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 →
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!
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 →
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 →
Currently, I happen to have both these cameras at home so I thought this is a good opportunity to do a small comparison – between the first and the current incarnation of Fuji's E-series bodies. The X-E1 came out in late 2012. It was the second Fuji X system body of them all, after the... Continue Reading →
This is kind of an addendum to my original post about the Fuji X-E3. I got this camera body (my first Fuji ever!) directly after it hit the shelves in very late September, 2017. Below is a list of observations from my own personal experience with the camera since then. I will maybe update this... Continue Reading →
I bought the Olympus after using two Sony A7 series bodies in late April 2017, and sold it at the end of September, to make place for my Fuji X-E3. Read about that in my original post about the Olympus PEN-F. What follows below now is a list of observations from my long-term experience with... Continue Reading →
Note: also read my additional observations after I used this camera for a couple of weeks – click here! Hello. My name is Thomas and I buy into a new camera system every few months. A doctor would say this is a very bad case of G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome). But of course it isn't.... Continue Reading →
I switched to an Olympus PEN-F yes. Gone are (for now) the days of glorious Sony A7 II 35mm images with beautiful classic lenses, but why I hear you ask? Well there were two reasons and one of them I already wrote a lot about. The dreaded focus issue that forces Sony A7 series cameras... Continue Reading →
Normally I am not good in ranting. It's just not my kind of thinking. Especially with camera gear, I am more the laid-back type and can work around a lot of technical shortcomings, still feeling very comfortable and content with my equipment. No machine is perfect and why should I always worry about some stuff... Continue Reading →
You probably all know the "crazy comparisons" that Steve Huff frequently publishes .... taking the same picture with wildly different cameras that one probably should never compare because they are just uncomparable .... well are they? Currently, I still have a Canon EOS 1Ds Mk.2 with the trusty EF 24-105L f/4 lens and I really... Continue Reading →
I love my Olympus E-M5. I love it for its lightweight yet solid body style and for the way it operates. So fast and easy. It just gets out of the way. It focusses accurately on whatever corner of the image area I select, it takes amazing low light shots thanks to its built-in stabilisation,... Continue Reading →
.... and it poses on my old Olympus E-System display: Now if you followed my blog, you will know that I wanted to buy the Sony NEX-7 for quite some time. And so did some of my photo friends. But I went through a long time of consideration and finally, the E-M5 it was. So... Continue Reading →