Tamron 70-180mm High res samples

I know a lot of people have been waiting so I thought I’d post some high resolution shots. Nothing exciting. I’ve had it for 24 hours and the weather was miserable.

Many of the photos are mediocre. I shoot sports and portraits and it’s not an ideal time to get hold of models for either right now due to the Covid 19 lockdowns. Continue reading “Tamron 70-180mm High res samples”

Goodbye, Apple, it’s not me, it’s you…

Image: From AMD’s Ryzon 3900X Product Page

So I’m here at the point of replacing my current aging Macbook Pro 15″ and I’m stuck with a dilemma. It’s been running as a desktop for a while and it’s getting to a point where it needs a bit of a kickstart.

Normally I replace year after year but I’ve watched the Apple pricing rise a lot faster than the cost of living is going, and I say this as someone who is in a fairly good place financially. I’ve ended up letting it lag and now it’s about 5 years old and reaching its end of life.

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The world is changing – wishing everyone well

I don’t normally write non-photography related posts on this blog, but I think were all facing an unprecedented crisis in the coming weeks and months. Life as we know it will change and some of the freedoms we take for granted will disappear temporarily.

I’m going to avoid a doom and gloom post. I think most of us are pretty nervous about what is to come and no one really knows what state the world will be in 6 months time. As a result, I wanted to wish everyone well. It’s a pretty surreal atmosphere at the moment.

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Morality and professionalism vs Legality – The Hillary Duff question

For those who don’t know, there has been some publicity around a situation where Hillary Duff posted a video to her followers of her confronting a random photographer who was filming a sports event that her child attended. https://pagesix.com/2020/02/22/hilary-duff-blasts-creepy-photographer-for-taking-pictures-of-her-kids/ Now I don’t want to get into whether he was paparazzi or not. For now I want to assume he isn’t and approach the issue of whether he was wrong or right from a pure photographer perspective. Lots of people have been quick to defend the photographer from a pure legal perspective and that’s the issue I want to address here. … Continue reading Morality and professionalism vs Legality – The Hillary Duff question

Welcome to number 2 spot, Sony…

Contrary to what the title sounds like, this isn’t a congratulatory blog to Sony for lifting themselves to #2. They were #1 when it came to the best mirrorless cameras on the market.

Like Microsoft, Apple, Nikon and Canon previously, they got lazy. They thought the competition was too far behind to catch up and the competition just leap frogged them. Continue reading “Welcome to number 2 spot, Sony…”

My Pelican 1550 Repair Project – Part 1

In a previous blog post, I previously mentioned I was embarking on a Pelican repair project. I was looking to buy one, but someone offered the case for free, and I thought it was worth trying to refurbishment.

At worst, I could buy a new case later, and it would cost me nothing other than my time on the refurb. At best, I’d save a couple of hundred dollars on a new case and help recycle something that might have otherwise found its way to the dumps. Continue reading “My Pelican 1550 Repair Project – Part 1”