#580. Singapore and Penang with Sony’s E-mount

#580. Singapore and Penang with Sony’s E-mount

Readers rejoice, as here is a second great article on photography in Asia by Adrian Turner. If you’ve missed it, you can read his well-received Travel Portraits article here. And now, here is part 2, sent in echo to a similar post featured here a year ago. Lovely photographs and

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#493. Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. A formal review of a universal lens

#493. Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. A formal review of a universal lens

This is the last picture I took with this Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. After this, it was returned to its white and blue box and to the post office to meet its new owner. Lucky man 😉 But I can’t complain, having myself enjoyed, for 3 weeks, the presence on my

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  • #485. A few cheeky yellows*
  • #485. A few cheeky yellows*

#485. A few cheeky yellows*

I guess we’ve all got a pet project, something we never work especially hard at, just collect images in the hope that one day, we’ll have enough for a Web gallery, or maybe even a gallery show.   I’ve had two such projects going for a while now. The first

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  • #460. We take photographs, but we make art

#460. We take photographs, but we make art

On occasion, I’ve been known to resemble Google’s StreetView avatar. Not for my girth – that’s something else entirely – but rather my regular and entirely circular changes of opinion pointing to post processing.   Casually viewing the pages of Flickr, 500px et al will set the tone; photographs of

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#434. The Day the Smartphone Overtook the Camera

#434. The Day the Smartphone Overtook the Camera

  After years of testing camera bodies and high-end lenses, I’ve finally settled for gear that I think will last me a very long time. My Smartphone.     Let’s face it, the Sony A7rII is a brilliant camera, but you actually need the time to walk around with it

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#407. Wide Wide Test. The Zeiss Distagon 2.8/15 ZF.2 review.

#407. Wide Wide Test. The Zeiss Distagon 2.8/15 ZF.2 review.

Zeiss Distagon 2.8/15 ZF.2. These few words pack a whole lot of semantic value. But all I could think of when using mine during the first few days was that 15 part in the middle. This was not a review like any other. Usually, Zeiss send along these lovely optical

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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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#371. The Sony A7rII – Second Thoughts.

#371. The Sony A7rII – Second Thoughts.

This is a guest post by Leonard Norwitz, whom some will know for his ultra-fi expertise and writings, and who shares interesting pre-delivery doubts about the Sony A7rII. Thank you Leonard – [Pascal]. Le roi est mort, vive le roi ! My mouth waters with excitement as I anticipate the

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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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#350. On location: Cap Bear to Paulilles

#350. On location: Cap Bear to Paulilles

Continuing the crusade to prove that there is more to travel photography than orbiting famous landmarks, here’s the “there’s more to France than the Eiffel Tower” installment. For this “On location” post, I’d like to describe a lovely coastal walk in the South of France. Starting off at the Cap

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