#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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#846. The Voigtländer 40mm f:1.2 for Sony: the un-Otus.

#846. The Voigtländer 40mm f:1.2 for Sony: the un-Otus.

Lenses of similar specs on paper can turn out to have very different renderings in the flesh. Here’s the Voïgtlander 1.2/40mm, the un-Otus.

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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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#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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#796. A personal wishlist for the next Sony A7r4 (A9r ?)

#796. A personal wishlist for the next Sony A7r4 (A9r ?)

It’s been 3 years! Who’d have known? 3 years since my replacement of the groundbreaking and unbelievably irritating A7r with the even better and *far* more pleasant A7r2, in my bag. While the A7r3 brought with it the promise of even more fixed glitches and the unbelievably cool on paper

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#795. What’s (in) my bags ? (Pascal)

#795. What’s (in) my bags ? (Pascal)

In this series, the DearSusan editorial team shares what’s in their camera bags. Today’s, it’s Frugal Pascal’s turn.

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#782. The coming of Julia (an un-review). A brilliant new Zeiss with just a hint of Leica

#782. The coming of Julia (an un-review). A brilliant new Zeiss with just a hint of Leica

For all those of you familiar with  Faust and similar myths, whereby a man loses/sells his soul to the Devil, you know how hard it is to get it back, and it usually involves the love of a fair maiden. Like that is going to happen to a man of

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#779. Monday Post (22 October 2018) In defence of succumbing to GAS

#779. Monday Post (22 October 2018) In defence of succumbing to GAS

Defending giving in to GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) might seem strange coming from a guy who has spent all of this year with a 20+year old lens (Leica Elmarit R 28mm f:2.8) mounted on a 7-year old camera (Sony NEX 7), both more-or-less-loved leftovers from past times.     When

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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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#772 The rise of the extremes and the decline of the middle glass

#772 The rise of the extremes and the decline of the middle glass

  At some point it is good to look at the past to take stock of the present. Let’s go back to when “serious” digital cameras replaced film. Why did that happen? Practicality was the main reason, not IQ. Always-on LiveView and the ability to chimp, the instant availability of

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