Legacy Lenses and Battery Life

One of the complaints people often have about Sony’s E-mount cameras is their battery life. They don’t get the life most SLRs get. Sony could fit bigger batteries, but then the cameras would be bigger and heavier, and one of the reasons for choosing these cameras is having less to carry. It’s the reason I […]

Thoughts on Apple Watch

(I’ve had the watch for longer now, but my thoughts on it haven’t changed much – I wrote this then didn’t get around to posting it. I’ve had it over a month now, and still find it a really good watch. The only thing that’s changed now is how I think of a ‘watch’. I’ve […]

A Fresh Install of macOS Sierra

I’ve just finished reinstalling my Mac, completely wiping the drive and starting again. This is just a bit about why, how, and how it turned out. Why? Well, it had been getting a bit crashy recently, for one thing. Sometimes it just didn’t want to come back from sleep mode (I know the feeling), and […]

Failing at Patreon

I tried to set up and run a Patreon account for my photography, with the idea that people would pay to see sets of photos. It failed, and I’ve given up and closed it down. This is just a bit about my experience and what I learned. Patreon? What? Explaining what it was seemed to […]

Cosplay – zen and the pursuit of the perfect beard

I’ve been playing dress-up for years. Since childhood I jumped at the chance to put on a costume and be someone else. It’s only in the last few years that I discovered the concept of cosplay. I met like-minded people who helped me realise that while it’s still perhaps quite unusual to some, it’s absolutely […]

New Lens: Leica Tele-Elmarit 90mm

This was posted a month or so ago, on Patreon, but now I’ve closed that, it can go here… This isn’t my first Leica lens, but it’s the first that looks like a modern Leica. The first black one I’ve had. Previously, I’ve had two Elmars, from the 1960s. This is the Tele-Elmarit 90mm, the […]