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....

No One Speaks English But Nothing Is Broken

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5, 1/80 sec, ISO1250) It was 11am and I was ready to leave my hotel in Osaka. Less than three hours after my plane landed in Japan. Since I had only this day for sightseeing I had no time to lose. My first...

Lovely Day

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/80 sec, ISO320) Sometimes everything comes together: Perfect location, perfect light. Like on this Saturday afternoon in New Delhi. Days like this are the reason why I will never spend a weekend at the pool. Business trips are exhausting but the worst part...

Only in California

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/210 sec, ISO200) To visit a Museum? On a sunny day? No Way! They are too precious. I would do that only in California. Like on our first day in San Francisco when we visited the de Young museum located in the Golden Gate park....

When the Leaves Come Falling Down

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/13, 1/110 sec, ISO200) Another summer is gone. It’s end of October and we decided to drive to Croatia for a five days break in the sun. Another five days of summer before winter comes. Every year it is same. The days get shorter...