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From the Archives #12

Crepuscular rays over the ruined Red Dykes farm house, nestled on the hillside above Withens Clough reservoir. When I first acquired the 90mm f2 last summer, I struggled with it as I wasn’t used to using such a long prime. However over time I’ve come to really enjoy using it for landscape and detail work. It’s stunningly sharp, has […]

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Fuji Gear Review

Fuji 35mm f2 WR Review

Fuji 35mm f2 R WR lens

As soon as I saw the leaked images of the 35mm f2, back in early 2015, I knew I wanted one. I’ve shot with the older 35mm f1.4 on many occasions and it’s a lens I’ve repeatedly considered buying and then pulled back from. Optically great, not too large or heavy, but showing its age in many […]

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Analogue Article Photos

First Roll

Partial film strip

I’ve been mooting the idea of trying analogue photography again for awhile, inspired in part by seeing the work of the After Alice Project, a local group dedicated to documenting Calderdale and its inhabitants exclusively on film. So when my Dad offered me his old Ricoh GR1s this Christmas, I decided to buy some film and take the plunge. I’ve shot […]

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Happy Holidays!

Bit of a late one this year, but at least I’ve not missed new years yet! I blame this awful cold that’s had me housebound for the last few days. Hope you’ve had a great Christmas.

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FromTheArchives News Photo

From the Archives #11

Here’s a shot from earlier in the year taken in the wonderful city of Prague. At a time when so many are displaced, fleeing from war and persecution I feel this street art featuring three glum looking travellers is quite poignant. In some more positive news, I’ve very nearly completed by long term review of the Fuji […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES #10

Autumn has arrived here in the Calder Valley. It’s not quite at its peak yet, that will probably take the first frost of the year to bring on, but already the hillsides are peppered with yellowing leaves. Here’s a shot from back in 2012 of a particularly vivid autumn day in early November. This was […]

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From the Archives #9

I’m travelling back to Aberystwyth for a reunion with some of my old university mates at the end of the week so it seemed fitting to dig out a shot from the town to share here. If you’ve not heard of Aber, it’s a wonderful little seaside university town, roughly in the middle of the Cambrian coast […]

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From the Archives #8

I have a new review waiting in the wings for publication tomorrow, but until then here’s another image from the archives. In other news I’m now the proud owner of a lovely new X-Pro 2. After six years stuck at 16 megapixels it’s a bit of a revelation to have 8 more to play with […]

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Fuji Gear Review

X100T Essential Accessories

A top down view of a black X100T with thumb grip, wrist strap and lens hood attached.

The X100 series cameras from FujiFilm are a joy to shoot with out-of-the-box, but they benefit enormously from a few essential accessories. These  improve the ergonomics, add a little physical protection from bumps and scuffs and make them even more gorgeous to behold. Fuji X100T Premium Leather Case The Fuji case comes in two parts, a lower half-case […]

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