Archive for the ‘gear’ Category

Rangefinder Genetics

July 28, 2018
As smooth as the drink

As smooth as the drink

As soon as I gave my Leica M6 to my son for his 25-th birthday, I missed it. That’s the way heart-felt presents should feel.
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Going Steady on a Pro Zoom

July 4, 2018
GAS in the kitchen!

GAS in the kitchen!

If you forego the current version of Nikon’s 24 – 70 mm f/2.8 Pro zoom and instead get the version before that, you can save a lot of money. I did when I got a used Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24- 70 mm f/2.8 G ED the day before yesterday. Been putting it to the test since, here are some first results:
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Birding in the Kitchen Sink

May 31, 2018
A healthy bird population at the Lebrade ponds.

A healthy bird population at the Lebrade ponds.

I‘m on vacation (as if you couldn‘t tell from the increased rate of posting here) and today was a photographically successful day. Here‘s a photo diary (more…)

Second Shooter

April 8, 2018

Autofocus sensors right to the edge of the frame

My main DSLR, a Nikon D 800, is 4 years old and has 80000 actuations. Should I trust it to work flawlessly during this year’s photo projects (especially my son’s wedding)? Not without a backup body, no, I won’t.

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Motography

March 12, 2018
More than passing through

More than passing through

For the longest time, I’ve been trying to combine my two passions: motorcycle riding and photography. And failed at it, miserably.
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Gear Disclosure

March 1, 2018

Klick through, I’m not posting this on the front page!
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Film Fetischism

February 11, 2018
Leica bondage

Leica bondage

I realize I don’t bond with a digital camera like I do with an analog one. I even bought my M6 a decorative piece of rope yesterday …
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Bling and Share

December 16, 2017
The Fuji grew some bling

The Fuji grew some bling

A vented lens hood, a Thumbs-up thumb rest and a red soft release. Trying to improve the Fujifilm X100F here. The lens hood is an optical improvement, no question, and, being vented and tapered, doesn’t impinge on the optical viewfinder image so much. The other two need more explanation. (more…)