My Current Favorite Camera and Lens Combo

My favorite camera and lens combo used to be the Fuji X100s with the built in 23mm/2.0 lens. It is a stunning combo and is probably one of the most versatile setups. During our trip to Paris earlier this year, I made an interesting discovery: I really love shooting with the 35mm/1.4. Though I can’t…

Travel Preparations

I am finishing the last jobs before my trip to Muscat tomorrow. Packing lists are prepared and I just need to do the actual packing. About three weeks ago I had to hand in one of my favourite Fuji lenses for repair at Orms. It is the 56mm/ 1.2. It is a wonderful portrait lens with exceptional…

iPhone 6 for Photography

Since I got my first iPhone, I enjoyed using it as camera, not really to compete with a normal compact camera, but more to see what you can do with a camera, I have with me all the time. The image quality was not that great at that time, but things evolved over the years….

Working with the Fuji XT1

I was able to work with the Fuji XT 1 for a couple of weeks now on a couple of assignments and want to share some of my impressions here. This will not be yet another review of this camera. There are already enough around. I am focusing on my personal experience in my professional…

First shots with the Fuji XT 1

I finally decided to upgrade to the Fuji system. More about this in on of the future posts. Here are two of my my first test shots with the Fuji XT 1.

Muizenberg in b/w shot with an iPhone

I went walking along Muizenberg Beach yesterday. Two cameras accompanied me, the Mamiya C220 (fully mechanical medium film format camera) and my iPhone. While the exposed film of the Mamiya is still laying on my desk, the pictures I took with the iPhone are all processed. This picture, in particular is my favorite of the…

Workshop Notes: Aperture

  The participants of my workshops (The Basics) know that I believe that the knowledge of some basic technical aspects of photography will help you to improve your photography. In very basic terms a camera is a black box, which allows light in on the one side (through a lens) and records the image on…

Choose the Right Camera

Are you in the market to buy a new camera for yourself or as a present? There is an overwhelming choice of cameras to choose from: Compact cameras, bridge cameras, micro 4/3, compact mirrorless cameras, DSLRs. If you are not sure, what all these camera types are or want to better, which camera is the…

Picture of the day or so – Lion’s Head

We had visitors over the last week with us. My niece, Miriam visited us with her fiancé and friends from Germany. Cape Town was the last leg of their Africa experience. My niece was in Africa for 4 months with a friend. Her fiancé arrived in Cape Town a week ago. We had lots of fun…