A Follow Up on the Tokina SZX f8 400mm and other Big Guns

The last articles have always been about Luts or Recipes, so now it’s high time to talk about gear, more specifically lenses, and even more specifically : the Big Guns !Long focal length lenses, I usually speak of them as if they were weapons, and that’s because long focal length lenses are usually large andContinue reading “A Follow Up on the Tokina SZX f8 400mm and other Big Guns”

Olympus Tough TG-6

Suppose you want a camera that you can easily put away,is waterproof, shock proof, frost resistant, can shoot macro and far away, film in 4K, provides your pictures from exact shooting location, and if possible more…Not an abnormal question I think, because if you are sportsman, adventurer, nature person and even a family man, youContinue reading “Olympus Tough TG-6”

Berchirly Canvas/Leather Messenger 14inch

It’s been about eight months since I wrote about “The Bowery Berchirly” an ONA Camera Bag Alternative Today I am writing about the bigger brother, although the smaller version can perfectly suffice for a day trip, and can easily hold a camera with 3 lenses – sometimes you just want more volume.You could say the smallerContinue reading “Berchirly Canvas/Leather Messenger 14inch”

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VX D for Fujifilm X Mount Announced

It’s only been a few days since me and Mark G Adams from OneCameraOneLens.com were talking about an 18-300mm for Fuji X, and here she is – from Tamron ! TAMRON Announces Development of its First Lens for FUJIFILM X-Mount Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VX D (coming 2021): BHphoto / AmazonUS Source: TamronContinue reading “Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VX D for Fujifilm X Mount Announced”

Fujifilm X-H1 Recommendations & Accessories

There are many other websites that promote accessories to use with your Fujifilm X-H1,this list of recommendations and accessories will be different than theirs. Not everyone will agree with my list, but it’s my take on what’s best. This list is also not specific to the Fujifilm X-H1 only,If you buy a second-hand camera, theContinue reading “Fujifilm X-H1 Recommendations & Accessories”

Tokina SZX Super Tele 400mm f8 Reflex MF – Review by Jarvis

The Tokina SZX f8.0 400mm, a new mirror lens released by Tokina from august 2020. Mirror lenses where popular in the 70’s and 80’s – by the 90’s, nobody wanted them anymore.What has changed ?The digital camera has come and broken trough, but that has been a while now.Especially the arrival of mirrorless cameras withContinue reading “Tokina SZX Super Tele 400mm f8 Reflex MF – Review by Jarvis”

Meike Extension Tube Set MK-F-AF3

One of the subjects I like to photograph are flowers, plants, mushrooms etc. but sometimes those things are very small, and the range of your standard lens or zoom is just not close enough. I use my XF 18-135mm a lot and it can actually close focus pretty well, but to be able to photographContinue reading “Meike Extension Tube Set MK-F-AF3”

Fujinon XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 R LM OIS WR and Tele Converter XF 1.4x TC WR – First Impression

1) How I came to this purchase (if you want to skip my boring and sleep inducing chatter, please scroll down to nr. 3) : The story starts with making a very important decision, which is to put my entire Pentax gear up for sale and switch completely to Fujifilm. That decision came after theContinue reading “Fujinon XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 R LM OIS WR and Tele Converter XF 1.4x TC WR – First Impression”

Fujifilm X-H1 First Impression 2021

The Fujifilm X-H1 – 24MP X-Trans IIIThese are my first impressions after buying this camera second-hand mid-June 2021. When I first got hold of the camera, it immediately felt perfect, a nice big grip, well placed shutter button, and finally a viewfinder that is placed in such a way that you don’t have to stickContinue reading “Fujifilm X-H1 First Impression 2021”

Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part two

Hello, hereby the second part of “Reviewing my camera gear – should I upgrade or not ?”First of all, I wrote this after I made my decision, but I did write it in order as it actually happend.I can assure you that for me too, the outcome was very surprising. First let me sketch whatContinue reading “Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part two”

Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part One

Buying a new camera is always fun, the question is do you really need it?Sometimes it’s hard to decide because the urge to buy that new toy can be bigger than what your mind says.Should I buy or not – dilemma ! So, recently I did this research on how to make an informed decision,Continue reading “Reviewing my camera gear, should I upgrade or not ? – Part One”

My Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark I, with Olympus OM F-Zuiko Auto-T 300mm f4.5

I have written about this little Japanese camera before in December 2020, but I wanted to put it – and this lens kit – in the spotlight one more time. There are many people – including a brother-in-law of mine – who are not really photographers, but still want to take pictures from far objects.Continue reading “My Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark I, with Olympus OM F-Zuiko Auto-T 300mm f4.5”

New 35mm Analog Film Simulations in the “Oven” – and follow up on “my latest purchases”

Actually, in the “oven” is speaking early probably, they are not “baked” yet 🙂 I also did not intend to make other Film Simulations outside of Fujifilm Simulations, however, circumstances can change and in this case it did. Being more busy with real film is the most important reason I think, it automatically created theContinue reading “New 35mm Analog Film Simulations in the “Oven” – and follow up on “my latest purchases””

My Fuji and … an Olympus OM System G. Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f:2.8

No sharpness tests, pixel counting or other technical mumbo jumbo, just everyday pictures with the intention of showing the view angle, color pattern and character, and my thoughts of the lens. Olympus OM System G. Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f:2.8 I had been working on this lens review for a while, I think even before theContinue reading “My Fuji and … an Olympus OM System G. Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f:2.8”

