Category Archives: Product reviews

Leica Factory and Store Wetzlar


I was fortunate enough to visit the new Leica Camera AG headquarters complex at the Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany earlier this year. The architecture is fascinating as it is based on the Leica lenses design.

Leica SL (Typ 601) Preview

This month I attended a pre-launch even at the Leica Mayfair headquarters to hear about the new Leica SL interchangeable lens camera. The press had been the day before and there was a lot of hype from the videographers that this camera could be a game changer.

Olympus OM-D EM10 Mark II

A day with a Olympus OM-D EM10 Mark II

It appears that the Japanese camera manufacturer Olympus has returned to its mythological roots, by which I mean Mount Olympus.

Leica M From The Photographers View

Celebrating 60 Years of Leica M

Hear how using Leica cameras have inspired some of the best modern day photographers. . Each photographers has picked one of their favourite photograph and shares the story of how it was captured. These short videos are very inspiring and give you an insight in why everyone aspires to a Leica M Camera.

Panasonic GH4 Stills

Stills from video

Recently, I had an opportunity to take the Panasonic Lumix GH4 on a brief photo-walk around the historical market town of Dursley in Gloustershire. I concentrated on shooting short video clips, lasting around ten seconds, to test the new 4K video systems.

Balloon flight

A balloon flight is a must do, if you get the chance!

The clouds put a gentle reassuring arm around me, as the balloon floated peacefully over the world below. This sense of calm and restfulness during the flight was truly magical. I felt the observational view really put a different perspective on the way I see the world we live in. 

Five-spot Burnet Moth

The midday sun glowed in the sky and the light breeze patted me on my back as I climbed Cley Hill. The botanically rich mound is a naturists delight full of wild flowers, which act as high-rise flats to the swarm of insects that inhabit the hilltop.

Hidden Bath

I tried out a Fuji X-E1 camera with a 18-55mm lens, as I am looking for a credible alternative to my Canon 5D MkIII, for the days when it’s size and weight are not practical. My first impressions were good, the Fuji X-E1 is relatively intuitive and I was set up and ready to go in a couple of minutes.