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Sigma 35mm Art

One of the things I was wary of when starting On Landscape was including too many reviews. There are so many reviews out there already that adding a few more ‘yeah this looks quite good, 92%’ posts wouldn’t really contribute   [ read ]

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Lightweight Landscapes

Lightweight Landscapes – how camera choice can inspire creativity The second sentence of this article is the most important. I use a digital compact camera for all my landscape photography. You may or may not be surprised, but I find   [ read ]

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Choosing a new Camera System

At the end of last year I realised I could really do with upgrading my digital camera. This was prompted by a couple of things. The first was the fact that my current camera is heavy and combined with a   [ read ]

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Manfrotto XPRO-3WG

Balls or Gears? If you’re asking about tripod heads this is the main question. There are those of us who prefer the freedom, weight savings and holding power that ballheads can bring or the control and fine tuning that geared   [ read ]

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The 5DS and 5DSR

The recent announcement of the 5DS and the 5DSR have caused quite a kerfuffle, as is to be expected. What is quite surprising though is the number of people either writing the camera off, or announcing it to be the   [ read ]

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36 Megapixels vs 6×7 Velvia

Over a year ago now we carried out various tests of medium format digital camera systems and film camera systems. The results, whilst interesting, didn’t tell us a whole lot about 35mm digital camera systems. Just after the D800 and   [ read ]

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Pentax 645z

(This is not a technical review – that has already been done brilliantly elsewhere (here, here and here) This article is I hope the start of a rolling users review of the camera – from a landscape photographers perspective. No walls will be harmed   [ read ]

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What sort of camera is the Sony A7r?

From the outset let me explain that this is not a conventional camera review. If that is what you are seeking then returning to the usual suspects (DP Review et al) will give satisfaction. This is unashamedly a partial, personal   [ read ]

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Looking Backward to See Forward – Pentax 645D Re-evaluated

The Pentax 645D is a camera that sort of slid quietly onto the photographic stage, metaphorically speaking. First announced as a concept, there were numerous delays before it appeared in 2010 and then it didn’t really grab any headlines. Had   [ read ]

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Linhof 3D Tripod Head Review

I have now had a Linhof 3D Micro tripod head for over two years. I had used the Manfrotto geared heads 410 and 405 for at least a decade before this, but had become frustrated with their vulnerability to minor   [ read ]

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Mirex Adapter for Canon EOS to Sony ‘E’ Mount

Our recent article on the Mirex adapters from Germany sparked a lot of interest with the opportunity to mount medium format lenses on Nikon or Canon SLR cameras. In a little advertised move (you wont find it on the Mirex   [ read ]

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Graduated Filters in the Digital Age

Like many landscape photographers coming from a film background the use of graduated ND filters was second nature and the only way to shoot transparency film. To squash a dynamic range involving foreground and sky into 3.4 stops you get   [ read ]

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Linhof Tripod Heads

It is a well-known code among artists and photographers (of a certain age) that striving for perfection is a pretty pointless, hopeless and ultimately futile exercise. Indeed it is cautioned against in many cultures, for perfection is ‘the exclusive domain   [ read ]

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Sony A7R – Field Report

Sony A7R – Short Term Field Review Like all of us who shoot colour 5×4 it has become very likely that film or processing will disappear over the next few years or become prohibitively expensive. I have been looking at   [ read ]

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Small Camera – Big Pictures

Not since the details first leaked of the Nikon D800 has there been a camera that has generated this much pre-release ‘web’ debate, speculation and hyperbole. Expectations from the diminutive Sony A7R (and A7) are high, possibly too high. Would   [ read ]

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