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Took the liberty of tweeting about this, since I have many Scottish followers and Ctein's scottish prints are beautiful.
For a long time, I used the original Fuji X100 (35e). Loved it. When I moved to m43, my favourite for years was the PanaLeica 15, 30e. Now I use zooms mainly for recording vacations, outdoor shots in good light. The quality is 'good enough' for the purpose. For my hobbyhorse, old churches, small, poorly lit, my staple is the 7.5 f2. Much better than stitching. And for everything else, which is quite a lot, it's the 20mm, 40e. I tend to like a little wider. Fully agree with your 'framing' arguments. My zooms are convenience lenses, no more, no less. OLOY, done it twice, definitely improves your composition skills.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2019 on The Case Against Zooms at The Online Photographer
This is exactly why I'm staying with Panasonic MFT. I've had Fuji, Olympus and Nikon cameras, and I'm fed up with learning new menus, features, buttons. And when my cameras die, I'll probably get a compact with a medium zoom and leave it at that. It isn't the camera, it's the photographer ...
"gallery style". This is known in Germany as 'Petersburger Hängung", as the Eremitage in St. Petersburg used it. They have about 3 million objects, so space is at a premium 😂 Ron Preedy
"...not what you want to hear from your medical professionals..." Yesterday they told me "there's something in your lung that doesn't belong there" Not good... Get well soon, Michael.
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2018 on Recuperation Break at The Online Photographer
When I know I'm going to be indoors I take the Olympic 9-18 (slow, but fine for non-moving subjects) and the PanaLeica 15 f1.7. As you say, the zoom for considered shots, the 15mm for anything and everything.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2018 on The Perfect Two-Lens Kit at The Online Photographer
Fairly soon, we'll be like vintage car enthusiasts. Not because they're better, but because they're different, more manual, more *sensual*. And they look good. Mostly.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2017 on Scary Future at The Online Photographer
The Austrian artist, Oskar Kokoschka, ran summer courses which he called 'Schule des Sehens', School of Seeing. (My wife was the youngest painter to be accepted). We often have to relearn how to see, really see, what is in front of us. Good photographers help us to do that.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2017 on Teaching In Real Time at The Online Photographer
This should be easy, since I once shot for over a year with just the Fuji X100. I don't think I had fewer keepers in that year. I've tried almost all the affordable m43 lenses, and I now have just two primes: the Panaleica 15mm and the Sigma 30mm f1.4. Longer primes just don't work for me. Full disclosure: I also have two slow zooms for travel and outdoor stuff, the Olympus 9-18 and the Panasonic 35-100 f4. But I could really live with just the two primes. And if Fuji went back to a Bayer sensor, I could scrap the lot and live with an X100. Or maybe I should buy a used X100 Bayer ... hmmmm
Always worth remembering that some countries with stricter limits on working hours (like Germany) have much higher productivity than other similar nations (like the United Kingdom) that have looser (I hesitate to say more liberal) legislation. Making folk work longer hours doesn't automatically mean more output - whatever you define that as.
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2016 on Open Mike: Eight Hours at The Online Photographer
A true audiophile has only two CDs: a test CD and Ravel's Bolero. A true photophile photographs only two things: brick walls and flowers at minimum focus distance to test the bokeh.
Toggle Commented Feb 29, 2016 on Change Your Head at The Online Photographer
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