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#649. Three and half hours with the Nikon D850

#649. Three and half hours with the Nikon D850

The chance to shoot with Nikon’s new D850 was an opportunity too good to knock back, when offered by my good friend Ken.     These few words are not a review of the 850, but my thoughts after only a very short period of use.     The 850

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#647. Sony GM 24-70 : Extreme aspheric bokeh master?

#647. Sony GM 24-70 : Extreme aspheric bokeh master?

Around a year ago, Philippe wrote this review of the then new Sony “G Master” (GM) 24-70mm f2.8 zoom for their full frame E mount cameras. In his review he talked about the excellence of the lens, it’s resolution, it’s sharpness, it’s contrast, but also it’s lack of “magic”. His conclusion was

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#632. Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 – 2 Months On

#632. Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 – 2 Months On

After 2 months of ownership and some 900 images, these are my thoughts on the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50. Here is a link to the original article #614. I used an Otus but purchased a Milvus Firstly, yes it’s a keeper why, I will go into that a little later, the 50

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#588. Zeiss ExoLens. Down the Smartphone Photography rabbit hole?

#588. Zeiss ExoLens. Down the Smartphone Photography rabbit hole?

Smartphone photography is a bit of a polarizing topic, here on DearSusan :  some photographers herald it as the definitive solution for close-up, spontaneous, huge DOF explorations, while the arrière-garde argue that they’re perfectly happy with their large bodies (cameras, that is) and super lenses. I personally fall in both

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#576. Sony A7rII vs Fuji GFX. A few 100% samples.

#576. Sony A7rII vs Fuji GFX. A few 100% samples.

We’ve heard a lot about the new medium format cameras from Fuji and Hassleblad and some user reviewers are now surfacing slowly. But what’s been on our mind lately, here at DS, is how these compare to the current star of our Full Frame lineup, the Sony A7rII. And now,

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#567. Leica M10 review: A first Opportunity to Get a Second Impression

#567. Leica M10 review: A first Opportunity to Get a Second Impression

This is a new hands-on guest post about the new Leica M10 and 4 interesting lenses by reader PaulB. Here’s is his bio and introduction : “My name is Paul Barclay and I have been practicing photography for the past 33 years. I began pursuing photography seriously after graduating from

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#553. Straight Outta the Darkroom

#553. Straight Outta the Darkroom

This is a very interesting guest post by Brian Patterson on how and why to adapt enlarger lenses to outfit modern day cameras. Refreshing … Be sure to click on the clematis shot, it is full size and shows the lovely image quality of the lens. Brian, thanks a lot

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#547. The Beauty of Apple Photos. Maybe I should explain.

#547. The Beauty of Apple Photos. Maybe I should explain.

This is not, strictly speaking, a formal review of Apple Photos, the free MacOs photo-cataloging, photo-editing application. More of an unrant (a rant is what you complain about something, an unrant is when you compliment, but in an equally subjective and biased manner).   And if you think about it, much

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#544. Photo Editing: A Fresh Start at Casa DS!

#544. Photo Editing: A Fresh Start at Casa DS!

A few weeks ago, my article (The MacBook Pro. Overpriced gimmick or World’s best laptop for photographers ?) garnered comments that where overwhelmingly … divided. Talk about entrenched camps. Interestingly, the transfuges who raised their hands seemed to be exiting the Mac world, drawn by the sirens of powerful GPU cards (Razer Blade

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#535. Lightroom vs Capture One in B&W

#535. Lightroom vs Capture One in B&W

Continuing my comparison of Adobe Lightroom and Phase One Capture One photo editors, here is a sequence on B&W conversions. So it’s fitting to start with a colour image, right? Just to set the scene of the first conversion. This conversion used one of the built-in presets. The one below

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