Fujifilm X100S – “the pocket-XPro”

Type S

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 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…

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How to shoot film… without using film

afterwork chat
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 ūüė¶

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…

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

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 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…

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