Posts Tagged ‘digital’

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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The Last Film Samurai

January 6, 2019
What's in my bag?

What’s in my bag?

A Nikon F6 film-loading SLR buried under a lot of rolls of Kodak Portra 800! Got new film yesterday in Lübeck (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…)

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…)

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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Color Correct

March 28, 2018

This is my project for the Easter Holidays: setting up my digital darkroom (if I may be so quaint) and learning about Lightroom from Thorsten Overgaard.

The room actually DID get darker when I put this in front of the window!

The room actually DID get darker when I put this in front of the window!


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Black & White Portraiture with the Leica M9 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

October 26, 2011

My father at 79

My father at 79


In my opinion, the forté of the Leica M rangefinder camera is the instantaneous portrait, the situational snapshot, the view from the corner of the eye frozen in time. (more…)

I Never Tire …

October 21, 2010

... of photographing ...

... of photographing ...


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Analog informs Digital

September 29, 2010

Meadow Detail, from an Experiment with Nik Silver Efex Pro

Meadow Detail, from an Experiment with Nik Silver Efex Pro


In the process of getting used to Aperture, I’ve found some very useful and unique plugins from Nik Software. (more…)