Leica Q (Typ 116) Leica T (Typ 701) and Nikon D750 - Hybrid doesn't always mean mirrorless - Mirrorless myopia

Leica Q (Typ 116) Leica T (Typ 701) and Nikon D750 - Hybrid doesn't always mean mirrorless - Mirrorless myopia
'Take a look at the samples above, from my Leica's and Nikon D750. Not bad at all. Because the place where this footage ends up will be on the internet, or on a computer, laptop or even smartphone screen. Again I would be interested to know just where the footage all these demanding hobbyists ends up. My suspicion is very little, or none at all ends up commercially broadcast on movie screens or high definition TV sets.'
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Ten cameras for five days shooting - How did each perform?

Ten cameras for five days shooting - How did each perform?
'I took ten cameras with me for a 5 day shoot in Somerset last week. Deliberately. I still have too many cameras, so I decided I'd give each of them a tryout in a real world situation on a stock photography trip and decide what to get rid of. Here's how they turned out. '
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SOMERSET - DAY 1

SOMERSET - DAY 1
'I've come to one of my favourite parts of the UK, the North Somerset Coast and the town of Wathchet, for a few days. Yesterday was 30+ degrees selsius and incredibly humid, so I was working at a slow pace. '
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LEICA Q compared to NIKON D750 - ISO IMAGE QUALITY

LEICA Q compared to NIKON D750 - ISO IMAGE QUALITY
'I made some pretty strong claims about the image quality of the Leica Q. So here are some comparison tests with the Nikon D750, which up to now has the best 24MP 'full-frame' image quality and ISO performance I've ever seen. '
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Leica 18-56mm and Nikon 18-35mm compared on a Leica T (Typ 701)

Leica 18-56mm and Nikon 18-35mm compared on a Leica T (Typ 701)
'I thought I'd try, as part of my tests of the new lens, comparing my Nikon 18-35mm FX lens with what I consider to be the sharpest 'standard' zoom I've ever used, my Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-4.5 for the Leica T system.'
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NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ED FX 'FULL-FRAME' WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM

NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ED FX 'FULL-FRAME' WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM
'No one writes lengthy articles on the Nikon lens, in fact it slipped through my radar until very recently, because seeing the 18mm wide end I think I assumed it was an APS-C sensor covering DX lens. However, it's not. It's a 'full-frame' / 35mm film size sensor covering lens and it's stunning. The sharpest wide angle zoom I've ever used. '
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Leica T (Typ 701) - Nikon Lenses

Leica T (Typ 701) - Nikon Lenses
'Like most MCE (Mirrorless / CSC / E.V.I.L) cameras the Leica T (Typ 701) can, via adapters, be fitted with all kinds of legacy and alternative lenses. Above I've shown some examples taken with my Nikon 20mm f/1.8G and Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 (Nikon fit) lenses.'
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The Nikon D750 - a triumphant confirmation of the continuing relevance of the DSLR

The Nikon D750 - a triumphant confirmation of the continuing relevance of the DSLR
'It produces sharp, clean images with a rich colour depth that have 24MP worth of resolution and detail and which can easily be upsized to cope with the most demanding of reproduction needs, With almost instant startup and image capture plus the standard long battery life that all DSLR's provide, I never miss a shot. All in all an incredibly reliable picture creating device that feels like it will work in all circumstances under all conditions.'
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Nikon Df and one of my stranger lens combinations.

