So I am spending a lot of time in this city recently ... maybe for two years already. But overall found frustratingly little time to go out with my camera in all that time. Well, "frustratingly" in the sense that there always has been something else to do when I'm over in Tilburg instead of … Continue reading Snapshots in Tilburg.
Just a quick post to show you three of my latest shots ... taken last week when I took a day off due to some bad news regarding a good friend (from heart, all the best to you Mike!) and thus I needed some fresh air ... and took my camera with me. So, first … Continue reading 3 x Cologne vertical
Recent followers of my blog might have already noticed that in the last few weeks, I have developed a certain addiction to the Contax G 90/2.8 lens on my Sony A7 II. Now I own the lens for around two years already, but only recently got the A7 II – and in contrast to my … Continue reading A more technical view on the Zeiss Contax G 90/2.8 and Techart AF adapter
Regarding the gear that we use, my previous blog post was about concentration. You only need a few lenses and they all don't have to be extreme in terms of focal length to make you happy: 35, 50, 90. Isn't that all you need? After that, I decided that I should once go for the … Continue reading Going extreme: Night photography with a 500mm mirror lens
Some weeks ago, a friend of me went on a relaxed trip to France, visiting some small villages and cities. He took his Fuji X-T1 with him and some lenses. While he came back with beautiful images, he said he'd sometimes preferred his Leica M8 because that camera would be just "more fun". A valid … Continue reading 35, 50, 90. Isn’t that all you need?
I love this lens. On the A7 II even more versatile than ever thanks to the stabilizer that is built in the camera. Just be sure to set it manually to 135 mm as the lens of course does not come with any electronic communication. :) Because of that, I find it particularly easy to … Continue reading Beautiful Westerwald with the Zeiss Contarex 135/2.8 Sonnar
Once in a while you are hit by some GAS – Gear Acquistion Syndrome – end up buying a new camera or lens, and only some weeks later you realise there is a really cool side benefit to your newest purchase that you were not aware of before. In my case, I swapped my beloved … Continue reading Much more fun than expected – the Contax G 90/2.8 on the A7 II
Having used only the Sony FE 70-200/4 or the OM Zuiko 135/2.8 recently, I figured it's about time to take out the Zeiss Contarex Sonnar 135/2.8 again for a spin. These shots are from a walk around the Rhine in Cologne on this nice first October weekend. Mounted on the Sony A7R, the old Zeiss … Continue reading A relaxed Saturday with the Zeiss Contarex Sonnar 135/2.8
Barcelona - It was the first time that we met Barcelona - How can I forget The moment that you stepped into the room you took my breath away Barcelona - La música vibró Barcelona - Y ella nos unió And if God willing we will meet again someday! (Freddie Mercury) ... I really love … Continue reading Barcelona!
I really like this shot, we were just hanging around in the garden when I spotted this fly ...: This was made with the mighty Olympus OM Zuiko 50/3.5 macro lens on the Sony A7R, at open aperture. Depending on your point of view, manual focus is a breeze or a pain in the ass. … Continue reading Just one more fly ;)
These lizards live at the river Rhine, at Boppard, which is located just south of Koblenz. After I left the spot to go home, shortly before sunset, I passed s small pedestrian tunnel, and saw this spider trying to make a web at the tunnel entrance. "These photos make that I want to become a … Continue reading Of spiders and lizards
Finally, here are some random shots taken with the Sony A7R mirrorless digital camera and the three Zeiss Contarex lenses ... 35/2 Distagon, 50/2 Sonnar and 135/2.8 Sonnar. All I can say is that the three lenses perform splendidly on the Sony A7R, with the exeption that corner sharpness with the 35/2 Distagon is always … Continue reading Sony A7R and Zeiss Contarex Lenses
.... for these three lenses, to experience a new digital future :) I used to have a Sony NEX-5 camera about two years ago and gave these Contarex lenses a try, see my old posts here: Zeiss Contarex Distagon 35/2: A legend alive – on the Sony NEX-5! Zeiss Contarex Sonnar 135/2.8 on the Sony … Continue reading It’s about time to come out of the closet again ….
I did this photo back in 1992 when I just got my Nikon F, and just found it in an old box a couple of days ago. I was 17 :) ... apparently I took this through a mirror and now I just flipped the scan. The two Nikons were mine while the Olympus and … Continue reading 1992 “camera porn” :)
Every month or so, I meet up with some friends who are into photography, and always a lot of different cameras gather up on the table. Really, there are so many wildly different cameras, lenses and accessories out there. And it's always great fun to review and compare the results that all these cameras and … Continue reading Cameras come in so many flavours today …