#837. Caesar takes on Thor (Zeiss C-Sonnar 1.5/50 ZM on Hasselblad X1D)

#837. Caesar takes on Thor (Zeiss C-Sonnar 1.5/50 ZM on Hasselblad X1D)

Is a tiny retro lens on a modern digital modern format a waste of pixels or a copacetic match ? Zeiss and Hassy duke it out.

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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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#835. When Audrey met Mjölner (Zeiss Distagon 1.4/35 ZM on Hasselblad X1D)

#835. When Audrey met Mjölner (Zeiss Distagon 1.4/35 ZM on Hasselblad X1D)

They are named Novoflex, but should really call themselves the match makers. When cameras and lenses have Romeo and Juliet upbringings and their parents refuse to see them wed, Novoflex swoop in and make the romance happen. This post is the story of an unlikely and forbidden love between my

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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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#811. Monday Post (21 Jan 2019) – What’s in my bag? The one-and-only lens.

#811. Monday Post (21 Jan 2019) – What’s in my bag? The one-and-only lens.

There are many styles of photography and photographers, so any statement needs to be made in the context of a certain type of shooting and individual Please see: https://www.dearsusan.net/2015/02/03/320-magic-quadrant-personal-photographic-style/ . In my case, stationary objects, cityscapes, landscapes, close-ups, and my style is storytelling.. It is now almost a year that

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#802. Monday Post (24 Dec 2018) – Master and masterpiece, piece of gear and peace of gear…

#802. Monday Post (24 Dec 2018) – Master and masterpiece, piece of gear and peace of gear…

I often discuss photo topics with Pascal, and when he says “great subject for a post, but I don’t know that I could write it. You, on the other hand…”, I know I should proceed with great care. But vanity and pride being what they are, I usually disregard his

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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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#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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#783. Reviewing the Zeiss Loxia 25

#783. Reviewing the Zeiss Loxia 25

I must be getting rusty. As the time comes to write a review of the Zeiss Loxia 25 that co-author Philippe so kindly lent me for a 2-week trip to Japan, words fail me. The thing is, there isn’t a lot to say about this lens, if you stick to

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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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