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

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

In The Museum, X100 vs RX100 vs X-Pro 1

DSCF0412FUJIFILM FinePix X100 (23mm, f/2, 1/60 sec, ISO2500)
 DSC00719SONY DSC-RX100 (11.32mm, f/2.2, 1/40 sec, ISO800)
DSCF3217FUJIFILM X-Pro1 (18mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec, ISO1600)

Three very different cameras – one location.

  • The cameras: The Fuji X100, the Sony RX100 and the Fuji X-Pro 1.
  • The location: The Natural History Museum in Vienna

I shot those cameras on different days so light is very different but my main topic is not image quality it is shooting experience. How does it feel shooting them? Do they deliver in poor light? Which camera is most fun? Which one is the most annoying? But of course also about: How do the images compare in real life? 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