Fujifilm X100S – “the pocket-XPro”
Posted on April 2, 2013
Never wanted to write one of these “it’s been a little quiet here” posts, but it actually was a little quiet here 😦
2013 has been busy so far, since I started to earn some money with my photography besides my main job as a sales manager. My respect goes to all those brave freelancers and full-time professionals out there, I just dipped my toe into the pro-water and am soooo glad to have that financial backing of my main job. Furthermore its kind of nice to switch to “non-photographic” thoughts now and then.
By the way, that’s why I also have some changes/updates regarding this website on my agenda – but filed this under “Priority: C” at the moment…
X-Pro1 HighISO RAW in Lightroom 4.2 | Detail
Posted on October 26, 2012
I’m not a PixelPeeper. seriously not. But even I noticed the amount of “watercolouring” in some X-Pro shots containing very fine details, when processing them in Lightroom 4.
I achieved the best results in terms of details and sharpness with the SilkyPix software that came with the X-Pro, but wasn’t satisfied with a “2-app-workflow” consisting of SilkyPix (->16bit Tiff->) and Lightroom. This becomes a pain in the arse as soon as you have to edit more than 3 images per session.
So like most of us X-Trans users, I was waiting/hoping for Adobe to improve the support for our beloved .RAF files in LR 4.2…
Posted on September 26, 2012
Yes, I’ve been to the Photokina 2012 fair. And I had a camera with me…
How to shoot film… without using film
Posted on July 26, 2012
In 2011, I shot nearly 70 rolls of film. I love film. And I really love my Olympus OM-cameras and their fine ZUIKO primes.
I also love the unique look of film and the classic DOF-control of the 135-format (with those great fast lenses from the film era). But I don’t love the amount of time, film-photography eats up. Actually, I just don’t have enough spare time anymore to shoot film on a daily basis. Unfortunately 😦
Of course, I could just grab my Fujifilm X-Pro1 and enjoy the benefits of digital photography – but in spite of the Fuji’s serious retro-feeling, there’s always something missing for me. So I was looking for something between the ultrahigh-resolution-EverythingByWire-digital-world, and the charming slow, manual, organic and often imperfect world of film-photography.
And since there isn’t a digital back for my OM-cameras, here’s the compromise I found for me…
First day on the street with the Fujifilm X-Pro1
Posted on April 1, 2012
Don’t worry, I’m not going to write a pseudo-review about this camera (there are tons of that stuff on the web), and I’ll neither bore you with my personal “first impressions” or something like that (not yet).
I just shot some test-frames on the streets of Frankfurt/Main today and would like to share them. I hadn’t planned to shoot this special event, but as soon as I stepped out of the parking garage, I found myself in the middle of an anti-capitalism protest.
It’s like Frank Jackson said: “sometimes I happen to photography, and sometimes photography happens to me…”
Infected with Polaroid
Posted on March 12, 2012
OMG, I knew this could happen anytime…
I got infected with the Polaroid-virus and so I was in the need of a proper Polaroid camera to satisfy my new addiction with some of the awesome new films, the guys from “The Impossible Project” produce in the former Polaroid plant in Enschede, Netherlands.
Yeah, I decided this very special “limited edition” of a Polaroid 600 is a good way to start, since it looks like proper photographic gear and is still kind of unobtrusive when shooting street, isn’t it? 🙂
Expect some instant stuff to come…
Project (kind of) 2012: gas station
Posted on February 23, 2012
Do you still remember your new year’s resolutions from december? Still on track with them? Did you have some at all?
The only resolution I was thinking about (besides that of my next digital camera), was some kind of a photographic project for 2012. Some of the photographers I know, imposed themselves projects like 365(366)’s, 52’s, A-Z’s, film-, subject- or even colour-related projects or something like that for 2012 and I think most of this stuff is good to keep the own creativity and frequency flowing. Good idea.
Thank you, Olympus-Service! Good-bye PEN No. 548!
Posted on December 31, 2011
A few weeks ago, I bought an Olympus FL-300 R flash which – unfortunately – didn’t work when mounted to my PEN E-P3’s hotshoe. However in RC mode the unit worked fine and even on other PEN’s hothoes the flash behaved properly.
Actually, that didn’t bother me much since I bought the flash for off-camera lighting only. But when you spend some €’s on a brand new camera like the E-P3 and it seems to be the only camera the new flash doesn’t work with, you start to think twice. At least I did.
I posted this scenario on a german Olympus forum to see if other customers expected similar problems with their PENs/flashes, but based on this posting, I got contacted by the Olympus-Service Hamburg…
catching up: Belek 2011
Posted on December 6, 2011
It’s been a little bit quite here, sorry! Had a freakin’ busy time at work and wasn’t able to spend much time shooting or blogging (there’s nothing to blog when nothing is shot).
I’m sure nobody wants to see classic family-holiday photos here. But since I tried to introduce some kind of street-style to a few shots of our latest vacation to Belek/Turkey, I decided to post a short photographic summary of the trip. At least it’s another step for me to catch up on my photographic queue because I’m processing the digital frames chronologically. So – yes, coming up next: holiday-photographs…
Berlin Calling – Part 3: shooting film is hard work!
Posted on August 31, 2011
My scanner was glowing in the dark after scanning the last frame of my recent trip to berlin!
Damn, I know that shooting film causes a lot of work compared to digital and I always have fun while scanning my frames and getting them ready for the screen, but after roll no. 10 of this project my motivation began to decrease…