Cleaning the mirror and lens on the Nikon Coolscan 9000 – 20 February 2015

Two suggestions to help anyone considering cleaning the mirror and lens.

Slide film: Why I don’t use ColorPerfect – 7 March 2014

I like ColorPerfect a lot for colour negative scans but I find that it does not give great results when used with slide film. Here’s why.

Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH : The Most Versatile M Lens? – 2 February 2014 (revised 4 February 2017)

Notes on the performance and handling of this, pretty exceptional, lens for the Leica M system, from someone who doesn’t even like the 35mm focal length very much.

Repairing vulcanite – 13 October 2013

My Leica II lost a larger piece of vulcanite when I dropped it earlier this year. Here I show how I repaired it with vulcanite I was kindly given by a fellow photographer.

How I load a Barnack camera (with video) – 29 June 2013

This is a short step-by-step guide (with a half-minute video) showing how I load film my Leica II(D). It is a lot easier than one might think.

Remember the “Latest News”? – 23 June 2013

Probably not. “Latest News” was the blog I kept in 1999 and 2000, attempting to describe in a mildly humorous manner what life living abroad was really like.

Leica Digilux 2 ISO test – 21 May 2012

The Digilux 2 remains today a capable camera, largely due to the amazing lens that Leica decided to plonk onto it. This is a comparison of the camera’s RAW performance from EI25 to EI1600 using the camera’s rather limited ISO settings, ISO100-400.