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DIY Shift Lens

I have always liked the idea of owning a shift lens and a recent webinar reignited my interest. Several considerations came to mind: price, availability, camera fitting and could I justify it? Firstly the price, they were expensive, second, not … Continue reading

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The Studio – latest update

From the outside not much has changed, except for some temporary window curtains which are just cut up old shower curtains from the Poundland shop. These will be replaced by the real deal which will be moveable, to soften the … Continue reading

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SOLACE by Paul Sanders

I am writing this review of a book by a personal friend. You may think that it is biased or, in fact, an advertisement for him. Paul has his own website, Facebook page and Twitter account that surely do all … Continue reading

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STC Infra Red Clip Filters

Firstly I must thank our friends William and Ashley at STC Optics for kindly supplying the filters used in this review and to Protech Repairs for converting the Fuji X-E1 to a full spectrum pass filter. In this review we … Continue reading

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The building progresses Stage 2

With the fence and gate secure, and the area cleared, I set about painting the fence. I used Ronseal Forest Green which gave a good coverage, but as the fence hadn’t been treated for a number of years, and also … Continue reading

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Why Models C and M ?

So now let me explain what models C and M are. Continuing the Home Studio situation for the long-term future of GCM Photographic, I have been inspired by the Platypod camera support system.  As Colin and I have had to … Continue reading

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The Building progresses Stage 1

Having put in a lot of hard work, myself and team GCM have cleared the concrete area on which the studio will stand upon. Colin and Mick have done a great job of repairing the gates, ensuring that they can … Continue reading

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The Studio begins

If there is one thing I don’t like it’s change. In the year 2020 here in the UK, as across the rest of the world, change has been enforced upon us all. Like it or not things have had to … Continue reading

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Where have all the blog posts gone?

We feel the need to give you an update at this time. Both Colin’s and my family have remained well during these trying and testing times. However, things have changed here in the UK, making it very hard for us … Continue reading

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Andoer 25mm lens – Further notes

This post is a follow on from our previous review of two different 25mm lenses. In this article I am concentrating on the Andoer 25mm f1.8 lens. I will not bore you with all the technical specifications again. I purchased … Continue reading

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