#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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#549. The Monday Post (16 January 2017)

#549. The Monday Post (16 January 2017)

Hat tip to readers M and Sean for pointing us in the direction of RAWPower and explaining exclusive compatibility with the latest version of macOS. Thanks!   The promise made by Gentlemen Coders about RAWPower is a powerful one: give you greater access to Apple’s RAW processing core than with

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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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#516. Whither Sensor Formats? a.k.a Going Full Circle From Film

#516. Whither Sensor Formats? a.k.a Going Full Circle From Film

Has there ever been a more fun time to be a photographer? All the way back in the film-based middle-ages, it used to be that the medium and large format segments of the market offered tremendous a variety of shooting experiences that were not available in 35mm. These things came

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