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Another look at bridge cameras and the Panasonic FZ300 27 December 2021

  Preening lorikeets   Panasonic Lumix FZ300 My favourite style of camera has for many years been the fixed zoom lens bridge type. Bridge cameras hint at  the possibility of being all things to all...

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Quo Vadis Fujifilm ? 27 December 2021

  Intimate landscape  Canon EOS R5  Fujifilm is a multinational conglomerate which is involved in diverse business enterprises including optics, lenses, film, printing, office machines, biotech,...

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What's ahead for Panasonic Lumix ? 29 December 2021

  Angophora costata  Panasonic lumix FZ300 Konosuke Matsushita founded his eponymous  electrical company in 1932. The fledgling company started with three employees making simple electrical products in...

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Panasonic Lumix FZ300 A fresh look user review 2 January 2022

  All photos Lumix FZ300 How often do you see a review of a camera introduced six years ago which uses the same sensor and lens as one released nine years ago ?  Can such a thing be relevant in 2022 ?...

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Panasonic Lumix FZ300 and Sydney wildflowers 3 January 2022

  I am re-discovering what a handy and versatile little camera the Lumix FZ300 can be. I recently gave it a run with some Sydney wildflowers with no special preparation. All photos are hand held in A...

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Panasonic Lumix FZ300 A day at the zoo 4 January 2022

  Sydney’s Taronga Zoo occupies a commanding position on a hillside looking out over Sydney Harbour.   I spent several hours there recently on a hot sunny summers day. The zoo houses many species...

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Panasonic Lumix FZ300 does ocean swims 5 January 2022

  Well not literally.  The FZ300 can’t actually swim in the ocean or anywhere else. But it does have a greater level of weather resistance than your average camera. This is welcome when one is standing...

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Setting up the Panasonic Lumix FZ300 for still photos 6 January 2022

  It does seem a bit strange to be posting a setting up guide for a 6 year old camera model. However I think the FZ300 is just as relevant today as it was in 2015 and maybe even more so.  Camera makers...

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Canon PowerShot G1X.3 A new user review 14 January 2022

  All photos Canon G1X.3 Raw I bought a Canon G1X.3 four years ago soon after it was released.  I found it an interesting advanced compact with many desirable features. However the original built in...

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The compact camera: a neglected genre 3 February 2022

  All photos Canon Powershot G1X.3 The rise and rise of smartphones has swept the great majority of compact cameras out of the marketplace. For snapshooters a phone cam with its instant connectivity...

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Canon RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 zoom on EOS R5 at the zoo. 24 February 2022

  I was photographing  giraffe when I saw this ibis flying . I switched modes quickly using the custom shooting mode facility on the R5 and grabbed a few frames of the ibis as it flew along. The...

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Birds in flight with Canon EOS R5 and RF 100-500mm lens. 25 February 2022

  White faced heron Macquarie marshes  is a large semi-permanent wetland in central New South Wales. In recent years drought has ravaged the area but good rains in 2021 have rejuvenated the region...

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Canon Powershot G1X.3 in Canberrra 3 March 2022

  I recently visited Canberra,  Australian national capital   to view an art exhibition and visit parliament house. The occasion was enlivened by thousands of protesters complaining about the (covid)...

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Canon RP Still relevant in 2022 ? 30 March 2022

  Canon EOS RP with RF 24-105mm STM lens Multi shot pano stitched in Photoshop Sony acquired the SLR A mount when it purchased Minolta’s camera assets in 2006 and  used this mount for mainly APSC...

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Canon EOS RP with RF 24-105mm STM kit lens on holiday up the coast 2 April 2022

  A question often asked on user forums is “what camera/lens should I take on holiday” ?  The answer to this question depends on what type of  subject one wishes to photograph. So an avid bird...

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More photos from a recent trip to Queensland 7 April 2022

  All photos on this trip  were made with the RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 STM kit lens on a Canon EOS RP. Most were hand held , a few on tripod. Overall I found the combination versatile and capable with no...

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Canon EOS R5 A day at the Royal Easter Show 19 April 2022

  The annual Royal easter show is a long standing Sydney institution  bringing the country to the city for a grand two week spectacle. This year I took my Canon EOS R5 with just two lenses, the RF 50mm...

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Canon RF mount The two cheapest lenses are really good 20 April 2022

  If you have lots of money to spend on high end RF mount Canon lenses, Canon  has you covered and will gladly take your money in exchange for some of the best glass you can buy. Right at the top sits...

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Canon EOS-M System Retrospective 5 May 2022

  Chain surfing   Canon EOS M50  EF-M 18-150mm lens  A compact, handy kit. As camera makers struggle to manage falling sales and supply constraints we can see them cutting product lines and...

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Setting up the Canon EOS RP for still photos 24 May 2022

  The RP is the second  RF mount full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens model, released in 2019.  Three years into the model cycle is a bit late to be posting a “setting up” guide, but better late...

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Canon EOS R7 An ergonomic mistake ? 25 May 2022

  Photo courtesy of Digital Photography Review Trouble ahead for that combined joystick/rear dial module on the EOS R7 There has been much excitement about the announcement this week of two new Canon...

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Canon EOS R10 and R7 What is their place in the catalogue ? 5 June 2022

  Canon Powershot G1X.3   A compact alternative to a crop sensor ILC The R7 and R10 are the first APS-C crop sensor models  using the Canon EOS RF mount. They have generated considerable discussion on...

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Is this an APS-C revival ? 6 June 2022

  The Canon EOS R7 and Fujifilm X-H2S are very similar in size and general configuration. Each has its little idiosyncrasies. In the early days of digital photography, about 22 years ago, sensors...

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The compact camera is not dead yet 15 June 2022

    I  recently  visited Sydney’s Barangaroo (Look it up) together with increasing numbers of post covid  overseas tourists, to see what progress on construction has been made in the last two years....

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The Canon RF mount model muddle 7 July 2022 A consumer perspective

  Australasian Gannet Juv. EOS R5 with RF 100-500mm L Canon introduced the EF mount and the EOS line of interchangeable lens cameras and lenses in 1987.  The EF electronic  mount represented a complete...

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