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02.20.2020   /  NEW CONTRIBUTIONS (chronological)

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HASSELBLAD 503cw 2

06. May 2020 / THE LAST OF ITS TYPE

A HASSELBLAD has long been the epitome of the perfect camera, the perfect photographic equipment. Simply cult.

Today you can buy a HASSELBLAD of the 500 series including standard lens (80mm f2.8) for less than US$ 2.000 in good condition.

FujiFilm GF 670

02. May 2020 / FUJIFILM GF670 - PUR ANACHRONISM

According to its appearance, this camera would be located between 1950 and 1960. In fact, it was produced from 2008 to 2014 and sold new until 2017.

FUJI has incorporated everything that current technology has to offer in this retro design and has built the GF 670, the lightest (1kg), smallest and best 6x7 medium format camera.

With a lens that enjoys an almost legendary reputation.

Hyperfocal_21mm_Y

30. April 2020 / WHEN MANUAL FOCUS IS TRANSFERRED TO EACH AUTOFOCUS

With wide-angle lenses, the range of focus is so deep that focusing at hyperfocal distance often gives more control over image composition than auto focus.

The term "hyperfocal distance" sounds complicated at first, but it's easy to explain - and even easier to use.

ROLLEI 35 SE

14. April 2020 / ROLLEI 35 SE

This camera is one of the smallest 35mm cameras ever built.

I was curious what kind of pictures this small camera makes with its extendable 40mm f 2.8 lens.

CONTAX G2

02. April 2020 / CONTAX G2 - THE BETTER LEICA?

CONTAX G2 cameras were more expensive in the 90s than their LEICA counterparts. The KYOCERA company had also built them with the intention of being better than LEICA - to produce Japanese technology that ranks ahead of LEICA's legendary rangefinder cameras.

And in many ways KYOCERA has achieved this . . .

ebay

28. March 2020 / HOW TO WIN ON EBAY

I have been buying almost all my used cameras and lenses on EBAY for years now.

I adhere to three guidelines with which you can win (almost) every auction on EBAY and also get the top-quality goods you wanted.

NIKON_Df

22. March 2020 / NIKON Df - RETRO DESIGN WITH A WHISTLE

In 2013 NIKON launched this camera with the technology of the top model NIKON D4. In addition to the beautiful design and the possibility to make all important settings via the aluminium milled dials, this camera delivers one of the best image qualities - even at very high ISO values.

LEICA without brand

18. March 2020 / LEICA R-SERIES (R3-R9): WHICH IS THE BEST?

The LEICA R cameras were the successors to the LEICAFLEX SL2 discussed here.

The R-series is therefore younger, but with US$ 600 for well preserved cameras also a bit more expensive. The complete history, from the R3 to the R9 and a purchase tip:

KEYLINE_01-1536x1152

03.06.2020 / KEYLINE photography

With keyline photography, the number of colours is greatly reduced, resulting in larger areas of the same colour.

If you photograph very everyday things - like these blood beech branches in front of a cloudy sky - you get very extraordinary pictures.

testcharts

24 February 2020 / Which manufacturer builds the best lenses?

In answering this question, it is not only a question of how good a lens is, but also how high the spread of quality is within a series.

I test each lens on my test charts as soon as I receive it and have learned a lot about the quality standards of the different manufacturers.

STREET_03-1536x1152

02.20.2020 / PHOTO GALLERY

Macros, keyline photography, street photography, landscape photography, architecture, non-objective photography - all this can be found in the gallery . . .

FUJI_GFX_Noctilux2-1536x1388

02.17.2020 / NOCTILUX BY CANON?
With adapter to FUJI GFX or SONY

This 50mm f1.2 FD aspherical lens from CANON is the optically most advanced 50mm lens with exclusively manual focusing of all times.

Even LEICA has never built aspheres and floating elements into their 50mm f1.2 lenses.

I bought the one pictured here in early 2020 for US$ 699 at a LEICA dealer in Austria. What this lens does is very impressive, regardless of the price.

LEICA_SL2_Vitrine_a

02.08.2020 / THE LEICAFLEX SL2

The LEICAFLEX SL2 delivered in 1974 - 1976 is still considered by experts to be the best LEICA SLR camera of all time. Fullstop.

At the same time, it is the cheapest entry into the LEICA world today. I bought the camera shown here in top condition on eBay in December 2019 for US$ 400. And the LEICA 50mm f2 SUMMICRON lens for only US$ 299!