#827. Monday Post (03 Mar 2019) – Is the photography world going (bokeh) slutty?

#827. Monday Post (03 Mar 2019) – Is the photography world going (bokeh) slutty?

  There is no person more virtuous than a reformed sinner. Such is my case, a self-professed bokeh slut. Here is proof: Why am I such a bokeh slut? As you know, in my Last Post for the year (2018), I proclaimed that the Lens Of The Year 2018 was

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#824. Monday Post (25 Feb. 2019)- From multi-lens platforms to multi-platform lenses (back to the MP roots)

#824. Monday Post (25 Feb. 2019)- From multi-lens platforms to multi-platform lenses (back to the MP roots)

  When the Monday Post was created, the intent was to adress industry news. Things (meaning: writers) later digressed, even sometimes going completely off-topic, as some readers remarked. So it is time to go back to the MP roots: let’s talk news and gear!     News this week have

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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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#797. Monday Post (10 Dec 2018) – With a lens, or through a lens?

#797. Monday Post (10 Dec 2018) – With a lens, or through a lens?

The first criterion to describe a lens is its focal length. 50mm, or 24-105mm or whatever. Beginners are told that the choice of focal length will determine what picture they get. Compact cameras come with zooms buitt in, and ILC’s are offered with “kit zooms”. In both cases, the zooms

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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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#697. I used and Otus but purchased a Milvus : 9 months on !

#697. I used and Otus but purchased a Milvus : 9 months on !

It’s 9 months since I took the step and bought my first Zeiss lens, it was the Milvus 1.4/50 after using Philippe’s legendary Otus 55 and 28 in Paris. See #614 I Used an Otus but purchased a Milvus     Since June the Milvus family has grown to:  

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#387. Sony A7rII review. First Impressions

#387. Sony A7rII review. First Impressions

This Sony A7rII review guest post by Bob Hamilton is summary of recent email exchanges between Bob and myself. For those who do not know him, Bob is a very talented Scottish photographer with a passion for Saga Islands (see his website here). 2 things you need to know about

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#326. Bellamy Hunt (JapanCameraHunter) on film better than digital, collector gear and photography in Japan

#326. Bellamy Hunt (JapanCameraHunter) on film better than digital, collector gear and photography in Japan

Most of your photography is done in a routine environment while testing gear for your customers. How do you find inspiration in locations you’ve visited so often ? How do you keep your creative juices flowing even in a repetitive context ? A lot of the photography I do to

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#325. Waiting for an epiphany that ain’t gonna happen

#325. Waiting for an epiphany that ain’t gonna happen

Rumours spoil us. I’ve been longing for an A7r replacement since the first faint suggestions of curved sensors, 50Mpix medium formats and other exotica were aired on the interwebs. Not that it’s a bad camera, but my past experience with Sony has not been one of extreme reliability, and 18

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#313. Gianluca Bevacqua : Building the Ultimate Legacy Lens List !

#313. Gianluca Bevacqua : Building the Ultimate Legacy Lens List !

Luca Bevacqua is a great photographer from Italy. He is the author of the blog Addicted2Light and has built what may be one of the world’s largest lists of legacy lenses with their characteristics (large post, loading may take a little while). In this guest post, he talks us through

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