Thursday, 25 September 2014
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Took this while out enjoying the late summer sunshine and an afternoon walk through the woods and fields in Hilden. The Nexus 5 gets often slanted for the camera quality but it's actually very good and with some processing in Snapseed you can get great results from it.
Monday, 22 September 2014
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Cameras everywhere, that's the motto of Photokina and it's great to see and play with some of the cameras.
Since I wasn't that big into new gear but still wanted to spend another day at Photokina, I decided to rent a Fuji XT-1 and see how it works.
It was fun to play around with it but I couldn't see myself using it as it's to big and I didn't warm p to the controls and somewhat slow AF.
Today, I also checked out the Leica booth and while it was fun to see and try the expensive Leica cameras, none was really very exciting in use.
Voigtlander had some cool lenses on display and for the first time I was a bit tempted to add more gear to my collection.
After checking out some accessories, including a very weird camera module made only for the iPhone 5 (something that didn't really made any sense to me), I decided to focus more on taking photos of the visitors and booths.
After returning the Fuji XT-1, I went back to Panasonic to see again the GM-5, which ended up being my personal highlight of Photokina 2014.
Friday, 19 September 2014
This is a set of photos I took while spending and afternoon in Düsseldorf just wandering around, taking some photos and enjoying an Altbier.
I've always liked spending time in the Altstadt and along the Rhein river and today was no exception.
While I'm still getting used to Germany after travelling and living in London, it's easier when walking around to take photos.
Taking photos makes me feel more like an observer and I can experience the place in a different way than I would if it's just living there and following a routine.
Thursday, 18 September 2014
The 4th year at Photokina certainly felt different, it was still fun but there was less excitement from my part.
Maybe it was because for the first time I was actually quite content with my gear and after traveling with it around the world, I didn't feel like I needed anything new or was missing out on anything.
The most exciting camera for me was the Panasonic GM-5, it is small, looks cool and it's very capable with the m4/3 sensor and interchangeable lenses.
There were some great lenses on display from Zeiss for M mount but I already felt like I had too many lenses as it was.
So overall the first day was fun and it's always great to look at gear but aside from the GM-5 I didn't feel like there was much new for me to see.