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Canon EOS 650D (Quick Spec Review)

Canon EOS 650D

Canon today announced their latest consumer-oriented digital SLR camera – the EOS 650D. The xxxD series of camera bodies have been traditionally aimed at the beginner photographer and this model is no exception, although an estimated retail price of over £700 might be a bit off-putting for newcomers.  Continue reading



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Fleeting Foray into Film

kodak ultramax

35mm, ISO 400

I mentioned briefly in my last post that I had in my possession an old film camera. Although, I don’t consider it that old. It’s circa 1999-2002 which doesn’t seem at all long ago, but I suppose when you think about it it’s well over a decade. Turn of the century technology. Crikey.  Continue reading


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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Impressions



I was given an old Canon film camera last week and in the bag was an EF mount 75-300mm lens. Being a cheap zoom I wasn’t expecting much from it, but after a play around for an hour or so I really quite like it so I thought I’d give a little mini review.  Continue reading


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Can you fit an iPad inside the Billingham Hadley Pro?

A few people have asked me questions regarding the Billingham Hadley Pro and whether it is suitable for carrying an iPad or not. The answer is yes, it can carry an iPad quite comfortably in one of a couple of places. Continue reading

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Billingham Hadley Pro Review

billingham hadley pro

The Billingham Hadley Pro.

The Hadley Pro is a premium camera bag from M Billingham & Co. With a price tag of £150 (+VAT)  it certainly positions itself at the expensive end of the market, but is it worth it?  Continue reading


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Billingham Hadley Pro Image Gallery

Detail shots for the Billingham Hadley Pro. This is the black canvas version. Be sure to check out the full review here.

A link for those who didn’t get the Elton John reference.


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iPad 3: First Impressions

ipad 3 sample photo

The iPad 3

So the iPad 3 arrived. Yes, I know, it’s technically “the new iPad”, but just because Apple have got themselves into the ridiculous situation of selling old “iPad 2s” alongside new “iPads” doesn’t mean I have to partake in the naming shenanigans. It’s an iPad 3. Continue reading


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