#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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#614. I used an Otus but purchased a Milvus

#614. I used an Otus but purchased a Milvus

<Pascal> Please welcome new contributor Dallas Thomas. Dallas has the good fortune of living in Australia and has faced the hardship of being introduced to DearSusan through the hands of co-author Philippe (PB, in the text below). In spite of this, Dallas decided to contribute to the blog and –

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#596. Why am I such a bokeh slut?

#596. Why am I such a bokeh slut?

I love bokeh. I am a Bokeh Slut, with BS in capitals, as in … you know what…  Better photographers are critical of that. My friend Boris leans the other way (all sharp), and I didn’t start that way, so, why is that? The first reason is: because I can.

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#588. Zeiss ExoLens. Down the Smartphone Photography rabbit hole?

#588. Zeiss ExoLens. Down the Smartphone Photography rabbit hole?

Smartphone photography is a bit of a polarizing topic, here on DearSusan :  some photographers herald it as the definitive solution for close-up, spontaneous, huge DOF explorations, while the arrière-garde argue that they’re perfectly happy with their large bodies (cameras, that is) and super lenses. I personally fall in both

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#572. You’re not listening to us

#572. You’re not listening to us

But perhaps you should.   The ongoing behind-the-DS-scenes conversation regarding post processing applications has woven our week together, allowing new inductee (and soon to appear on our hallowed Web pages) Adam Bonn, to find his feet in this august gathering of sometimes-like-minds.   The pros and cons of Lightroom, Photos,

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#568. Monday Un-Post

#568. Monday Un-Post

DearSusan posts tell a story. A story of photography and situations/things/people to photograph, to process, to share and to remember. Therefore this cannot be a post, it must go down as an un-post. Un-kind, un-inspiring, un-amusing, Un-Susan. The un-post. Pascal can be such a drone sometimes (many times). He gets

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#563. The Monday Post (27 Feb 2017) – JPG vs RAW debate interesting again

#563. The Monday Post (27 Feb 2017) – JPG vs RAW debate interesting again

A Hunter S Thompson-esque slow burn for vengeance remains this week. Anthrax sweeties, hand delivered to the CEOs (and boards of directors) of those software developers who singly and often en masse are destroying a hobby, art form, or perhaps an income stream for countless thousands of photographers around the

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