Posts Tagged ‘gear’

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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Gear Disclosure

March 1, 2018

Klick through, I’m not posting this on the front page!
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Color Loss and Gain

February 28, 2018
Ice Abstract

Ice Abstract

A word of warning first. You loose something when you get a Leica M monochrom. (more…)

Vodcasting from the Heart of Texas

February 16, 2018
May I introduce? Texas Leica.

May I introduce? Texas Leica.

A mixed bag of topics in this post. About two weeks ago, the Fuji GW6800III arrived from Japan. (more…)

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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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…)

A Bout of Luddism

March 19, 2012

The Yngwie Strat ain't so bad, but I'd rather take my Martin

The Yngwie Strat ain't so bad, but I'd rather take my Martin


I’m leaving today for a week’s worth of medical convention in Düsseldorf. Deciding what pieces of gear to take with me has been an interesting debate with myself. (more…)

Really Right For The Wrong Purpose

November 3, 2011

Lauchagrund at dusk

Lauchagrund at dusk


Leicas are for street photography, right? Perhaps reportage and situational portraits, too.
But then, the newest incarnation of the Leica M Gestalt is one of the best digital cameras on the market. It’d be a shame to limit it’s potential to hand-held use. And as every photographer worth his salt knows, the simplest way to make your photos sharper is to use a tripod.
A Leica on a tripod is an abomination. But not with this: (more…)

The Monster of Loch NAS ( Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II on Nikon D7000 )

November 21, 2010

The Camera as Lens Attachment: D7000 on Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II, tripod foot removed, Sun Sniper Strap attached to tripod socket

The Camera as Lens Attachment: D7000 on Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II, tripod foot removed, Sun Sniper Strap attached to tripod socket


26th November 2010: Updated: Added resolution at f/4.0 shots.
NAS* is a terrible disease. One visit to the Nikon demo booth on a photo fair, and you just have to own Nikon’s Pro Tele Zoom, the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II. I’ll have to auction off my Ebony SV45U2 large format camera in order to be able to afford it, but whatever. (more…)