Blog, Photo Talk, Tech Talk

Buying Sony A7 In 2018 Or Keeping My Micro Four Thirds Camera?

If you have searched and clicked a link to this page you probably know about the still buy-able and affordable Sony A7 and you ask yourself if you should still buy it in 2018 or even make a switch away from Micro Four Thirds to full frame. To bring your problem to the point, is it still worth it to own or buy Micro Four Third equipment from Olympus or Panasonic when you can get a cheap full frame camera from Sony? read more 点击继续访问

Cameras Revisited - Panasonic Lumix G1
Photo Talk

Cameras Revisited – Review Panasonic Lumix G1

The Panasonic Lumix G1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera introduced in 2008 for the Micro Four Third standard. One could ask why I write a blog entry about a camera that was introduced 9 years ago? In the consumer electronics world this is a very long time with a lot of technology advancements. If you look at modern cameras, they have gained a lot of new capabilities. However the G1 was a milestone for the Micro Four Thirds standard, since it was the first camera introduced for that system. read more 点击继续访问

Foggy Weather In Berlin Volkspark Hasenheide (Olympus OM-D E-M1, FT Zuiko 14-54 2.8-3.5)
Blog, Landscapes

Foggy Weather In Berlin Volkspark Hasenheide (Olympus OM-D E-M1, FT Zuiko 14-54 2.8-3.5)

Winter in Berlin and temperatures slightly above zero. Snow and ice is melting and we had very foggy and misty weather. So I decided to have a walk in “Volkspark Hasenheide” to see, what photos I can get in these conditions. I partnered my Olympus OM-D E-M1 with my Pro FT Zuiko 14-54 2.8-3.5 lens adapted via the MMF-2 adapter.


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A Classic - Olympus E-1 with Zuiko Digital 14-54 F2.8-3.5
Blog, Photo Talk

A Classic – Olympus E-1 with Zuiko Digital 14-54 F2.8-3.5

I have recently purchased a used Olympus E-1 together with the Zuiko Digital 14-54 2-8-3.5 zoom lens. This camera and lens combo is 12 years old, technically outdated and boasts an archaic 5 megapixel CCD sensor that is easily outperformed by smartphone cameras (at least on paper when comparing megapixel numbers). So why did I buy it? To put it simple, it is a camera classics bundled with a top notch pro lens (that I adapt on my Olympus OM-D E-M1) that is very well-built and a joy to use. read more 点击继续访问

Vintage Lens Alarm: Pentax SMC Takumar 300/4 M42
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Vintage Lens Alarm: Pentax SMC Takumar 300/4 M42

Flee markets are very nice. You can find old photo gear for a bargain. I wasn’t even looking for a new lens but when I saw the Pentax Super Takumar 300/4 in the multi coated version with M42 mount for a quite reasonable price, I had to get it. Olympus just released the similar m.Zuiko Pro 300/4 which is probably the best lens for Micro Four Thirds but for my needs out of reach. Why not try a much more cheaper old vintage lens option with an M42 adapter on my camera? It certainly is not as sharp as the brand new m.Zuiko 300/4 and you have to focus manually but for occasionally use this might fit very well my pocket. read more 点击继续访问

Blog, Tech Talk

This Site Is Now SSL Secured – Thank You

From today on this site is secured and certified via SSL. In the past it was difficult to get a certificate for your website that is accepted by your browser and you had to pay for it. is a new certificate authority, free and relatively easy to set up. It took me 1 hour (including research) to get the certificate for my domain and set up the Apache2 webserver and my site. read more 点击继续访问

Praktica FX2, Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50/1.8
Photo Talk

Vintage Cameras, Vintage Lenses

“Praktica”, “Carl Zeiss Jena”, “Pentacon” or “Meyer Optik Görlitz” are very well known brands in East Germany and beyond. When I started with photography, my first camera was a Praktica. On Berlin flee markets you can find them quite often. Carl Zeiss Jena lenses, which are often coupled with Praktica cameras, are still a nice choice as adapted vintage lenses on modern digital cameras. read more 点击继续访问