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  1. Slipper thief... Slipper Thief by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
  2. Footbridge by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-Pro2/Viltrox 23-1.4
  3. Bend by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-Pro2/Viltrox 23-1.4/Classic Chrome sooc
  4. Electric storm on its way... Electric storm coming by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Huawei P20 Pro.
  5. Augmented triad... Augmented Triad by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Ricoh GRIII
  6. Path by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-Pro2/Mitakon 35-0.95
  7. Gromit


    As another Olympus user, having owned OM-1 & OM2, and now their wonderful M43 gear, this is a sad day. Finding it hard to take - or make - some positivity from this but hope there will be a future for Olympus Imaging. Those with memories of their great past will appreciate the strength of the brand's name - here's hoping they can draw from this. OTOH I'm trying to shake off the thought of this being the thin end of a wedge - other brands without the financial clout (or security) of Canon or Sony could be in similar trouble in the future. Nikon anyone?
  8. 1. Shostakovich 11th Symphony (Berglund/BSO) 2. Michael Brecker: The Cost of Living 3. Dave Weckl Band: Mud Sauce 4. Malcolm McLaren: Buffalo Gals 5. Judie Tzuke: China Town
  9. Foreign objects by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Nikon D700/Nikkor 85-1.8D
  10. Bloxholm this morning: Bloxholm by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-H1/Viltrox 23-1.4
  11. LP12 with Karousel/Nima/L4 will be a nice turntable. Mine still runs a Cirkus/Hercules II but also with a Nima and for the money - certainly for use on an LP12 - it's just about unbeatable. I am a huge fan of unipivots though so am biased (if you'll excuse the slight pun). Another from me regarding Peter. I took a punt on an eBay LP12 and got very lucky, drove to Cymbiosis (it's only 45 mins from me) and watched Peter strip it completely and re-build the thing as if it were new. Every step of the way he was keen to show it wasn't rocket science to set up an LP12 - and there's certainly no 'black magic' involved. Just being careful, using common sense and knowing which bits to, and not to, worry about. He was also at pains to say it won't need 're-setting up' every couple of years. His view is that if an LP12 needs that, it wasn't done right in the first place. Could I have done better for the money? Perhaps, but it's such a lovely thing to play records on; it also takes up minimal space, has a proper lid, and is just a nice bit of kit to own. Good luck - and as has been said, keep us posted.
  12. Thanks Tillman for the kind comment - it was just one of those 'oooh that looks quite funky' moments.
  13. Waxed wood and water: Wood wax and water by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-H1/Mitakon 35-0.95
  14. Been fortunate enough to hear (although not own) a lot of stuff over the years, but the one speaker which had the most profound effect on me was the Allison Model One. Such a clever design, I've never heard a speaker fill a room, nor create such a sound picture as these.
  15. That's one lovely LP12. I also have the same tonearm on mine, and it's a superb combination - it's just so effortlessly musical.
  16. Quietly impressed so far, Tim. I've been found guilty on more than one occasion of 'gushing' about a purchase so will reserve full judgement until I've spent some time with this one. I have owned the Fuji 23-1.4 before, and of course it's a lovely lens, but quite expensive. Shame I don't have one to compare against the Viltrox. Good things so far though - which will still be good in a few months' time... Focusing is fast, easily as quick as the f2 WR Fuji. Silent too. Build quality is impressive (especially for 300 quid). Metal lens body and hood, smooth focus action and the stepless aperture ring is rather nice, contrary to what I'd expected. And of course the USB socket for firmware updates is handy too - I've updated FW on my 85-1.8 a couple of times. Easy, quick and very effective. Edit: One thing I really don't like - the naff gold lens model badge on the top. Looks like something off a Thunderbirds vehicle.
  17. Red on green... Red on green by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-Pro2/Viltrox 23-1.4/RAF file processed in Capture One.
  18. Dorrington Church by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-Pro2/Viltrox 85-1.8
  19. Viltrox 23: Viltrox 23 by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Results: Old travelling companions by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Keyboard by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Village by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
  20. He's a good lad, Barry - typical Flatcoat ie friends with everyone, boisterous, and just relentlessly happy. We're very lucky.
  21. Lorks - keeping it to 5 is going to be tricky but I'll give this a shot. In no order of favour...these are all vinyl btw. Would need a separate list for all formats. 1. Michael Brecker - 1st album. Looking at the line-up (Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Jack de Johnette, Kenny Kirkland) you just know this is going to be awesome. For me, MB will always be The Master. 2. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring. How this album has become a 'hifi show favourite' is such a shame as its musical depth is strong enough to go far beyond the test track fave which is 'Happiness is Easy'. Spirit of Eden takes it a step further. RIP Mark Hollis. 3. Malcolm McLaren - Duck Rock. A riot of sonic colour, dynamics and just downright huuuuge fun. Clever too. 4. Shostakovich Symphony No.11 (either Concertgebouw/Haitink or Bournemouth Symphony/Berglund). A beast of a symphony. Once you understand the 'theme' (1905) it's not an easy ride. Brutal, beautiful, breathtaking & challenging. 5. Scritti Politti - Provision. The more you listen, the more there is to hear. Stunning production, quirky melodies and chord structures, and with Marcus Miller on bass you just know it'll have plenty of drive. A certain trumpet player named Miles Davis also makes an appearance.
  22. Thoughtful face... Gentle eyes by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
  23. Up & over... Up and over by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-Pro2/Mitakon 35-0.95
  24. The Pro2 arrived yesterday, so have been getting re-acquainted with it. I only have 2 native-mount lenses - the Viltrox 85 and this, the Mitakon 35-0.95. Thanks to the (vastly) improved focus peaking aid vs the somewhat crude version on the Pro1, I can see this lens getting a lot of use. It's gorgeous, and suits the P2 both functionally and aesthetically... Sweet combination by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Photo taken with the glorious Ricoh GR III - ISO1000, 1/15 sec hand-held. Try that with yer X100
  25. Pink poppy against the red brick of one of the old cottages in our village: Pink by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-Pro2/Mitakon 35mm f0.95/Home-brew film sim jpeg (with a little guidance from a certain Mr K Mullins)