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#871 Monday Post (24 June 2019). Battle of the Medium Formats… or?

#871 Monday Post (24 June 2019). Battle of the Medium Formats… or?

Medium format cameras are irrelevant, aren’t they? Their numbers are dwarfed by those of full frame (35mm) cameras. And the progress of said full-frame cameras has made them even more irrelevant, until their inevitable extinction, right? Well maybe, but maybe not. 4 recent entries into that very limited space indicate

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#870. The Famous Five do Paris

#870. The Famous Five do Paris

They say you should never meet your heroes, but they’re wrong. One of the joys in an Internet-centric world is to be able to meet in the flesh the people you befriended via electron and pixel. People who have withstood the test of obligation-free, long distance relationships.     Over

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#849. One walk, three togs, 33 pics. And a proposition.

#849. One walk, three togs, 33 pics. And a proposition.

Photography’s like sex. Two’s company, three’s a blast.

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845. Losing Notre-Dame

845. Losing Notre-Dame

A fire in a heritage masterpiece and three personal views on loss.

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#822. A Pwint is born. And the bleak(?) future of #PrintSwap.

#822. A Pwint is born. And the bleak(?) future of #PrintSwap.

With every DearSusan contributor finally running a fully functionnal printer, it’s time to reboot the #Printswap project. Or to kill it off?

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#814. Hasselblad X1D. Black to the future.

#814. Hasselblad X1D. Black to the future.

There’s a new kid on my block. It’s black, it’s Swedish and it scares the poop out of me.     After many months of pining and making co-author Philippe’s life misreable with my constant grumbling about my A7r2’s colours, it was time to man up and put my dollars

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#771. Saturday Quickie – Spring in the Fynbos

#771. Saturday Quickie – Spring in the Fynbos

Spring’s not quite here down on the Southern Tip, but the fynbos is already showing out and a quick Saturday post seemed like a great idea.           We only got back from our Spanish eat-athon (with the UK-based rest of the family) a couple of days

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#770. Printing saga update n°1: the poetry of a b200

#770. Printing saga update n°1: the poetry of a b200

GAS update : 10 minutes into my noble printing quest, and I’m out 300 bucks. Snafu. And my next update might be in a while. It all started with the best of intentions: testing. Since Canon printers are known for: being tolerant of longish periods of sleep being easy to

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#760. Nikon Z6 & Z7 : Criticism and praise!

#760. Nikon Z6 & Z7 : Criticism and praise!

The full release includes: the Z6, essentially a mirrorless D750 and A7 III competitor, the Z7, essentially a mirroless D850 and A7RIII competitor.   For comparisons between the two models, check out this link: Nikon Z6 vs Z7 My analysis : In a nutshell, this is a very-low-risk strategy, as

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#742. A great South African has died

#742. A great South African has died

  David Goldblatt left us yesterday. The scorch marks he leaves on South Africa’s photography, our society, history, our politicians, politics as a whole and the entire mining industry will be visible for decades to come.   I first encountered David’s work in the late 1970s, when I bought two

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