post-election blues 2 (“peggy II”)

dsc06776berlin, friedrichshain, 2016

post-election blues (“peggy I”)

dsc06732berlin friedrichshain, 2016

busload of colours

dsc05336-3on the bus to bayonne in september, 2016

busload of faith, lou reed, 1989 (click,hear)

street photography

dsc05805st. jean de luz, september 2016

louis xiv got married here…


dsc05924-3i’m not much of a landscape photographer but this time the landscape almost photographed itself…

larrun, september 2016

photokina impressions


i’m back from my vacances and also used the opportunity to go to cologne and visit the photokina again. i somehow really like this fair a lot. all these photographers in one place… and you can touch all the expensive cameras…. i even held the new mirrorless hasselblad (x1d – “well under 10000 Euro” ;))! and i can tell you that everything felt right about this camera. it even had a quite fast autofocus. nice one.

so the first post-holiday post is a photokina post and contains some impressions from my visit in cologne and photokina. normal operations on this blog will resume soon.

besides the hasselblad i have also tried the new 12-100mm f4 m.zuiko pro zoom and the 25mm f1.2 m.zuiko pro prime. i could even insert my sd card into the em-5 mk2 models that carried those lenses so i could take some snapshots. unfortunately my current version of lightroom does not support the em-5 mk2 yet, so i have to present the ooc jpegs. since this is an indoor enviroment the zoom (or at least the attached camera) struggled a bit with the system being f4. but see for yourself later in this post. (i apologize to the mobile readers, because the gallery feature that shows the captions of the pictures when ‘hovering over’ with the mouse is not really available on mobile devices…)

let’s start off with some photography instead of gear from the leica stand:

leica has two stands on photokina. one gear oriented one and this gallery stand that is a real highlight of the show. they present several photographers in very nice surroundings. it feels quite like a very modern museum.

most camera manufacturers try to get some attention by using female models. it kind of works when i consider the crowds…

the friendly but quite slow (in terms of service) guys from lomography had a little contest to win a lomo instant! i was interested of course and the objective only was to shoot one film of fuji/lomo instax – and donate your personal data of course… i couldn’t resist. since fuji shut down their peel-apart films and so made my polaroid unusable in the mid-term, i’m considering a replacement. so i tried out the lomo instax wide. it is not really comfortable to use but the moment it ejects the photo… still magic after all those years!

some stuff from sigma and an interesting apparel manufacturer with quite nice looking and well-thought out clothing stuff (cooph), albeit very expensive so i guess i’d rather buy a lens than a jacket.

the panasonic stand had some information on some future lens additions to the micro-four thirds line-up. i think i’d be interested in the wide angle zoom probably…


three new bright panasonic m43 zooms under development or study


a catchy truism by olympus. i like the font, though

i was really interested in the new olympus lenses that got announced on the first day of photokina. the new olympus 25mm f1.2 pro prime lens and the 12-100mm f4 pro zoom. both seemed really big too me and they are big. both felt good in the hand and almost balanced on the em-5 mk2. but only almost. i guess on the em-1 mk2 this might be different. i don’t think they are particularly well suited for shooting with the pen-series and looking cool at the same time.

on the other hand both lenses look really nice, they feel really nice and i was under the impression that one can make really nice pictures with both lenses.

here are some out of camera jpegs from the 12-100mm f4 mounted to em-5 mk2. if you go into the gallery you can even view them in full size. i think this lens is definitely a winner in the realm of versatility :)

since i only took booth people pictures with the 25mm f1.2, i won’t show them here to protect the innocent (and me, because the pictures are not really good for i might have messed up the settings in the quite dark surroundings).

and here a gallery with some random shots that i happen to like both from photokina and from my walk to the hauptbahnhof to get back to berlin.

… and as i said before: normal operations on this blog will resume soon.

bear with me for a moment

P9022075-Bearbeitetat least while i’m on vacances. see you on the other side! 

bearlin, moabit, 2016

…and please don’t take this kind of editing too serious – I don’t either ;)

in case your interested anyway it’s one of the Wet Plates from (the now free and Google) Analog Efex 

gritty time machine

P9022078u-bahnhof jannowitzbrücke, berlin, 2016

wuhindrih warn

DSC04427tübingen, 2016

w. beuerle buchbinderei schreibwaren

the uncommon reader

DSC04549tübingen, august,  2016

between a rock and a hard place

DSC04488tübingen, august 2016

the leaning twins and a bush

DSC04571tübingen, 2016

o wasp where is thy sting

DSC03930-Bearbeitetberlin, friedrichshain, 2016

so lonely

DSC03907berlin, friedrichshain, 2016

another lonely guy, but from kreuzberg here

window tree (again)

DSC03594berlin kreuzberg, 2016

twelve right

DSC04404stuttgart flughafen, 2016

here they come

P7222024la la la la la la

berlin, mitte, 2016


DSC03990kreuzberg, berlin, 2016


yellow rising (II)

P8171870-Bearbeitet-2berlin moabit, 2016

if you’re waiting for a sign

DSC03898here are three…

berlin, friedrichshain, 2016