Category Archives for "Opinion"

Feb 18

#1173. Why I lost interest in superfast lenses

By pascaljappy | Opinion

It’s not snobbery, it’s not reverse-snobbery. It’s all about how I like to define depth in images. Loosing interest would imply fast lenses were once close to the epicenter of my photographic experience. But, when searching the thousands of photographs I’ve posted on DS over the years, it was surprisingly difficult to find many made […]

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Jan 24

#1167. sPENTAX and RICOHlled

By philberphoto | Opinion

It is sad day for photography. Pentax and Ricoh cameras and lenses will no longer be made industrially. Aficionados of either brand will still be able to acquire their favorite gear as assembled in very low volume by craftsmen, thus making it easy for them to personalize their gear. This is as close to closing […]

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Jan 21

#1166. A mistical morning

By Lad Sessions | Opinion

Serendipity is often praised but often not appreciated for itself. “Chance favors the prepared mind” said Louis Pasteur, and usually we fasten on the second part of his quip, the preparation, because there we are in control and deeply invested in what we can make of the happy chance. Whether in science, art or daily […]

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Jan 11

#1163. Expect the Unexpected

By Pete Guaron | Opinion

(That’s Garfield’s motto. It’s OK – we share! And I bet none of you expected this, after the two posts on tree bark that Lad and I just gave you!) I regularly visit a friend of mine in the next street every afternoon. And this particular day was no different. My pup [? – she’s […]

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Nov 26

#1154. The return of minuscule pleasures

By philberphoto | Opinion

It’s true, you know, what they say : The smaller the size, the greater the pleasure!   Those of you familiar with DearSusan will have read my review of the Laowa 100mm f:2.8 super macro, a.k.a. Jonathan. From that perspective, this post brings nothing new, so readers seeking technical insights can skip right along. But, […]

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Aug 23

#1134. In Defense of Grabbing

By pascaljappy | Opinion

To me, the best photograph is unexpected. But a lot in our hobby, from carefully planned workshops, to the very existence of tripods, to photo-journalism, to competition rules, to studios … says otherwise.   It all started with an exquisite piece of writing by Thorsten von Overgaard sent to me by Philippe, which begins with […]

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