Posts in Category: photography

Why Fujifilm users are so satisfied

Ben Cherry wrote an article on In My Bag describing why he loves the Fujifilm X series cameras and lenses. The points made in this article hit the nail on the head. The biggest thing that attracts me to the Fujifilm X series (which Ben did not mention) is the lack of interference. By interference I mean that it is easy for the camera to become and extension of yourself and it doesn’t get in the way of shooting. To put it another way, they just get out of the way and let you shoot. The guys over at Inspired Eye did a fantastic podcast on interference, it’s definitely worth tracking down if you are considering a camera purchase.

Micro Four Thirds Equipment for Sale

Since purchasing a Fujifilm X-Pro1 I’ve not picked up any of my micro-four-thirds equipment. So I’ve made the decision to sell it all off so I can make space for a few more things to round out my Fujifilm kit. The items for sale are:
Olympus E-P2 camera with spare battery, charger and remote.
Olympus 45mm Lens – sold
Panasonic 14mm Lens and CPL Filter – sold
– Lomography Experimental Lens Kit – sold
– Lensbaby Composer
– Olympus BCL-0980 9mm Fisheye Lens – sold
Jackar 34mm Lens
– Wanderlust Pinwide Lens

Please make contact and let me know if you are interested in purchasing any of the above.

20140906 Tora Coastal Challenge

The 2014 Tora Coastal Challenge was really hard. The mud was relentless which just made people push harder and past their limits. It was amazing to see how people dealt with such a difficult situation. It just goes to show that pushing one’s way through something with persistence can work (no matter how hard you think it is).

The Tora Coastal Challenge for 2014 was a mud-fest. 11kms of constant mud just to test one's endurance.

Scanning Film

I’m sitting at the dining room table with my film scanner attached to my laptop. I’m using VueScan from Hamrick software to scan in some negatives. There is something about the slow process of film that is very reflective and analytical. I’m taking this chance to record the process I use when working with film.

20140508 Auckland

Whilst attending a conference in Auckland I went out for an early morning walk.


20140216 Paremata Harbour Inlet

This was supposed to be an exploration to view all the flocks of birds that come here. But instead we got to see some urban scenery and a relaxed sunset.

Paremata Harbour Inlet

20140206 Ocean Beach

What was intended on being an exploration to find the remnants of a ship-wreck turned into a navigational mishap. But this did not stop us from collecting some images of what we found. I now know where to go for that ship-wreck next time.

Ocean Beach