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#634. Monday Post (21 Aug 2017): Unsplash – death to sales?

#634. Monday Post (21 Aug 2017): Unsplash – death to sales?

A few days ago, I came across this article on PetaPixel, entitled “the future of photography”. The article is written by Mikael Cho, the founder of a website called “Unsplash”, a social networking photo sharing website on which users to give away copyright free high-resolution photos. I read it with

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#631. Monday Post (14 August 2017) – Lovers Gonna Love, Haters Gonna Hate, I’m Just Gonna Shake

#631. Monday Post (14 August 2017) – Lovers Gonna Love, Haters Gonna Hate, I’m Just Gonna Shake

Lovers Gonna Love, Haters Gonna Hate, I’m Just Gonna Shake, so sings (or close enough to the actual words) popular recording artist Taylor Swift in a song that I’m really quite familiar with due it being a daily soundtrack to our lives, as my 4 year old daughter now knows how to

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#629. Monday Post (7 Aug 2017) – A can of worms

#629. Monday Post (7 Aug 2017) – A can of worms

  Ah what feels so good as opening a proper can of worms? I cannot resist, and thus open one called “Sony Vs Fuji”!     Admittedly, Canon and Nikon still rank 1 & 2 in the “serious camera” space. But Sony and Fuji are the ones making progress at

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#625 Monday Post (31 July 2017) It’s the process, stupid!

#625 Monday Post (31 July 2017) It’s the process, stupid!

  Don’t call me stupid! shouts Otto/Kevin Kline in  “A fish called Wanda”. Well, more and more, it seems, cameras are designed for stupid people. More and more “intelligence” in the camera itself and/or the PP software aims at giving all of us – no, make that all of you

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#621. Monday Post (24 July 2017) – Who do you shoot for?

#621. Monday Post (24 July 2017) – Who do you shoot for?

In some ways, Thomas Fitzgerald beat me to this piece. He wrote “Who do you take pictures for?” a couple of weeks ago and I confess to being a bit miffed at the time.   Being all grown-up, I’m over that now and find myself wondering at it’s necessity. After

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# 619 Monday-Post-gone-over-to-Tuesday (17-18 July 2017) Is it Likeable, or Leicable.

# 619 Monday-Post-gone-over-to-Tuesday (17-18 July 2017) Is it Likeable, or Leicable.

Readers of DearSusan know it, not one of our gang is actually fond of Leica. Well that’s not true. We’re all rather fond of Leica actually, but not of Leica cameras. All of us love Leica glass, but the cameras, well… We’d all love for Leica to do well and

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#617. Monday Post (10 July 2017) – Daft or clever, you decide

#617. Monday Post (10 July 2017) – Daft or clever, you decide

At DearSusan, we can be diehard snobs. Sometimes, only überlenses get more than a passing mention, so well corrected that the word aberration is no longer known to our spellcheckers, and only cameras with a gazillion pixels are deemed worthy. Right? WRONG! Here is a lens that, for sure, is

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#611 The Monday Post (26 June, 2017) Where is our industry going?

#611 The Monday Post (26 June, 2017) Where is our industry going?

Where is our industry going? Sales have started falling off a cliff some years back, and give no signs of recovery. Indeed, smartphones are getting better with time, whereas mass-market compact cameras are not, so the trend is unlikely to reverse itself. What triggered my thinking is this post, from

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#608. The Monday Post (19 June 2017) – What of the Sony A7rIII ?

#608. The Monday Post (19 June 2017) – What of the Sony A7rIII ?

By modern standards, my Sony A7r2 is getting long in the tooth. It used to be that we bought cameras and kept them for decades. Not anymore, as sensor technology has been making great strides in the past few years and cameras in our price bracket come with the sensor

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#606. The Monday Post (12 June 2017) – Self imposed poverty and still no end to the post processing quest

#606. The Monday Post (12 June 2017) – Self imposed poverty and still no end to the post processing quest

At the risk of sounding like a pervert, I’ve got three Macintoshes.       You’ll note the capitalised “M” that ought to put me in the clear, however.   One is a MacMini which I inherited almost new from my father. It operates 24/7 as a server to our

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