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  • Capture One RAW file image editor

    Capture One

    [1st October 2020] After a few 30 day trials over the past couple of years I have finally made the transition from Adobe Lightroom to Phase One's Capture One RAW file editor. I still use Adobe Photoshop occasionally (being locked into the difficult to get out of subscription package for another year) but only really as…
  • A Year In Cameras - Mark Simpson Landscape Photography

    My Year In Cameras

    [7th August 2020] OK, so I get through a lot of cameras and lenses! Really though, no matter how long I try a camera system at a photographic dealer or photography show, the only way to find out if it works for me is to own it for a while. A broad knowledge of several…
  • Mark Simpson Landscape Photography | Photographing A Car Rally With A £40 Camera

    Photographing A Car Rally With A £40 Camera

    [10th March 2020] First launched in August 2006, the Canon EOS 400D is a digital SLR (DSLR) camera with a 10.1 megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor. Paired with a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM lens, I took the Canon EOS 400D camera to the recent Snowman Rally, ultimately what turned out to be the only round…
  • Mark Simpson Landscape Photography | FujiFilm X-T1 Revisited

    FujiFilm X-T1 Revisited

    [26th February 2020] On the day of the FujiFilm X-T4 launch I am revisiting the pioneer of the Fuji X-T line, the X-T1. Announced in January 2014 the X-T1 was the first FujiFilm interchangeable lens mirrorless camera to adopt single lens reflex (SLR) styling with a central viewfinder and a ‘faux’ pentaprism. Indeed it was…
  • Mark Simpson Landscape Photography | Why The FujiFilm GFX (50R) Didn't Work For Me

    Why The FujiFilm GFX (50R) Didn’t Work For Me

    [20th February 2020] The FujiFilm GFX system has been on my radar since its official launch in February 2017. The idea of a 51.4 megapixel medium-format (ish) was hugely appealing to a landscape photographer but the combination of the price (£6199 at launch) and the small range of lenses was enough to prevent the dream…
  • Mark Simpson Landscape Photography | FujiFilm X-E1 The Best Digital Camera Under £150

    FujiFilm X-E1 – The Best Digital Camera Under £150

    [1st November 2019] In these days of 100 megapixel monsters costing from £9999 to way north of £50000 I’m going to extol the virtues of the 16MP FujiFilm X-E1 that can be purchased for well under £150. Launched in September 2012, the X-E1 shares the original X-Trans CMOS sensor with the X-Pro 1 producing fabulous…
  • Mark Simpson Landscape Photography | BTCC Knockhill

    BTCC Knockhill 2019

    [16th September 2019] The British Touring Car Championship’s annual visit north of the border to Knockhill provided plenty of close racing with the title battle thrown wide-open after leader Colin Turkington’s best result was a single 4th place. Race 1 featured a popular victory for home hero Rory Butcher (Honda Civic Type R FK2) who…
  • Aurora!

    Featured in Amateur Photographer Magazine

    [24th April 2019] I am really pleased to be featured in the latest Amateur Photographer magazine (dated 27th April 2019). My image of the Northern Lights over the Isle of Skye is used alongside my thoughts on the FujiFilm X-Pro 1 camera in the second-hand classic feature. The magazine is now available in shops if…
  • Mark Simpson Landscape Photography | Fun With Film - Rolleiflex Automat K4/50

    Fun With Film – Rolleiflex Automat K4/50

    [29th March 2019] I have had a 1950 Rolleiflex Automat K4/50 medium format twin lens reflex camera for many years but only ever put a few rolls of film through it and was always disappointed with the results. It was fairly sharp on the right hand side but very soft on the left so about…
  • 15 months with the Fujinon XF 55-200mm lens

    15 months with the Fujinon XF 55-200mm lens

    [7th May 2018] This article was originally published on my old website ‘Electric Lemonade Photography’ in January 2016 and is an account of my 'real world' experiences with the Fuji 55-200 lens rather than a review. During the 15 or so years I shot motorsport professionally I always used fast aperture telephoto lenses including a…
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