Camera Neck Strap Extension Cord for the Mad Max Camera Wrist Strap

Yes, an extension that converts your wrist strap into a camera neck strap, but first I want to go back to the original article about the wrist strap.The blog about the camera wrist strap was not received with the enthusiasm I expected, but that can happen.Then, some time later, I read an article at https://casualphotophile.com/Continue reading “Camera Neck Strap Extension Cord for the Mad Max Camera Wrist Strap”

Infected with … the 35mm Film Virus

Making Film Simulations.That was the reason (apart from the sporadic film shots which I sometimes take) to start to shoot more 35mm film.Without a “real” photo it is virtually impossible to match digital pictures to film, at least if you want to fine-tune as accurately as possible anyway.But my old Olympus OM10 had problems, theContinue reading “Infected with … the 35mm Film Virus”

Fujifilm X-T1 – Best digital camera for 35mm film replacement

Promised at the end of November 2020, but due to the pandemic had not had enough time to thoroughly test it, but here it is finally the Fujifilm X-T1, not a real review because there are enough to be found, but an overview of its qualities and why it still an interesting camera to buyContinue reading “Fujifilm X-T1 – Best digital camera for 35mm film replacement”

Best Camera for Analog Photography

I started writing this article after a few coincidental events that led me to something I didn’t know yet.It made me realize that I was on the way to finding the best camera to start or use for analog photography today. According to my search and as written almost everywhere on the web, the bestContinue reading “Best Camera for Analog Photography”

Cleaning Your Camera Sensor using the VSGO APS-C Sensor Cleaning Kit

First to clarify: I do not receive any money, reimbursements or free products from VSGO or anyone else to promote this product. The reason why I use the VSGO kit is purely because for me the product is good and the price is also good, no more no less. In any case, I would adviseContinue reading “Cleaning Your Camera Sensor using the VSGO APS-C Sensor Cleaning Kit”

a Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 in 2020 ?

At time of writing, the lowest price asked for a second-hand Fuji X-T1 is around € 300 – (€100 is about £89, so €300 is £267)For a second-hand Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 it is also around € 300Suppose you can get a bargain, a Fuji X-T1 with Fujinon 27mm f2.8 at € 400 all together.SupposeContinue reading “a Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 in 2020 ?”

My Fuji and … a Meike 35mm f1.7

No sharpness tests, pixel counting or other technical mumbo jumbo, just everyday pictures with the intention of showing the view angle, color pattern and character, and my thoughts of the lens. The Meike 35mm f1.7 FX mount 18 september unboxing of the lens and first use : Apart from the DOF ring that was looseContinue reading “My Fuji and … a Meike 35mm f1.7”

My “Mad Max” Camera Wrist Strap – A fun DIY during Lockdown

Maybe a fun activity for yourself, and you will have a camera wrist strap as a plus,or maybe even with the whole family, because the original design is intended as bracelet, key lanyard, multi purpose lanyard … and believe me, being busy with your hands passes the time and it is calming. And in aContinue reading “My “Mad Max” Camera Wrist Strap – A fun DIY during Lockdown”

“The Bowery Berchirly” an ONA Camera Bag Alternative

I have a few camera bags is an understatement I think, but that probably counts for all of us photographers.Many of the camera bags I’ve had or still own turned out not to be very practical, but in the last two years I have found some very good bags and this time they didn’t endContinue reading ““The Bowery Berchirly” an ONA Camera Bag Alternative”

Fujifilm original X100 special Noir edition

A few weeks ago Omar Gonzalez did a video on youtube entitled “Introducing Fujifilm Noir“, talking about reserving a camera especially for “Noir” – which actually means Black & White in French. Obvious ? well, no, I don’t think so. I think it’s a great idea from our friend Omar, who doesn’t have a digitalContinue reading “Fujifilm original X100 special Noir edition”

Meike 35mm f1.7 Fuji X Mount – Unboxing and Problem

I have several 35mm lenses from Pentax, Chinon, Olympus and other, but because you always have the extra length of the adapter, and I still wanted to be able to take a compact camera with me, I decided to look for a manual 35mm lens but then with a Fuji X mount.Of course there areContinue reading “Meike 35mm f1.7 Fuji X Mount – Unboxing and Problem”

The best and most beautiful camera bags on a budget – The everyday bag.

A while ago I started a search for what people are looking for when searching for a camera bag, more specifically, I started looking for keywords that score high while looking for camera bags, and maybe not that surprising but the following 5 words stand out: Best, Stylish, Cool, Travel and Women. Best, that wasContinue reading “The best and most beautiful camera bags on a budget – The everyday bag.”

Cover Picture August

“Cover Picture” is a new topic that I will try to write every month. The subject but also used gear will be briefly discussed, which will ultimately give it a kind of short review. I hope you can enjoy it. The cover picture of this month is a butterfly with the name: Vanessa atalanta, alsoContinue reading “Cover Picture August”

The CADEN F1 Camera Bag

Like many amateur and professional photographers, I bought a lot of camera bags over time.If you are looking for the ideal bag, you will find out that it does not actually exist,at least not in one bag.Depending on the circumstances, camera equipment you need, or the event, you will need a different type or sizeContinue reading “The CADEN F1 Camera Bag”

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