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Ye Canna Change the Laws O’Physics

Neck. Back. Knees. Shoulders. All are aching and all complaining at me for several decades of lugging around improbable quantities of SLR (and, latterly, DSLR) gear. Cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, flashes and all the general […]

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Next, Please…

This site has been offline for the last two months: a couple of centuries in Internet years. But it’s been necessary: having become increasingly frustrated by free themes and no longer having time to write […]

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Service Plus, Plus…

My camera needed fixing. I’m in the Scottish Highlands. The repair centre is in Lisbon and Olympus manages its repair process from Prague. And I’d only a few days window between photoshoots. Doesn’t sound too promising, does it?

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Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro Part III – Focus Tracking & E-M1 Firmware 3.0

If sequels are mostly crass, second sequels are usually doubly so, but Olympus has just made some fairly significant changes to their firmware, which makes it only fair to update my thoughts on focus tracking […]

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Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro Part II – Focus Tracking

This is the second part of my first impressions of the new Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens. The first part is here and covers my thoughts on the lens’s usability, design and image quality. However, this […]

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Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro Part I – First Impressions

One of the deciding factors in my move to the Micro 4/3 system, after several slightly unsatisfactory years with Sony, was Olympus’ impending Pro range of  lenses.  Having bought my E-M1 with the first of the breed – […]

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Back in Line

Welcome, ah, back. It’s been a while. A damned long while. I started the precursor of this blog & gallery in late 2000, to share thoughts and images from my digital-era travel and expedition photography. […]

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There and Back Again…

My circular tour from Olympus to Sony to Olympus, in search of the perfect traveller’s camera.

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Dark and Continent: Fit the Entirely Unexpected

The ninth instalment of Central African wanderings, composed and sent 18 February, 2003, by DSL from Hindhead, Surrey.

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Dark and Continent: Fit the Eighth: Kenya by Otter

The eighth instalment of Central African wanderings, composed 4-9 February, 2003. Sent on 11 February 2003 by GSM datalink from Nairobi, Kenya.

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