The pendulum might eventually settle near the middle again – photography and archery

For a while there in 2018-19 I got completely obsessed with putting vintage lenses on the front of a modern digital camera, and everything was fair game to be photographed. At that time my Falco Storm flatbow was getting a lot less attention than it deserved, and consequently I was getting a bit less archery/meditationContinue reading “The pendulum might eventually settle near the middle again – photography and archery”

So I finally got around to using a Micro Four Thirds camera for something it unarguably excels at … video

I’ve had the right gear sitting here for years now, but there have been myriad other distractions. I had a Lumix GH3 for years, and people have made feature films with that camera, even without 4K video and other bells/whistles. I upgraded recently to a GH4 – still trailing the pack by half a decadeContinue reading “So I finally got around to using a Micro Four Thirds camera for something it unarguably excels at … video”

Out with the old, in with the new – traditional archery bows for sale

This blog is about transition, but if you read on, that’ll probably be obvious and I most likely didn’t need to say so. For a few years now, more or less since childhood but with breaks of varying duration, I’ve been an archer. Always with relatively simple stick bows of one sort or another. BroadlyContinue reading “Out with the old, in with the new – traditional archery bows for sale”

It’s not that I don’t care about photography any more …

I last wrote in this blog back in May 2020, when the pandemic was just starting to hit its straps. Nothing much since has happened here on the blog, or elsewhere on my website. Meanwhile, much has gone on in the world. Back then my archery practice had almost ground to a complete stop. NineContinue reading “It’s not that I don’t care about photography any more …”

TRIPOD RENOVATION COMPLETE …

In May last year I blogged about replacing the head on my Manfrotto 055PROB aluminium tripod with relatively inexpensive Sirui levelling base and panning head parts. As opposed to junking the whole thing and buying a new expensive tripod. https://mikrokosmfotos.art/2019/05/04/upgrading-my-trusty-tripod/ That has proven to be a great improvement, and it’s such a better experience usingContinue reading “TRIPOD RENOVATION COMPLETE …”

FROM FILM TO DIGITAL – FOUR TIMES & COUNTING

Or, a short photographic history of Lawrie Conole, and a mini review of the Sigma SD Quattro camera PART 1 I’ve been on the journey from film to digital a few times over the years. You’d think by now I might have worked out where I want to be on the photographic spectrum, between completelyContinue reading “FROM FILM TO DIGITAL – FOUR TIMES & COUNTING”

Upgrading my trusty tripod

OK, I’m talking about tripod heads. There are a few reasons why it matters to me and might be relevant to anyone else: Some classic lenses are really heavy (–> tripod) Some people use classic lenses to stitch panoramic landscapes together (–> tripod) I have a near classic set of tripod legs and it’s onlyContinue reading “Upgrading my trusty tripod”