Mai 2016

Türkei – Stefan Schulze // FotografieStefan Schulze // Fotografie

Wenn man auf dem Wedding wohnt, denkt man ja oft, man hätte Istanbul schon gesehen, ohne jemals in der Türkei gewesen zu sein. Stimmt aber nicht… so ganz. Tatsächlich war keine Kumpir so gut wie die aus dem Çarik Kuruyemiş in der Seestraße (beste!), ein Punkt für Berlin. Und wenn ich schon Punkte verteile, gibt es direkt auch einen für Istanbul und den besten Platz der Stadt zu jeder Uhrzeit: die Galatabrücke. Manchmal kommen Delfine vorbei oder ein paar Jungs, die von der Brücke springen, bis die Polizei anrückt und sie verjagt. Für einen Blick auf das Display meiner Kamera war vor dem Weglaufen natürlich noch genug Zeit. Zweitbester Platz der Stadt: Galata Şirin Fırın, eine kleine Bäckerei um die Ecke von unserem Hotel, großartig, um den Kalorientank wieder aufzufüllen, plus noch ein bisschen Profiterole-Reserve obendrauf. Natürlich gibt es in Istanbul auch noch eine Menge Kirchen, Moscheen und Märkte, die einen Besuch Wert sind, aber draußen ist’s einfach schöner………

Source: Türkei – Stefan Schulze // FotografieStefan Schulze // Fotografie

Review: The Fuji Instax SP-1 Printer | Ian MacDonald

In February I wrote an article about the Fuji Instax SHARE SP-1 Printer called “A photograph needs to be real:  The beauty of the Fuji Instax printer“. In that article I shared my thoughts about “growing up” in the era of digital photography and how, recently, I had come to realize the value of the printed photograph.  I discussed the impact an amazing printed photograph has on me, and also my desire to print more often. While thinking about some upcoming photography projects I was planning, and a photography trip I was about to take,  I realized how valuable the Fuji Instax SHARE SP-1 printer would be.  Thankfully it worked out that I could receive one before I left for my trip. I have to admit that I was like the little kid on Christmas day waiting for the courier to deliver the printer.  I will always be the guy who nerds out on new gear, but this time it had special meaning to me……..

Soucre: Review: The Fuji Instax SP-1 Printer – Ian MacDonald Photography

Scotland with Fuji – On The Way To Skye — MiKSMedia Photography

The trouble with traveling to beautiful places is that once back, I have to go through, literally, thousands of pictures and pick only some of them.  Just recently I have been very lucky to go to Scotland again and travel to the Isle of Skye and Lewis with a few friends.  I will be forever grateful to Adam for taking time off work to drive us all from Glasgow to those beautiful places, so that I could feast my eyes and share with all of you what a beautiful land Scotland is.  It’ll be a very long series since, I am unable to chose only a shot or two from a given location, but when you see them you will understand what I mean.  We have had a very capricious weather during this trip. Rain and sun, heavy clouds and blue sky, changing every few minutes, making my choices for photos even more difficult, because each place looks different in different light, and I ended up taking numerous photos of the same thing, just differently lit. I am asking you all to just bear with me, though, because it is all going to be worth it. Especially when, thanks to my Fuji, I was able to use a better camera and wider lens than the one I have used during our first trip, and I am very happy with Fuji’s performance during this wet trip and numerous lens changes (that’s what you get when most people traveling with you are using Fuji and they all share their toys ;D). I am, once again, in awe of the beautiful land and its people, so very nice and friendly.  And, even though it was cold and wet and windy, during most of the trip, I would go back there right now, if only it was possible, and do it all over again :D …….

Soucre: Scotland with Fuji – On The Way To Skye — MiKSMedia Photography

Small with lengthy ambitions – Fujifilm 2x teleconverter Review | Ben Cherry

I’ve had a pretty short period of time with the Fujifilm 2x teleconverter TC WR and with an increasing amount of time dedicated to the exciting Flight of the Swans project, I had get out with this teleconverter wherever possible. I’m going to cover things like image quality with both the XF50-140mm F2.8 WR OIS and the XF100-400mm WR OIS, as well as looking at autofocus speeds and comparisons against ’naked‘ lenses. Hopefully this will give you real world advice on how helpful this teleconverter will be for you. Nothing new here – It is wonderfully well built, just like its little brother, the 1.4x teleconverter TC WR. The build quality of Fujifilm products continues to increase, like the rest of my X-Series equipment, I know that this product will be able to take a beating out in the field. Took a few quick product shots, but I don’t do this anywhere near as good as Jonas Rask, so check out his beautiful review of this 2x teleconverter here. Hopefully the pictures give you an indication of the size difference between the two teleconverters………

Source: Small with lengthy ambitions – Fujifilm 2x teleconverter Review – Ben Cherry

A Practical Review of the Fuji XF 27mm | Joe Jongue

Let’s face it, a pancake lens is not something you would normally go out and buy as your first lens however if I could turn back time the XF 27mm f2.8 would have been one of the first lens I add to my kit. This won’t be your typical lens review with charts and numbers instead I’ll discuss the lens in practical everyday use, the Pros, and Cons along with sample photos. The 27mm falls in the same family as other pancakes such Canon’s 24mm & 40mm, Olympus 17mm and the Nikkor 10mm just to name a few. In the past pancake lenses haven’t been known for their image quality and are rather slow with apertures usually set between f2 and f2.8, they are like an acquired taste, you either like them or you hate them. Those that do like them do so for their size and portability so naturally when Fuji’s 27mm was released there wasn’t much love for this lens…….

