Micro Four Thirds – tentative first steps with a Panasonic Lumix GX7
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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 around my needs, I think the time might have come for a change. Full frame cameras have traditionally represented the pinnacle of photographic equipment. Outstanding image quality, great performance in terms of…

Revisiting the EOS M – time to move on?
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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 business covering wedding, lifestyle / family & commercial photography.  Going right back to my first “serious” digital camera, I’ve always been shooting with Canon equipment – diving in…

Why I’ve switched from Apple Aperture to Adobe Lightroom 4.1
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Why I’ve switched from Apple Aperture to Adobe Lightroom 4.1

Let me start by saying that having used Apple’s Aperture for years, I’ve reached the conclusion over the last few months that it’s no-longer the best product for my imaging workflow. This isn’t intended to be a comparison between Aperture 3 & Lightroom 4.1 nor is it a review of either product. Both can be…

Review: Samba Mobile – Ad supported mobile broadband (updated)
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Review: Samba Mobile – Ad supported mobile broadband (updated)

  Advertising-supported services for various things have been around almost as long as the advertising needed to support them has. Over the years various companies have experimented with offering a full gamut of services from advertising-supported mobile phones through to PCs and internet access. For various reasons, many of those services are now not around…

Apple iPad Smart Case – a smart option?
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Apple iPad Smart Case – a smart option?

Alongside all the higher-profile news & products emerging during Apple’s 2012 Worldwide Developer Conference was something intended to address one of the most obvious flaws with the iPad Smart Cover. Sold in their millions to iPad owners wanting to protect their devices, it may sound slightly obvious but Smart Covers only cover the screen; leaving…

CloudFlare – Supercharge your website in five minutes?
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CloudFlare – Supercharge your website in five minutes?

Since its launch back in 2010, CloudFlare has been a company with an ambitious goal – help to power and protect the entire Internet. Along the way they also accelerate your website, promising massive performance gains through use of their globally distributed servers – providing everyone with easy access a content delivery network. Content Delivery Networks…

First impressions – new 2010 Macbook Air 13″ (2.13Ghz, 4Gb)
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First impressions – new 2010 Macbook Air 13″ (2.13Ghz, 4Gb)

Having taken the plunge, I’m writing this on a shiny new 2010 Macbook Air 13″ (2.13Ghz Core2Duo, 4Gb ram & 256Gb SSD) – which UPS kindly delivered earlier today. For the last few years I’ve been happily using an early 2008 non-unibody Macbook Pro equipped with a 2.5Ghz Intel C2D, 4Gb ram and possibly the…