Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Maybe that should be London’s Calling too, as the No campaign has been labelled as the Westminster campaign from the Yes camp.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Maybe that should be London’s Calling too, as the No campaign has been labelled as the Westminster campaign from the Yes camp.

Smart Camera…phone

Wrap a Leica lens, instead a panasonic phone, and infest with Android operating system, and you have the new Panasonic DMC-CM1 smart phone, with USP, 1” camera sensor.

Smart Camera…phone

Wrap a Leica lens, instead a panasonic phone, and infest with Android operating system, and you have the new Panasonic DMC-CM1 smart phone, with USP, 1” camera sensor.

Electronic rangefinder?

The new X man on the block from Fuji is released into the urban jungle, in the guise of the X100T. T stands for tremendous, or terrific I imagine, or something mystically Japanese meaning, like flowing water, technology evolves… It’s dressed up like my original X100, but refinements are what Fujifilm like doing, so there are tweaks and nudges, and improvements in all areas, including the new…

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Pentax disco baby

Pentax Ricoh release another DLSR model, the KS-1, which is a colourful little beast, fitting into the beginner enthusiast category. Here’s dpreview’s thoughts…the illumination interface system sounds fairly pointless and garish, but boys, toys and flashing lights go together I suppose. The next logical step is for the camera to become the ‘KITT’ car of the camera world, with red pulsing lights,…

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Sans red dot

Leica understatement continues in a new M model released…the M-P Digital. Mechanical Perfection, boosted processing power, weather-sealed, sapphire glass LCD, and no red dot.

Sans red dot

Leica understatement continues in a new M model released…the M-P Digital. Mechanical Perfection, boosted processing power, weather-sealed, sapphire glass LCD, and no red dot.

Jog on

At the gym last night I attempted jogging on the running machine. My usual routine involves walking and increasing speed and incline before moving on to something more interesting, like the rowing machine, where I close my eyes and imagine rowing a sleek classic wooden framed boat down the River Thames at Henley.

I say attempted jogging, as it was more speed walking with a limp, like Forest Gump…

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Animals Can’t Own Copyrights

Animals Can’t Own Copyrights

When photographer David J Slater organised a trip to Indonesia, to set up a project to photograph macaque monkeys, and after a period of photographing and building up trust and a rapport with the monkeys, he set up a camera on a tripod, with a camera release to see if the monkeys would show interest in taking a self portrait, or selfie, as the Facebook generation would call it, as if a new…

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100 Years Remembered

Memorial and candlelight service is Abingdon on Thames.

100 Years Remembered

Memorial and candlelight service is Abingdon on Thames.

Not too mental

The long running medical evaluation continues, with yet another report arriving on the doorstop this week. This one evaluating my mental health following the index event on November 20th, 2012. I won’t go into detail about my mental state, though there were concerns of PTSD, which is possible with any life changing event. My quite thorough evaluation over two interviews was an interesting, if…

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Dark castle

Dark and brooding folly, Ruins in faded light, History shadows Castle Corfe, As night creeps slowly forth.