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…
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…
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…