Mirrorlessless

October 8, 2018
Vanilla ice cream, Apfelstrudel and a 45.7 megapixel beast

Vanilla ice cream, Apfelstrudel and a 45.7 megapixel beast

I’m being ungrateful and have been replacing the Nikon D800 that served me so well shooting the wedding with a new body. Ten days ago at Photokina, mirrorless system cameras were all the rage. I had a look through a Nikon Z7 and found the electronic viewfinder straining to my still blissfully good eyesight. Same with the other manufacturer’s EVIL (electronic viewfinder, interchangeable lens, that moniker should be standard!) camera proposals. Only the Leica SL stood out, but that one is a bit out of my price range, especially it’s autofocus lenses.
I kept the Sony alpha 7RIII for last and had a salesman at a big camera store in Nuremberg demonstrate it to me last Saturday. But when neither he nor his colleagues Read the rest of this entry »

Not quite there yet

September 29, 2018
Zappa-esque hotel room selfie (you'll see why)

Zappa-esque hotel room selfie (you’ll see why)

What is “computational photography”? Read the rest of this entry »

Amateurs imitate, Pros copy

September 15, 2018
Two Vaders. No reflections in the shop window pane because of off-camera flash.

Two Vaders. No reflections in the shop window pane because of off-camera flash.

A little birdie at Leica told me something. Read the rest of this entry »

Shooting a Wedding

September 4, 2018
A legally married couple, happy!

A legally married couple, happy!

The long awaited wedding of my son and his bride has come and gone. In this post, the emotional content is not the topic, though I hope it will appear in the example photos that I add as they develop. No, I want to talk about my experiences as a wedding photographer and the technicalities of the photographs.
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They don’t make them like they used to

August 29, 2018
I get nostalgic for old film cameras.

I get nostalgic for old film cameras.

Like this Leica M6 TTL in chrome. It sat in the second hand glass case at my dealer when I was visiting yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Poseurs

August 26, 2018

Waving good-bye to a cloud with High-Speed-Sync Read the rest of this entry »

A Lens with Qualities

August 25, 2018
Diffraction stars at f/3.4. Wait, what?

Diffraction stars at f/3.4. Wait, what?

Uh-oh!

En route to a workshop in Neuss, I went by the Leitz-Park again.

En route to a workshop in Neuss, I went by the Leitz-Park again.

In the Leica Store on the premises, they had a used Summarit-M f/2.5 50 mm that I couldn’t resist buying. Read the rest of this entry »

‘cron

August 18, 2018
Free, Joel? Really?

Free, Joel? Really?

As big a Leica fanboy as I am, I have seldom bought a Leica lens for new. The penultimate time was long ago, with a MP a la carte came my Summicron 50 mm that still serves me well. The last time was yesterday.
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Bremen Walk

August 6, 2018
Fab Four

Fab Four

Some photos from last Saturday:
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Atom Heart Mother Rejects

August 3, 2018