Nikon Df and one of my stranger lens combinations.
'As mentioned above I've been doing stuff like this for years and using some 'inappropriate' gear to get results few would expect. I realise that not everybody wants to do this, but for me the value of this experimentation is obvious. I've got an easy to carry full-frame DSLR outfit, that weighs and costs far less than you might expect and yields excellent results.'
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Nikon D750 - Why I still use DSLR's and the 'Mirrorless Myth'

Nikon D750 - Why I still use DSLR's and the 'Mirrorless Myth'
'It should be no surprise that cameras, sensors and how files are captured should constantly improve. It would be more of a surprise if they didn't and I fully expect to keep on using that "This is the best I've used' phrase again and again. Because if I don't, then there isn't much point in buying new gear. And the D750, because of this and the other options it offers me has moved into the lead for my Soundimageplus Camera of the year.
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It's flashy, fake retro and a little bit silly, but I love it. The Nikon Df

It's flashy, fake retro and a little bit silly, but I love it. The Nikon Df
'I've been using my Nikon Df a lot lately. Mostly as a reaction to messing around with apps, video, wi-fi and various other complications of the digital photography world. Though as a digital camera it's hardly a back to basics old-school machine like the film SLR's it's presumably based on, it's refreshingly free of many of the frustrating, over elaborate fluff that inhabits many a modern mirrorless / CSC / E.V.I.L camera.
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Cameras and technology - Help or Hindrance? - Wi-Fi, Apps and the Cloud.

Cameras and technology - Help or Hindrance? - Wi-Fi, Apps and the Cloud.
'Camera manufacturers make a great deal these days about the tech. add-ons that their cameras come bundled with. They are very keen to let us know that the camera we are considering is wi-fi enabled and comes with an Android / Mac OIS app. that lets us control the camera remotely and download / upload / sync our pictures. Connectivity is all.
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Nikon Df and 20mm f/1.8 G lens - The DSLR advantages

Nikon Df and 20mm f/1.8 G lens - The DSLR advantages
'Imagine if Panasonic or Olympus released a 10mm f/1.8 m4/3 lens. The users of those cameras would be shouting it from the rooftops for weeks. APS-C mirrorless users wouldn't be able to keep quiet about a 13.5mm f/1.8 lens either. But these are just smaller sensor 'equivalents' of what the Nikon 20mm f/1.8 lens is. And it's arrived with relatively little fuss, because after all this is the kind of lens that DSLR 'Full-Frame' users expect to have available to them. Add in the fact that it's 355g, so not that heavy, costs around £670 (though you can get it cheaper) and turns in a very impressive optical performance. '
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Mirrorless flaws - Nikon Df

Mirrorless flaws - Nikon Df
'Mirrorless cameras are taking over, DSLR's are dying. Everybody says so, it's inevitable. Well, maybe. But even if it's true, there are still some issues with mirrorless cameras that have yet to be solved. I had a day out yesterday with my Nikon Df and several advantages became apparent.'
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Olympus 12-40mm, Fuji 16-55mm, Nikon 24-85mm - Standard Zooms - the ideal lens?

Olympus 12-40mm, Fuji 16-55mm, Nikon 24-85mm - Standard Zooms - the ideal lens?
''Standard zooms' are the most common lenses around, due to many version being bundled with cameras and becoming 'kit' lenses. In my early film days it used to be a 50mm f/1.8 or f/1.7 that came with that new camera, but for some time those have been replaced by zooms. And in many cases, people never buy another lens. They don't get much attention, unless they have a fast aperture, but I suspect that the majority of images taken on interchangeable lens cameras are with a lens of this type. So this type of lens with this type of coverage must have something going for it. '
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Nikon Df / Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 and Nokia Lumia 1020 - An unlikely combination

Nikon Df / Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 and Nokia Lumia 1020 - An unlikely combination
'One of the more unlikely combinations I've ever used to take photographs is the Nikon Df + Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 pictured above and my Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone. 'Full Frame' sensor plus manual focus lens designed for film and a micro sensor camera phone. Unlikely maybe, but it's actually a very creative pairing allowing me to create very different images from the same source material. '
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The Photography Show 2015 - Part 1

The Photography Show 2015 - Part 1
'A bigger hall, lots more exhibitors and stands and crowds of people. The figures show a steady decline in camera sales, but walking round the show and seeing the number of photographers eager to see the new stuff and talk to the reps, I got no sense of that. I was surprised by the size and scale of the show and the overall enthusiasm for photography.'
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