Posts Tagged ‘Nikon’

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…)

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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Going Steady on a Pro Zoom

July 4, 2018
GAS in the kitchen!

GAS in the kitchen!

If you forego the current version of Nikon’s 24 – 70 mm f/2.8 Pro zoom and instead get the version before that, you can save a lot of money. I did when I got a used Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24- 70 mm f/2.8 G ED the day before yesterday. Been putting it to the test since, here are some first results:
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A Recipe for Flash

May 24, 2018

Think about it. If you’re not doing flash in total darkness, you’ve always got more than one light source. (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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Not the Saviour of the Universe

March 31, 2018
Beauty Dish is beautiful!

Beauty Dish is beautiful!

So, the flash, it’s complicated. And sorry for the Queen quote in the title. Be forewarned, this is a noob perspective on off-camera flash
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JPEG Submarine

July 27, 2014

Baltic Sea Reflections

Baltic Sea Reflections


The long-awaited holidays I have written about in a previous post started with a visit to my parents, who live at the Baltic Sea. My youngest daughter came with me and while bathing in the aforementioned sea, I became inspired to take aquatic photos.
I got this to do them with.

I got this to do them with.


So, a NIKON Coolpix AW120. Who thinks of these names? (more…)

Canola Field

May 10, 2014

Canola Field

Nikon D3200 with a AF-S Nikkor 70 – 200 mm f/2.8 VR II

Against the Grain

July 17, 2013

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with  Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2


Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor),  ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in

Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor), ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in


These two photos stand for two very distinct modes of photography I’m using currently. (more…)

A Simple Box

July 7, 2012

The little camera that could... dwarfed by it's lens

The little camera that could… dwarfed by it’s lens


Nikon did something audacious with their D3200: (more…)