#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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#757. It’s not the camera, it’s the lenses, stupid! Or is it?

#757. It’s not the camera, it’s the lenses, stupid! Or is it?

Long a once upon ago, film was the great equalizer. Your colour fidelity – or deliberate lack of -, your grain, your sensitivity to photonic vibes, your monochrome coolness … all of it came from film. It was a simpler time when larger was unequivocally better. Real men did it

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#747. Photography’s week links (7 July 2018) – Blad boys Blad boys, what you gonna do ?

#747. Photography’s week links (7 July 2018) – Blad boys Blad boys, what you gonna do ?

With a number like 747, I’d have hoped to write a jumbo article but work and private life ‘unexpected events’ sucked all the free time out of that one. Instead of that, however, let me help you time travel. To the past (week) with a new slew of linked collected

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#707. Rebooting DS

#707. Rebooting DS

A long time coming, night terrors, sweaty palms, constant fear. But it’s been worth it. I hope. Those of you who are faithful readers will know that DearSusan is a collaborative blog and that 10 of us take turns at writing fresh articles about topics that are dear to us

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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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#569. Putting a Pin in (my) Medium Format Ambitions

#569. Putting a Pin in (my) Medium Format Ambitions

Let’s keep this one short. Today, I feel the Medium Format offering is just not worth its price of admission.     Following my usual Modus Operandi, I recently sold lots of stuff (telescopes, lenses, HiFi gear) to finance the acquisition of one of the 2 recent contenders for the

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#566. The Monday Post (6 March 2017)

#566. The Monday Post (6 March 2017)

Celebrity photographers are probably a bit less visible than they were a year or so back. Then, it was hard to trawl the Web, open a newspaper, or read a book without being confronted by some kind of publicity for some snapper, or other.   They’re still around and my

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#554. The Monday Post (30 Jan 2017) – GFX Porn ? Whatever …

#554. The Monday Post (30 Jan 2017) – GFX Porn ? Whatever …

So, Paul’s been rather quiet about gear lately. Serenely content with his XPro-2 and lovely sprinkling of fabulous lenses. While I’m huffing and puffing my anger at over complexification, quality issues and creativity downers, he’s playing it cool.   Then, suddenly, when my blood flow has returned to normal levels,

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#548. Photo Composition: the Importance of Frame Aspect Ratio

#548. Photo Composition: the Importance of Frame Aspect Ratio

Regular readers will have found their fair share of rants against the 3:2 photographic aspect ratio on this blog. It’s no secret that the club of photographers finding this frame aspect ratio at the same time too narrow and too wide counts me as a vocal member … So, to continue with

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#546. The Monday Post (9 January 2017)

#546. The Monday Post (9 January 2017)

  2017 is barely underway and my curmudgeon-o-meter is already bashing against the stop.   How would you react to these earth shattering announcements?   Leica Rumors (Web site) is so plumb out of news that it’s just announced the competition winners for an M3-shaped tin container?   I suppose

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