Christmas Day at the Wilsons 2012

One of the advantages of using this WordPress theme is that I don’t need to have a Featured Image (the image on the Home page above the first lines of text from the post to maintain the magazine design of the theme. In fact, I don’t need to have any photos at all in a … Read more

Christmas Day at the Wilsons 2011

It’s been about two years coming, but here at last I’m making a real post on this website. It’s is a video slideshow I prepared this weekend from photos I took last Christmas with my Fujifilm X100.  The following is a photo of me holding the X100 and taking a photo with flash in the … Read more

Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM lens – part II

I‘ve now had my Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM lens for almost four weeks.   Before I decided to buy it, I’d read that it takes a lot of practice to be able to use it well, but in the hands of a good photographer the results can be stunning.  I haven’t got to that … Read more

Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM lens

My two previous posts had photos I took with my new Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens that I bought to celebrate my 75th birthday (a three quarters of a century milestone ) and 10 years of retirement.  In my last post I mentioned that Ryan at Ted’s Cameras at Chadstone had reminded me when I bought the … Read more

To Keep or Not to Keep, That is the Question

When I took delivery of the Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM lens last Monday, Ryan at Ted’s Cameras reminded me of the store policy that if I was not happy with the lens I could return it within 14 days (subject to conditions of course).  I’ve never returned a camera or lens purchase yet, … Read more

My new Canon L series lens – Part 1

The feature photo for this post was taken with the Canon EF 8-15mm f4L USM fisheye lens that I bought at Ted’s camera shop at Chadstone shopping centre last Monday.  The above photo was taken at Ted’s by Ryan with a demo lens which he mounted on my Canon EOS 5D Mark III which he sold … Read more