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Photography Essentials: Waiting for the Light by David Noton

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Rainbow over St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, England (David Noton/National Trust)

The panoramic camera is low tech and basic, the complete opposite of the state of the art Canon.

• Fuji GX617, 90mm lens

Digital v Film

In March 2005, I had a mid-life crisis. I terminated a long-term relationship with my Nikons, switched to digital, and ran off with a younger camera system. Like all such momentous changes it was traumatic and expensive, but it had to be done. Now, several years later I’m ruminating over the changes, weighing up the pros and cons. What do I love about my new life? Freedom, flexibility, quality. What do I hate? The fact that I now feel ...

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