#802. Monday Post (24 Dec 2018) – Master and masterpiece, piece of gear and peace of gear…

#802. Monday Post (24 Dec 2018) – Master and masterpiece, piece of gear and peace of gear…

I often discuss photo topics with Pascal, and when he says “great subject for a post, but I don’t know that I could write it. You, on the other hand…”, I know I should proceed with great care. But vanity and pride being what they are, I usually disregard his

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#663. Decisive steps. Looking into my past purchases to plan the future.

#663. Decisive steps. Looking into my past purchases to plan the future.

The cat is out of the bag. After months of waiting, Sony have released the A7RIII. Thus I, and many other A7RII owners, ask myself the question: is it worth upgrading?     The answer to this question is made less obvious than some would like it by the fact

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#660. Is Sony the Un-Leica-ly company?

#660. Is Sony the Un-Leica-ly company?

In the old days – God, I hate posts that start like that – photography was at least a two-tier world. The first tier, with Kodak Brownies and Polaroids, was for home consumption. Document precious moments, go to print or slide and populate albums.     The second-tier was professional,

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#558. The Monday Post (13 Feb 2017) – The anti-anti-Sony rant

#558. The Monday Post (13 Feb 2017) – The anti-anti-Sony rant

My pet rant over recent years has been against Sony.   Sony got me into the mirrorless world with the wonderful NEX-5n. That and tiny Zeiss and Voigtlander lenses reinvented the way I traveled with cameras. Right up to the point where, in the middle of a remote West Australian

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#496. In search of the elusive magic…

#496. In search of the elusive magic…

Recently, I tried the Sony FE 24-70 f:2.8 GM. My lenses have been all prime lenses for years but, even before that, I had forsaken zooms. Too large, too heavy, not good enough, that was my thinking. I then sold my soul to Zeiss and Leica, and forsook AF as

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#387. Sony A7rII review. First Impressions

#387. Sony A7rII review. First Impressions

This Sony A7rII review guest post by Bob Hamilton is summary of recent email exchanges between Bob and myself. For those who do not know him, Bob is a very talented Scottish photographer with a passion for Saga Islands (see his website here). 2 things you need to know about

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