#709. Travel and Street Photography in Phnom Penh: keep your distance

#709. Travel and Street Photography in Phnom Penh: keep your distance

In the second of three articles looking at different aspects of street photography and street portraiture in different cities in South East Asia, I look at the choice of focal length and the effect on the relationship with subjects when taking street portraits in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  If you missed

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#699. Travel and Street Photography in Kuala Lumpur: be polite

#699. Travel and Street Photography in Kuala Lumpur: be polite

Regular readers of Dear Susan may have seen previous articles I’ve written about Singapore and Penang, and finding inspiration in some of Singapore’s modern architecture. I’ve travelled in South East Asia for over a decade, and particularly enjoy visiting Asian cities for their culture clash of western modernity, Asian street

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#697. I used and Otus but purchased a Milvus : 9 months on !

#697. I used and Otus but purchased a Milvus : 9 months on !

It’s 9 months since I took the step and bought my first Zeiss lens, it was the Milvus 1.4/50 after using Philippe’s legendary Otus 55 and 28 in Paris. See #614 I Used an Otus but purchased a Milvus     Since June the Milvus family has grown to:  

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#688. Photographing Antarctica

#688. Photographing Antarctica

  Antarctica needs no introduction, we learnt about it in school and there’s a lot of concern now due to Global Warming. It was never high on places I wanted visit until a few years ago. This changed as I thought I’d better see it while it’s still there in

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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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#639. Monday Post (4 September 2017): Nikon’s mirrorless plan and (OT) a significant loss

#639. Monday Post (4 September 2017): Nikon’s mirrorless plan and (OT) a significant loss

  OK, so I haven’t ordered a D850, although for a few minutes, the pull was quite strong.   It seems as though the first batch of 850s hasn’t even been despatched yet and Nikon Rumors is already speculating on what Nikon’s mirrorless camera will bring. The mock ups are

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#634. Monday Post (21 Aug 2017): Unsplash – death to sales?

#634. Monday Post (21 Aug 2017): Unsplash – death to sales?

A few days ago, I came across this article on PetaPixel, entitled “the future of photography”. The article is written by Mikael Cho, the founder of a website called “Unsplash”, a social networking photo sharing website on which users to give away copyright free high-resolution photos. I read it with

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#632. Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 – 2 Months On

#632. Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 – 2 Months On

After 2 months of ownership and some 900 images, these are my thoughts on the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50. Here is a link to the original article #614. I used an Otus but purchased a Milvus Firstly, yes it’s a keeper why, I will go into that a little later, the 50

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#617. Monday Post (10 July 2017) – Daft or clever, you decide

#617. Monday Post (10 July 2017) – Daft or clever, you decide

At DearSusan, we can be diehard snobs. Sometimes, only überlenses get more than a passing mention, so well corrected that the word aberration is no longer known to our spellcheckers, and only cameras with a gazillion pixels are deemed worthy. Right? WRONG! Here is a lens that, for sure, is

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