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Olynmpus XZ-1

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The Olympus XZ-1 has been sitting on a shelf, for a long time.  It was time to ressurect it.  The lens at it’s widest setting is very decent, even seven or eight years on from it’s launch.    Mobile phones may replace the lower end of small cameras but as far as I’m concerned there is a place for a designated small format camera with all the PSAM controls.  What has worked against the small format camera is the high price in comparison to a mobile phone, and at lower end, cameras seemed to me to be sluggish.  A wifi or NFC capable small format camera with a decent lens is a nice companion to the modern smart phone.

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May 18, 2018 at 9:47 pm

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November 18, 2017 at 1:30 am

Panasonic GX7

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Shot with Panasonic 12-32 and olympus 45 f1.8

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April 28, 2017 at 5:19 am

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Micro Four Thirds and Obsolescence

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Shoreline, Greystones, County WicklowPhotos by Sean Dwyer 10/08/2016

An obsolete camera, shooting ancient rock.  But is obsolescence a journey or a destination?

That’s a choice every individual must make at some stage in their life.

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August 14, 2016 at 6:49 pm

Apple Maps

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Apple Maps looks up to scratch with IOS7. It’s going to replace Google Maps and NAVV. That warms my heart, it’s nice to be able to bookmark a location with the convenience inherent in iOS7 to have the turn by turn directions with auto day and night settings, just sweet!

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January 3, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Planning is Everything

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On this day of days, there’s no point in looking back on the mess that was last year. Find a large bottle of alcohol and create your own Indian smoke tent or find an Irish bar, same thing really. It’s all about imagining, visualising, preparedness. The next year is going to be great. Great craic, Great War, great hunger, great invention, great something or other. It always is.

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December 31, 2013 at 1:47 pm

It’s great isn’t it?

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It’s lovely how some legal tender can solve your problems. Then somebody says, ‘no, it’s not actually what we say it is.’ But then indentured servants always hold out for the money. Sometimes they live long enough to get it.

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December 21, 2013 at 2:03 am