Archive for the ‘digital’ Category

Late to the party, eight’s the lucky number

May 14, 2014

I’ve got legendary holidays to look forward to this and next year, so I got myself a full-frame Nikon DSLR to document them with, a D800. But results first:

4x5 inch proof plus A2 work print

4×5 inch proof plus A2 work print


This is what you get such a camera body for, to print big. (more…)

Kodachrome™ for a New Age

January 19, 2014

Much easier to use than the book that props it up ;)

Much easier to use than the book that props it up ;)


Though it looks to be one of a million digicams, the Sigma DP2 (and it’s DP1 and DP3 siblings) are a revolution in digital imagery. All on behalf of the Foveon sensor. (more…)

Against the Grain

July 17, 2013

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with  Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2


Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor),  ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in

Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor), ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in


These two photos stand for two very distinct modes of photography I’m using currently. (more…)

This Machine Photographs People

September 15, 2012

The Ricoh GRD IV camera is a fluke on the market of small-sensor, compact digital cameras. It is made for photographers (more…)

A Simple Box

July 7, 2012

The little camera that could... dwarfed by it's lens

The little camera that could… dwarfed by it’s lens


Nikon did something audacious with their D3200: (more…)

Error Circle

May 16, 2012

A smurf tied up in the forest

A smurf tied up in the forest


Sometimes there are so many errors in an image that quality comes round again to being, dare I say, good? Example in case above. I had expired (more…)

Step Right Up

December 4, 2011

Photographing photographers has become quite an obsession of mine

Photographing photographers has become quite an obsession of mine


Yes, of course I take photographs on the street as well with the Leica M9. Here are some examples from yesterday’s visit to the Christmas Fair. (more…)

Seeing What You’re Doing, Or Not

November 13, 2011

Sometimes you've got to frame your art carefully

Sometimes you've got to frame your art carefully


Here’s another practical experience with the Leica M9 and the Elmar f/3.4 24 mm. I’ve been photographing a friend’s exhibition opening here in Berlin the day before yesterday. (more…)

Black & White Portraiture with the Leica M9 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

October 26, 2011

My father at 79

My father at 79


In my opinion, the forté of the Leica M rangefinder camera is the instantaneous portrait, the situational snapshot, the view from the corner of the eye frozen in time. (more…)

Old Lenses, Good Enough?

October 25, 2011

Old scooters are certainly good enough, and stylish, too!

Old scooters are certainly good enough, and stylish, too!


Ok, second post about my experiences with the Leica M9. As seems to be the case with all high-resolution digital cameras (and the Leica M9 can surely be counted among them, if not for it’s 18 MPix then of course for the lack of an anti-aliasing filter in front of the sensor), it is very demanding of the lenses you use. For example, (more…)


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