#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

#196. Familiarity ≠ contempt?

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At this time of year, it starts to get light here (Rooi Els, around 70km east of Cape Town) before 5 a.m. Most mornings the light show outside the window is blue skies, a few clouds, the warm, rosy tinges … Continue reading

#187. Of Kiwis and time

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“Whatcha photographing mate?” It’s early November and I am standing on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront, close to the Maori-named national museum, Te Papa. The weather is overcast and I’m not sure how to answer this curious local. “Dunno. I’ll know when … Continue reading

#182. Photo workshops – tired?

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Photo workshops? Tired or wired? Continue reading

#177. Fun test : Leica glass on CCD vs Kit lens on CMOS, anyone ?

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Many discontented Leica aficionados argued that the new (M240) couldn’t match the image quality from the M9 and attributed the regression to the CMOS sensor of the newer model being inferior to the older CCD sensor in the M9. Note … Continue reading

#155. Saving Steam

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This is a guest post by Paul Perton, a talented English photographer living in South Africa and with a passion for steam trains. A beautiful online essay on this subject is available here : http://issuu.com/paulperton2/docs/saving_steam?e=2443592/4847084 Thanks a lot to Paul … Continue reading