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...

Fuji XF 23/1.4 R or XF 23/2 WR?

FUJIFILM X-T1 (44.4mm, f/8, 1/2 sec, ISO200) Recently Fuji started to update its lens line and added slower versions of their 35mm and 23mm lenses. But why should you get one of those over the faster version? It depends – here is a comparison of the...

Osaka Sunset

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/850 sec, ISO200) Expect the unexpected. Always! When I flew to Japan for the first time this September the weather forecast was so poor that decided to spend most of the time on my arrival day indoors. My plane landed in the morning...

Lost In Translation

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/2400 sec, ISO200) I always wanted to use the title of one of my favorite movies for a blog post but of course I needed to visit Japan first. Now I did so finally I can. What a trip! This was...

Prime Time

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/8, 1/350 sec, ISO200) We planned to visit the de Young museum in the Golden Gate Park but had some time to kill. Tea time! Luckily the Japanese Tea Garden just around the corner. But I brought the wrong lenses. I was prepared to shoot...

5 Reasons to Get Excited About the Fujifilm 23mm f2 R WR Lens

Recently, Fujifilm announced their 23mm f2 R WR lens for a very affordable $449 price point. This is the second lens in their lineup to offer an alternative traditional focal length for photographers that want an affordable lens and can’t afford the f1.4 versions. See it...

Inside Wat Arun, Bangkok

FUJIFILM X-T1 (23mm, f/2.5, 1/60 sec, ISO800) Wat Arun is one of the most famous temples in Bangkok. Google finds you hundreds of images from its outside in beautiful evening light but what to do if the light is just horrible? Simply step inside. The light in...

To Full Frame and Back

FUJIFILM X-T1 (55mm, f/7.1, 1/125 sec, ISO200) This year in June I spent an amazing three weeks in California. But that is not the story and its hardly real news. I went there the last 4 years and also in 2010. This is about camera...