Extension tubes on the Hasselblad – 13 June 2017

This article describes the use of extension tubes (sometimes referred to as extension rings) in general, but with a particular focus on the Hasselblad V system.

My scanning and post-processing workflow – 9 June 2017

This article describes my workflow from the point the film is mounted in the film holders through to the final TIFF or JPG. It describes using Vuescan, Photoshop, ColorPerfect and Adobe Camera Raw.

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

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

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.

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.