Three from Photokina

Over the past few months I’ve realized that DSLRs, with their large size and large lenses, simply don’t work for me. This has increased my interest in “serious compacts”, namely, cameras in the mold of Michael Johnston’s Decisive Moment Digital (DMD). Ideally, these compacts would have strongly photographer-focused controls, high operation speed and responsiveness, and superb image quality. Unfortunately no such beast exists.

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Downsizing

I have too much stuff, and it makes me sick to look at it. Not a figurative sickness – no, a claustrophobic, stomach-churning, on my knees “Oh my God I’m going to scream, I’m drowning in stuff” sickness. My possessions don’t just take up space in my room – they

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