Monday Post
#676. Monday Post (11 Dec 2017) – De Laude iPhone

#676. Monday Post (11 Dec 2017) – De Laude iPhone

In 1492, German Renaissance abbot Johannes Trithemius took a break from his numerous fields of research to write his “De Laure Scriptorum” (in praise of scribes) letter, to defend the (then) dying breed of scribes, whose expertise (knowing how to read and write) had been battered into redundancy for decades

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#674 Monday Post (04 Dec. 2017) Why are we so emotionally attached to our gear ?

#674 Monday Post (04 Dec. 2017) Why are we so emotionally attached to our gear ?

  As you know, Sony have just released the A7RIII, with deliveries starting on November 30th in the US. Following a Sony thread on a forum these days is like viewing the photo version of the Wailing Wall. Why did Amazon bump me off the list of the Happy And

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#673 Monday Post: Like investment, photography is about the yield…

#673 Monday Post: Like investment, photography is about the yield…

  Not all improvements are due to major shifts in technology, or significant progress in our photographic skills, unlike in my post https://www.dearsusan.net/2017/11/04/decisive-steps-looking-into-my-past-purchases-to-plan-the-future/ Here are three apparently minor, but worthwhile lessons.     Step One starts during an evening walk. The light was fading fast, and, already, I needed all the

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#670. Monday Post (20 Nov 2017) –  What’s the Sony A7r3 really like ?

#670. Monday Post (20 Nov 2017) – What’s the Sony A7r3 really like ?

As the first Sony A7r3 bodies are being delivered to their lucky owners, dpreview published this studio scene comparison that shows how effective the new pixel-shift feature really is. The superb Nikon D850’s performance is also noteworthy : regularly a notch above the exceptional Sony A7r2 and sometimes even the

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#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

  Last week was the Paris Salon de la Photo, the largest photo gear expo in the year. I went there with a shopping list that was longer than my hobby-spending bank balance. Fortunately, there was no way I could buy the whole list, as some items were incompatible with

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#664. Monday Post (6 Nov 2017) – Software again

#664. Monday Post (6 Nov 2017) – Software again

  Short of an assortment of screen grabs, there’s not much to see of all these software solutions. Meanwhile, out in the garage, AndyLandy is halfway loaded for a trip into the bush, starting on Thursday. So, to make the post a bit more interesting, I’m priming us all (including

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  • #662. Monday Post (30 Oct 2017) – Travel redux

#662. Monday Post (30 Oct 2017) – Travel redux

    Monday. Post day and not a thing to wear publish.   That’s not altogether true, but most of the other Susans are toiling away making a crust or two, while I’ve just got back from a (friend’s birthday) weekend in Jozi (Johannesburg). The least I can do then

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#659. Monday Post (23 Oct 2017) – LightGloom and a sojourn in Stockholm

#659. Monday Post (23 Oct 2017) – LightGloom and a sojourn in Stockholm

  There have been many words written about Adobe, its subscription model for software usage and the often dubious benefits attached to the lock-in it delivers. That is the public-facing story. Behind the scenes, most photographers fume at Adobe’s arrogance and many have already deserted the platform for a more

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#657. Monday Post (16 Oct 2017) – The Powa of Pola plus Ottering in Oslo (it’s wet enough)

#657. Monday Post (16 Oct 2017) – The Powa of Pola plus Ottering in Oslo (it’s wet enough)

If you’re in London towards the end of the month, I vividly recommend visiting Wim Wender’s Polaroid exhibition at The Photographer’s gallery. You can read much more about them in The Guardian’s recent article. Why mention them in a Monday Post ? Simply because they illustrate a lot of the

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#654. Monday Post (9 October 2017): Travelling – the London Leg

#654. Monday Post (9 October 2017): Travelling – the London Leg

We’ve not forgotten the Monday Post. Holidays, work and other commitments just took over for a few days. Completely normal service should be resumed in a week or so.     Pete Turner’s death a couple of weeks ago both reminded and encouraged me to look at what I was/am

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