Category: Photography

Minolta MD 50mm F1.7 Review

So I recently wrote an article about how to use vintage lenses on a mirrorless camera system. You can find that here.  Since then I’ve also been shooting with an old Minolta MD 50MM F1.7 lens. I have to say this is equally as good as my other manual vintage lenses. I’ve taken a range of ...

My first “Instameet”

Today I finally got round to meeting up with fellow Instagram users of the @igersbirmingham group. I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. I wondered how many people would shoot on phones only, how many people were actual photographers for a living and even just how many people would turn up. I decided ...

My photo workflow

So today I decided to do something I do all the time. Take photos. But then I realised that people might not realise how easy it is to take amazing quality photos and get them onto your social media rather than using a phone camera or editing on a laptop/computer.  So my work flow involves ...

Using vintage lenses on a mirrorless camera system

So I’ve been using my Sony a6000 for about 18 months now. And honestly, I’d never go back to a “standard” DSLR. There are many reasons why, but for not lets focus on the ease at which I can use old/adapted lenses with incredible ease. I have a few old Nikon lenses from before I ...