#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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#832. The Dolomites in Winter.

#832. The Dolomites in Winter.

This was my 2nd trip to the glorious Dolomites. The seasons were quite different! My first trip was in May 2011 and was part of  cycling tour with my local club in Sydney.   My photography then consisted of a Sony point and shoot. It fitted into the pocket of

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#809. GAS Strikes Again – Z 7 Vs D850

#809. GAS Strikes Again – Z 7 Vs D850

A month with the new Nikon Z7 has convinced me to switch to mirrorless for good, leaving my D850 permanently in the bag. Here’s why.

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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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#794. What’s In My Bag (Dallas) ?

#794. What’s In My Bag (Dallas) ?

  How things change in 12 months! I started writing this article in October 2017 and didn’t get around to finishing it. 2018 text is in italics.     Whats in my Bag?   Well, that depends greatly on what I’m shooting, which pretty much goes for all of us

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#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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#778. What’s in my bag? (episode 1)

#778. What’s in my bag? (episode 1)

Quick intro to this series (Pascal) : There have been many writers on DS, some regular, some on and off . We though it would be interesting for us to describe what we carry around during our shooting sessions, to highlight the vast differences between all of our approaches to

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#769. Monday Post (17 Sept 2018) Of landscape photographers but landmark cameras. Why the Hasselblad X1D is a landmark camera!

#769. Monday Post (17 Sept 2018) Of landscape photographers but landmark cameras. Why the Hasselblad X1D is a landmark camera!

There are good cameras, there are remarkable cameras, and there are landmark cameras. For example, the Nikon D850 does everything very well indeed, at levels unthinkable just a couple of years ago. It is a remarkable camera, as DS contributor Dallas can attest to. That said, it is not a

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#761. Monday Post (27 Aug 2018) – What an e-Z week we’ve had !

#761. Monday Post (27 Aug 2018) – What an e-Z week we’ve had !

What a week for gear, right? Nikon’s announcement of 2 new mirrorless cameras caused quite a stir among DS email list members. After months of slumber, you could hear us typing frantically, exchanging thoughts around the globe. And let’s not forget the other seismic shift of the week. One of

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#760. Nikon Z6 & Z7 : Criticism and praise!

#760. Nikon Z6 & Z7 : Criticism and praise!

The full release includes: the Z6, essentially a mirrorless D750 and A7 III competitor, the Z7, essentially a mirroless D850 and A7RIII competitor.   For comparisons between the two models, check out this link: Nikon Z6 vs Z7 My analysis : In a nutshell, this is a very-low-risk strategy, as

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