Fuji X-T1 and Yongnuo 560 III flash experiments

Although I have a very basic understanding of the use of an electronic flash, I’ve never really spent a lot of time or effort trying to improve my understanding. I think this is mainly because most cameras will take care of the basics and produce a nicely exposed flash picture if you just leave everything on auto and let the camera take the decisions. The problems with that approach however come when you want to do something beyond the basics. […]

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Galaxy S6 sample pictures

I’ve owned my Galaxy Note 2 for about 4 years now and have generally been very happy with the performance and features it offers, but over the last few months it has started to suffer with the normal mobile phone problem of getting slower and slower to do anything. So this week I did an upgrade and got myself a Galaxy S6 as a replacement. Obviously, being a photographer one of the most important aspects of a phone to me is […]

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Olympus Pen EE-2 half frame camera

This Olympus Pen EE-2 is a pocket size, half frame, 35mm camera which I’ve owned for quite a long time but only recently got round to looking at. In fact, although it was described as being in ‘good condition’, when I received it I found the front lens assembly was unscrewed, the shutter didn’t work and the aperture blades were frozen. Olympus Pen EE-2 Images My Olympus Pen EE-2 Camera This weekend however, I was sorting through some of my […]

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LF106 Wireless flash trigger

This is a quick post on a set of extremely cheap wireless flash triggers I bought from Amazon UK for about £15. They are of an unknown manufacture, just called LF106 on amazon and come with one transmitter unit and two receivers. The receivers each take a pair of commonly available AAA batteries and can be switched to up to 16 different channels so they can be used when other photographers are in the same area and using the same […]

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