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

Mother-Motherland Monument, Kiev, Ukraine January 2012

DSCF2772FUJIFILM FinePix X100 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec, ISO200)

One business trip about a year ago to Kiev. In January. Thanks to global warming it was too warm and now snow but still unpleasant wet, cold and grey. There are places on earth you immediately like when you first step out of the airport. There are place that grow to you. And there are places that are just unpleasant and stay so. To me the Ukraine is such a place. Continue reading

Boring Technical Perfection

IMG_1232Apple iPhone 4 (3.85mm, f/2.8, 1/150 sec, ISO80)

We got used to sharp well exposed shots. Every smartphone can do it. Sharp, colorful and correctly exposed images are nothing special today. As I consequence most of them are boring if they do not show something special like a snowstorm at the Red Square or a cross road with thousands of people on mopeds in Hanoi. Continue reading