Why I left Nikon

I don’t really go in for rants, but selling my third and last Nikon DSLR was kind of a big deal for me. I’ve been a loyal customer for seven years, and many of my friends bought a Nikon for their first DSLR because of my advice. I’ve been trying to think how they lost that loyalty. This is how, and this for me puts the issue to bed. I’ll always have a soft spot for the brand. Continue reading


I’m still alive

As has been the case in past years, work has kicked in and I’ve had no time to post over the past three months. The big thing to report is that I’ve started getting into video, and no longer own a Nikon camera (that is perhaps the biggest news after seven years as a loyal customer). So, er, how about that archive?

Nikon 1 V3

Intermission: a quick update from the airport

I’m taking a short break from the internet while I travel and shoot in Africa.

In Malta I packed a rangefinder and film, but in Santorini I went back to the DSLR. So what will it be this time?

All digital, all rangefinder. One Leica, three prime lenses and, controversially, the tripod stays at home. I may regret that last decision.

With all gear choices there is sacrifice. In this particular case it means I’m going to miss some opportunities on safari because I won’t have a telephoto lens. But it’s my first time on Safari and I figure it might be nice to sit this one out and just enjoy the experience. Right? Right???!

Oh god what have I done.


Always look up

Bankside Apartments

Leica M, 21mm Super Elmar, 1/500s at 3.4, ISO 200

Absolutely gorgeous day yesterday. Grabbed this one on my way to work. I’m not 365-ing but I am trying to get back into the habit … exercising those visual muscles every day so I can get better. This one didn’t quite come off, composition-wise. But it’s close. The problem is buildings are so hard to move ;)

I am gobsmacked by this lens. More on that later.

Blackfriars Bridge, London
Canon Pixma Pro-10

Another weekend rolls by

Mansion House Station

Leica M, 75mm Summicron @ f11-ish, 1/12s, hand-held

Grabbed this shot at the tube on my way home today. Not particularly original but I haven’t done much with movement lately and I think I’d like to start experimenting more with it.

I hope you’ve all had a great weekend. Mine was too short as usual but I finally got to Wildlife Photographer of the Year, which is always one of the best exhibitions to see even if the organisers are too greedy and make it too crowded and people move in the wrong direction and rant rant rantContinue reading


A quick hello from me, and a random pigeon

20140202-L1000363 (1)Not much to report this week as I’ve been pretty busy with work and didn’t get much shooting in at the weekend. This shot didn’t quite work out how I wanted but I thought I’d share it anyway. I kind of like all the man-made angles and rusty texture with a little old pigeon hanging out in the middle. Hope you’re having a good week and getting in some shooting.

Domke F-3X, Black