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How efficient can Artificial Intelligence be when it comes to photo culling

Introduction AI (Artificial Intelligence) and photo culling is becoming more and more mainstream with different software vendors proposing apps to photographers to ease their photo culling and perform it faster. Of course, there is no silver bullet and besides the fact each apps have strengths and limits as usual, there are critics and some are …

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A time travel to understand why we, photographers, rarely need new gear but for a few good reasons

What this post is about I have  tested 35mm focal lenses bought between…. 1992 and 2020. What’s the point? To show that we can, and should, just come back to the basics. Yes, lenses are much better that what they used to be but don’t be fooled, it is always the same story because physics …

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Some Tests About Strengths And Limits Of Modern Smartphones Cameras For An Enthusiast Photographer – Part 6: wrap-up, and perspectives

Introduction In the part 1, I have introduced the purpose of the tests I am doing. In this 1st part, I have genuinely compared the Samsung S20 Fan Edition FG (“S20 FE” in this post) with an APS-C camera (Nikon Z50) and an old but respected full frame Nikon D750. The point of these tests is …

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Some tests about strengths and limits of modern smartphones cameras for an enthusiast photographer – Part 5: Controls and Ergonomics

Introduction In the part 1, I have introduced the purpose of the tests I am doing. In this 1st part, I have genuinely compared the Samsung S20 Fan Edition FG (“S20 FE” in this post) with an APS-C camera (Nikon Z50) and an old but respected full frame Nikon D750. The point of these tests is …

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Some tests about strengths and limits of modern smartphones cameras for an enthusiast photographer – Part 4: Portraits

Introduction In the part 1, I have introduced the purpose of the tests I am doing. In this 1st part, I have genuinely compared the Samsung S20 Fan Edition FG (“S20 FE” in this post) with an APS-C camera (Nikon Z50) and an old but respected full frame Nikon D750. The point of these tests is …

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Some tests about strengths and limits of modern smartphones cameras for an enthusiast photographer – Part 3: Panorama

Introduction In the part 1, I have introduced the purpose of the tests I am doing. In this 1st part, I have genuinely compared the Samsung S20 Fan Edition FG (“S20 FE” in this post) with an APS-C camera (Nikon Z50) and an old but respected full frame Nikon D750. The point of these tests …

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Some tests about strengths and limits of modern smartphones cameras for an enthusiast photographer – Part 2: low light conditions

Introduction In the part 1 , I have introduced the purpose of the tests I am doing. In this 1st part, I have genuinely compared the Samsung S20 Fan Edition FG (“S20 FE” in this post) with an APS-C camera (Nikon Z50) and an old but respected full frame Nikon D750. The point of these …

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Some tests about strengths and limits of modern smartphones cameras for an enthusiast photographer – Part 1

What this post is about I am an enthusiast photographer, which means I am not a Pro but I am fine to carry a few kg of gear just for the pleasure to take photos. And I am OK to spend hours just to try to make one good photo. I have been looking for …

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Ultra wide angle: no silver bullet for full-frame cameras but a hell of a choice

Over the last years, beside the usual lenses proposed by the main cameras’ manufacturers,quite a few independent lens makers have developed a very interesting and complementary offer when it comes to ultra-wide lens (21 mm, or less, for full-frame sensors). So, if you are looking for such a lens, you have quite a few options …

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