A while back I wrote a short article comparing wide angle lenses on various formats. This is a small update to include large format (4×5″), which I have recently bought into to overcome problems with super-wide lenses on 6×9 (or lack thereof) This diagram shows various common film formats, ranging from 4×5″ (large format view […]Read more "Wide angle lenses – now with 4×5″"
Last night it was clear so I went out with my telescope for the first time in ages. It should have marked two firsts: First successful use of autoguiding and remote control of telescope & camera via laptop First field use of my CLS-CCD filter Unfortunately, the autoguiding failed spectacularly after the laptop decided that […]Read more "M42 – Now with extra Hydrogen-alpha!"
This week we had a couple of really foggy days in Bristol (and much of the rest of the country too, I gather). I love the fog so I went out shooting. I took a Zorki 4 rangefinder with Jupiter 8 and Jupiter 12 lenses and my Canon EOS 600D DSLR with Canon EF-S 17-85mm […]Read more "A foggy day in Bristol town"
My entry for this week’s Photo Challenge is a pair of pictures taken on St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol – also known in the past as The Tramways Centre and today simply as The Centre. The first picture was taken in 1955 by a relative of one of my colleagues. I took the second picture on 13th […]Read more "Then & Now"
Hannah bought a bunch of daffodils so I decided to take a time-lapse of them opening up. Bonus points if you spot my two cats jumping up on the table! Bad kitties. The first frame was taken at 5am on the first day and the last frame was taken at 7pm on the second day, with […]Read more "Daffodil time lapse"
Recently I scanned in some old slides for a colleague of work. Most were family photos but there was a handful of pictures of Bristol in decades gone by. He has very kindly agreed to let me publish these pictures, so here they are. The Centre in 1955, compared with modern view The Centre in […]Read more "Old pictures of Bristol"
This article is about something I should have done long, long ago. I regularly use Ilford FP4+ as my “standard” film but I don’t really know exactly how it behaves in different developers. It behaves nicely in all Ilford developers but for my purposes (mostly landscape photography) I would usually pull by about one stop […]Read more "Development test"