#771. Saturday Quickie – Spring in the Fynbos

#771. Saturday Quickie – Spring in the Fynbos

Spring’s not quite here down on the Southern Tip, but the fynbos is already showing out and a quick Saturday post seemed like a great idea.           We only got back from our Spanish eat-athon (with the UK-based rest of the family) a couple of days

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#769. Monday Post (17 Sept 2018) Of landscape photographers but landmark cameras. Why the Hasselblad X1D is a landmark camera!

#769. Monday Post (17 Sept 2018) Of landscape photographers but landmark cameras. Why the Hasselblad X1D is a landmark camera!

There are good cameras, there are remarkable cameras, and there are landmark cameras. For example, the Nikon D850 does everything very well indeed, at levels unthinkable just a couple of years ago. It is a remarkable camera, as DS contributor Dallas can attest to. That said, it is not a

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#762. Shooting the storm

#762. Shooting the storm

Just a few weeks ago, Cape Town was in real danger of becoming one of the world’s first major cities to run out of water. In several storage dams, the water level was nearing single digits; unrecoverable reserves, as the movement of water would stir up way too much silt

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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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#743. The X-H1. Has Fuji hit the target?  Three opinions.

#743. The X-H1. Has Fuji hit the target? Three opinions.

Kaiman Wong (Kai W) calls it a beast. An acknowledged street photographer true, but jizzing around in the rain outside a new(ish) building at 1 New Change in the City of London is hardly a decent test.   There are now three X-H1s in the hands of our contributors and

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#712. Monday Post (16 April 2018) – Pictures at an exhibition

#712. Monday Post (16 April 2018) – Pictures at an exhibition

Predictably, it’s raining. And damned chilly, with a cold easterly wind making being outside something only mad dogs and a few Englishmen would do.       Clearly, I’m one of the latter and braved the mist and drizzle; our 8th floor hotel aerie looks out over the Westfield centre

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#708. Monday Post (2 April 2018). Where in the world?

#708. Monday Post (2 April 2018). Where in the world?

Everything else being equal; camera(s) working, correct lens(es) mounted, batteries charged and you have your muse in your pocket, which cities rank best with you for wandering the streets and a successful day out photographing the world going by?   We all have favourites, but even then, it doesn’t always

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#705. Monday Post (26 March 2018) The M9 dream four months on

#705. Monday Post (26 March 2018) The M9 dream four months on

Regular readers of DS may recollect my pseudo M9 review from a few months back, and if you can’t, then feel free to click here and you’ll find the article.   It’s been four months now, and I thought that you might like to know how the M9 and I

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#701. Monday Post (5 March 2018) – New camera?

#701. Monday Post (5 March 2018) – New camera?

Can you remember a conversation like this over coffee, a few beers, or a casual lunch with a photo buddy?   “I think I’m going to buy a new camera. It’ll help me get some better images and grow my skills.”   It might, but chances are, it’ll spend as

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#700. Shooting game

#700. Shooting game

  Africa boasts an almost limitless list of places to go, things to see and do. Few are more immediately popular than the bush, where as close as an hour’s drive, or as far as a thousand kilometres, it is possible to get a real feeling of Africa at the

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