shoot a dress rehearsal of La Cenorentola in the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. I’m very impressed with the results from both cameras. […]

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Going over

I have made the switch. My Nikon gear has gone, replaced by a Fujifilm X-T2 which has just joined its older sibling, the X-T1. I’ve shot a few tests with it and a serious job too. […]

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Kill The Beast (@kill_beast) on (The) Stage

Fantastic to seek Kill The Beast (@Kill_Beast) on the front page of The Stage. Can it really be four years since their inaugural performance of The Boy Who Kicked Pigs at The Lowry in Salford?

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Fujinon XF50-140mm on the right track

The Fujinon XF50-140mm has some great optics. I recently had it with me at my local railway station, and grabbed this shot. (1/500 f/3.6 800 ISO, Lightroom 2015.5 CR9.5)

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