WE WERE HERE - THE TURIN BRAKES AT THE ATOMIC


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It was one of these evenings that I wont´t ever forget. The TURIN BRAKES  touched down in munich to play a gig at the ATOMIC CAFE in Munich. As they are one of my favorite bands I was very proud to get the opportunity to take pictures of the concert and the soundcheck. ENJOY!

 

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PICTURE OF THE DAY - THE LOUD SHUTTER


NIKON D800 WITH NIKKOR 85MM 1.4 G


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PENDULUM - THE PICTURES

For all those who dont´t like video here are the PENDULUM Pictures in a gallerie.

 

I wish everybody a nice weekend,

 

cheers Andreas


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PENDULUM



VIDEO INSPIRED BY THE SONG PENDULUM (PEARL JAM)


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KUNST GEGEN BARES - A NIGHT AT THE FILMCASINO MUNICH

For my recent job - a shooting at the Filmcasino Munich - I decided to take the Fuji X-Pro1 as my only camera. No DSLR back up, so I was a little nervous how the camera will perform. I knew that the conditions would be very challenging, so I only took my fast primes (the FUJINON XF 35mm 1.4 and the XF 60mm 2.4) with me. As the show begun, pretty soon it was clear that there was no chance to shoot much lower than ISO 2500. For this kind of job flash is no really a opportunity because it will ruin most of the low light atmosphere. So let´s have a look at the pictures. You must click on them to enlarge. One last word to focusing: Most of the pictures were taken using autofocus. And yes, sometimes it was hard to focus at all - especially with the XF 60mm. But the XF 35mm lens really was a joy to use (make sure you get the latest firmware for camera end lens!). Please feel free to write a comment (as always ;) - cheers Andreas

 

PS: If you are interested to get more information about Digital Photography -especially using the Fuji-X-System - I would recommend visiting the following website: http://www.scoop.it/t/fuji-x-pro1


FUJI X-PRO1 WITH FUJINON XF 35MM 1.4 and XF 60MM 2.4

ALL PICTURES ISO 2500 - 6400


XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.0, ISO 6400
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.0, ISO 6400
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 1.4, ISO 6400
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 1.4, ISO 6400
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 1.4, ISO 2500
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 1.4, ISO 2500

XF 60mm, 1/125, f 2.4, ISO 3200
XF 60mm, 1/125, f 2.4, ISO 3200
XF 60mm, 1/125, f 2.8, ISO 6400
XF 60mm, 1/125, f 2.8, ISO 6400
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.0, ISO 3200
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.0, ISO 3200

XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.0, ISO 3200
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.0, ISO 3200
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.0, ISO 2500
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.0, ISO 2500
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.0, ISO 3200
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.0, ISO 3200

XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.5, ISO 3200
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 2.5, ISO 3200
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 1.6, ISO 3200
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 1.6, ISO 3200
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 1.8, ISO 2500
XF 35mm, 1/125, f 1.8, ISO 2500

XF35mm, 1/125,  f2.0, ISO 200, Flash (!)
XF35mm, 1/125, f2.0, ISO 200, Flash (!)

Artists: Alex Profant, Berhane Berhane, Rudi Vietz, Marcio Enrique Da Silva, Birgit Hufnagl, Mascha von Rascha, Sebastian Schlagenhaufer, Alex Kostas Krigkos, Markus Berg, Manni Meier

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THE BEGINNING


FUJI X-PRO1 WITH FUJINON XF 35MM 1.4


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OCTOBER AFTERNOON


X100


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BY THE LIGHTHOUSE - PORTUGAL PART 2

WORDS FROM THE SONG GETAWAY BY EDDIE VEDDER


FUJI X-PRO1 WITH FUJINON XF55-200F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS AND XF35 1.4







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THANK YOU FUJI FOR THE X100 FIRMWARE UPDATE!

Not much more to say - it´s great when am company listens to it´s customers and takes care of a product which now is more than 2 years on the market. Thanks guys.

 


X100




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SAGRES NATURA - SOUTH PORTUGAL WITH THE FUJINON XF 55-200mm

Now it`s time to show you some pictures from my recent trip to Portugal where I got the opportunity to test the new Fujinon 55-200 f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens. But first I want to tell you some background information to the journey. A good friend of mine, Nicole Kramm told me about the fun she had learning to surf. Every time she mentioned her adventures in the south of Portugal her eyes got that special look... So I remembered back the days (about 15 years ago) I was in the same situation. Heading down south, a surfboard on top of the car, looking for good waves in Italy or Portugal. Nicole´s tales about perfect lefts, glowing sundowns and the nice people down there made me dream. So I decided to pack my bags...

