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Infrared Wednesday

I charged up the batteries for my infrared converted Nikon 995 and took it out with me on my lunch time walk yesterday. The weather wasn’t all that good and there isn’t much in the way of fresh green vegetation … Continue reading

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Tough Guy 2014 .. The Year of the Great War Horse

Now in its 27th year, the Tough Guy Challenge has been widely described as, “the toughest race in the world”, this gruelling marathon, come obstacle course, zig-zags across a 600 acre farm in rural Staffordshire, England. Tough Guy is the brain … Continue reading

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Nikon FM2 #7089108

Well! After what seemed like an impossible search I have finally found a decent Nikon FM2. I must point out this is an original FM2 and not the newer FM2N, which everyone seems to list as an FM2. I’ve lost count … Continue reading

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Street Photography

I’ve not been out with my camera for ages so decided on a day out in Birmingham to go see the new library and do a bit of street photography. Not wanting to be burdened down with too much gear … Continue reading

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Time Stands Still for No One . .

2001, the year Microsoft bought us Windows XP, Apple delivered us the iPod and Nikon reigned supreme by giving us the D1X.  Today, all three products could be considered dead, replaced by bigger and better things – time stands still … Continue reading

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Nikon FM (1977)

This is my latest find; an early Nikon FM (Serial Number 2194502). The FM was the successor of the Nikkormat range of cameras, labelled by Nikon as the first compact reflex camera. The FM is a fully manual camera with built-in exposure … Continue reading

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From Russia with Love

I’m forever on the lookout for the cameras I once owned when I first started out in photography. Here’s one I picked up the other day for just £20 – the Lubitel 166 Universal (Lubitel means Amateur in Russian). Theses … Continue reading

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Fuji X100

For several years now I’ve been looking to own a high quality compact camera, not to replace my DSLR, just something small, light and manageable. My first purchase was the Canon G9, which at first seemed to fit the bill, … Continue reading

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Nikkormat FS (#7400571)

My Nikon collecting obsession escalated recently as my hunt for a 1965 Nikkormat FS was put on high alert as my search went global! Despite the fact the Nippon Kogaku (Nikon) manufactured the all mechanical FS between 1965 and 1971 … Continue reading

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Associate of the British Photographic Exhibitions (ABPE)

Another milestone in my photographic accomplishments was achieved this week – I fore-filled all the requirements for claiming my Associate distinction with the BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions). The BPE was formed in the late 80′s by a group of exhibitions … Continue reading

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