Posts Tagged ‘camera’

BWWSW

March 12, 2019
Boat

Boat

On my way to Düsseldorf’s congress center this morning.

Wait

Wait

Registering for CME at the ophthalmology meet.
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Old School

February 24, 2019
0-series replica and a cappuccino

0-series replica and a cappuccino

I‘m in Berlin this weekend. Recent sales of guitars on Ebay have been going quite well, so I thought I‘d have a look at this camera they had at the Berlin Leica Store:

Leicas latest digital camera. Not.

Leicas latest digital camera. Not.

It‘s a 0-series replica (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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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…)

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”? (more…)

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. (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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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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Reset

January 2, 2018
Canon F-1 New, AE viewfinder, winder, Canon FD 85 mm f/1.2

Canon F-1 New, AE viewfinder, winder, Canon FD 85 mm f/1.2

Photographing on 35 mm film again in 2018.

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…)