#758. The Standard British Handful; Fuji’s 16-55 zoom

#758. The Standard British Handful; Fuji’s 16-55 zoom

  I thought I’d done with zoom lenses some years ago, when the Sony NEX showed me just how many quality images I could shoot with manual prime lenses and a little more personal application. I’m convinced that this simple symbiosis had a radical impact on my photography and so,

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#743. The X-H1. Has Fuji hit the target?  Three opinions.

#743. The X-H1. Has Fuji hit the target? Three opinions.

Kaiman Wong (Kai W) calls it a beast. An acknowledged street photographer true, but jizzing around in the rain outside a new(ish) building at 1 New Change in the City of London is hardly a decent test.   There are now three X-H1s in the hands of our contributors and

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#576. Sony A7rII vs Fuji GFX. A few 100% samples.

#576. Sony A7rII vs Fuji GFX. A few 100% samples.

We’ve heard a lot about the new medium format cameras from Fuji and Hassleblad and some user reviewers are now surfacing slowly. But what’s been on our mind lately, here at DS, is how these compare to the current star of our Full Frame lineup, the Sony A7rII. And now,

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#513. Fuji’s GFX – medium format for a ready audience?

#513. Fuji’s GFX – medium format for a ready audience?

  The wet string that connects DearSusan’s international HQ to the world has been steaming again with a flurry of e-mails this week, following Fuji’s announcement of the GFX medium format system last Monday.   Here we sit; four photographers, four locations, four totally different attitudes, wants and ideas, trying

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#482. Fuji’s X-Pros do seascapes

#482. Fuji’s X-Pros do seascapes

      It’s nearing the end of autumn – it’s been a fantastic summer down here on the Southern Tip (of Africa). The temperatures started to rise during October and by Christmas, we were all wondering where the seasonal winds had gone, as day after day passed in a

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#463. Fuji’s X-Pro2 – first look part 1

#463. Fuji’s X-Pro2 – first look part 1

It’s 16 March and the frame counter now stands at 91. That’s less than a hundred images from which I can say the X-Pro2 is definitely a keeper.   It’s been hard to find an X-Pro. The international roll-out was delayed and Fuji hasn’t got around to a launch in

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#401. Going a bit more Fuji; stopping the Leica itch (a quickie)

#401. Going a bit more Fuji; stopping the Leica itch (a quickie)

I don’t know what made me do it. Really. Perhaps it was the e-mail exchange when I tried to get her to write for us at DearSusan. Maybe it was the disappointment when she turned me down.   Whatever; I read Charlene Winfred’s blog often. I like her quirky style

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#297. First footing with the Fuji – discovering the X100T

#297. First footing with the Fuji – discovering the X100T

You’re a photographer, right? And you already know that packing for a trip is the easy bit. It’s the camera, the lenses and the bag to put it all in where the wheels usually come off – low mass or it’s the hassle with the check-in desk?   My much

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#871 Monday Post (24 June 2019). Battle of the Medium Formats… or?

#871 Monday Post (24 June 2019). Battle of the Medium Formats… or?

Medium format cameras are irrelevant, aren’t they? Their numbers are dwarfed by those of full frame (35mm) cameras. And the progress of said full-frame cameras has made them even more irrelevant, until their inevitable extinction, right? Well maybe, but maybe not. 4 recent entries into that very limited space indicate

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#870. The Famous Five do Paris

#870. The Famous Five do Paris

They say you should never meet your heroes, but they’re wrong. One of the joys in an Internet-centric world is to be able to meet in the flesh the people you befriended via electron and pixel. People who have withstood the test of obligation-free, long distance relationships.     Over

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