#641. Finding Solace.

#641. Finding Solace.

Adrian Turner: I recently wrote about my lack of inspiration following a particularly challenging period in my life, that left me feeling emotionally drained and creatively barren. My inspiration came from an hour of introspection whilst I photographed abstract architecture in Singapore, and led to a reassurance that all interest

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#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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