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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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#793. Monday Post (3 Dec 2018) – Only a bit OT

#793. Monday Post (3 Dec 2018) – Only a bit OT

Hating Lightroom.   Hoping Luminar’s next release is mainstream usable.   Still having issues with ON1 RAW’s blowsy attitude.   Wanting RAW Power to get yet more traction.   Thinking Capture 1 V12 might be the tipping point.         It’s Sunday afternoon. I’m printing, or at least

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#790. Monday Post (26 Nov 2018) – Rant Receptors Ready!

#790. Monday Post (26 Nov 2018) – Rant Receptors Ready!

  An f0.65 lens. WTF?   If you’re a regular DS reader, you’ll know we’ve discussed the new generation of über lenses exhaustively in recent times.   The trend continues and I was hardly surprised to see a report in the photography media, suggesting that Nikon has calculated its new

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#788. Monday Post (19 Nov 2018) – Printswapping

#788. Monday Post (19 Nov 2018) – Printswapping

That’s one word, like trainspotting, please. Two would make it an act, I wanna talk about the concept. And project.     Sooo, continuing my two obsessive themes of the year, printing and (collecting) art, as means of becoming a better photographer … here are some thoughts behind printswapping.  

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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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#779. Monday Post (22 October 2018) In defence of succumbing to GAS

#779. Monday Post (22 October 2018) In defence of succumbing to GAS

Defending giving in to GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) might seem strange coming from a guy who has spent all of this year with a 20+year old lens (Leica Elmarit R 28mm f:2.8) mounted on a 7-year old camera (Sony NEX 7), both more-or-less-loved leftovers from past times.     When

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#777. Monday Post (15 October 2018) 341 – a milestone of sorts.

#777. Monday Post (15 October 2018) 341 – a milestone of sorts.

341 – Three for one. That’s what you’re getting today.     Post number 777 and to mark the occasion, three items, one from each of us. I suppose it was inevitable that the mention of threesomes would worm its way into our pre-publication discussions, leaving me (at least) puzzled

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#776. Monday Post (8 October 2018) Cleaning up after Photokina and the SBH goes to Singapore

#776. Monday Post (8 October 2018) Cleaning up after Photokina and the SBH goes to Singapore

Photokina is done and all the new cameras and lenses are slowly finding their way into reviewers’ hands and some into stores, no doubt filling the early adopters with delight. So, time for a quick look at some of the highlights.     Top of the expectation list, Nikon’s mirrorless

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