Source: A Practical Review of the Fuji XF 27mm

Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Testbericht & Meinung | Qimago Photography

Gleich zu Anfang: Es gibt zahlreiche tolle Tests und Vorstellungen der X-Pro2 im Netz. Alleine von den 100 X-Photographers, welche die Kamera vor Ankündigung zu Testzwecken hatten, gibt es zahlreiche Posts. Vor allem in diesen könnt Ihr die Neuerungen nachlesen. Ich werde hier nicht jeden einzelnen Punkt hervorheben, welcher jetzt neu an dieser Kamera ist. Ihr werdet hier meine Meinung lesen, was mir wichtig ist, was ich für mich als gut bzw. problematisch festgestellt habe. Nicht mehr aber auch nicht weniger. Anfang 2012 war es soweit. Ich weiß noch genau wie begeistert ich war als ich das erste Mal die Fujifilm X-Pro1 in den Händen hielt. Eine digitale spiegellose Cam im Look einer Messsucherkamera mit der Möglichkeit das Objektiv zu wechseln. Der optische Sucher hatte mich schon bei der X100 aus dem Hause Fujifilm begeistert. Der links sitzende Sucher ist, egal ob optisch oder per elektronischem Sucher, am Ende heute noch der ausschlaggebende Punkt für mich, zu einer Kamera in diesem Design zurück zu greifen…….

Source: Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Testbericht & Meinung | Qimago Photography

The otherwise quaint town – The Leica Camera Blog

Holi, a festival of love and colors, where people forget all their worries and just immerse themselves in colors and celebrate the carnival of love. This festival is celebrated in almost every state of India but I chose to drown myself in this festival at the town of Vrindavan, the town of Barsana & Nandgaon, the place where Holi originated and is celebrated in a very unique way which is called “Lathmaar” Holi. Popular belief is that Lord Krishna visited his beloved Radha’s town on this day and playfully teased her and her friends taking offense at this, the women of Barsana chased him away. Since then, men from Krishna’s village, Nandgaon visit Barsana to play Holi in the town which is believed to be the only place in India to have Radha’s temple. These villages are so quaint and calm the rest of the year but these three days in a year generate exuberance and electrifying atmosphere…….

Source: The otherwise quaint town – The Leica Camera Blog

Meet The New Screenless Leica M-D – Bokeh by DigitalRev

The new Leica M-D (Typ 262) has been unveiled only containing what Leica have determined as the most important features in a camera. It’s the first of the M-Series without an LCD screen. The company is calling the camera “a step back to the future” and with the tag line ‘the joy of anticipation’, the Leica M-D will force photographers to focus on the essentials of photography. Digital photography gives users the ability to immediately replay and see every photo on the camera. Photographers can check focus, lighting, and simply if it is a good photo. The downside to this is the constant desire to check each photo you have taken and, in the process, miss priceless moments while the camera was away from your face……..

Source: Meet The New Screenless Leica M-D – Bokeh by DigitalRev

Leica M9 und Leica M(240) – ein Vergleich der Unvergleichbaren | Mark Kujath

Die Leica M9 und auch die Leica M (Modell 240) sind wenn wir ehrlich sind zwei alte Kameras, die beide nicht mehr so recht auf dem Stand der Technik sind – die M9 besonders ist es nicht. Ich werde hier auch nicht auf technische Spezifikationen eingehen, sondern eher darauf, was die beiden so ähnlich aussehenden Kameras so unterschiedlich macht. Prinzipiell ist es so, dass das Leica M System den Fotografen erstmal wieder ganz weit zurück versetzt in die klassische Fotografie. Man stellt selber scharf, es gibt einen Messsucher und keine hunderte Vollautomatik-Funktionen, sondern man ist quasi gezwungen, sich mit dem Bild auseinanderzusetzen. Genau aus diesen Gründen, und weil man sich bewusst genau darauf einlassen möchte, wählt man eine Leica aus der M Familie – und natürlich auch, weil es einfach eine schier unglaubliche, wenngleich nur schwer zu durchschauende, Objektivauswahl gibt – alles zusammen ergibt dann bei den Bildern diesen unerklärlichen „Leica-Look“, den man lieben oder hassen kann – ich liebe ihn……

Source: Leica M9 und Leica M(240) – ein Vergleich der Unvergleichbaren @ markkujath | photography.

Leica M – The Full Review | DIY Photography

It was early in 2014, long enough after the introduction of the Leica M (also known as the ‘Typ 240’, or ‘M10’) when I finally bit the bullet and decided to sell my trusty Leica M-E for this newest, rather different digital rangefinder camera from the German niche camera maker. I always vowed I’d write a thorough review on it, much like I’d done for the Bessaflex TM. I do always feel, however, that a truly great review puts a product through its paces. It frustrates me when a journalist only gets to use a product for a short amount of time to deliver a rushed impression to an inquisitive reader. I didn’t want to be that guy. So, I ditched a few drafts in the last two and a half years. Until now……..

Source: Leica M – The Full Review – DIY Photography

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