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The Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS: Hallelujah!

March 05, 2014 - Expect the unexpected. If you do that, you'll love this lens: for, like the 35mm F2.8 I recently reviewed, it is a compl...
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Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA on the A7R: The 'Bisto' lens.

December 05, 2013 - I have a friend who is an excellent professional chef (he's a pretty good photographer, too!) and he makes amazing gravy...
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The Olympus E-M1: Micro Four Thirds comes of age?

November 06, 2013 - A full review of the Olympus E-M1 would take many thousands of words and involve a discussion of many thousands of possi...
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Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro M.Zuiko Review: "The Hammer"

November 02, 2013 - I have nicknamed this lens "The Hammer" because it nails just about everything. It's that good. There's no need to read...
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Phase One IQ260 and IQ260 Achro Review

August 17, 2013 - My field review of the two latest digital backs from Phase One is now published in issue #62 of On Landscape, the subscr...
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One Year On & This Blog is Changing

July 05, 2013 - A year ago this week, when I first started blogging, my idea was simple: I would share all aspects of what I was doing p...
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A Reader Writes

June 28, 2013 - My comments on lenses, especially those from the Leica M series, have evoked some confused and sometimes angry responses...
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Leica M240 - The Final Inspection: Does it Pass Muster?

June 14, 2013 - After many weeks and thousands of frames shooting with the M240 - and having thoroughly tested the performance of every...
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Leica M240 with the 90mm F4 Macro Elmar - Some Observations

May 31, 2013 - The tiny 90mm Macro Elmar (AKA 'the pocket rocket') is one of my favourite lenses of all time and was one of the reasons...
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Leica M240 with the 50mm F1 Noctilux - Some Observations

May 24, 2013 - Historically I have thought of this lens as The Dream Weaver. Shot at wider apertures it can make the most poetic of ima...
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Leica M240 with 28mm Summicron - Some Observations

May 17, 2013 - Boring. This was never an exciting lens on the M8 or M9 - always very useful, always a little dull. Its virtues are man...
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The M (Typ 240) - Leica's new baby reviewed

April 04, 2013 - As resolution and ISO performance in 35mm full frame cameras ratchets mercilessly upwards, one of the profound problems...
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What's your Doh! Mark Score?

March 23, 2013 - I'm rather a fan of DXOMark personally - and am often amused by others' reactions to the way it captures and presents ca...
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A Reader Writes....

March 16, 2013 - "You make us all envious with your access to top of the line gear (Phase, Leica, Nikon, Canon), but it seems you still a...
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Nikon AF-S 28-70mm F2.8G ED Oom on D800E

March 09, 2013 - This lens, often incorrectly described as a 24-70mm Zoom, is actually a 28-70mm Oom. Something is missing at the front e...
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GoPro 3 Black: Hero or Zero?

March 02, 2013 - The video marketing material for this tiny box of tricks is just...so...cool. Really. Check it out here. It reminds me o...
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Nikkor 70-200 F4 VR with TC-20E III: Ho hum...

February 23, 2013 - The good news first this week: I exchanged my first copy of the 70-200 F4 because, as shown in my previous review of the...
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The Leica M (240) from Jono Slack: First User Comments

February 22, 2013 - Jono, who is an old friend of mine and a previous guest photographer on this blog, has been working closely with Leica o...
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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM: Possibly Great.

February 15, 2013 - The buzz around this lens has been incredible. Based on early reviews and comments from the likes of Lloyd Chambers, Len...
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Nikkor 70-200 F4 VRIII Field Review

February 08, 2013 - The Holy Ghost of the Trinity might well have been exorcised by an upstart. I've just switched from the venerable F2.8 v...
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Sony RX1: Executive Summary, Lazy Readers' Digest, Top Tips

January 09, 2013 - Over the last few weeks and in the first three parts of this review, I have looked at (I hope) most aspects of the excel...
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Sony RX1: The EVF

January 04, 2013 - The forgettably-named FDA-EV1MK is a make-or-break piece of kit for Sony's RX1: without it, the camera is a (very) glori...
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Sony RX1:prepare to be a lot amazed and a little annoyed

December 11, 2012 - Added 18th Dec: Gallery of sample shots Added 13th Dec: Lightroom Does RX1. Added 12th Dec: ISO series, Bokeh series,...
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Zeiss 21mm F2.8 ZF2 on D800e: Field Review, Tips 'n' Tricks

November 30, 2012 - The D800 (let alone the 'E' variant) doesn't just squeeze every last drop of resolution out of your lenses - it leaves m...
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The Samyang 14mm F2.8 ED IF UMC

November 15, 2012 - A very wide smile. On both sides of the camera. That's what you'll get from this lens. With the single exception of the...
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Some Useful Books for Fine Art Photographers

November 02, 2012 - Successful Fine Art Photography is one of the most difficult genres to master. Having put in the mandatory 10,000 hours...
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Six Months of the D800: did it deliver?

October 27, 2012 - "This is the future I've been waiting for" - that was my first reaction on seeing the announcement of the D800 (especial...
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Leica 50 R Cron on Nikon Mount with Leitax Adapter.

October 18, 2012 - Lenses are such personal things: most of us start buying them as part of a kit, almost accidentally gaining something th...
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Guest Photographer: Nadav Kander, Yangtze, The Long River

October 04, 2012 - Art has a habit of starting off as one thing and ending up as another. So when Nadav Kander first had the idea for the p...
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The Photographers' Gallery Annual Graduates' Exhibition: A review in context.

September 28, 2012 - The Context To visit the Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed exhibition at the newly refurbished Photographers' Gallery is to enter...
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Guest Photographer: Marcus Lyon

September 21, 2012 - With all the gear-frenzy occasioned by Photokina, it's time to return to the meat of our mission: image making itself. A...
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Sony RX100 Part 2: lens & ISO

August 22, 2012 - In Part 1 of this field review, I came to the conclusion that the XR100 is capable of making exhibition quality prints u...
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Sony RX100 Part 1: A Viable Camera for Exhibition Quality Prints?

August 14, 2012 - I have to come clean: I have exhibited and sold images from a Sigma DP1. But in general I tend to use larger sensor cam...
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