#687. Bokeh is the new sharp. Of un-selfies and game reserves…

#687. Bokeh is the new sharp. Of un-selfies and game reserves…

  Bokeh is sharp? You readers must think I’ve over-indulged myself over the year-end celebrations. Not so…. alas!     Why is bokeh the new sharp? for a number of reasons. Let me rattle them off     Because we can. I already made that argument in my post “why

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#674 Monday Post (04 Dec. 2017) Why are we so emotionally attached to our gear ?

#674 Monday Post (04 Dec. 2017) Why are we so emotionally attached to our gear ?

  As you know, Sony have just released the A7RIII, with deliveries starting on November 30th in the US. Following a Sony thread on a forum these days is like viewing the photo version of the Wailing Wall. Why did Amazon bump me off the list of the Happy And

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#673 Monday Post: Like investment, photography is about the yield…

#673 Monday Post: Like investment, photography is about the yield…

  Not all improvements are due to major shifts in technology, or significant progress in our photographic skills, unlike in my post https://www.dearsusan.net/2017/11/04/decisive-steps-looking-into-my-past-purchases-to-plan-the-future/ Here are three apparently minor, but worthwhile lessons.     Step One starts during an evening walk. The light was fading fast, and, already, I needed all 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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#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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#629. Monday Post (7 Aug 2017) – A can of worms

#629. Monday Post (7 Aug 2017) – A can of worms

  Ah what feels so good as opening a proper can of worms? I cannot resist, and thus open one called “Sony Vs Fuji”!     Admittedly, Canon and Nikon still rank 1 & 2 in the “serious camera” space. But Sony and Fuji are the ones making progress at

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#625 Monday Post (31 July 2017) It’s the process, stupid!

#625 Monday Post (31 July 2017) It’s the process, stupid!

  Don’t call me stupid! shouts Otto/Kevin Kline in  “A fish called Wanda”. Well, more and more, it seems, cameras are designed for stupid people. More and more “intelligence” in the camera itself and/or the PP software aims at giving all of us – no, make that all of you

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# 619 Monday-Post-gone-over-to-Tuesday (17-18 July 2017) Is it Likeable, or Leicable.

# 619 Monday-Post-gone-over-to-Tuesday (17-18 July 2017) Is it Likeable, or Leicable.

Readers of DearSusan know it, not one of our gang is actually fond of Leica. Well that’s not true. We’re all rather fond of Leica actually, but not of Leica cameras. All of us love Leica glass, but the cameras, well… We’d all love for Leica to do well and

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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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