#665. Swimming upstream

#665. Swimming upstream

Cats years are reckoned to be nine of ours. Dogs, seven.   There’s agreement on that, but not much on camera longevity, especially if it’s a Leica. I’m not sure I don’t think that’s a bit disingenuous.       Got it yet? Yes, I succumbed a year ago. I

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#663. Decisive steps. Looking into my past purchases to plan the future.

#663. Decisive steps. Looking into my past purchases to plan the future.

The cat is out of the bag. After months of waiting, Sony have released the A7RIII. Thus I, and many other A7RII owners, ask myself the question: is it worth upgrading?     The answer to this question is made less obvious than some would like it by the fact

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#660. Is Sony the Un-Leica-ly company?

#660. Is Sony the Un-Leica-ly company?

In the old days – God, I hate posts that start like that – photography was at least a two-tier world. The first tier, with Kodak Brownies and Polaroids, was for home consumption. Document precious moments, go to print or slide and populate albums.     The second-tier was professional,

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#651. Best city for street photography: Lisbon *

#651. Best city for street photography: Lisbon *

OK, this is a bold statement. But let me clarify this more: * “in Europe”, “as far as I know” and “in my opinion”. Let me explain…     I stumbled upon Lisbon a couple of years ago during a business trip. Like many others, I didn’t have it high

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#639. Monday Post (4 September 2017): Nikon’s mirrorless plan and (OT) a significant loss

#639. Monday Post (4 September 2017): Nikon’s mirrorless plan and (OT) a significant loss

  OK, so I haven’t ordered a D850, although for a few minutes, the pull was quite strong.   It seems as though the first batch of 850s hasn’t even been despatched yet and Nikon Rumors is already speculating on what Nikon’s mirrorless camera will bring. The mock ups are

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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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# 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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#551. The Monday Post (23 Jan 2017)

#551. The Monday Post (23 Jan 2017)

In a recent e-mail from a friend, he revealed that he has a Tesla on order. It’s a year or so off yet, as the company hadn’t planned such a runaway success; orders (and cash deposits) streaming in from every point of the compass and in response, finished cars oozing

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#546. The Monday Post (9 January 2017)

#546. The Monday Post (9 January 2017)

  2017 is barely underway and my curmudgeon-o-meter is already bashing against the stop.   How would you react to these earth shattering announcements?   Leica Rumors (Web site) is so plumb out of news that it’s just announced the competition winners for an M3-shaped tin container?   I suppose

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#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

  Pascal’s last Monday Post might have been an easy to skip piece for many of you. After all, the Interwebs delivers incredible stuff – right to your desktop.   Indeed it does. It also does some bad things, too.           Here’s one; it’s my story,

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