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Leica M Typ 240 Review
Never, up until a few weeks ago would I have thought that I would be an inductee into the “Cult of Leica”.
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Ricoh GW-4 - 21mm Wide Angle Adapter for the GR III
Everyone should have at least one wide angle option for those times when you are in close or you want to get a massive vista without stitching.
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Ricoh GR III Review
I always want to have a camera with me. I’ve tried several different iterations of compact cameras and interchangeable lens cameras that had smaller lens footprints.
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Forward to the past: the Olympus Pen-F keeps coming back again! 
It is one of a kind never preceded, never replaced (by Olympus) after all those years of love and discussions about its possible future. But, in one way, the Olympus Pen-F digital camera was already at its evolutive pinnacle right from its introduction.
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Tamron 200-400mm f/5.6 (A-Mount) Lens Review
Digging into the longer telephoto world for Minolta A Mount, we found this $50 lens – yes – you read that right…a 200-400mm f/5.6 telephoto for $50 used.
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Minolta AF 500mm f/8 Reflex A-mount Lens Review
One could think this a bit of a novelty lens. When was the last time you heard that a mirror lens was top quality in image quality? On top of that, if you did want to use one, you were relegated to manual focusing.
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Birds of prey
Last month I went to a Birds of Prey workshop. Here are some of my photos, all with Z7II and 100-400 S.
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Minolta 135mm f/2.8 AF Lens Review
I’ve really been enjoying this Minolta Maxxum 7D camera, especially when using these vintage lenses.Having used the Minolta 20mm, 50mm, 70-210/4, the next lens that I think would be great along with this trio is the 135mm f/2.8.
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Paint It Black
Last year I decided to try my hand at making some furniture to store my growing studio kit and other gear. The cabinet has been very useful and functional, but ...
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An African Palace Of Art
"We're going to visit that African Palace place on Monday with Lynn," she tells me, in between bites of dinner.
"Eh?" I muster, after spearing a potato. 
"Some place in Kloof that Lynn says is worth a visit on the holiday." 
"Never heard of a palace in Kloof. Are you sure she said Kloof?" 
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Minolta AF 28-135mm f/4-4.5 A-mount Lens Review
Based off some recommendations from friends on a forum, and research into various a-mount lenses, I found a great deal online for this 28-135mm f/4-4.5 Minolta AF.
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Minolta 70-210mm f/4 AF Lens Review
Also known as “The Beer Can”, the Minolta 70-210mm f/4 zoom lens is a tank like telephoto for Minolta/Sony a-mount. Added to an APS-C camera and this becomes roughly a 105mm to 315mm field of view lens.
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One Shot Wonder
I have been getting some interesting assignments lately. One of them was from a major manufacturer of appliances here in South Africa.
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Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM (Minolta a-mount) Lens Review
 I wanted this so that I had something “normal” in between the 20mm and the 50mm. This will give me a field of view closer to 50, which I really like.
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Motorbike travel to Carretera Austral in Chile
On March/9 I left Macaé with 2 friends to Villa O'Higgins, where the end of the Carretera Austral (Ruta 7) is.
Highway made to brave southern Chile, kind of like Transamazon, but this has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful roads in the world. I checked it myself.
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Minolta 20mm f/2.8 AF Lens Review

A 20mm lens is considered a wide angle and this is true for a full frame camera. Added to an APS-C camera and this becomes roughly a 30mm field of view and less wide, but not yet standard. This Minolta 20mm f/2.8 was made for the film era and we will look and see if it can still be a contender in the digital world!
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A Gwadloup Experiment, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III: compactness at the edge, the street photo sniper.
An old and very good friend of mine had the generosity (Thanks Claude!) to give me his Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III camera for my birthday.
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Minolta 50mm f/1.7 AF Lens Review
A 50mm lens is a pretty standard, yet generally high quality optic for a camera system. This Minolta 50mm f/1.7 was made for the film era and we will look and see if it can still be a contender in the digital world!
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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D Review - Retro Fun!
Going back in time, let’s hear a tale of a fateful potential purchase. It was 2005, I was looking to finally ready to go from shooting film to shooting digital.
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Breaking Into Shooting Property Video
Recently I have been getting a fair number of requests to not only shoot the stills for a real estate listing, but to also offer video. I have shied away from offering this service because my knowledge of video is minimal.
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Another Ancient Mac Resurrected
This week I finally got around to upgrading the 13 year old Mac Mini that Ann Shelbourne brought over from B&H for me on our first trip to Sabi Sabi. 
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The pre-focus place into the autofocus era
In still photography or simply in photography, doing prefocus has been a technique that many of us have adopted to make sure that the subject or part of it that will be sharp and detailed.
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The Grand Old Dame On Musgrave
If you have lived in Durban for any length of time you will know that Musgrave Road is in one of its oldest residential neighbourhoods.
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In the crack
As I was flicking through some recent pictures, I realised there was a bit of theme with these shots...
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Shooting Straight
The reality of being a professional photographer is that (for me at least) the opportunities to enjoy taking photos for yourself become somewhat limited in number.
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