Stumbled across this fountain, by Japanese artist Tadao Ando, in London’s Mayfair district today. This is one of those situations where you have to kick the camera into manual and decide whether you’re going to focus on the reflection on the surface or the pattern beneath the surface, a decision made more difficult by wind rippling the water. When I got home and saw the pictures on a big screen, the shot I least expected to work was the keeper. Continue reading
I came across this video of how Leica lenses are made, which I found quite interesting. It also explains why they cost more than £3000 to buy!
Hey guys, Lightroom 4.2 is available. It includes the RAW support for the Nikon D600, and tethered capture for the D4, D800 and D800e. I didn’t realise the latter wasn’t supported yet – must have been quite a wait for those who bought new cameras at the start of the year! Lens correction has been added for the 24-85mm and 28-300mm lenses.
Thanks to some truly awful weather in London today, I’m almost done with the Paris pics. There is a ‘day 4′, but they’re mostly personal travel snaps that I won’t publish here.
Okay guys I’ve just updated my X-Pro1 firmware to version 2.0 and, although there are many improvements, the one we all care about the most is focus performance. To that end I have made a little comparison video which shows clearly an improvement in speed, although I would say the Fuji still struggles with anything other than strong contrast.
There’s a lot coming out of the Photokina conference today. Unfortunately I have a day job so I suggest you head over to The Verge, my favourite tech website, for highlights. The most exciting thing is the Panasonic GH3 for sure, though at that price you’d have to be already invested in micro four thirds.
Also, Google has bought Nik Software, which makes Silver Efex Pro – the best black and white processing software out there. Oh and Canon has launched some kind of photography social media hub in addition to the full-frame 6D camera. And there’s a Leica launch later. Okay that’s it – go forth and gorge yourselves.
After trudging round Paris all afternoon and evening with a tripod on my back and failing to use it even once, I decided to give it a miss on day two. This was, of course, a mistake. Continue reading
Last night I discovered that when I moved this blog in July I broke the RSS feed url before I put the post up telling people about the move and directing them to the new one. Oops.
I’ve now put a permanent redirect on the server so subscribers from before July should be getting updates again – apologies if these landed all at once.
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The Nikon D600 is a hell of a camera. When the D7000 was released in September 2010 many people said: ‘If I could have that camera with a full-frame sensor …’ and now we have it. Consumer size, weight and and features with full-frame sensor quality that will probably beat the D800 in all areas bar resolution.