#697. I used and Otus but purchased a Milvus : 9 months on !

#697. I used and Otus but purchased a Milvus : 9 months on !

It’s 9 months since I took the step and bought my first Zeiss lens, it was the Milvus 1.4/50 after using Philippe’s legendary Otus 55 and 28 in Paris. See #614 I Used an Otus but purchased a Milvus     Since June the Milvus family has grown to:  

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#688. Photographing Antarctica

#688. Photographing Antarctica

  Antarctica needs no introduction, we learnt about it in school and there’s a lot of concern now due to Global Warming. It was never high on places I wanted visit until a few years ago. This changed as I thought I’d better see it while it’s still there in

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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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#638. The Greyton weekend

#638. The Greyton weekend

    I told Paul that I don’t do hills.   It’s not that I can’t, but ageing knees, a paucity of breath and ten or fifteen kilos of photo kit just don’t do it for me any more.   That seemed eminently sensible until Sunday morning, when Paul (Bruins)

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#637. Monday Post (28 Aug 2017): Nikon’s D850 – would I?

#637. Monday Post (28 Aug 2017): Nikon’s D850 – would I?

Sitting supping strong Saturday breakfast coffee with my Greyton co-shooters last weekend, I was more than surprised to hear the discussion home in on the imminent release of Nikon’s D850.   True, amongst us was a couple of true pro photographers and a doctor or two, all of whom could

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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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#581. The Monday Post (10 April 2017)

#581. The Monday Post (10 April 2017)

  Monday. Post day. First up, some news:   Gizmodo says Nikon Tries to Right the Sinking Ship With a Stupid Swarovski Replica   I don’t get it either. The company seems to have lost the mainstream plot, has little or nothing new to offer, meanwhile loyal customers are wondering

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#566. The Monday Post (6 March 2017)

#566. The Monday Post (6 March 2017)

Celebrity photographers are probably a bit less visible than they were a year or so back. Then, it was hard to trawl the Web, open a newspaper, or read a book without being confronted by some kind of publicity for some snapper, or other.   They’re still around and my

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#563. The Monday Post (27 Feb 2017) – JPG vs RAW debate interesting again

#563. The Monday Post (27 Feb 2017) – JPG vs RAW debate interesting again

A Hunter S Thompson-esque slow burn for vengeance remains this week. Anthrax sweeties, hand delivered to the CEOs (and boards of directors) of those software developers who singly and often en masse are destroying a hobby, art form, or perhaps an income stream for countless thousands of photographers around the

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