#661. Sony A7r3, diminishing returns & Maslow hierarchy of needs

#661. Sony A7r3, diminishing returns & Maslow hierarchy of needs

So Sony announced the new iteration of their A7r range. And its promises are numerous and mouth-watering. Better AF, better sensor circuitry, a better battery, a better shutter mechanism, a better EVF, a better IBIS and the star of the show : pixel-shift. All at an unchanged price point. Sweet!

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#656. Photographing the autumn colours of Provence

#656. Photographing the autumn colours of Provence

Provence is best known for its cities, its traditions, its lavender fields, the beautiful coastline. Not really as a competitor for Algonquin Park, then. And it’s true that you’ll struggle to find sweeping landscapes coloured in bright orange. The closest we have to Pando are chestnut trees groves and they

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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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#641. Finding Solace.

#641. Finding Solace.

Adrian Turner: I recently wrote about my lack of inspiration following a particularly challenging period in my life, that left me feeling emotionally drained and creatively barren. My inspiration came from an hour of introspection whilst I photographed abstract architecture in Singapore, and led to a reassurance that all interest

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#634. Monday Post (21 Aug 2017): Unsplash – death to sales?

#634. Monday Post (21 Aug 2017): Unsplash – death to sales?

A few days ago, I came across this article on PetaPixel, entitled “the future of photography”. The article is written by Mikael Cho, the founder of a website called “Unsplash”, a social networking photo sharing website on which users to give away copyright free high-resolution photos. I read it with

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#596. Why am I such a bokeh slut?

#596. Why am I such a bokeh slut?

I love bokeh. I am a Bokeh Slut, with BS in capitals, as in … you know what…  Better photographers are critical of that. My friend Boris leans the other way (all sharp), and I didn’t start that way, so, why is that? The first reason is: because I can.

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#576. Sony A7rII vs Fuji GFX. A few 100% samples.

#576. Sony A7rII vs Fuji GFX. A few 100% samples.

We’ve heard a lot about the new medium format cameras from Fuji and Hassleblad and some user reviewers are now surfacing slowly. But what’s been on our mind lately, here at DS, is how these compare to the current star of our Full Frame lineup, the Sony A7rII. And now,

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#462. Zeiss Loxia 35/2. An in-depth review and comparison.

#462. Zeiss Loxia 35/2. An in-depth review and comparison.

When Zeiss sent me the Distagon 1.4/35 ZM, it was love at first sight. The lens’ size, ergonomics, aesthetics and performance simply matched my likes to a T. When Zeiss sent me the Biogon Loxia 35/2, it was … a little bit different. Trying to keep strong words such as

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#459. DS HotSpot: The Hills of Tain l’Hermitage (Rhone Valley)

#459. DS HotSpot: The Hills of Tain l’Hermitage (Rhone Valley)

Welcome to The Shire. Or, at least, the French version of The Shire. No Proudfoots, Bagginses or Tooks to be found. Around here, the local family names are the likes of Chapoutier, Courbis and Jaboulet which many of you may have seen written at the bottom of a wine label

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#412. Hiking the Faroe Islands with a Sony A7rII

#412. Hiking the Faroe Islands with a Sony A7rII

This is a guest post by Bob Hamilton, who has been roaming the Faroe Islands with his Sony A7rII and favorite lenses in the context of a long-term project that I find fascinating. Thanks Bob !   The long-term photographic project on which I’m working covers the islands of north

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