Category Archives: Cameras and lenses

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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Infra red converted Fuji X-E1

A new piece of equipment has landed upon my desk. It is a Fuji X-E1, but no ordinary X-E1. It has been converted to Infra Red by Protech Repairs. The camera has had the hot filter removed and replaced with … Continue reading

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Photography on the cheap.

I must confess, I like the idea of a bargain, with this in mind whilst I was looking on eBay the other evening I spotted a lens that as a young person I had always wanted to try. Even better, … Continue reading

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Intrepid Adventure

Having used a large format camera during my early career in addition to printing exhibition and advertising images from large format film, it come as no surprise that despite the advent of digital photography I still love large format photography. … Continue reading

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Olympus 30mm macro lens – For micro four thirds cameras

I personally own this camera lens and enjoy using it for several reasons which I will state below: Size – its compact length. It doesn’t weigh a great deal at only 128g. It’s made of a high quality plastic construction … Continue reading

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What my eye sees

A short discussion on what the eye sees from a photographic point of view – this depends on the aspect ratio of the camera body as well as the camera lens field of view and the focal length of the … Continue reading

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Camera Make and Model ?

┬áIf you have been following our blog you will know that Colin and I are Nikon camera owners, both 35mm film and digital. We also have Micro 4/3rds Panasonic cameras which have been converted to shoot in IR (infrared) by … Continue reading

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Nikon 100mm Series E

The review (at last!) by M Wow, what an amazing little lens! When I say little, I mean little at only 57.5 mm long! So how come this lens is so small? It’s down to its construction really. It’s made … Continue reading

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Nikon Series E 75-150mm

Ok, so if you have been following the GCM blog posts you will know that I like the Nikon series E lenses. C did say to me a while ago that this lens is meant to be one of the … Continue reading

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