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Better Focus Control with Back-button AF

September 08, 2015 - How do you focus? To ask the question more precisely, how do you tell the camera when to focus? Or, in even simpler term...
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Scotland on a Mountain Bike

April 30, 2015 - I’ve just got back from a superb week mountain biking in Scotland. Obviously in this blog I’m going to concentrate on ph...
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Touch and Go?

March 06, 2015 - I’ve just completed the text for the Expanded Guide to the Nikon D5500. This is definitely a first draft; there is still...
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Nikon D400 – will it ever happen?

December 18, 2014 - Check out any Nikon-related rumour site and you’ll see lots of posts, comments or queries about the possible appearance...
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Nikon D810 or D750?

November 17, 2014 - I promised a while back to give my thoughts on the Nikon D810 and having completed my work on the Expanded Guide I was a...
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Putting Yourself in the Picture

July 31, 2014 - “That’s not a landscape photo.” “Why not?” “Because there’s a person in it.” This is, almost verbatim, an excha...
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Viewfinder cameras – the latest

January 28, 2014 - A couple of interesting cameras to add to the Viewfinder Roundup. New Nikon First – a little belatedly, I'm afraid – t...
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Nikon Df Impressions

January 09, 2014 - I’m not a camera reviewer by trade and most of the time I leave that to the specialists like dpreview. On the other hand...
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Viewfinder roundup – update

November 14, 2013 - Back in June I posted my roundup of cameras, other than SLRs, with viewfinders. Read this if you want the broader pictur...
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First thoughts on the Nikon Df

November 05, 2013 - After a plethora of rumours, leaks and enigmatic teaser ads, Nikon has finally announced its new Df digital DSLR. Its re...
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Shooting the Tour of Britain

September 20, 2013 - I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: photographing cycling, and specifically bike racing, is pretty challenging....
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Why I am a Nikon user

November 11, 2012 - In general, I’ve tended to steer clear of ‘Nikon vs Canon’ fanboy punch-ups. Like most other forms of brand-loyalty comp...
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Words and Pictures Award

October 17, 2012 - I am delighted to say that I won the Words and Pictures award in the 2012 Awards for Excellence from the Outdoor Writers...
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No such thing as bad weather?

July 10, 2012 - Time to get this blog up and running again after a lengthy absence (see note at end if you'd like to know why). Of cour...
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Looking for something that... almost... exists

May 10, 2012 - I commented a while back on the launch of the Nikon 1 cameras. What I didn’t really anticipate at the time was that I wo...
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Self Time

May 05, 2012 - I'm just back from a superb week in Menorca mountain biking around the island, mostly following the Cami de Cavalls. I'l...
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Focus Thoughts

March 09, 2012 - Yesterday I made my annual visit to Focus on Imaging at the NEC. Thank you, Virgin Trains, for a smooth and on-time jour...
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Nikon P7100: the verdict

November 12, 2011 - I've done a lot of shooting with the Nikon P7100 recently as I've been writing a book on it. This has now been delivered...
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