Worked in book printing and publishing for 40 years. Currently retired. Was formerly employed with Midsea Books Ltd. Our company website is
midseabooks.com please feel free to visit.
Spent 15 years as a part-time professional Photographer but now reverted to it only as a hobby. Married to Josephine who is my better half (in all respects) with one 29-year-old daughter who works as a professional primary teacher. I am blessed with these two women in my life whose constant support and close contact makes most of my days.My interest in photography began in 1961 when I started to accompany my father and his friends from the local photographic society on regular field trips and photographic competitions. My first camera was a 6 × 6 twin-lens reflex (which had seen many rainy days around my dad’s neck). The real dive into the medium began when Pop’s gave me a Zenith B film SLR with a helios f2 lens at the age of 17. From then-on I started developing my own 35mm roll film and printing B/W prints in a make-shift dark-room coached by Francis Xavier (dad) who was our walking encyclopaedia for the hobby as well as the character-formation champion for me and my brothers and sister.
I mostly use Nikon plus Canon APSC equipment together with Olympus/Zuiko 4/3rds and Zuiko and Panasonic Micro 4/3rds Systems plus Sigma DP1 and DP2 as well as Sony Nex.
- Favourite Camera -—— Nikon D300 / D200 / Olympus E1 / Canon 5d / Sony Nex 3/Sony Nex C3Nex 6 Nex Alpha 7
Owner — Favouite Lenses -Olympus Zuiko Digital14-54mm f/2.8-3.5; Lumix14 45 45 to 200mm
NIKON : AF-S 17-55mm Nikkor f/2.8G ED IF DX/ also Nikkor 18 135, and Nikkor 18 105, Nikkor 30mm F1.8 and, Nikkor 18 70, Nikkor 50 200, Nikkor 24 85, Tokina 11 to 16.
Favourite Manual Focus Lenses : Kino Precision 70 210 F4 Macro;Super Takumar 50mm F1.4; Super Takumar 50mm Macro; Super Takumar 35mm F3.5; Mamiya 200mm F3.5; Mamiya 135mm F2.8; Mamiya Sekor 50mm F2, Mamiya Sekor 135mm F3.5; Super Takumar 105mm F2.8; Tamron SP28 to 80 F3.5 / 4.2; Tamron SP 60 to 300; Kino 28mm F2, 24mm Ensinor F2.8 MC; 24mm Vivitar (Tokina) 24mm Sigma F2.8 (Komine) Helios 58mm F2; Pentacon Electric 135mm F2.8; Pentacon 300mm F4. Fujimon 50mm F1.7, Lumix 20mm F1.7
Canon lenses 18 to 55, Canon EF24 85, CanonEF 28 70.Canon 50mm F1.8; 70 210mm F4
Favourtite Zooms Nikkor 70 to 300, Olympus 40 150 F3.5; lumix 45 to 200mm; Canon 70 210 F4, Vintage Tamron 400mm F6.7
Canon: S2IS, S3IS, 350d; 400d; 450d and Pro:5d
Olympus E-system, E-300, E330, E410, E510, E420, E450, E600, E620, Pro: E1 and E3
Olympus Pen, Epl1, Epl2, Ep2 Epl3 Epl5 Epl6
Olympus OmD EM5
Nikon: D40, D40x, D60,D80, D90, D3100, Pro D200 D300
Sony: Nex 3, Nex5, Nex C3 and Sony Nex 6 Pro Alpha 7
Sigma: Dp1 and Dp2
Fujifilm Fine pix: F810, F30
Lumix G1, Lumix G2, Lumix G3, Lumix G5
My definition of Monochrome Photography is ‘’Painting with Light’’.
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