Aperture Priority Blog

tomatoes on the vine captured with a nifty fifty type lens

A Nifty Fifty for Micro Four-Thirds

When I was growing up a nifty fifty was a small motor scooter – usually a Honda with a 50cc motor, and naturally red – the type of motorbike any newbie-rider could handle. Now,...

flirting with auto iso new growth koru on a NZ bush fern alongside the grandjeans walkway

Flirting with Auto ISO

  I have always been aware that most digital cameras have an Auto ISO feature but was never inspired to work with Auto ISO as my default setting. This came about in part because...

Roads Less Travelled - A tui feasting on flax at the Bluff Hill Lookout

Roads Less Travelled

As we spent Christmas at home this year, and as the weather was really kind to us, we decided to do a few day trips on roads less travelled (by us anyway) in Southland....

I still shoot film - Nikkormat FT2 with 43-80 zoom and 28mm prime lens

I Still Shoot Film – Occasionally

Perhaps to say I still shoot film – even occasionally – is a little bit of a white lie It has been about 12 months since I last put a 35mm film through any...

the craypot world famous at jackson bay scaled

Jackson Bay Sandflies Are Huge!

The Jackson Bay sandflies are huge…. But this is not actually a sandfly. It is a urepetala carovei…a New Zealand bush giant dragonfly. This incredible flying machine can grow up to 86mm long and...

The Frymonger at the Farmers Market Oamaru

Oamaru – More Than Meets The Eye

More than meets the eye We’ve been back from our last motorhome trip for over two weeks now, and it was only yesterday that I finally got around to checking some of the photographs...

rusty nuts

5 Great Reasons To Use On1 Photo Raw 2022

Shortly I’ll tell you my 5 reasons to use On1 Photo RAW 2022, but first a little background. The last full version of On1 Photo Raw I purchased was On1 Photo Raw 2018. This...

a brief excursion to wellington

A Brief Excursion To Wellington

  We were very lucky that New Zealand, except for Auckland, moved from Covid Alert Level 3 to Level 2 at one minute to midnight, Tuesday 7th September. Lucky because Lyn and I were...

Overlooking Karitane

Goodbye To The Nikon D300

Although it was introduced way back in 2007, the Nikon D300 DSLR is still very much fit for purpose. So it was with a certain amount of sadness that I recently decided to part...