Have Camera Will Travel

IMG_5298Canon EOS 500D (138mm, f/4, 1/200 sec, ISO250)

A couple of years ago life was simple. Just get a full frame DSLR plus the three pro-zooms: 16-35, 24-70 (or 24-105) and 70-200 plus a lightweight tripod. Done! Today it’s much more complicated. Continue reading

Racing In The Street

R0002397RICOH GR (18.3mm, f/5, 1/30 sec, ISO100)

When I was in Ho Chi Minh City ( HCMC ) or Saigon the first time I was impressed by the traffic. Or better be the constant stream of scooters. HCMC is the world capital of scooters. Just imagine a city with a population of 8 million and almost no public transport. Sounds like Los Angeles? Continue reading

Thoughts about Sony RX1 vs. Fuji X-E1. ( Images: Canon 5D + 35L )

Canon EOS 5D (35mm, f/2, 1/2000 sec, ISO100)

I have to admit that I was shocked twice when Sony announced the RX1. The first shock was a very positive one. Finally a really compact full frame camera with a fixed lens. And the fixed lens is a Zeiss 35mm/f2.0 with T* coating. Just perfect! The second shock came within a minute and it wasn’t a positive one. No viewfinder. NO VIEWFINDER!

I can imagine that there was a rather emotional discussion within the Sony marketing department. Obviously the small is everything group won. Continue reading