Fujifilm X100S – “the pocket-XPro”

Never wanted to write one of these “it’s been a little quiet here” posts, but it actually¬†was a little quiet here ūüė¶ 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…

X-Pro1 HighISO RAW in Lightroom 4.2 | Detail

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…

Photokina 2012

Yes, I’ve been to the Photokina 2012 fair. And I had a camera with me…

How to shoot film… without using film

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…

First day on the street with the Fujifilm X-Pro1

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…

Infected with Polaroid

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…

Project (kind of) 2012: gas station

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…

Thank you, Olympus-Service! Good-bye PEN No. 548!

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 ‚ā¨’s on a¬†brand new camera like the E-P3 and…

catching up: Belek 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…

Berlin Calling – Part 3: shooting film is hard work!

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…