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...

The Open Sea

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/1.4, 1/80 sec, ISO3200) The real reason to visit Monterey is to visit the aquarium. And the reason to visit the aquarium is the big tank. I have been there before twice but every time I come close to Monterey I have to come...

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...

Standing at the Arabian Sea

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (35mm, f/2.8, 1/6000 sec, ISO200) Standing at the sea is special. Standing at the sea in the winter feeling a warm breeze is magic. I took those shots early December in Mumbai, India. Close to Nariman point looking across Back Bay. In the background Raj Bhavan...

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...

Fuji XF100-400 F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (359.6mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO400) After a lot of hesitation I finally got the Fuji XF100-400 F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR (the lens with the longest name). Here are my first impressions. Why the hesitation? There are a couple of reasons why it was not...

The Beauty Of The Days Gone By

FUJIFILM X-T1 (25.4mm, f/9, 1/160 sec, ISO200) You don’t have to cross an ocean to take great images. All you need to do is to give your sofa a break and go outside. That’s what I did the day before Christmas. I put on long johns and...

Fairytale of New York

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (55mm, f/8, 1/120 sec, ISO200) This blog post isn’t about New York. It’s about Christmas. Somehow. Like every year there is Christmas and even though I don’t believe in the “Christkind” anymore these are still the most important holidays of the year. By far! The...