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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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A look at two 25mm lenses

It seems quite a while since we last posted (ok, it has been a while!) During this time of lockdown, Mark and I have had long distance conversations about 25mm lenses for our Micro four thirds and APSC cameras. Subsequently … Continue reading

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The Photography Show 2020

Yes it really is nearly that time of year again! The GCM Photographic annual visit to Birmingham is almost upon us. What are we expecting and which stands are we going to be looking at with the greatest interest? Usually … Continue reading

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The best lens for me

The best lens for Me, maybe you: or it could be depending upon your intended use Many photographers like to have a wide selection of kit that covers a range of situations. Others prefer to only carry two or three … Continue reading

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Using alternative lenses with an adapter

There are occasions when you possess a favourite lens but for one reason or another you have another camera system with a different lens mount and would like to use the lens on that camera. The solution is to use … Continue reading

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Kodak Hawk Eye

As many readers will know, I enjoy using film cameras. Much to my delight whilst I was rummaging through one of my many boxes of bits and pieces I came across a camera I had inherited from a great great … Continue reading

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