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…

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…

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…

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…