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…

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…

Abandoned Facility

Yesterday I had a few minutes to kill before picking up my wife in the city. Fortunately, I came across this abandoned facility in Frankfurt-Praunheim and had my PEN¬†with me…

Berlin Calling – Part 1: the digital summary

Last weekend was great! On friday I headed to berlin to meet my friend Enrico and spend some¬†nice days in¬†the capital city, shooting street and talking photographic nonsense while having some beers…

Reportage: Emergency Room Waldbr√∂l

Great weather on this long¬†weekend, so why not visit mom? Yesterday we¬†left Frankfurt/Main to spend a nice, sunny day with her at the countryside. Perfect opportunity for me because I¬†bought some rolls of Ilford PAN F Plus 50¬†last week and was¬†looking forward to shoot the ZUIKO 24mm/F2.0 on my Olympus OM-4 Ti wide open. I loaded up¬†the first¬†roll into the camera and gave the…