Category Archives for "Opinion"

Oct 06

#160. Unsharp – No mask

By pascaljappy | Opinion

This is a new article by Paul Perton, who shares a love of fuzzy images with yours truly 😉 === A couple of years ago, I (re)discovered manual lenses, after many years of using cameras with auto-everything. In moments, my photography changed as I learned that a much more deliberate approach would be necessary for […]

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Sep 29

#159. Goodnight moon

By pascaljappy | Opinion

Last saturday, we went out for a family meal by the sea in La Ciotat and the moon was lighting the clouds in spectacular fashion. All I had with me to capture the moment was my telephone and the results (which I like in daytime) were beyond horrible. Needless to say, I despised myself for […]

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Jan 06

#137. When is it art ?

By pascaljappy | News , Opinion

Which of the two pictures below (if any) would you consider to be art ? Both are quick evaluations of the potential of a panorama, to determine whether it is worth spending more time on the picture or not. The first, above, is a quick and dirty alignment in Photoshop (showing all my technical transgressions […]

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Sep 17

#122. Should you buy a Sony RX1 ?

By pascaljappy | News , Opinion

Sony’s new RX1 camera could cause a sensation. It’s a gorgeous camera that could fulfil the dreams of many photographers. Small, full frame and equipped with a high pedigree lens in a configuration that could optimise the match between glass and silicon to provide unprecedented levels of image quality in a compact camera. So, should […]

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Sep 10

#120. Go SIGMA

By pascaljappy | News , Opinion

Once in a while someone gets it right! And I believe Sigma just did. For some time, I have been complaining about the general trend towards more and more technological cameras that give us great nocturnal capabilities, ultra fast focusing, GPS and what have you rather than focus on absolute image quality. There’s nothing wrong […]

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Aug 24

#118. Sensors : why size matters!

By pascaljappy | News , Opinion

Rumours of a Full-Frame NEX camera to come recently triggered jolly flame wars with (uneducated) comments successively denouncing the technical impossibility of the task and, more interestingly, how pointless the whole endeavour is. Now that comes as no surprise. The photo world is dotted with interest niches and, as self-centeredness often overrides intellect, fanboy antics […]

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