Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO320) There are places you have to visit. They come on top of every travel guide. So don’t be surprised if you are not the only one. On my second business trip to Japan I extended my stay for...

In The Dutch Mountains

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (121.8mm, f/8, 1/850 sec, ISO200) You are right. That’s not the Netherlands. Regarding landscape it is the exact opposite. A long time ago I read a book by Cees Nooteboom. The title of its english translation: In the Dutch Mountains. It’s also a...

Better than the Taj Mahal!

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/750 sec, ISO200) If you travel a lot you have the chance to see great places. Most of them are well known but sometimes you find something special. Everybody knows the Taj Mahal. It’s iconic. Even if you never had the...

Seoul – Osaka – Tokyo

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO200) What a trip! Korea and Japan. Here is a first look. Three images from Seoul, three from Osaka and three pictures taken in Tokyo. Last year I visited Japan for the very first time. I had less than a...

Jakarta Sunset

I have to admit it the picture above is cropped. Heavily cropped to be more precise. Here is the original shot. Maybe this answers the question wether 24 Megapixels are enough. I cropped out a small portion and still ended up with a 6 MP image....

Swimming in a Fishbowl

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec, ISO2500) Before I went to Japan for the first time it was clear to me that I had to come here. The Kaiyukan, the Aquarium in Osaka, one of the biggest Aquariums in the world. I love aquariums but the real...

Why Fuji? Which Fuji? What Lenses?

FUJIFILM X-T1 (35.8mm, f/10, 1/3 sec, ISO200) Since I switched to digital in 2002 I shot Nikon, Canon and Sony. In 2011 I bought a Fuji X100. This year I finally sold my last pieces of “non-Fuji” photo gear. Here I try to explain what happened and...

Broccoli Breakfast

FUJIFILM X-T1 (14mm, f/3.2, 1/80 sec, ISO320) Mong Kok in Hongkong. 130.000 people per square km. In case you have no idea about the metric system: in the same area in the USA there are just 33. Or in other words it’s packed. But there was still...

Prime Time at the Taj Mahal

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO200) There are places one should visit at least once in his lifetime. Like the Grand Canyon or the Taj Mahal. The difference is that the Taj is made by men. There are many fantastic examples of what nature is capable...

Yodobashi Camera

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/6.4, 1/340 sec, ISO200) I can’t remember exactly the time when I felt like that. I guess I was five and I was inside a toyshop. As soon as I entered I was in a new world. Yodobashi Camera. The biggest camera store in the world....