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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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#813. Monday Post (28 Jan 2019) – Another way of thinking about shooting envelope

#813. Monday Post (28 Jan 2019) – Another way of thinking about shooting envelope

Following up on a video by Ted Forbes, we suggest an exercise to understand the shooting envelope you need.

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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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#808. Monday Post (14 Jan 2019) – Just one thoughtless person…

#808. Monday Post (14 Jan 2019) – Just one thoughtless person…

    You may be aware that we’ve been besieged in the Kogelberg region, by huge veldt fires since New Years Eve. The area is a United Nations Biosphere – the biodiversity is believed to be greater than anywhere else on the planet; more than 1500 distinctly different forms of

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#806. Monday Post (7 Jan 2019) – Nah! (Nutella, Apple and Hasselblad)

#806. Monday Post (7 Jan 2019) – Nah! (Nutella, Apple and Hasselblad)

Last year, French citizens fought over discounted pots of Nutella. And my MacBook Pro screen started to lose its antireflection coating in patches. So I’m hoping for a cheaper Hasselblad X1D. Umair Haque explains.     How to become super rich. It’s actually easy.   Bill Gates became the world’s

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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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#800. Monday Post (17 Dec 2018) – My 3 photographic aha moments of 2018.

#800. Monday Post (17 Dec 2018) – My 3 photographic aha moments of 2018.

Aha moments shape how we live our lives. DearSusan looks back at 3 determining aha photpgraphic moments of 2018.

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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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