#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

  Last week was the Paris Salon de la Photo, the largest photo gear expo in the year. I went there with a shopping list that was longer than my hobby-spending bank balance. Fortunately, there was no way I could buy the whole list, as some items were incompatible with

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#568. Monday Un-Post

#568. Monday Un-Post

DearSusan posts tell a story. A story of photography and situations/things/people to photograph, to process, to share and to remember. Therefore this cannot be a post, it must go down as an un-post. Un-kind, un-inspiring, un-amusing, Un-Susan. The un-post. Pascal can be such a drone sometimes (many times). He gets

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#493. Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. A formal review of a universal lens

#493. Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. A formal review of a universal lens

This is the last picture I took with this Zeiss OTUS 1.4/28. After this, it was returned to its white and blue box and to the post office to meet its new owner. Lucky man 😉 But I can’t complain, having myself enjoyed, for 3 weeks, the presence on my

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#490. Ongoing OTUS 28 review: 8 hours of street photography in Marseilles

#490. Ongoing OTUS 28 review: 8 hours of street photography in Marseilles

After a walk in the vines and some architectural photography in Aix-en-Provence, here is the third and last “leftover pics” post I’ll be publishing about the OTUS 28. This is a biggie …;) The lens is large and its possibilities even more so. So let’s honour this fact with a

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#489. The OTUS (28) and the Architect (in Aix en Provence)

#489. The OTUS (28) and the Architect (in Aix en Provence)

You mention Aix-en-Provence, you mentally see this. Or this Or this And that’s what most of the old town is like. But modern architecture has recently invited itself into the heart of this Roman city turned student paradise. So, this is one of those posts where I serve you the

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#487. A walk in the Provence vines with a big 28

#487. A walk in the Provence vines with a big 28

So here’s a post almighty Google ain’t gonna like much. Not enough words, not enough keywords. No link strategy. No nothin’ SEO. Just plane-Jane photographs straight off the press after a quick walk (drive, actually) in the nearby country side. The truth is: writing a good review for a lens

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#484. The Zeiss Otus 28 mm f:1.4. First impressions: mighty, or almighty?

#484. The Zeiss Otus 28 mm f:1.4. First impressions: mighty, or almighty?

So, the Zeiss Otus 28 mm f:1.4 is here! Writing a (p)review of this lens is both easy and not easy. Easy, because, as you will see, it isn’t hard to read my mind on this huge piece of gear. Not easy because, once that is said and done, it

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#415. Oh no! Not Another OTUS! 28 good reasons to run away …

#415. Oh no! Not Another OTUS! 28 good reasons to run away …

In April 2015, rumours rose from the East. Someone had apparently spotted an OTUS 24 prototype on a Zeiss senior designer’s desk. Forums lit up. A few months later, the magical number had risen to 28, and sources were now more than credible. Even since, at casa DS, it’s been

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