Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

Wide and Shallow

January 20, 2019
Fresh truffles

Fresh truffles

Took a beginner’s workshop in Leica M photography at the Nuremberg Leica Shop yesterday.
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More about Less

January 17, 2019
Different sisters, one surplus lever

Different sisters, one surplus lever

The first days with the new Leica M10-D are strange and full of new experiences. In use, the camera feels positively small.
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Test Drive

January 12, 2019

Rain dawns on the “Leica World” in Wetzlar.

As soon as they open, I scamper through the precipitation from the hotel to the Leica Store. A dash of 30 meters. The salesperson offers to loan me a Leica M10-D for a few hours to test this unique digital rangefinder camera. (more…)

A Sketchbook Camera

January 12, 2019
Fairly small body, big lens.

Fairly small body, big lens.

Yesterday, I got a compact digital camera for my 55-th birthday, a Panasonic LX100 II.
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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

December 12, 2018
The marinating pile

The marinating pile

Despite the title, this isn’t about stout beer or red ketchup. No, it’s about the workflow of film photography in a digital age.
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Visiting the Trees

November 24, 2018

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Took a walk yesterday morning to see some friends:
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An Old Photographer and a New Store

November 16, 2018
Three photographers and a minder

Three photographers and a minder

Yesterday evening, I was at an event at the Leica headquarters in Wetzlar. Jürgen Schadeberg was inducted into the Leica Hall of Fame and a new Leica flagship store was opened. Here’s a series of photos I took with the M Monochrom as the proceedings unfolded:
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Clouds

November 12, 2018
Ansel and Martin meet.

Ansel and Martin meet.

Lately, I’ve been fascinated with clouds:
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I Screwed Up

October 27, 2018
Choosing from a menu

Choosing from a menu

Just coming back from a day trip to Hamburg with my father. We had (more…)

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 (more…)