#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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#789. More Smartphone Fun

#789. More Smartphone Fun

Pascal’s post #755, “In defence of smartphone photography, again” and more recently Adrian’s  post #786 Am I going Crazy? (Using an inexpensive smartphone), speak of “smartphone fun” and I thought I’d add my two penn’orth. As some of you will know, I belong to a U3A camera group, (University of the

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#671. Opinion – What serious photographer would use a phone camera ?

#671. Opinion – What serious photographer would use a phone camera ?

Sometimes Dear Susan articles are the result of private debate between it’s contributors; sometimes it is something that triggers inspiration and the desire for one of us to talk about something.  Pascal has recently been telling us and Dear Susan’s readers how much he likes using his Korean fancy from

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#447. A 35mm f1.4 iPhone sounds like a plan

#447. A 35mm f1.4 iPhone sounds like a plan

Fuji’s long awaited X-Pro2 finally emerged just a few days ago, while Sony are imminently expected to make a slew of new announcements, including a new mirrorless camera(s).   So, what’s not to like?   Not much really. I’ve certainly got my eye on an X-Pro2 and I’m sure there

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#369. Week-end Roundup: Snobs, copyright madness, the next Mayer (?), more Monochrom fantasies, curation and more

#369. Week-end Roundup: Snobs, copyright madness, the next Mayer (?), more Monochrom fantasies, curation and more

I’m not at ease with copyright laws and the photo world, as you will read below, is getting more stupid by the minute. So my photos here have nothing to do with the articles linked to below. They simply express my renewed joy at Audrey’s return (Audrey being the Distagon

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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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