My New Large Format Camera

Well since getting into shooting film about 9 months ago I have now progressed to buying myself a Wisner Technical movements camera…………This camera just looks the part, whether it takes pictures or not it defiantly looks amazing.

Below are some pictures that I have taken with it up to now……….enjoy;

A few B&W from Bonny Scotland

Below  are a few B&W pictures that I took while on holiday in Dundee Scotland. I love shooting in B&W and plan to have a new B&W 1920’s Large Format camera that I plan to use in Thailand……….

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A few shots taken with the new Hasselblad X1D

Today I had the opportunity to have a play with the Hasselblad X1D for ~ 15 minutes so not really a chance to fully investigate the cameras potential, but saying that the proof is in the pudding as such and below are just a few pictures that were what I took hand held…………All have had one auto pass through ACR with no sharping

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Raw Files for the above can be found HERE

First impressions were “This is a very nice camera to hold and look at” Do I want or need this camera…………my heart is saying YES but my head is saying NO. Okay if you know me you know that I like new toys so that takes care of the “Yes” If you also know me you will know that I already have the Leica S007 system with 3 amazing S lenses 30, 70, and 120mm (I dont see the above files looking any better than the ones I can get from the Leica S system)

I have also recently just bought the Leica SL system and that system with my four M lenses (Noctilux 0.95, 35mm Sumerlux, 50mm collapsable Elmar 2 and the 21mm SEM) gives me the perfect walk about system so I will probably give the X1D a miss.

So in short below is what I thought of the Hasselblad X1D

Pros

  • Looks amazing
  • Feels amazing
  • Great looking files
  • Nice menu with large font
  • Very light for a medium format camera

Cons

  • This camera is Slow………very deliberate when taking a picture
  • Formatting a new SD card took a full minute
  • Moving the focus point will be a chore having to use the front and rear dials (can use the touch screen as well)
  • No built in GPS

Overall if someone is looking to get into the MF camera system then this would be a great little camera to buy at probably half the price of the rest of the competition that are on the market right now.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above please contact me via the contact page found HERE

 

By the way it was cold and raining so that is why my beautiful wife was looking pissed off………lol

 

 

Back in Phuket

Its been seven years since I was last back in Phuket, below are a few pictures that I took while I was there……….enjoy

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I’m really looking forward to coming back in the New Year when hopefully the weather will be better for catching Phuket in its full glory 🙂 🙂

Later

 

Neil

A few pictures from my recent trip to Hue Vietnam

When I was at home last month me and my wife Nuk went to Hue Vietnam for a 5 day holiday with Mr Bean and his crew. Mr Bean is an amazing contact for anyone “especially photographers” who want a five star holiday at a three star price. He can take you to all the places that tourists go but better still he can take you to all the places that the tourists DON’T go……..

Vietnam has changed so so much since I was there in 1992. The people of Vietnam are so so friendly and the photo opportunities are endless

Below are a selection of pictures from my trip;

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Tanzania revisited

I’ve been looking back on my files from my trip to Tanzania in January this year and I have quite a few files that have turned out to be keepers. Below are a few that i’ve found amongst the many thousand that I took.

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Ive got myself a new Stamp/watermark for my pictures…..what do you think??

 

Fine Art

I’m taking Nuk to Tanzania in Feb 2017 so that she can experience the amazing Tanzania savannah’s.

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Scotland & Europe Trip

Well here I am over halfway through my annual holidays and today has been really the first day when I have had a chance to sit down and look at the pictures I have taken so far.

Scotland was a washout as it basically rained everyday, Zurich was so hot 30 +  degrees it was not comfortable being out in that kind of weather for any amount of time. When we hit Northern Italy we still had many days with constant rain so most of that was also a washout.

Yesterday we arrived in Venice and if anyone reading this hasher been to Venice they will know what it is like, thousands and thousands of tourists (me and Nuk included) plus a guarantee to get lost………yes we got lost and today we nearly got lost.

Below are some pictures so far, once I get back home and I have had a chance to pick the best of the bunch I will add them to the various galleries within my website…………..enjoy 🙂

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Team Work

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Scotland

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Zurich

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Here are a few more pictures that I have been working on from the same trip……………….enjoy

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Malaysian SBK

Yesterday I went and shot the first practice session for the Malaysian SBK at Sepang race track. Unfortunately the rider of bike 65 didn’t far to well and was taken off in an ambulance………I hope he will be okay.

Here are a few shots from this practice session;

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