Willkommen, X-Pro2

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Willkommen, X-Pro2

Kommt sie, kommt sie nicht? Wird es eine Nachfolgerin der X-Pro1 geben?

Viele X-Fotografen, die mit der X-Pro1 arbeiten oder gearbeitet haben mussten lange warten. Doch das Warten hat sich aus meiner Sicht gelohnt.

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5 Jahre Fujifilm X - 50 Fotos - Teil 3

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5 Jahre Fujifilm X - 50 Fotos - Teil 3

Das Jahr 2014 war ein tolles Jahr mit Fujifilm X Kameras. 2014 war auch das Jahr, in welchem ich meine Canon EOS 6D sowie alle meine EF Objektive verkauft habeund komplett zu Fujifilm gewechselt habe. Genauer gesagt zur Fujifilm X-T1. Eine fantastische Kamera!

Hier nun 10 Fotos aus dem Jahr 2014. Viel Spass beim ansehen :)

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5 Jahre Fujifilm X - 50 Fotos - Teil 1

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5 Jahre Fujifilm X - 50 Fotos - Teil 1

In meinem gestrigen Blogpost hatte ich ja über das Fujifilm Jubiläum zum 5-jährigen Bestehen der Fujifilm X-Kameras geschrieben. Nun möchte ich Euch eine kleine Auswahl von 50 Bildern, jeweils 10 pro Jahr, aus meinen 5 Jahren Fujifilm X zeigen. Den Anfang machen 10 Fotos aus 2012. Alle Fotos wurden mit der Fujifilm Finepix X100 aufgenommen. Viel Spass beim anschauen :)

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Happy X-Day, Fujifilm!

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Happy X-Day, Fujifilm!

Heute ist der große Tag! Der X-Day! Vor 5 Jahren hat Fujifilm mit dem Start der X-Serie (damals der X100) den Grundstein für das heutige X-System und den Einstieg in den Markt der spiegellosen Systemkameras gelegt. 2010 auf der Photokina stand ich bei dem Demo-Body der X100 und war restlos begeistert.

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Update: Big Website Update & Project 366 news

I was doing the Project 366 since January 1st 2016. I did it for 7 days.Yes, I can't make it. I know it after just 7 days.

It was a big task for me - maybe too big with all the other things I have to handle (like my company, family and other things). But do I just give up? Finish it? No... That would be too easy and I really do want to have a photographic mission for 2016.

So I decided to switch from a daily project to a weekly project. I stumbled across the 52 week challenge by dogwood.photography. It seems to be perfect and a great idea to follow his plan. So I will start over and beginn the 52 week challenge with week 2 wich is starting tomorrow:

"Landscape: Traditional Landscape Shoot a beautiful landscape and share it with the world. Find a nice foreground and don't forget the sky."

I also mentioned a "Big Website Update". I am switching...

To German as main language.

This is because English is not my native language and I think that it is way more easy for me to express my feelings and thoughts in my native language.

Some future articles will be translated into English from time to time. I hope you understand this decision, although I know that I will loose some readers - wich is very very sad.

The transition to German will be done in the next few days. My next blogpost will be in German language.

Thank you all for your great support over the last months!

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Portraits with 35mm lenses?

I often stumble across those at these time very popular pictures - especially face portraits - made with 35mm lenses*.The holy grail of modern and hip portrait photography?

But we should take a closer look at portraits made with this focal length* and take care of it's disadvantages to the models been photographed.

With a 35mm (even a 50mm) focal length* you have to get real close to your models face to fill your frame with the models face. This will bring the body parts wich are at closest to the camera (mostly the nose or ears) out unnormal sized.

I choose some examples from 500px here to show what I mean:

Paige by Melissa Bryant on 500px.com
M Crabtree by Hugo Ahlberg on 500px.com
02870031.jpg by John Michael on 500px.com
Evita by Kaspars Ciematnieks on 500px.com
Veronika by Hermann Mayer on 500px.com

Today PetaPixel published an article which takes up exactly this topic with the title "Selecting portrait lens with the correct focal length", wich I recommend you to read for all the technical aspects.

So please, although I understand that it is hip nowadays to shoot portraits with 35mm* focal length, be aware of this and please end up doing at least something good your models to make them look more natural, more beautiful.

What do you think about all that "new" 35mm "portrait hipster lifestyle portrait thing"? Please write your thoughts in the comments below. * Full Frame equivalent

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Leica Q

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Leica Q

On 10th of June 2015 Leica Camera AG brought out a new "compact" camera. The Leica Q.
First I was very sceptic about this new camera. Will it be just another Leica X camera (wich I didn't like at all to be honest)?

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End of "Project Black & White"

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End of "Project Black & White"

On June 15th I started the project black and white because I wanted to know for myself what black and white means to me.

I love photographs that were taken in black and white or have been processed in black and white.

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Abandoned

This building is part of the newly emerging hotel on the Königstuhl in Heidelberg. Exception eye during an approaching storm on July 07 at approximately 5:45 pm.

X-T1, XF16-55mm @ 16mm, F8.0, 1/180s, ISO 200, MONOCHROME +R & LR Adjustments

X-T1, XF16-55mm @ 16mm, F8.0, 1/180s, ISO 200, MONOCHROME +R & LR Adjustments

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My experience: The XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

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My experience: The XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

I am doing a lot of landscape and nature photography. So I was thinking about buying a lens with a bit more zoom. There are only two options at the moment.

The XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR and the XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS. I tried both of them and decided to go with the XF55-200mm.

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