Hey there, here's my newest video on my new youtube channel and it's – you blog readers might have guessed – about the new TT Artisan 35mm f/1.4 for APS-C lens: https://youtu.be/Z_ZDtbZV5zc I already posted a two-part review on this blog about that lens: Less than 100 bucks? Gotta be kiddin’! New TT Artisan 35/1.4... Continue Reading →
The last weekend I've been busy taking pictures with my new TT Artisan 35/1.4 to continue my review of this lens. Read part 1 hereSee also my video review on youtube I also thought it would be interesting to compare its performance to a true classic lens of (roughly) the same specifications – the Olympus... Continue Reading →
Hey guys! This is part 1 of my review of the brand-new TT Artisan 35/1.4. This covers all the mechanical aspects and some background info. Also included are some first shots that I took with this lens on my Fuji X-E3. Proceed to part 2 of this reviewSee also my video review on youtube Disclosure:... Continue Reading →
A bit over a year in my digital photography has passed with just the Sony A7R II at hand. In the meantime – apart from being busy taking photos both for my private pleasure as well as for paying customers – I have just started my own tomscameras YouTube channel, and I've ventured somewhat deeply... Continue Reading →
Hey girls and guys! Another video ... this time about a lens that, in my opinion, features one of the all-time great designs: The KMZ Jupiter-9 85mm f/2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7pxqUMN0DU Many thanks again to Takahiro Oda for filming me. Always a great pleasure!
Hey girls and guys! I just joined youtube vloggers – here's my first video and it's a small review about my current favourite lens: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_kxXqoCXm8 Many thanks to Takahiro Oda for filming me. Was a great pleasure!
This will be one of my shortests blog posts ever. A friend gave me a Voigtländer 12mm f/5.6 lens (the Leica M version) to try out on my A7R II. I came back with these two snapshots of the same wall sticker art: (As usual, these pics were processed in Lightroom. I did not apply... Continue Reading →
Nameless sculpture by Zeljko Rusic, in Cologne. (Jupiter-9 at f/2.8) 1987. Gorbatchev published a manifesto for change – perestroika – and transparency – glasnost – a huge step that led to the end of the Cold War and the transformation of Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukrainia and many other states. 1987. Madonna sings "Open Your Heart",... Continue Reading →
So I bought the Sony A7R II about a month ago. Coming from the Fuji X-E3 with its really superb 23/2 "Fujicron" I knew I'd have to get a 35mm lens for the Sony and my secret plan was to get a manual focus lens. Slower photography just suits me: My subjects are mostly big... Continue Reading →
It's August 2019, and I was already suffering bad G.A.S. cause my last camera purchase dates back to November 2017 – yay that is almost two years ago! I was shooting my little Fuji X-E3 all the time, and loved it. I'm not a heavy shooter in terms of shutter count apparently – I apparently... Continue Reading →
There's this urge for exotic far-away places that some of us often are striving to visit. Cause they're, well, exotic and far away, which adds to their attraction. And then we forget that there are equally exotic places just around the next corner, literally. Like I pass the Cologne Cathedral every morning on my way... Continue Reading →
Many many folks have been blogging about Photokina and all news and exciting releases have been covered already in great detail. 2018, as you probably all know by now, has been maybe the biggest year of mirrorless systems, seeing that Canon, Nikon and even Panasonic are now entering this future market – finally. I'm a... Continue Reading →
I tried all the exciting new mirrorless cameras at Photokina 2018 in my home town Cologne: Nikon Z7, Canon EOS R, Fuji GFX-50R, and even the Leica M10-P and Zenit M. When not doing paid assignments, I'm very much a travel photographer and "travel" means often strolling around in my own or many other cities.... Continue Reading →
Hi there. Today, time for a change in this blog – I'll be combining two of my main interests here, photography and astronomy! I am pretty sure that most of you, especially in Asia, Europe and Africa, are aware about the record-breaking Lunar Eclipse that took place July 27, 2018 ... okay but why record-breaking?... Continue Reading →
Hey. Once in a while we photographers all regress from being advanced beings who only care for light and situations ... and become little gearheads and fanboys all over again! Now, it happened to me! I was eagerly anticipating the release of the first Nikon 35mm full frame mirrorless offering. I used the Sony A7R... Continue Reading →