Monday Post
#844. Monday Post (15 April 2019) – 100Mp mirrorless cameras, at long last …

#844. Monday Post (15 April 2019) – 100Mp mirrorless cameras, at long last …

More pixels don’t mean better pixels. Rant – and counter rant – on.

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#842. Monday Post (08 April 2019) – The Ch’i-Ki challenge

#842. Monday Post (08 April 2019) – The Ch’i-Ki challenge

The results are in, and the Haiku challenge has turned up amazing shots by DS contributors. Previous challenges, the same. Not wanting to let Pascal have all the fun, I thought I should try my hand at this. So here goes: In China, the concept of ch’i matters. It is

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#839. Monday Post (01 April 2019) – Leica and Zeiss to merge!

#839. Monday Post (01 April 2019) – Leica and Zeiss to merge!

In my last post of 2018, I forecasted that, due to the continuing contraction of the market for cameras, and thus for lenses, there would be mergers between competitors and/or companies exiting the market. Frankly, my suppositions were that, for example, Panasonic and Olympus could/would merge their camera divisions as

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#836. Monday Post (25 March 2019) – Love Vs. Hate, or Leica Vs. Zeiss, or Q2 Vs. ZX1

#836. Monday Post (25 March 2019) – Love Vs. Hate, or Leica Vs. Zeiss, or Q2 Vs. ZX1

7 years ago, Sony introduced a UPhO, or Unidentified Photographic Object, the RX1, and the world went: OMG, what have they done? A diminutive camera which, at first glance, could pass off as one of the then so-many compact cameras. Except for for a very, very un-minor detail. It had

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#833. Monday Post (18 Mar 2019) – March Challenge : Visual Haiku

#833. Monday Post (18 Mar 2019) – March Challenge : Visual Haiku

For our third challenge this year, we’d like to continue with the Japanese philosophical trend and dig even deeper, with something difficult : visual haiku.     Why difficult?   First because no easy definition of (poetry) haiku exists beyond the formal description. And that only works for the Japanese

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#830. Monday Post (11 March 2019) – Have you lost interest yet?

#830. Monday Post (11 March 2019) – Have you lost interest yet?

A history of modern cameras leading up to this week-end’s Birmingham NEC … which we shan’t attend.

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#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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#821. Monday Post (18 Feb 2019) New camera making you happy? Here at DS, we’re not all convinced.

#821. Monday Post (18 Feb 2019) New camera making you happy? Here at DS, we’re not all convinced.

Do you suppose that any of the leading camera companies really listen to us, their customers? Lots of the Fuji fanboois were blogging their little hearts out last week because their favourite camera company was asking what they‘d like to see next in their lens roadmap and development agenda(s).  

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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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