Spring Canal Walk

This weekend in the UK was a bank holiday, and unusually the weather was hot, with a clear blue sky.

I took Timmy the Greyhound for a long walk along the Fossdyke Canal.  With it being so hot, Timmy had his cool collar on and we finished the day with an ice-cream.

New Leica SL Firmware v3.2

For those lucky enough to have a Leica SL, I see that Leica have released new firmware.  As I have commented before, its something that Leica and Fuji are very good at.  Even there old models seem to get regular improvements.

The Photography Show 2018 at the NEC

The Saturday was The Photography Show at the NEC.  For once I had nothing I wanted, except to try out the Hasselblad and Fuji medium format cameras, more on those in another post.

 

 

We caught a few seminars which were interesting and saw a few of the more famous names in photography.  As you can see above Frank Doorhof was also there.

Our first visit was to the Olympus stand so that Chris could get his OM bodies cleaned and serviced free of charge.

After that we were free to explore.

I got the chance to have a play with a few ultra wides for the Leica M, the Robert White stand had the range from 10 MM upwards of Voiglander glass.  If like me you like the odd extreme wide angle but do not shoot enough of that focal length to justify your own brand glass then the Voiglander is definitely the way to go.

Chris did buy a Olympus 300mm but I did not buy anything.


At the end of the day Chris picked up his newly serviced cameras and we headed home.

Taking a break

Theres a lot going on in the Brown Family Household at the moment, and with all the extra demands on my time i’ll be taking a break from social media somewhat and this blog.  I’ll still be posting the picture of the month and the odd update but they will be far fewer then they used to be.

Timmy’s Been to the Dentist


We dropped Timmy the Greyhound of at the Vets on Wednesday to have a few teeth out.

I collected him today and spent the day with him, working from home. Its going to be tough for both of us not giving in and giving him treats, but its soft food only for about a week now.

Falcon Heavy

I have been looking forward to Space X’s Falcon Heavy test launch.  Its been hit my delay after delay, but in the end it was a wonderful test, an amazing launch, and landing two out of the three boosters was an amazing and fantastic sight to see.

Using the original Tesla Roadster as a test payload was also an inspired bit of advertising which will certain do Space X’s sister company Tesla, no harm at all.