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A computer mouse is a very light object - pick yours up and see what I mean.Oh, if you are a gaming nerd or a computer freak you might have one of the types that has a joystick and a gun button and a dozen different adjustments - and always runs out of battery power halfway through a game...

Is it me or are lenses getting bigger?News came through to us today of a new Canon lens that is due soon - a 35mm f1.4L II USM L series designed for professional photographers. Apparently it incorporates a new lens technology.The news report states that it is concerned with the blue spectrum - there is a an organic optical material that refracts blue light - the new technology is going to significantly reduce chromatic aberration and produce sharper images.35mm focal length on a full-frame camera is slightly wide, but not so much so as to generate a sense of distortion in group pictures and landscapes. The lens will have 9 blades in the aperture mechanism and will thus produce circular highlights in the background.But...

Sometimes the humblest of products can be exciting.Witness the two new boxes of paper from Ilford - we received supplies of double-sided matte paper this last week:1. Ilford Galerie Prestige Fine Art Smooth.A4 size and 220 gsm. Smooth bright white on both sides. boxes of 25 with the gold label. Appropriate profile in the Ilford website.2. Ilford Galerie Prestige Fine Art Textured.Again A4 size and 220gsm. This one has textured bright white on both sides. and again there is an appropriate profile for it.Ilford media is the standard of he industry for many applications - this matte paper and Epson, Canon, or HP inks and printers wold make very good art book and presentation material.Of course there is always the extra concentration one needs when making anything double-sided - you need to be careful with borders and spacing and remember to get your orientation right before you push the 'print' button. I have made a number of errors in all these things over the time and it does teach you eventually - at a price.In any case, these are not...

You did? Good. Is it on the lens? Good.You did but it is still in the box? Well, have you noticed how some of your pictures are somewhat washed out? And there are light streaks every now and then? And blobs of light appear? Guess where this is going...

Manufacturers are always coming up with new and unusual ways to sling, attach, and deploy our camera equipment. Here in the shop we have at least 4 different independent firms who produce straps and clips, as well as those provided by the camera makers themselves.Is there a point to it all?Well, after buying one of darn near everything over the years...

The humble adapter ring is seen in many camera bags - an enthusiast decides to put a filter that they already have onto a new lens. If the filter is larger than the lens size, the adapter ring is a step-up ring. If the filter is smaller, the adapter ring is a step-down ring. The idea would seem to be simple.The Tower of Babel was also a simple idea; just build upwards. And didn't that work out well...