 

So where is the missing link between a rolling wave and the 55-200mm telephoto zoom lens? Neither of them is perfect! But some things are getting close! As Patrick La Roque mentioned in his review of the new XF23mm: "Damn, another winner" - this is also true for the XF 55-200mm zoom! I shot the most pictures on this journey with this lens. Not just because of it´s common range - no! It´s because the lens is really near perfection! It is very good for separating a subject from the background and gives a very pleasing bokeh. One of the things I like most about this lens is the color rendering. You are able to capture incredible sceneries of light. So you might ask about the autofocus? In my opinion absolutely adequate, especially after the last firmware update. If there is somebody out there who tells you you can´t shoot sport or action with the Fuji X-cameras - he is absolutely wrong or simply don´t know his camera! Yes the X-Pro1 is no D4 but either is a longboard made for all this radical new style turns. On the other hand, in some situations the shortboard simply will not catch any wave at all...So is one of this surfboards redundant? Each tool for it´s own purpose!

So for me the Fujinon XF 55-200mm is the perfect addition to 2 or 3 fixed focal length lenses like the XF 14mm and XF 35mm. It complemented the system. Back to surfing jargon: Out there are some guys who ride the biggest waves on the planet with tools they call "guns". For my trip to the south the X-Pro1 with the XF 55-200mm was my gun!

 

Till next time, more pictures from Portugal will follow!

 

Andreas

 


FUJI X-PRO1 WITH FUJINON XF 55-200mm PORTRAITS AND B/W WITH X100









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END OF THE SEASON


NIKON D800 WITH NIKKOR 50mm 1.8.G


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PICTURE OF THE DAY - HARVEST


NIKON D800 WITH NIKKOR 24-70 F2.8


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THE GROUND

Hi erverybody out there.

These are some older pictures I shot with the Fujinon XF 55-200F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS. It was the first day with this lens and I went to the local sports field to do some testing. It was just before my trip to Portugal, so please stay tuned to the next post where I will tell you how the lens performs under real shooting conditions!

Bye for now!

 

Andreas

 

 


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FUJI X-TRAVEL KIT - WELCOME PORTUGAL!

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PICTURE OF THE DAY - Loner...


FUJI X-PRO1 WITH XF55-200F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS


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IN THE SHADOW OF THE TOWER

This time I will post in English. Please forgive me if the sentence construction I use sounds a bit rough or something. It´s because of the lack of routine in the last few years.

 

If you want to shoot modern architecture in Munich, you have to go to the "BMW-Welt" (BMW-World). Located not far from the Olympic Park, you can take a beautiful walk through the park. By the way you can visit the Olympic Stadium, or the BMW-Museum. The BMW-World opened on October 17, 2007 and so far more than 10 million people visited the building. 

 

For me it was another opportunity to test one of my FUJINON lenses - the XF 18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS. Lately I tend to use my other Fuji-lenses more often. The main reason for that may be because I love the shallow focus I can get with the XF 35mm and XF 60mm. The XF 18-55 has a variable aperture from 2.8 to 4 so if you shoot on the long end of the lens, you may not be able to emphasize one part of the image over another in the amount you want it to do. But hey - this is what we call high level moaning! Aperture 4 is not bad at all. Some kit-lenses of this range got apertures from 3.5 to 5.6 so this lens is far away from being a kit-lens! It´s more like a excellent all round lens. So lets do a quick comparison to a lens I often use with my Nikon gear - the Nikkor 24-70 2.8. Yeah - F2.8 all the way through the zoom range is great - but...the Nikkor weighs 900 gram and is a really big lens. The lens hood is twice the size as the hole Fuji lens! On the wide end the Fuji is also aperture 2.8 and the results are...yes, lets talk about a comparison of a full frame lens and a APS-C size lens! No pixel peeping or something of that stuff. Just a quick look at how the lens performs in real life shooting.

 

The FUJINON does an excellent job! I think on the wide angle end and aperture 2.8 it is noticeable sharper- especially in the corners- as the Nikkor 24-70 2.8 on a full frame D800! The distortion throughout the zoom range is also very low and - by the way - you get OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) with the Fuji lens. Not bad for a lens in this price range! Any downsides? Not really - maybe the fiddly lens hood and lens cap. This is something Fuji should redesign for this lens.

 

So back to the shooting. I think this lens is perfect for architecture work where you don´t need a ultra wide angle lens but the flexibility of a zoom lens. This lens is also very good for street photography because it focuses silent and quickly.

 

So enjoy the pics and please write a comment!

 

Cheers!

 

Andreas

   


SHOT WITH FUJI X-PRO1 AND FUJINON XF 18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS









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RUST NEVER SLEEPS!


