Posts Tagged ‘review’

It’s a Kind of Magic

April 30, 2018
"There are fields, Neo, endless fields where plants are no longer born ..."

“There are fields, Neo, endless fields where plants are no longer born …”

A photographer I know and trust recommended mirrorlesss system cameras and criticized Nikon and Canon harshly for not being on top of their game. The two DSLR giants are lacking attractive offers in this market segment dominated by Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm and Panasonic. Even Leica and Hasselblad have interesting, though expensive EVIL cameras (electronic viewfinder, interchangeable lens) on offer!
On the other hand, (more…)

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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 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…)

Simulation And The Apple Watch

June 28, 2015

If Beaudrillard had Dick Tracy's watch...

If Beaudrillard had Dick Tracy’s watch…


Being the hopeless fanboy I am, it was an unavoidable purchase. (more…)

Brutal Honesty? There’s An App For It.

April 30, 2011

You can do a nice bike ride through fields in bloom ...

You can do a nice bike ride through fields in bloom ...


… or … (more…)

I’ll Take A Pancake With ぼけ* ( Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P Review )

November 29, 2010

A word of warning in advance: Using a small camera like the Nikon D7000 and a diminutive lens like the Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P makes fat photographers look fat!

A word of warning in advance: Using a small camera like the Nikon D7000 and a diminutive lens like the Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P makes fat photographers look fat!


Another weekend over, another lens review due. This time around, I’m discussing the Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P pancake lens. (more…)

Be Not Afraid Of Greatness* (Nikon D7000 Review Pt. 2)

November 14, 2010

As of now, the Nikon D7000 is the top-of-the-line APS-C DSLR

As of now, the Nikon D7000 is the top-of-the-line APS-C DSLR


Ok, a weekend of intensive but practical tests with the new Nikon D7000 is over, time to draw some conclusions.
November 17th, 2010: some corrected impressions added, especially regarding RAW file conversion! (more…)

Nikon D7000 Pictorial Results

November 12, 2010

D7000, Zeiss ZF 25 mm, f/2.8 , 1/60 sec., ISO 1250, Nik Color Efex Pro filter "sunshine"

D7000, Zeiss ZF 25 mm, f/2.8 , 1/60 sec., ISO 1250, Nik Color Efex Pro filter "sunshine"


As promised, here are some fresh results from the Nikon D7000. Updated with more photos on Nov. 13, 2010 (more…)

But She Has Warts (Nikon D7000 Review Pt. 1)

November 12, 2010

A Servere Case of Knob-itis

A Servere Case of Knob-itis


Got my first new DSLR in a few years yesterday, a Nikon D7000. Here are some first impressions from trying it out around the house, testing the user interface and an image example at ISO 6400. (more…)

The Camera Without Qualities, a Review

November 11, 2010

Minox 35 ML

Minox 35 ML


It is the smallest 35 mm film camera. It doesn’t excite you. It likes to disappear. (more…)