#827. Monday Post (03 Mar 2019) – Is the photography world going (bokeh) slutty?

#827. Monday Post (03 Mar 2019) – Is the photography world going (bokeh) slutty?

  There is no person more virtuous than a reformed sinner. Such is my case, a self-professed bokeh slut. Here is proof: Why am I such a bokeh slut? As you know, in my Last Post for the year (2018), I proclaimed that the Lens Of The Year 2018 was

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#732. Monday Post (4 June 2018) – Confessions of a repentent slut

#732. Monday Post (4 June 2018) – Confessions of a repentent slut

  First of all I have to confess, I was a slut. A bokeh slut. See post https://www.dearsusan.net/2017/05/20/596-bokeh-slut/ To the question: but why? my first 2 answers were: “because my mum taught me not to use the word w***e”, and “because I can”. A self-professed, unapologetic slut.     How

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#725. Monday Post (21 May 2018) – Lao…who? The sorry tale of a conspiracy

#725. Monday Post (21 May 2018) – Lao…who? The sorry tale of a conspiracy

Not many victims of conspiracies live to tell their stories, but I do. Ever since I announced that I was retiring from my photo hobby, I have been subjected to a combination of attacks and manipulation. In command of this are the 2 Pascals. The one that you know, and

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#687. Bokeh is the new sharp. Of un-selfies and game reserves…

#687. Bokeh is the new sharp. Of un-selfies and game reserves…

  Bokeh is sharp? You readers must think I’ve over-indulged myself over the year-end celebrations. Not so…. alas!     Why is bokeh the new sharp? for a number of reasons. Let me rattle them off     Because we can. I already made that argument in my post “why

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#647. Sony GM 24-70 : Extreme aspheric bokeh master?

#647. Sony GM 24-70 : Extreme aspheric bokeh master?

Around a year ago, Philippe wrote this review of the then new Sony “G Master” (GM) 24-70mm f2.8 zoom for their full frame E mount cameras. In his review he talked about the excellence of the lens, it’s resolution, it’s sharpness, it’s contrast, but also it’s lack of “magic”. His conclusion was

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#620. Can fishermen have GAS too?

#620. Can fishermen have GAS too?

Surrounded by friends of many decades and places past, a week of salmon fishing on the Spey has become a part of our annual calendar. Filled with food, laughter, a more than adequate supply of booze and an occasional fishy catch, there are also quiet times in most days which

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#596. Why am I such a bokeh slut?

#596. Why am I such a bokeh slut?

I love bokeh. I am a Bokeh Slut, with BS in capitals, as in … you know what…  Better photographers are critical of that. My friend Boris leans the other way (all sharp), and I didn’t start that way, so, why is that? The first reason is: because I can.

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#493. Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. A formal review of a universal lens

#493. Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. A formal review of a universal lens

This is the last picture I took with this Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. After this, it was returned to its white and blue box and to the post office to meet its new owner. Lucky man 😉 But I can’t complain, having myself enjoyed, for 3 weeks, the presence on my

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#474. AF comes to überlenses! The Sony FE 85 G Master

#474. AF comes to überlenses! The Sony FE 85 G Master

DearSusan is a free Website. No advertising, no paywall. Hence we don’t play games and tease you with sensational headlines, but hide the meat of the info behind the paywall or after pre-roll ads have played out. So you get it up front, the spanking new Sony FE 85 f:1.4

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#453. Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4: is it an über-lens?

#453. Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4: is it an über-lens?

Silly me, I approached this review of the Zeiss Milvus 85 all wrong! Excited by the prospect of comparing the newcomer to my almighty OTUS 85, codename Hubert, I devised a series of test to establish how close the Milvus comes to the performance of its older superstar brother. A

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