Archive for the ‘lenses’ Category

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. (more…)

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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Fujilux

May 27, 2018

By the hood, you can see (more…)

It’s a Kind of Magic

April 30, 2018
"There are fields, Neo, endless fields where plants are no longer born ..."

“There are fields, Neo, endless fields where plants are no longer born …”

A photographer I know and trust recommended mirrorlesss system cameras and criticized Nikon and Canon harshly for not being on top of their game. The two DSLR giants are lacking attractive offers in this market segment dominated by Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm and Panasonic. Even Leica and Hasselblad have interesting, though expensive EVIL cameras (electronic viewfinder, interchangeable lens) on offer!
On the other hand, (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…)

All Wrong, But Fabulous*

May 12, 2012

Pensive at the Fast Food Restaurant

Pensive at the Fast Food Restaurant


These are heady times for photo gear geeks like me. The day before yesterday, Leica announced (more…)

Film Swan Song

May 8, 2012

Lock and load!

Lock and load!


See that yellow in the film ID window? (more…)

Another Dimension

May 5, 2012

The Nikon 1 V1 camera body pales in comparison to the huge 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens. And yes, I black out all my cameras with a sharpie pen. Didn't stick on the "1" though ;)

The Nikon 1 V1 camera body pales in comparison to the huge 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens. And yes, I black out all my cameras with a sharpie pen. Didn’t stick on the “1” though 😉


The second lens I got for my Nikon 1 V1 EVIL camera was the Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens. As you can see, this is no longer a compact camera system now, (more…)

Portrait

May 2, 2012

Carl

Carl


This is what Tri-X in the Canon F1-New and the FD f/1.2 85 mm L will do. Of course, it helps that I know the subject very well. (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…)