What Camera?

SONY DSCSONY NEX-5 (27mm, f/8, 1/30 sec, ISO1600)

There is no chance to win a horse race with a Jutland horse. It’s just not the right type of horse for the job. You don’t tow a caravan with a Lamborghini either. Although it’s powerful it is just the wrong car for the task.

Why I’m telling you that? Because in photography some people are doing exactly that: They use the wrong tool for the job. Continue reading

The Art Of Traveling Light ( part II / Great Modern Times )

FinePix X100 (23mm, f/2, 1/60 sec, ISO800)

As photo enthusiasts we are living in wonderful times. Just think about what camera you were using 10 years ago. Maybe you were already shooting digital. Maybe you were an early adopter and already using a DSLR. I did. A Nikon D1. A pro camera with a 2,7MP APS-C sensor with an max ISO-setting ISO 1600 but I really did not like to go there. I preferred to stay at ISO 200. The screen on the back was small. There was no loupe or histogram so it was rather there to check whether an image was recorded or not.

Why I’m telling you that? Continue reading