Review

#106. Photographing the streets of Paris with the Olympus OM-D

On a recent evening, Philippe and I met up on the banks of the Seine river in Paris to make pictures of Notre Dame. Sounds terribly exotic, doesn’t it? Except it was one of the coldest, wettest, foulest days in living memory and it took all of Philippe’s Patagonian training

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#105. Olympus OM-D E-M5. First impressions

THIS IS A ROLLING REVIEW Intro : Welcoming the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Episode 2 : The Olympus OM-D E-M5 as a street photography camera in Paris (with plenty more) Sometimes, things just don’t happen the way you expect them to. As I picked up my little Olympus OM-D E-M5 a

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#104. Welcoming the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (what a name …)

UPDATE : Rolling review on the way Episode 1 : The review begins Episode 2 : The Olympus OM-D E-M5 as a street photography camera (with plenty more) I am writing these initial words in Notepad, tearing along the vineyards of Burgundy at 200mph in the fast train taking me

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#98. Instagram from a photographer’s point of view

Facebook’s spectacular acquisition of Instagram recently prompted a discussion between my friend and tech startup expert Roxanne and myself. Roxanne loves Instagram. Not being much of an iPhone person, I had never tested it and the app simply sounded too much like work (my day job is Web marketing). But

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#89. Battle of the tiny Titans: Sony NEX-5N vs Sony NEX-7

UPDATE : A summary of all this website’s reviews of the Sony NEX-5n and NEX-7 is now available. It has been a great week for Dear SusanS: a new author, Philippe, has joined the crew. We met over comments and since met in real life to swap lenses for our

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#81 Hong Kong & Western Australia in panorama with the Sony NEX-5N

UPDATE : A summary of all this website’s reviews of the Sony NEX-5n and NEX-7 is now available. As part of my ongoing review of the Sony NEX-5N, this post describes the various possibilities offered by that lovely little camera for making panoramas without resorting to expensive dedicated cameras or

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#72. 90 is NOT for reach

UPDATE : A summary of all this website’s reviews of the Sony NEX-5n and NEX-7 is now available. For my review of the NEX-5N camera with Leica & Zeiss lenses, I was loaned a Leica Summarit-M 75/2.5 by co-author Caroline and really like it a lot. It made me long

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#71. Finding (some) love in the Summicron-R 50

In my review of the NEX-5N with non Sony lenses, I explained why my Leica Summicron-R 50/2 may well be my least favourite lens, in spite of its almost legendary reputation: while technically perfect, it doesn’t do much that moves me. The little Voigtlander Colour-Skopar 35/2.5 PII draws in a

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#70. The Sony NEX-5N and exotic lenses (Leica-M, Leica-R, Zeiss ZM, Zeiss C/Y, Panasonic)

UPDATE: Some of these lenses have now been tested on the Sony NEX-7 camera. A summary of all this website’s reviews of the Sony NEX-5n and NEX-7 is now available. When I started reviewing the Sony NEX-5N, my intention was to use it exclusively with manual lenses to return to

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#69. Sony NEX-5N in Black & White

UPDATE : A summary of all this website’s reviews of the Sony NEX-5n and NEX-7 is now available. As part of my ongoing review on the Sony NEX-5N, I have shot plenty of B&W pictures using the camera’s wonderful High-Contrast B&W picture effects mode. I find all the other modes

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