#827. Monday Post (03 Mar 2019) – Is the photography world going (bokeh) slutty?

#827. Monday Post (03 Mar 2019) – Is the photography world going (bokeh) slutty?

  There is no person more virtuous than a reformed sinner. Such is my case, a self-professed bokeh slut. Here is proof: Why am I such a bokeh slut? As you know, in my Last Post for the year (2018), I proclaimed that the Lens Of The Year 2018 was

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#824. Monday Post (25 Feb. 2019)- From multi-lens platforms to multi-platform lenses (back to the MP roots)

#824. Monday Post (25 Feb. 2019)- From multi-lens platforms to multi-platform lenses (back to the MP roots)

  When the Monday Post was created, the intent was to adress industry news. Things (meaning: writers) later digressed, even sometimes going completely off-topic, as some readers remarked. So it is time to go back to the MP roots: let’s talk news and gear!     News this week have

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#817 Monday Post (04 Feb. 2019) Are you Picasso, or Da Vinci?

#817 Monday Post (04 Feb. 2019) Are you Picasso, or Da Vinci?

These days I have been getting shots from Pascal, comparing the output from his “Bigger is Better” Hasselblad X1-D with the formidable Zeiss Otus 85mm to that from Hassy glass on the same camera body. Also comparing shots from Dallas’ Nikon bodies and 4 lenses to my Sony-with-just-one-lens on our

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#811. Monday Post (21 Jan 2019) – What’s in my bag? The one-and-only lens.

#811. Monday Post (21 Jan 2019) – What’s in my bag? The one-and-only lens.

There are many styles of photography and photographers, so any statement needs to be made in the context of a certain type of shooting and individual Please see: https://www.dearsusan.net/2015/02/03/320-magic-quadrant-personal-photographic-style/ . In my case, stationary objects, cityscapes, landscapes, close-ups, and my style is storytelling.. It is now almost a year that

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#803. Monday Post (31 dec. 2018) Last post! (for the year)

#803. Monday Post (31 dec. 2018) Last post! (for the year)

So, 2018 is soon to be over. What has it changed to our (photographic) worlds over the course of this year? Are MF cameras really better (for some uses)? The answer would seem to be “yes”, as the Master of this House has declared undying love for the Hasselblad X1D.

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#802. Monday Post (24 Dec 2018) – Master and masterpiece, piece of gear and peace of gear…

#802. Monday Post (24 Dec 2018) – Master and masterpiece, piece of gear and peace of gear…

I often discuss photo topics with Pascal, and when he says “great subject for a post, but I don’t know that I could write it. You, on the other hand…”, I know I should proceed with great care. But vanity and pride being what they are, I usually disregard his

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#797. Monday Post (10 Dec 2018) – With a lens, or through a lens?

#797. Monday Post (10 Dec 2018) – With a lens, or through a lens?

The first criterion to describe a lens is its focal length. 50mm, or 24-105mm or whatever. Beginners are told that the choice of focal length will determine what picture they get. Compact cameras come with zooms buitt in, and ILC’s are offered with “kit zooms”. In both cases, the zooms

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#785. Monday Post (12 Nov 2018) – When you are lighter, you can climb higher… or vice-versa

#785. Monday Post (12 Nov 2018) – When you are lighter, you can climb higher… or vice-versa

DearSusan is a travel photo blog, but, if you think that the title of this post means I am taking you hiking, this is pure deceit on my part. Besides, if I did take you hiking, the possibility of it triggering a tsunami somewhere like Papua is altogether too great

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#782. The coming of Julia (an un-review). A brilliant new Zeiss with just a hint of Leica

#782. The coming of Julia (an un-review). A brilliant new Zeiss with just a hint of Leica

For all those of you familiar with  Faust and similar myths, whereby a man loses/sells his soul to the Devil, you know how hard it is to get it back, and it usually involves the love of a fair maiden. Like that is going to happen to a man of

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#780. Monday Post (29 October) Resurrecting the Kodak Brownie (or is it the Instamatic?)

#780. Monday Post (29 October) Resurrecting the Kodak Brownie (or is it the Instamatic?)

This post comes inspired by the release of the Leica M10-D. The M10-D is essentially a M10-P (the one with a very quiet shutter) minus the rear LCD. Leica call it “digital body – analogue soul”. And, to make this even more obvious, the M10-D sports a very analogue-like lever

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