#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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#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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  • # 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)
  • # 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)
  • # 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)

# 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)

Pre(r)amble This post started as a semi-rant as you’ll soon see. While I was dithering whether to click the post button, an e-mail conversation sprung-up between myself, Scottish photographer and friend Bob Hamilton and DS’ own Pascal Jappy. Predictably, they were both rhapsodising about their new A7RIIs, making my decision

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#387. Sony A7rII review. First Impressions

#387. Sony A7rII review. First Impressions

This Sony A7rII review guest post by Bob Hamilton is summary of recent email exchanges between Bob and myself. For those who do not know him, Bob is a very talented Scottish photographer with a passion for Saga Islands (see his website here). 2 things you need to know about

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#355. A Sony lens for A$43

#355. A Sony lens for A$43

[Paul] A second article from Australia-based John Shingleton explores a bargain.   === I may be telling this story against myself, given my enthusiasm for Leicas and Leica lenses in particular, but this photo was taken with a lens which I bought for A$43 on eBay. In all it cost

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#324. Week-end roundup: Krappy cameras vs 80Mpix backs, NZ vs Siberia and more contests than you can count. Plus, don’t be a conformist!

#324. Week-end roundup: Krappy cameras vs 80Mpix backs, NZ vs Siberia and more contests than you can count. Plus, don’t be a conformist!

It’s the week-end and you’re wondering what to read. We have some answers for you. Gear, art, and more fun photographic information. Comments & suggestions welcome.   Photographer braves an unstable frozen lake to capture breathtaking images of magical ice cavern at sunrise in Siberia. Do not try this at

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#298. Waiting for the wind to stop

#298. Waiting for the wind to stop

The Fuji’s frame counter now reads 109. This week’s wind – quite normal for the region at this time of year – has been hammering away making trying to do pretty much anything outside a bit of a challenge.   So, I’ve not had the practice with the X100 I’d

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#297. First footing with the Fuji – discovering the X100T

#297. First footing with the Fuji – discovering the X100T

You’re a photographer, right? And you already know that packing for a trip is the easy bit. It’s the camera, the lenses and the bag to put it all in where the wheels usually come off – low mass or it’s the hassle with the check-in desk?   My much

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#285. Zeiss Loxia 50/2, Sony FE55/1.8 and Leica Summicron 50/2, the Great Normal Lens Shootout

#285. Zeiss Loxia 50/2, Sony FE55/1.8 and Leica Summicron 50/2, the Great Normal Lens Shootout

So there we are, admiring the city of Paris from above on a cold and wet wet wet autumn morning to give the Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 a second look (Philippe’s world first public review is here) and compare it to its natural rivals : the Sony / Zeiss FE

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