Category Archives for "Opinion"

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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Nov 16

#64. Welcoming the NEX-5N

By pascaljappy | News , Opinion , Review

UPDATE 1: My God, it’s full of Stars!, a first look at astronomy with the Sony NEX-5N. UPDATE 2: A Slow-Food review of the Sony NEX-5N, using the NEX-5N exclusively with manual lenses. Some people change cameras often. I do so when mine dies and the event often is an opportunity to turn around, analyse […]

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Jul 23

#9. Cyberdog

By pascaljappy | News , Opinion

Ami touriste, (1) Londres est la plus belle ville du monde (2) Camden est un paradis pour les photographes (3) Le temps britannique et l’architecture encouragent le noir et blanc 🙂 Cyberdog est un magasin visuellement incroyable. Les employés sont malheureusement aussi déplaisants que paranos (pour la petite histoire, à l’occasion du London Street Photography […]

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