#806. Monday Post (7 Jan 2019) – Nah! (Nutella, Apple and Hasselblad)

#806. Monday Post (7 Jan 2019) – Nah! (Nutella, Apple and Hasselblad)

Last year, French citizens fought over discounted pots of Nutella. And my MacBook Pro screen started to lose its antireflection coating in patches. So I’m hoping for a cheaper Hasselblad X1D. Umair Haque explains.     How to become super rich. It’s actually easy.   Bill Gates became the world’s

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#790. Monday Post (26 Nov 2018) – Rant Receptors Ready!

#790. Monday Post (26 Nov 2018) – Rant Receptors Ready!

  An f0.65 lens. WTF?   If you’re a regular DS reader, you’ll know we’ve discussed the new generation of über lenses exhaustively in recent times.   The trend continues and I was hardly surprised to see a report in the photography media, suggesting that Nikon has calculated its new

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#675. Review – SilkyPix Studio Developer

#675. Review – SilkyPix Studio Developer

Here at Dear Susan there has been much discussion recently about raw development and editing software. There have been disgruntled mutterings about Apple’s Aperture, Adobe Lightroom and the monthly tax for continued access to your own catalogue, and various of Dear Susan’s contributors have tried some of the lesser known

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#606. The Monday Post (12 June 2017) – Self imposed poverty and still no end to the post processing quest

#606. The Monday Post (12 June 2017) – Self imposed poverty and still no end to the post processing quest

At the risk of sounding like a pervert, I’ve got three Macintoshes.       You’ll note the capitalised “M” that ought to put me in the clear, however.   One is a MacMini which I inherited almost new from my father. It operates 24/7 as a server to our

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#560. The Monday Post (20 Feb 2017) – And now an anti-Apple rant

#560. The Monday Post (20 Feb 2017) – And now an anti-Apple rant

Come on … really? You thought that, just because I recently ended my long-term anti-Sony-ergonomics thread, wisdom had suddenly swept my brain free of all ranting tendencies? Nah, I’m way too immature for that. So, having made peace with Sony, let’s take a bite out of Apple. Hopefully, comments will

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#549. The Monday Post (16 January 2017)

#549. The Monday Post (16 January 2017)

Hat tip to readers M and Sean for pointing us in the direction of RAWPower and explaining exclusive compatibility with the latest version of macOS. Thanks!   The promise made by Gentlemen Coders about RAWPower is a powerful one: give you greater access to Apple’s RAW processing core than with

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#547. The Beauty of Apple Photos. Maybe I should explain.

#547. The Beauty of Apple Photos. Maybe I should explain.

This is not, strictly speaking, a formal review of Apple Photos, the free MacOs photo-cataloging, photo-editing application. More of an unrant (a rant is what you complain about something, an unrant is when you compliment, but in an equally subjective and biased manner).   And if you think about it, much

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#544. Photo Editing: A Fresh Start at Casa DS!

#544. Photo Editing: A Fresh Start at Casa DS!

A few weeks ago, my article (The MacBook Pro. Overpriced gimmick or World’s best laptop for photographers ?) garnered comments that where overwhelmingly … divided. Talk about entrenched camps. Interestingly, the transfuges who raised their hands seemed to be exiting the Mac world, drawn by the sirens of powerful GPU cards (Razer Blade

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#523. The MacBook Pro. Overpriced gimmick or World’s best laptop for photographers ?

#523. The MacBook Pro. Overpriced gimmick or World’s best laptop for photographers ?

First world problems, right ? … My current workhorse laptop has been round the globe a few times, seen concrete floors close up too often and is in dire need of replacement. Having recently bought an amazing Dell XPS 13 which has a fabulous screen and a high power i7

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#278. Aperture users get some encouraging news. Sort of.

#278. Aperture users get some encouraging news. Sort of.

When Apple announced it was pulling the developmental plug on our photographic workflow software earlier this year, few of us Aperture users were surprised. It had been several years since Apple had released a significant upgrade, contenting themselves with new RAW converters, point releases, bug fixes and a doughty silence

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