#854. A Camera for Paris!

#854. A Camera for Paris!

We’re going to Paris!  Well, next year, and probably in the Fall…so it’s a ways off. But we’re planning. What fun. ‘Trip of a lifetime’ to be sure. However, this will not be a photo-safari a la Pascal and his pals. I will not be photographing when and where I

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#853. Is your camera the same as your car?

#853. Is your camera the same as your car?

After a hiatus of more than 10 years, last year I became a car owner again.  Living in a city I didn’t need a car, but circumstances had changed and a car gives more flexibility and ease when making long journeys at short notice. I’ve always had an interest in

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#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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#836. Monday Post (25 March 2019) – Love Vs. Hate, or Leica Vs. Zeiss, or Q2 Vs. ZX1

#836. Monday Post (25 March 2019) – Love Vs. Hate, or Leica Vs. Zeiss, or Q2 Vs. ZX1

7 years ago, Sony introduced a UPhO, or Unidentified Photographic Object, the RX1, and the world went: OMG, what have they done? A diminutive camera which, at first glance, could pass off as one of the then so-many compact cameras. Except for for a very, very un-minor detail. It had

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#803. Monday Post (31 dec. 2018) Last post! (for the year)

#803. Monday Post (31 dec. 2018) Last post! (for the year)

So, 2018 is soon to be over. What has it changed to our (photographic) worlds over the course of this year? Are MF cameras really better (for some uses)? The answer would seem to be “yes”, as the Master of this House has declared undying love for the Hasselblad X1D.

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#782. The coming of Julia (an un-review). A brilliant new Zeiss with just a hint of Leica

#782. The coming of Julia (an un-review). A brilliant new Zeiss with just a hint of Leica

For all those of you familiar with  Faust and similar myths, whereby a man loses/sells his soul to the Devil, you know how hard it is to get it back, and it usually involves the love of a fair maiden. Like that is going to happen to a man of

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#781. The Leica M9 Journey: Class, Crass or Fast Glass – No One Rides for Free

#781. The Leica M9 Journey: Class, Crass or Fast Glass – No One Rides for Free

I thought it was high time that I continued my tale of Leica M9 ownership…     It’s been nearly a year now (where has this expletive deleted year gone?!) since I took the plunge and ponied up Sony A7Rii money for something that in functionality terms was akin to my

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#780. Monday Post (29 October) Resurrecting the Kodak Brownie (or is it the Instamatic?)

#780. Monday Post (29 October) Resurrecting the Kodak Brownie (or is it the Instamatic?)

This post comes inspired by the release of the Leica M10-D. The M10-D is essentially a M10-P (the one with a very quiet shutter) minus the rear LCD. Leica call it “digital body – analogue soul”. And, to make this even more obvious, the M10-D sports a very analogue-like lever

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#779. Monday Post (22 October 2018) In defence of succumbing to GAS

#779. Monday Post (22 October 2018) In defence of succumbing to GAS

Defending giving in to GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) might seem strange coming from a guy who has spent all of this year with a 20+year old lens (Leica Elmarit R 28mm f:2.8) mounted on a 7-year old camera (Sony NEX 7), both more-or-less-loved leftovers from past times.     When

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#745. (Monday Post 02 July 2018) – Further Adventures in La La Land

#745. (Monday Post 02 July 2018) – Further Adventures in La La Land

It was a fairly normal day.   I continued to argue* with the good bad folks who host (sic) the photos on my website, whilst preparing some event coverage quotes for a couple of perspective clients   *apparently that my photos no longer display because they rolled out an improved

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