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  1. David Aspinall
    January 10, 2024 @ 12:08 pm

    Hi Stefan
    Wonderful article I need to read another 3 times and will comment again, sorry to hear about your eye problem.
    Great images
    Happy New Year


    • Stefan Panaitescu
      January 10, 2024 @ 12:54 pm

      hi David and thank you so much!

      Hopefully it will get better(it takes a lot of time though but i am patient)

      Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!


  2. Stefan Panaitescu
    January 10, 2024 @ 12:55 pm

    also, Happy New Year to you too and hopefully we all find good light in 2024:)


  3. David
    January 10, 2024 @ 6:06 pm

    Hi Stefan
    I agree so much with what you write,
    When working for money I was lucky enough to use every make of camera going so bad some good but in those days it was suck it and see no youtube or influencers; reviewers.
    In my digital journey I have gone from a tiny sensor to FF and the last few years Fuji X which in my opinion is the best system.
    I stopped reading reviews because well ‘they suck’
    I have more equipment than I need but put into specific groups and use as I choose.
    I still have two of the first x lenses in the system and they are great.
    As for courses without letting my blood boil too much I have an acquaintance who teaches courses, produces on line training publications, is highly qualified and has more gear than MPB but not one of his photographs have balls they would all be deleted if mine.
    We obviously express personal opinions but well they are our opinions.
    I hope your condition improves and you are part of a rare group of people ‘grumpy old people who can take a PHOTO’


    • Stefan Panaitescu
      January 10, 2024 @ 6:51 pm

      hi David and thank you so much for the message and your concern!

      I am glad you enjoyed the article and to be honest Fuji covers perfectly 90% of my shoots.

      I use Nikon for sports though I am confident I could take some nice shots with Fuji too. However the price for XH2s+ 50-140 & 200 is in way, way over my buget so I cant see myself buying that.

      I too have friends that have some of the nicest cameras around(GFX) and they couldn’t take a nice photo if their life depended on it. Yet they are the first to upgrade, to always check for sharpness, to look at new gear and to obsess about everything except the quality of the picture, the story on that picture they are taking.

      I do think of mysef as grumpier more than usual so that fits me:)

      I wish you all the best and Happy New Year!



  4. Michael
    January 10, 2024 @ 9:46 pm

    Hi Stefan!
    I’m a regular reader of your articles (I’ve read everything since 2020), and I like your photos.
    I wish you a speedy and successful recovery.
    I also wish you to have the strength and mood to continue to delight us with your creativity.


    • Stefan Panaitescu
      January 11, 2024 @ 4:35 am

      hi Michael!

      Thank you so much for the message and I am very happy that you enjoy my writing and pictures!

      Also, thank you for your concern and hopefully in the near future i will be back operating at 100%.

      I wish tou a wonderful New Year with good light and may we all have peace and plenty of things to read and photograph!



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