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Beautifully Wrong

February 14, 2019
It does look Barnack-ish!

It does look Barnack-ish!

First impressions on a new, old lens.

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

It comes with a historically correct, humongous hood that I will keep in the presentation box in expectation of appreciation. The lens is deeply recessed into it’s pancake housing, anyway.
Leica did something left-of-center with this lens. It is a reissue of a fifties screw mount lens, this time with coated lenses, M bayonet, 6-bit-coding and slight updates in the engravings. The optical formula they left alone! So it renders like it’s 1955!

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6


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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…)

Bremen Walk

August 6, 2018
Fab Four

Fab Four

Some photos from last Saturday:
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Street Smarts

August 1, 2018
Street Art

Street Art

The Street Photography workshop I’ve been to last Sunday in Nuremberg was an eye-opener. It was held by Michel Birnbacher and after a short introduction, the four of us (a small group!) roamed the city. (more…)

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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Hello (Brave New) World

June 26, 2018

“It’s going to be all cats and dogs and the odd moo cow, all uncomplaining creatures that love having their pictures taken. And flowers, castles, trees, (deserted) streets, can all add flavour to our endeavours. But whatever you do, don’t take a picture of a real person.”

From the MACFILOS ‘blog comment on GPDR.

A Day at the Grömitz boardwalk

May 21, 2018

A video on Dropbox (more…)

Double Chinaman

May 14, 2018
When asked "Why two hats?" he answered "For advertisement."

When asked “Why two hats?” he answered “For advertisement.”

This was one of the first times (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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Shots From Düsseldorf

March 15, 2018
The Rhine

The Rhine

Like every year, I’m at a week-long CME event in Düsseldorf. When I’m not sitting in lectures and workshops, I roam the city in search of pictures:
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