First look - CamdenGear Vivid XVI LED Bike Light

I don't usually review things, but after receiving a new Camden Gear VIVID XVI LED Bike Light via Amazon, I thought I'd post a few first thoughts.…


Olympus OMD E-M1 & MFT lenses - a winning combination!

Ever since first considering the idea of moving away from my Canon 5d Mk3 dSLRs and fast glass to the new world of Olympus & Micro Four Thirds,…


Canon vs Olympus - a very quick update

If you saw my previous posts around switching from Canon to Olympus cameras, or maybe my first few trial shots with a Panasonic Lumix GX7, well I…


Could this be goodbye Canon, and hello Olympus?

So, with a Lumix GX7 along for the ride for my last wedding delivering some incredible stuff, I've kind of taken a bit of a dive into the new world…


Micro Four Thirds - tentative first steps with a Panasonic Lumix GX7

After years of shooting with "proper" full-frame DSLR kit such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark 3, and amassing a collection of various EF lenses tailored…


Revisiting the EOS M - time to move on?

As may well be obvious from some of the posts on this site, I have a serious interest in photography - and run a successful professional photographic…


"You're on a business park in a beautiful location AND need fast internet access?"

On joining Allies Computing to head up our DevOps team, it didn't take long to realise that there's a downside to being based in a converted barn…


Just finished my first ever week of commuting by bike!!

Well, that's a title I had never imagined I would have been in a position to write. After years of avoiding getting on a bike with only occasional…


Email scams continue - PayPal

Received a strange email from PayPal? Might be an obvious statement if you’re comfortable with technology, but PLEASE don’t follow the instructions.…


Smart watches & wearables - what's all the fuss about?

As someone who has a vested interest in technology, it may be a surprise to hear I’ve been sat firmly on the sidelines of the whole smart watch /…


A new dimension to website CSS?

Looking around for something new to add to one of our websites, I stumbled across a new technology being promoted by the leading address specialist,…


Flushing your central heating system - simple & something you really should do!

If you have a gravity fed, open-vented heating system with a feed & expansion tank located in your loft, flushing the system is a simple but…


I (finally) think I have discovered a favourite lens

After years of shooting with my workhorse Canon L zoom lenses, towards the end of 2014 I finally rediscovered the idea of shooting with Primes.…


Managing a modern blog - Wordpress.com meet Wordpress.org?

So, during this exercise in rediscovering Wordpress I've been determined to try and make the setup & management side as simple and robust as…


Migrating FROM Ghost TO Wordpress

So, after running Ghost for 8-9 months on this blog and trying to convince myself it's the right thing to do; I'm moving back to Wordpress. I love…


Welcome to 2015!

Happy New Year! With a challenging end to 2014 behind us, I'm looking forwards to discovering what exciting times lie ahead for us in 2015. It's…


Loving the Canon EFM 22mm at f2.8!

I'm always a fan of shooting large-aperture lenses wide open for shallow depth of field... and for this reason, picked up Canon's EFM 22mm to go with…


Canon EOS M (18Mpx Mirrorless) - Ignore the reviews... It's great!

So, after spending the last 10 days playing around with an EOS M, I have a few conclusions to draw... Firstly, if you're looking for a compact,…