#675. Review – SilkyPix Studio Developer

#675. Review – SilkyPix Studio Developer

Here at Dear Susan there has been much discussion recently about raw development and editing software. There have been disgruntled mutterings about Apple’s Aperture, Adobe Lightroom and the monthly tax for continued access to your own catalogue, and various of Dear Susan’s contributors have tried some of the lesser known

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#672. The Sony A9. Will it fly as a wildlife camera?

#672. The Sony A9. Will it fly as a wildlife camera?

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. Well, here’s an 8 000 word review that involves little reading! Took a wee trip into the hills of the Southern Highlands on Tuesday to a location where I was pretty certain, from previous experience, I’d get some shots of Red

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#670. Monday Post (20 Nov 2017) –  What’s the Sony A7r3 really like ?

#670. Monday Post (20 Nov 2017) – What’s the Sony A7r3 really like ?

As the first Sony A7r3 bodies are being delivered to their lucky owners, dpreview published this studio scene comparison that shows how effective the new pixel-shift feature really is. The superb Nikon D850’s performance is also noteworthy : regularly a notch above the exceptional Sony A7r2 and sometimes even the

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#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

  Last week was the Paris Salon de la Photo, the largest photo gear expo in the year. I went there with a shopping list that was longer than my hobby-spending bank balance. Fortunately, there was no way I could buy the whole list, as some items were incompatible with

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#663. Decisive steps. Looking into my past purchases to plan the future.

#663. Decisive steps. Looking into my past purchases to plan the future.

The cat is out of the bag. After months of waiting, Sony have released the A7RIII. Thus I, and many other A7RII owners, ask myself the question: is it worth upgrading?     The answer to this question is made less obvious than some would like it by the fact

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#661. Sony A7r3, diminishing returns & Maslow hierarchy of needs

#661. Sony A7r3, diminishing returns & Maslow hierarchy of needs

So Sony announced the new iteration of their A7r range. And its promises are numerous and mouth-watering. Better AF, better sensor circuitry, a better battery, a better shutter mechanism, a better EVF, a better IBIS and the star of the show : pixel-shift. All at an unchanged price point. Sweet!

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#660. Is Sony the Un-Leica-ly company?

#660. Is Sony the Un-Leica-ly company?

In the old days – God, I hate posts that start like that – photography was at least a two-tier world. The first tier, with Kodak Brownies and Polaroids, was for home consumption. Document precious moments, go to print or slide and populate albums.     The second-tier was professional,

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#651. Best city for street photography: Lisbon *

#651. Best city for street photography: Lisbon *

OK, this is a bold statement. But let me clarify this more: * “in Europe”, “as far as I know” and “in my opinion”. Let me explain…     I stumbled upon Lisbon a couple of years ago during a business trip. Like many others, I didn’t have it high

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#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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  • #645. Monday Post (18 September 2017): Chewing the RX10 IV cud
  • #645. Monday Post (18 September 2017): Chewing the RX10 IV cud
  • #645. Monday Post (18 September 2017): Chewing the RX10 IV cud
  • #645. Monday Post (18 September 2017): Chewing the RX10 IV cud
  • #645. Monday Post (18 September 2017): Chewing the RX10 IV cud
  • #645. Monday Post (18 September 2017): Chewing the RX10 IV cud

#645. Monday Post (18 September 2017): Chewing the RX10 IV cud

    Behind the scenes at DearSusan, the contributors occasionally indulge in some robust discussion, mostly not for publication, but sometimes delivering excellent content – just the kind the Monday Post was created for.   This conversation was started last week by my reading of Kirk Tuck’s comments on Sony’s

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