#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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#647. Sony GM 24-70 : Extreme aspheric bokeh master?

#647. Sony GM 24-70 : Extreme aspheric bokeh master?

Around a year ago, Philippe wrote this review of the then new Sony “G Master” (GM) 24-70mm f2.8 zoom for their full frame E mount cameras. In his review he talked about the excellence of the lens, it’s resolution, it’s sharpness, it’s contrast, but also it’s lack of “magic”. His conclusion was

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#632. Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 – 2 Months On

#632. Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 – 2 Months On

After 2 months of ownership and some 900 images, these are my thoughts on the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50. Here is a link to the original article #614. I used an Otus but purchased a Milvus Firstly, yes it’s a keeper why, I will go into that a little later, the 50

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#540. Your experience may vary

#540. Your experience may vary

  Much of DS’ content this past year has been gear-related; lens comparisons, Zeiss’ Otii, Sony cameras v everything else, different software comparisons and despite our best intentions and efforts, little of it really conclusive. Personal preference remains the real test.         Trawling my usual list of

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#512b. The perfect gentleman

#512b. The perfect gentleman

Ah, what is so rare as a perfect gentleman ? He is always appropriately dressed, but never calls attention upon himself, the way a dandy would. He always fits in, yet maintains a distinctive identity. He never puts a foot wrong, whatever the circumstances. And, as and when matters require it,

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#512a. New Zeiss Loxia 2.4/85 : the full review

#512a. New Zeiss Loxia 2.4/85 : the full review

Meet George. Small, unassuming, George is (our codename for) the newly introduced Zeiss Loxia 2.4/85 lens. It was sent to me in July, shortly before my departure for Western Australia, with the usual instructions of telling it like I feel it. Well, at the time, I admit to thinking the

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#493. Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. A formal review of a universal lens

#493. Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. A formal review of a universal lens

This is the last picture I took with this Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. After this, it was returned to its white and blue box and to the post office to meet its new owner. Lucky man 😉 But I can’t complain, having myself enjoyed, for 3 weeks, the presence on my

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#490. Ongoing OTUS 28 review: 8 hours of street photography in Marseilles

#490. Ongoing OTUS 28 review: 8 hours of street photography in Marseilles

After a walk in the vines and some architectural photography in Aix-en-Provence, here is the third and last “leftover pics” post I’ll be publishing about the OTUS 28. This is a biggie …;) The lens is large and its possibilities even more so. So let’s honour this fact with a

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#487. A walk in the Provence vines with a big 28

#487. A walk in the Provence vines with a big 28

So here’s a post almighty Google ain’t gonna like much. Not enough words, not enough keywords. No link strategy. No nothin’ SEO. Just plane-Jane photographs straight off the press after a quick walk (drive, actually) in the nearby country side. The truth is: writing a good review for a lens

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