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Richard Butler
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Here's something to ponder: at what point does a style stop being considered 'retro' because it's become a new orthodoxy?
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After a lot of work by Kelcey and the development team, we can finally show off our new test scene, including a low-light mode. The aim is to provide a better idea of how cameras will behave in the real world, but it does mean the days are numbered for our old test scene, the Martini and Baileys bottles.

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I spoke to Sandor Barna from Aptina. We discussed a range of things, but the thing I found interesting was his belief that many different classes of devices are going to start getting bigger sensors. And that we should expect more cameras with 1" sensors next year. Which sounds like a good thing, to me.

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I was struggling to find something to shoot to accompany my forthcoming Panasonic GH3 review in a rather grey London. The 12:28 to Shalford (an Orient Express Luncheon Excursion), provided the perfect opportunity. Not a brilliantly planned shooting position but, as the smoke cleared, it turned out pretty well.

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My trip to Japan gave me a chance to complete my samples gallery with the Olympus 17mm F1.8 lens. It's not as spectacularly good as the 45mm and 75mm but the fast focus makes it lovely to work with.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3973318471/olympus-mzuiko-17mm-f18-first-impressions-and-samples
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Maybe today I'll get to the front of the X100S queue (I had to rush off to a meeting three people before my turn, yesterday).
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Good morning from Yokohama. Let's see what the CP+ 2013 show has in store for us. Drop me a replay if there's anything you want me to investigate.
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It's easy to be cynical about extra features and functions added to new cameras, but I've grown to really appreciate Sony's Sweep Panorama function. It's really well implemented - easy to use and impressive at doing all the stitching. I was certainly glad to have it when I saw this sunset in Pensacola, Florida over Christmas.
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The decorations at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans do a great job of celebrating both the holiday and the city. Merry Christmas, seasons greetings or best wishes, everyone.
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A recent photo - Christmas shopping in Seattle. The decorations (including illuminated fruit and veg) make the predictably rain-soaked streets look seasonal. An out-take I shot as part of the 9-camera roundup Barney and I published this week. http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2367736880/roundup-enthusiast-zoom-compact-cameras
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