Yes, that is a picture of the Canon Pixma Pro-10 professional photo printer in my house, sitting on what was my desk (it’s kinda huge) and no I do not have to send it back to Canon (though technically it’s not mine).
So here’s how I ended up having such a beautiful luxurious piece of machinery in my spare room … Continue reading
Yep that’s right, I finally got time to put down my thoughts for a Sony RX1 camera review – the small camera with a big sensor. So here we go.
When I reviewed the NEX-7 last year, I said the camera was defined by Sony’s attention to what its customers were asking for. The RX1 is a little different. Nobody was expecting a full-frame compact camera with a fixed lens. Not really. With a 35mm f2 Zeiss lens, the same superb 24 megapixel sensor as the Nikon D600 and a body not much bigger than a point-and shoot, the RX1 was an exercise in the possible.
As I’ve written on several occasions before, the Fuji X100 was my first compact camera after three years of fierce loyalty to my Nikon D700 DSLR. No matter how absurdly large and heavy the latter was, I was never willing to compromise quality. However, over time the number of missed shots due to not having a decent camera to hand started to bug me. Continue reading
Read my Review of the Nikon V1 mirrorless compact system camera.
SONY NEX-7, f/8 @ 55 mm, 1/100,ISO 100
I said in Part One that Sony listened to shooters. As a result, the Sony is great to shoot with. You have all the information you need (maybe too much information) in the viewfinder, and you can adjust aperture and exposure compensation without leaving the frame or missing the action. Continue reading
With a heavy heart, I have decided to sell sold my Fuji X100. It’s the camera I have the greatest emotional attachment to but, due to its slower autofocus, particularly in low light, it’s the camera I find myself using the least. The Nikon V1 has the speed and the Sony NEX-7 the features. And, let’s face it, I just have too many cameras at the moment. Continue reading
My Sony NEX-7 arrived about two months ago. I don’t know how I got one – production of this mythical camera has been reduced to a trickle since the floods in Thailand delayed its launch, and it won’t really start shipping in earnest till March. Somewhere between Christmas and New Year my obsessive checking of stock status paid off and I beat all those people who put their families first for the holiday season. Suckers. Continue reading