#860. Monday Post (20 May 2019) – A tale of two 100s – May challenge – Pixel madness

#860. Monday Post (20 May 2019) – A tale of two 100s – May challenge – Pixel madness

Over the past few weeks, two new 100mm lenses have been announced and alarmingly stretched my zygomaticus : the super duper Zeiss Otus 100 f/1.4 and the intriguing Laowa 100/2.8 Macro Apo. In many ways the two are similar, in many ways they are polar opposites.     The Otus

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#851. Monday Post (29 April 2019) – Am I missing something?

#851. Monday Post (29 April 2019) – Am I missing something?

  Two days running I’ve received pre-release announcements from software companies making post processing applications for photographers.   The first came yesterday, with On1’s blare about its upcoming 2019.5 release and this morning, I found an e-mail from Skylum, trumpeting its latest Luminar AI-based wonder.   On1’s Photo RAW has

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#844. Monday Post (15 April 2019) – 100Mp mirrorless cameras, at long last …

#844. Monday Post (15 April 2019) – 100Mp mirrorless cameras, at long last …

More pixels don’t mean better pixels. Rant – and counter rant – on.

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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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#830. Monday Post (11 March 2019) – Have you lost interest yet?

#830. Monday Post (11 March 2019) – Have you lost interest yet?

A history of modern cameras leading up to this week-end’s Birmingham NEC … which we shan’t attend.

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#785. Monday Post (12 Nov 2018) – When you are lighter, you can climb higher… or vice-versa

#785. Monday Post (12 Nov 2018) – When you are lighter, you can climb higher… or vice-versa

DearSusan is a travel photo blog, but, if you think that the title of this post means I am taking you hiking, this is pure deceit on my part. Besides, if I did take you hiking, the possibility of it triggering a tsunami somewhere like Papua is altogether too great

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#777. Monday Post (15 October 2018) 341 – a milestone of sorts.

#777. Monday Post (15 October 2018) 341 – a milestone of sorts.

341 – Three for one. That’s what you’re getting today.     Post number 777 and to mark the occasion, three items, one from each of us. I suppose it was inevitable that the mention of threesomes would worm its way into our pre-publication discussions, leaving me (at least) puzzled

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#756. Monday Post (13 Aug 2018) – Messing with attribution

#756. Monday Post (13 Aug 2018) – Messing with attribution

It’s bad. It’s a problem for many photographers who have found their work used on the web without permission or credit. Something in the proliferation of ‘free’ data has somehow spread the idea that it was OK to take something given freely and use it for personal profit. Well, just

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#754. The Monday Post – refusing to let go

#754. The Monday Post – refusing to let go

There was a mild flutter in the DS hen coop last week. Seems film director’s Wim Wenders’ opinion that phone photography had sucked the life out of “real” photography, leaving it for dead, yet here he was seeking new nomenclature to describe this art.   That said, he did admit

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#753. The Monday (Guest) Post – Kirk Tuck’s take on Nikon’s mirrorless plans

Why I will absolutely rush to buy the new mirrorless Nikon but will probably never take possession of one…   Breathlessly waiting for the big announcement of Nikon’s mirrorless delivery date. I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, I can’t even drink coffee because I’m so excited to finally be able

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