Today I updated the firmware for both my Sony A7R and A6000. These previously did take a rather long time to start up. The new firmware definitely reduces the time for start up. I decided to time these and compare with my other cameras. Continue reading Sony A7R and A6000 firmware 1.10
Since starting my website, I have realised that the Western Digital My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 drive is not really keeping up the large RAW files that I have in my Capture One Pro catalog. Even browsing the thumbnails can take quite a bit of time as there is significant lag while these load up. Hence I decided to invest in faster storage, to improve computer efficiency. Continue reading Thunderbolt SSD Drive
There are some accessories available online which can be very helpful for a photographer. Some are good for holding pieces of equipment in place, while others will hold the subject being photographed in position – but they do help the photographer to get that special shot. I have found these items below to be helpful for shooting flowers, but some of these could easily be adapted for other types of photography. Continue reading Useful accessories: 2) Extra support
Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire is a chateaux built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874. It is a National Trust site, with large gardens, an aviary, many walks, play areas for children of different age groups, the main house and also a wine cellar to visit. We have visited this on quite a few occasions, and have found it relaxing and enjoyable, to walk and explore.
Here are photos of the grounds and also the wine cellar. Continue reading Waddesdon Manor
One of the often neglected but very useful pieces of camera equipment is the remote control. It gives us the ability to activate the shutter without actually physically touching the camera shutter button. Continue reading Useful accessories: 1) Remote control (Pixel TW-282)
I own a Skywatcher ED80 refractor, which is an 80mm F7.5 telescope with a focal length of 600mm; effective focal length is 1200mm on the Micro 4/3rds system. I bought this as a guide scope for my main astrophotography system. But I normally use this telescope for solar or moon imaging, as it is very easy to set up. Continue reading Skywatcher ED80 – solar and bird imaging
A few years ago while in Malaysia visiting relatives, I had the good fortune of being able to visit my father-in-law’s Oil Palm plantation. Armed with my Canon 7D, I was determined to get some nice pictures. Continue reading Palm Tree plantation – Malaysia
I thought I would put into this post the chronology and the 7 phases of my experience with the Sony E-mount cameras over the last few years, as well as a summary of what Sony have achieved with the E-mount system and what they still need to do. I have also included my own thoughts about each camera. Continue reading Sony E-mount system – my journey so far
One of my many hobbies is fish keeping. I began seriously keeping fish from 1993. Hence I thought I should post some images of the fish I have kept. In the past, I have kept goldfish, tropical fish such as discus, and koi carp. Continue reading Fish photography
I was in the park today shooting the flowers in UV and Insect-D-sight, but had also brought along my Sony A6000 and FE 70-200/4 OSS lens.
Hence I decided to try a few of the picture effects available through the Picture Effect+ App, which is free to download via the Playmemories App. There are a total of 13 effects: Partial colour, HC B+W, Soft focus, HDR Painting, Rich B+W, Miniature+, Watercolor, Illustration, Toy camera+, Pop colour, Posterization, Retro photo and Soft High-Key+.