#843. What’s in my Bag? (Adam)

#843. What’s in my Bag? (Adam)

  Late to the party (but always nice to be invited) it’s high time I shared with you the contents of my bag!   The obvious choice for me was the Billingham Hadley small. To me this bag has everything I need. The ability to cram in more stuff that

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#814. Hasselblad X1D. Black to the future.

#814. Hasselblad X1D. Black to the future.

There’s a new kid on my block. It’s black, it’s Swedish and it scares the poop out of me.     After many months of pining and making co-author Philippe’s life misreable with my constant grumbling about my A7r2’s colours, it was time to man up and put my dollars

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#811. Monday Post (21 Jan 2019) – What’s in my bag? The one-and-only lens.

#811. Monday Post (21 Jan 2019) – What’s in my bag? The one-and-only lens.

There are many styles of photography and photographers, so any statement needs to be made in the context of a certain type of shooting and individual Please see: https://www.dearsusan.net/2015/02/03/320-magic-quadrant-personal-photographic-style/ . In my case, stationary objects, cityscapes, landscapes, close-ups, and my style is storytelling.. It is now almost a year that

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#809. GAS Strikes Again – Z 7 Vs D850

#809. GAS Strikes Again – Z 7 Vs D850

A month with the new Nikon Z7 has convinced me to switch to mirrorless for good, leaving my D850 permanently in the bag. Here’s why.

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#767. Recent new camera announcements from Nikon, Canon, and even Zeiss have me asking “why?”

#767. Recent new camera announcements from Nikon, Canon, and even Zeiss have me asking “why?”

Who, I wonder to myself, is buying these new cameras and lenses and, again, why? Are they more capable? Depends on your definition. Large of sensor while incrementally smaller and lighter than their predecessors? Appear to be. But, towards what end? What are enough of us doing with these state-of-the-art

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#766. Monday Post (10 Sep 2018) – How do we make better use of our gear ?

#766. Monday Post (10 Sep 2018) – How do we make better use of our gear ?

Convergence. And multiple hat tips. The ingredients for this story follow : Two days ago some travel albums I had printed of my recent trip to Scotland turned up on my doorstep. These contain a majority of photographs made with my Smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S9) and some 30% of photographs

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#764. Monday Post (3 Sept 2018) – Photographic gear, from Arles to the rumour mills

#764. Monday Post (3 Sept 2018) – Photographic gear, from Arles to the rumour mills

We’ve been getting very excited about the new gear announcement recently, and covered those with the joy of anticipation that only today’s rumour-based marketing can allow. It used to be that a new product was announced and that was it. The press releases informed the mags and websites which, in

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#711. Monday Post (9 April 2018) – Covering all angles, blurring vision ?

#711. Monday Post (9 April 2018) – Covering all angles, blurring vision ?

Imagine starting over. Suddenly, you’ve got no gear but all the money in the world to buy anything you want. What do you get ?     The sad premise for this through process was co-author Philippe’s gear being stolen. Not that he can spare any amount to rebuild his

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#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

  Last week was the Paris Salon de la Photo, the largest photo gear expo in the year. I went there with a shopping list that was longer than my hobby-spending bank balance. Fortunately, there was no way I could buy the whole list, as some items were incompatible with

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#481. A 5-step methodology for choosing photo gear (webinar with Ming Thein)

#481. A 5-step methodology for choosing photo gear (webinar with Ming Thein)

<tl;dr>At the end of next week, Ming Thein and I are presenting a webinar focusing on gear choices that you’ll probably find interesting. You can register at the bottom of this page.</td;dr> Long version below inaugural fireworks! So, tell me! Have you ever: felt frustration when viewing an ad for,

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