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#835. When Audrey met Mjölner (Zeiss Distagon 1.4/35 ZM on Hasselblad X1D)

#835. When Audrey met Mjölner (Zeiss Distagon 1.4/35 ZM on Hasselblad X1D)

They are named Novoflex, but should really call themselves the match makers. When cameras and lenses have Romeo and Juliet upbringings and their parents refuse to see them wed, Novoflex swoop in and make the romance happen. This post is the story of an unlikely and forbidden love between my

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#826. The Hasselblad X1D. Take 2.

#826. The Hasselblad X1D. Take 2.

Few cameras have disrupted my worflow as much as the Hasselblad X1D. Or made me as happy. Here’s why.

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#809. GAS Strikes Again – Z 7 Vs D850

#809. GAS Strikes Again – Z 7 Vs D850

A month with the new Nikon Z7 has convinced me to switch to mirrorless for good, leaving my D850 permanently in the bag. Here’s why.

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#805. What’s in my bag? Part 2

#805. What’s in my bag? Part 2

So. I’m going out to wander the streets. I want to disappear, so as to be able to get the shots I want. Unlike many street photographers, I don’t want my subject(s) to see me. I think capturing a posed image is (in the main) not really the essence of

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#795. What’s (in) my bags ? (Pascal)

#795. What’s (in) my bags ? (Pascal)

In this series, the DearSusan editorial team shares what’s in their camera bags. Today’s, it’s Frugal Pascal’s turn.

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#794. What’s In My Bag (Dallas) ?

#794. What’s In My Bag (Dallas) ?

  How things change in 12 months! I started writing this article in October 2017 and didn’t get around to finishing it. 2018 text is in italics.     Whats in my Bag?   Well, that depends greatly on what I’m shooting, which pretty much goes for all of us

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#783. Reviewing the Zeiss Loxia 25

#783. Reviewing the Zeiss Loxia 25

I must be getting rusty. As the time comes to write a review of the Zeiss Loxia 25 that co-author Philippe so kindly lent me for a 2-week trip to Japan, words fail me. The thing is, there isn’t a lot to say about this lens, if you stick to

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#781. The Leica M9 Journey: Class, Crass or Fast Glass – No One Rides for Free

#781. The Leica M9 Journey: Class, Crass or Fast Glass – No One Rides for Free

I thought it was high time that I continued my tale of Leica M9 ownership…     It’s been nearly a year now (where has this expletive deleted year gone?!) since I took the plunge and ponied up Sony A7Rii money for something that in functionality terms was akin to my

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#758. The Standard British Handful; Fuji’s 16-55 zoom

#758. The Standard British Handful; Fuji’s 16-55 zoom

  I thought I’d done with zoom lenses some years ago, when the Sony NEX showed me just how many quality images I could shoot with manual prime lenses and a little more personal application. I’m convinced that this simple symbiosis had a radical impact on my photography and so,

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#751. The Hasselblad X1D. Digital photography home at last ?

#751. The Hasselblad X1D. Digital photography home at last ?

Some say our childhood centerfolds stick with us for the rest of our lives. Mine were the Mamiya 7 and the Rollei SL66. The Bret Sinclair and Danny Wilde of film photography, if you will, and a darn sight easier to explain to my parents than Anna Nicole, Pamela and

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