FUJI X-PRO1 WITH FUJINON XF 35 1.4


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PICTURE OF THE DAY - AFTER THE RAIN


FUJI X-PRO1 WITH FUJINON XF 18-55MM


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URSPRUNG


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Man folgt einer kleinen, rau asphaltierten Straße. Vorbei am verlassenen Sportplatz, wo sich noch immer die Hitze des Tages staut. Auf der Fahrt Richtung Süden findet das Auge automatisch den Weg zu der am Horizont verlaufenden Bergkette. Die Landschaft hier oberhalb des Ortes wirkt schon beinahe mediterran. Nur sind es statt Weinreben und Olivenbäumen, hier Maisfelder und Gemüseäcker, die das Landschaftsbild prägen. Aber die Sonne macht an diesem Tag keinen Unterschied. Bald wird sie hinter den Hügeln weiterziehen, uns zurücklassen mit einem Glimmen in den Augen und der Frage nach dem URSPRUNG.


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CITY HEAT


ALL PICTURES WITH NIKON D800 AND NIKKOR 70-200 f/4G


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BACK ON THE STREET

4 Juni-Bilder. 3 davon mit der Nikon D800 fotografiert. Ist die Nikon also meine neue Lieblingskamera? Die Allzweckwaffe auch für Streetphotography? Nein, die Fuji bleibt für diesen Einsatzbereich weiterhin das Mittel der Wahl! Unauffällig, leise und mit einer erstaunlichen Bildqualität. Demnächst ist ein Vergleich der beiden Systeme hier im CLEAREYE-BLOG geplant. Besonderes Augenmerk werde ich dabei auf die Objektive legen - also dranbleiben!


ALL PICTURES WITH FUJI X-PRO1 AND XF 18-55mm AND NIKON D800 WITH NIKKOR 85mm f1.4G OR NIKKOR 70-200 f4G


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THE CHALLENGE

Samstag 22.06.2013.

8:30 Uhr.

Über dem Steinsee hängt noch ein leichter Rest des Frühnebels, die Temperatur liegt bei nur 15 Grad, die Mücken stechen gnadenlos und unaufhörlich.

 

Eine eigenartige Spannung liegt in der Luft, gleich wird sich eine ganze Gruppe Menschen einer ganz besonderen sportlichen Herausforderung stellen: Dem ALPENVEREINSTRIATHLON-ZORNEDING.

 

Am Ende wird Thomas Schlereth bei den Männern und Brigitte Bauer bei den Frauen diese CHALLENGE für sich entscheiden...Ihre Zeiten:

1.20.21 und 1.36.34 - Gratulation an alle FINISHER!

 

 

 


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THE POND

Er liegt so still im Morgenlicht,
So friedlich, wie ein fromm Gewissen;
Wenn Weste seinen Spiegel küssen,
Des Ufers Blume fühlt es nicht;
Libellen zittern über ihn,
Blaugoldne Stäbchen und Karmin,
Und auf des Sonnenbildes Glanz
Die Wasserspinne führt den Tanz;
Schwertlilienkranz am Ufer steht
Und horcht des Schilfes Schlummerliede;
Ein lindes Säuseln kommt und geht,
Als flüstre's: Friede! Friede! Friede!

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797-1848)


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Unterwegs mit der Nikon D800 und Nikkor 50mm 1.8 G

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ST. PATRICK´S DAY MUNICH / STREETPHOTOGRAPHY MIT DER FUJI X-PRO1

Wie Millionen Iren in aller Welt feiern auch die Münchner Iren und ihre Freunde ihren Nationalfeiertag.

Am 17. März fand in München die Parade zwischen Münchner Freiheit und Odeonsplatz statt. Das Motto lautete - Let´s paint the town green!

Und während der Winter den Norden Deutschlands noch fest im Griff hat konnten wir uns in München über etwas Sonne freuen.

Beste Voraussetzungen also, die Parade mit der Fuji X-Pro1 und dem Fujinon XF 18-55 F2.8-4 R LM OIS zu begleiten.

Die Flexibilität des Zooms kam mir dabei wirklich entgegen und so konnte ich problemlos zwischen Weitwinkel und leichter Telebrennweite

wählen. Außerdem ist die Fuji für solche Zwecke natürlich besonders geeignet, da sie wesentlich unauffälliger als eine große DSLR ist. Dies

hatte ich zu Beginn meiner Arbeit mit den Fuji X Kameras oft unterschätzt. Aber es macht wirklich einen Unterschied ob man einer Person

mit einer X-Pro1 oder mit der D800 vor der Nase rumfuchtelt.

Einziger Wermutstropfen: Der manchmal verflixte Autofokus - ja auch mit dem Zoom gibt´s Momente wo die Kamera partout nicht scharf stellen

will...und der Moment ist dann vorbei...die Parade weitergezogen.

Nach all den neuesten Firmware updates habe ich sogar manchmal das Gefühl, dass das 35er in manchen Situationen schneller fokusiert. Ich werde

das in den nächsten Wochen mal genauer vergleichen und wieder berichten.

Bis dahin - enjoy the pics! 


                                                            SHOT WITH THE X-PRO1 AND FUJINON XF 18-55 F2.8-4 R LM OIS 

 



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