I got my hands on a pre-production model of the FujiFilm X-A2 and as far as I understand the camera is exactly as the one that will be released at the end of February. If anything does change with the final model it will be in the firmware. Rumours are it will be priced sub £500. I have embedded a Storify in this blog as my review is still ongoing. Updating the content in the Storify will … [Read more...] about Hands on with the FujiFilm X-A2
I first got to have a play with the Autographer in March 2013. listen to ‘Seeing the unseen with @Autographer’ on Audioboo I had previously heard of Oxfords Metrics Group and their earlier sense cam designed to assist Alzheimer sufferers, but on this occasion I was specifically there to see the prototype device destined to put this evolved medical technology in the hands of the … [Read more...] about Autographer, a review of the world first intelligent wearable camera.
While documenting trucks of aid passing through the border into Syria we get a call and permission had been granted to visit Killis Camp. This kind of access is rare so instead of heading straight into Syria we travelled back a few hundred yards to the camps front gates. We are guided in and told to stick together. Me and Phil feel safe enough and duck away from the observers to explore for … [Read more...] about Refuge in a Coffee Shop
The service taxi - a kind of small minibus used throughout Syria in place of public transport - was not being driven in a way its designers intended. The dirt road through Aleppo provence in northern Syria was, itself, dangerous enough for me to look at my white knuckles on the back of the driver's seat and let out a barely stifled scream. I had already trusted the driver with my life while … [Read more...] about War Games
The walk through no man's land at the Killis/Azaz border crossing had me blinking through sweat at my dusty surroundings. We had just watched the Hayat Convoy for Syria successfully pass through, laden with aid not bound for Damacus, but heading to be distributed from Azaz. We were in Free Syria now - as opposed to regime controlled Syria - and this unofficial entry would keep the aid, and us, … [Read more...] about Syria – The Writing on the Wall