#199. Should we still be collecting lenses ?

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Close to the top of the traditional photographer’s 10 commandments was “covet thy not thy camera but keep all your good lenses forever“. On paper, it made perfect sense. Lenses are expensive but lose little value (almost none if you … Continue reading

#197. Talking with masters : Paula Chamlee & Michael Smith on photographic vision (part 2)

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Part 1 of this interview was published here. Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee, 2 reputed photographers from Pennsylvania share their wisdom on developing and honing photographic vision. At the end of the interview is a very special surprise that … Continue reading

#195. Talking with the Masters : Paula Chamlee and Michael Smith on photographic vision (1/2)

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For this second episode in our new series of interviews of the great photographers of our time, I’m really proud to publish a long and fascinating discussion with Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee. Michael and Paula are husband and … Continue reading

#191. Leica Summicron-R 50/2 : the perfect 50 for the Sony A7r ?

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It was this lovely article by Tim ashley that brought this lens to my attention. I bought one for my NEX-5n 18 months ago, didn’t love it as much as I had hoped (chiefly because of the resulting 75mm equivalent … Continue reading

#190. Leica Apo-Telyt 135/3.4 (on Sony A7r) : the Long Ranger

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Long lenses suit the way I see the world better than wide-angles do, so let me begin my reviewing of Leica lenses on the A7r with my most recent acquisition : the Leica-M Apo-Telyt 135mm f/3.4. I purchased this used … Continue reading

#186. Low-light long exposures with the Sony A7r

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[Note : This post is part of the ongoing review of the Sony A7r system] Since my initial review of the  Sony A7r, I have been asked by several readers to perform long exposure tests in low light, with 2 … Continue reading

#185. A spotty flaw in the Zeiss FE 35/2.8 ZA & Sony A7r combo ?

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[Note : This post is part of the ongoing review of the Sony A7r system] Shooting at low apertures against the produces sun stars that can add a lot to some pictures. The more open the diaphragm, the more blurry … Continue reading

#184. The Zeiss Sonnar 2,8/35 ZA jewel in the A7r crown

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[Note : This post is part of the ongoing review of the Sony A7r system] A few weeks ago, I postulated – from looking at MTF curves for this lens – that it would be a stellar performer. But MTF … Continue reading