Tech Talk – Voking Macro Light Ring

So I made a few posts recently mentioning that we had purchased a macro light ring, the one we purchased was from Voking for Nikon cameras (LED MACRO RING LITE VK-110), it comes with variously sized adjustment (step up) rings which screw into the lens to hold the actual ring light, they will fit from…

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Regular Random – Last of the Autumn Colour

Just outside my front door, I have two magnificent weeping cherry blossom trees, on either side on a large ornamental fish pond. These trees are dual purpose; in Summer they protect the front windows from harsh early morning – midday sun, in Winter when they have lost all their leaves, they let in the weak…

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Tech Talk – Shooting into the light

One of the most asked about images I take is the backlight ones, regardless of whether its still life or portraits. It can be one of the most difficult ones to master, I know it took me awhile, but follow a few simple tips and I am sure you will find things much easier than…

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Tech Talk, In the Studio – Backdrops

I often get asked what I use for backdrops in the studio, and people are often quite surprised with what I use, so I thought I might write a post. Still Life I thought I’d start here, as in some ways it is easier, due to a smaller area. I often shoot outside on the…

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Tech Review – Vello 16mm & 10mm Extension Tubes Review

I bought my Sony a7ii back in September last year and have been working with it a lot, especially the last few months. I found working with a full frame mirrorless to be more challenging to swap over than I thought…I have no idea why. Apart from swapping brands I also swapped lenses, which meant a…

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Tech Talk – Sony 50mm Prime Lens

So last week I reviewed the Sony 28-70mm Lens (SEL2870) that goes with my  Sony a7ii mirrorless DSLR Camera, which I reviewed the week before. So this week I will post my review of the Sony 50mm prime (SEL50F18F). This is a fabulous lightweight lens, with a wide aperture. At first, I wasn’t over the…

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Tech Talk – Sony 28mm-70mm Lens

This is the kit lens that came with my Sony a7ii mirrorless DSLR Camera, which I reviewed last week. This Sony 28-70mm (Model – SEL280) is a compact, lightweight general purpose zoom for Sony’s full-frame E-mount cameras, like the a7ii and A7Rii. There is a little controversy over it; apart from the metal mount and…

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Tech Review – Sony a7ii Mirrorless Digital Camera

Some of my most popular posts are tech reviews, so I have reviewed my Sony a7ii mirrorless digital camera

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Regular Random – Dandelion Seed

I recently acquired some extension tubes for my Sonya7ii (this a tube fitted to a camera between the body and lens to shorten the distance of closest focus of an object so that close-up pictures can be taken). As much as I love the new Sony, I don’t have a macro lens and they are expensive,…

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Monday Musings…

Well, I officially turned 50 on Saturday, no fanfare, no party, I decided that was not what I wanted. I spent the day mostly at home, with family. We did go shopping and bought my new Mirrorless Camera. A new camera? Yes I have just had to have cortisone shots in my shoulder, which I…

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