My New Job at Ad Bell Sign Systems

Well, whaddya know – I got a new job!

Having worked at Aura Print for several years, i was approached by an employment agency who had found my CV online, and had a client who were interested in meeting me. I went for an interview and was offered the job on the spot! Continue reading

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Leeds Corn Exchange shot with a 0.21x fisheye adapter on a 35mm lens and D5300 body

Leeds Corn Exchange Photography

We took ourselves to Leeds Corn Exchange to try and get  some nice shots. In keeping with our philosophy of deleting anything that we wouldn’t be happy to display on our living room wall, this is what’s left – totally unedited, straight off the memory card. We were using the Nikon D5300, 35mm f1.8 DX G lens, and the cheapo 0.21x fisheye adapter. All shots handheld in good light, which is always nice 🙂

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Woodland picture taken using a fisheye adapter on Nikon D5300

Review – 0.21x Fisheye Adapter with 52mm Thread

I’ve had this fisheye adapter for over a year, and it’s easily one of the best bits of photo kit that I’ve got. I use it all the time, screwed onto my Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX G lens. The adapter is also available with a 58mm thread, and i think this is suitable for Canon’s range of standard lenses. If your lens is neither of these you can get adapter rings quite cheaply that will enable you to attach it. Scroll right down for example shots!

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York Dragway, Sunday 5th April 2015

Took the camera to York Dragway. All shots taken with the new Nikon 50mm f1.4. Decided that it’s great, but limiting. Too long for group shots, too short for distant stuff. At an effective 75mm it’s basically a classic portrait lens, and I don’t do portraits. Boosted levels courtesy of Photoshop, but that’s about it. I’ve since sold the lens, but at least it’s one bit of gearlust I can put to bed…

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Nikon D5300 for video review and tutorial

Nikon D5300 For Video

I’ve recently bought a Nikon D5300 for using as a stills AND video camera. Before buying it, I did a lot of research on the internet to find out whether it would do what i actually wanted. As you’ll know, there’s a lot of conflicting information on the internet, but over the last few weeks, and in the time i’ve owned the camera, this is what I’ve learned. If there’s anything I’ve missed, or anything you think is wrong, please shoot me an email at jimcroisdale@hotmail.co.uk

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