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The Canon EOS 1000F Sticky Shutter Issue – One Year on…

It’s just over a year since I first posted about my Canon EOS1000F with a sticky shutter, and at the time I recall reading anecdotal evidence on the web saying that such a shutter clean would ensure reliable operation for about a year. So just over a year on from...

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The Changing Face Of Invercargill

Big things are starting to happen in my hometown of Invercargill. In fact the changing face of the city means that what you see today may not be visible tomorrow. For a long time I had been intending to head downtown and take photos of the old Langlands Building on...

One Thing Leads To Another

It’s funny how one things leads to another! A few days ago my elderly Samsung Galaxy smartphone suddenly started to go flat very quickly. By very quickly, I mean from 60% charge down to 0% in a matter of seconds. I charged the phone and the same thing happened. I...

Scanning 35mm Film With The Epson V370 Scanner

I was very fortunate to receive an Epson V370 scanner as a Christmas gift (thank you Lyn…), and have had the chance over the last couple of days to start to come to grips scanning 35mm film for the first time.

New Year Resolutions

2019 is upon us and I have not made any New Year Resolutions simply because I know from past experience that once made, new year resolutions are often, if not always, quickly forgotten.

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Why I Switched Back To WordPress From Squarespace

WordPress Or Squarespace? It wasn’t too long ago that I switched my blog from WordPress to Squarespace, and at that time I felt I had a raft of good reasons to do so. But now, less than 12 months later, I have reverted The Occasional Photoblogger back to WordPress, and...

Flirting with Holga

She’s cheap and somewhat nasty but I do enjoy flirting with Holga from time to time. I’m talking about the hit or miss plastic fantastic Holga lens I have for my Nikon D5100.