#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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#540. Your experience may vary

#540. Your experience may vary

  Much of DS’ content this past year has been gear-related; lens comparisons, Zeiss’ Otii, Sony cameras v everything else, different software comparisons and despite our best intentions and efforts, little of it really conclusive. Personal preference remains the real test.         Trawling my usual list of

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#534. The Monday Post (5 December 2016)

#534. The Monday Post (5 December 2016)

Presets are for losers. Right? When you’re too lazy or not inspired enough to figure out your own post-processing like a man, you click a magic button and let the machine inject talent into your pathetic work. Probably to share with your pathetic friends on a pathetic social network. When

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#532. The Monday Post (28 November 2017)

#532. The Monday Post (28 November 2017)

The first of a (planned to be) regular Monday post, detailing the recent weekend’s photographic activities of one, or all of us. As it was my idea, I get to go first, so this is a solo effort and briefly discusses a couple of the new photo editors.   We’d

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#513. Fuji’s GFX – medium format for a ready audience?

#513. Fuji’s GFX – medium format for a ready audience?

  The wet string that connects DearSusan’s international HQ to the world has been steaming again with a flurry of e-mails this week, following Fuji’s announcement of the GFX medium format system last Monday.   Here we sit; four photographers, four locations, four totally different attitudes, wants and ideas, trying

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#511 Getting ready for a long one

#511 Getting ready for a long one

I’m sure I’ve grumbled before about the difficulties of travelling as a photographer. Damn, it’s bad enough to just get on a plane to go from a to b. With bag of kit – now including lithium ion batteries in your carry-on, or pockets – it’s just a PITA.  

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  • #507. Canola capers

#507. Canola capers

  Behind the scenes at DearSusan, the work goes on tirelessly. The e-mails buzz back and forth, occasionally delivering a co-operative effort worthy of publication. This is one such. It sped across the Interwebs between myself in Cape Town, Bob Harrison in Glasgow, Pascal in Provence and Philippe, who I

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  • #501. Summer in Scotland pt. 2

#501. Summer in Scotland pt. 2

  There’s no point in complaining about the weather in Scotland. It is what it is. National hero, Billy Connolly joked once that he didn’t need to see cloud symbols on the TV weather chart; “I know what fucking clouds look like!”   Elsewhere in the world, cloudy weather often

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