SHRC London Photowalk – Photos

Black space

Black Space.  1/320s f/3.2 ISO200 25mm (35mm eq:51mm)

GEAR  Camera: Panasonic GX7   Lens: Panansonic/Leica 25mm f/1.4

This blog post is purely about my trip to London, I feel it’s too soon to give out decent reviews on my camera equipment and it may come in several stages.

This trip was as much about photography as a social gathering of UK based StreetHunters Readers Community photographers. I must admit we just ambled down London roads and finally ended up in a pub. This was my first trip with the GX7 and using the PanaLeica 25mm, I was very impressed so here are my better photos of the day:-

Pay Here

Pay Here.  1/250s f/3.2 ISO200 25mm (35mm eq:51mm)

This was one of the first shots I took, the guy asked if I took the shot….obviously I did! My B&W shots are becoming grainer, first as I think it adds a little character and secondly i’m not using any noise reduction even in post.

For the Record

For the record.   1/80s f/1.6 ISO200 25mm (35mm eq:51mm)

The trouble with a photowalk, sometimes a few people take the same photo at the same time…this is one of those occasions! Luckily it brought out a great smile on the woman’s face.

Fly Japan

Fly Japan.   1/2000s f/4.5 ISO200 25mm (35mm eq:51mm)

This was my favourite colour photo of the day, there was a Japanese festival going on which we came across. It as extremely busy so we didn’t linger long but I managed to get this shot.

As always more photos from the day are on my FLIKR page

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH Lens has arrived!


Well my most expensive lens has arrived, this completes the trio of 15mm, 25mm and 42.5mm PanaLeica Primes. First impressions are that this is indeed a premium lens, feels like a premium Fuji Lens with Black metal body. It’s heavy but not as heavy as I was expecting and feels right at home on the GX7, one thing, it has a large body, the largest i’ve seen on any m43 lens.

In the box as you expect is the Lens, front and rear caps, lens bag and a long round hood. The Lens has a nice ‘clicky’ Aperture ring and a nice dampened Focus ring. There are two switches, one is AF/MF and the other is Power O.I.S On/Off.

Will review new lens soon.

Panasonic / Leica 15mm F1.7 – Just Arrived


The Panasonic H-X015 Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH Lens has arrived, this will be my wide angle lens. In the box you get the Lens, with rear cap, front pinch cap, hood and hood push on cap (as you can’t put the pitch cap on when the hood is on) and a Lumix Lens pouch.

The lens is a lot smaller and lighter than I imagined, it feels well made, the aperture ring moves smoothly with positive clicks, the focus ring is nicely dampened and the AF/MF button is small but has a positive action. The lens hood is great but round not square like other Leica Lenses, so initial impressions are good, will review as soon as I can get out shooting.

I’ve been cured of G.A.S – New Site!

For the Record


Well after nearly two years of testing different Cameras and Lens Combos I’ve finally decided to stick with one…Panasonic Lumix Cameras with PanaLeica Lenses. The Camera that made up my mind was the Panasonic GX7 (Review to follow) it’s so comfortable and easy to use, with the 25mm PanaLeica Lens it’s perfect for my style of Photography.

This new site will be a resource for all Panasonic Lumix / Leica Information, not just content from me but the best of whats out there on the web….so sign up and receive alerts as new content is added.


SHRC London Meet Up

SHRC London

Streethunters London Meet Up 27th September 2014

Since joining the Streethunters Google Plus Community i’ve been lucky enough to chat to some great street photographers from all around the world. Many of them are actually based in the UK so we decided to ‘Meet Up’ and have a casual photo walk around London (photos on next blog post).

I highly recommend Streethunters website and community as its a great way to meet fellow street photographers, gather information and show off your photos!