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Nikkor OC Auto 35mm/2 vs. Nikkor AF-S 35mm/1.4G

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I made a little comparison between the old manual Nikkor O.C. Auto 35mm/2 and the new Nikkor AF-S 35mm/1.4G, while having a latte macchiato. Nothing scientific, I’ve just put the camera firmly on the table and focused with Live View, … Continue reading

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Little rangefinders (there can’t be only one)

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In 2006 I went back using my analog Nikon F100 because my aging Nikon D100 didn’t give me much fun anymore. I never really liked the D100 and would have never bought the Nikon F80 it was based upon but … Continue reading

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The Fuji X100, the camera I would’ve liked to like…

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Since I’m reading about the X100 all over the place for month and see pictures made with it on the web that really look good, I had to give it a real try. Because from the specs it is the … Continue reading

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Light meters, grey cards and the ultimate answer (its 12, not 18 and 42 is totally off)

Ok, 12 is not the number that explains everything. But its a 12% grey that the light meter in our camera is calibrated to, not the commonly published 18% grey. What?? Yes, a Kodak grey card is 18% grey. But … Continue reading

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Fast Primes (for Nikon)

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I’m a sucker for fast primes. I like good lenses in general, but fast primes can be really special. While DSLRs had become some kind of disposable items lasting 2-4 years before updating it with the “latest and greatest”, a … Continue reading

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Fuji X100 – another hit and miss. (ranting again)

Why Japanese camera company’s don’t get it? Fujifilm build a gorgeous looking camera, shows it at Photokina 2010, steals the entire show with the concept, takes 6 month to finish it and screws up so badly in its usability. Ok, … Continue reading

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