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Vintage Lens Review – Carenar 35mm 1:2.8

“Not seeing the forest for the trees.” – That fits with this blog post not only because the test photos were all taken with trees in the foreground or background, but also because I ignored the Carenar 35mm lens in my small but fine lens collection for far too long. In this focal length range I  always preferred the Yashica 28mm or the Pentacon 29mm (until now). A big mistake as it turned out. But let’s start with the specifications: […]

Winter fun with horse power!

“I think there will be no more snow today” I texted Natalie as I pessimistically looked at the few snowflakes from the sky. “Well, there is already heavy snowfall here” came the answer from Nati, who actually lives only 2km away. “Well then let’s go, let’s do it” I replied and hastily began to pack my photo backpack. When I got to Natalie 20 minutes later, I was already 3 centimeters on the road and I had to walk the […]

Moonset and sunrise on the Kreischberg

It was an astonishingly mild morning when the frosty wind whipped into my face. But I was too excited to feel the cold. You don’t get chauffeured to a summit in a skidoo every day. And certainly not at 6 a.m. But my job that day was to photograph the sunrise at the summit cross of the Kreischberg, which is why I was able to use this pleasant means of transport. But that’s not all, because apart from the perfect […]

Review: GET FRACTALS Filter Set

There are often just nuances that make the difference between a boring and a perfect photo. From my love for retro lenses, I know that it is often imperfection that makes a photo really special. Lens flares, blurring or distortion in the optics – it is precisely these changes that subconsciously stand out from the everyday mush of photos. And it is precisely this charm of the mixture that often invites you to linger over a photo instead of practicing […]

Sunrise at Seekarspitze Obertauern

While a huge shooting star lit up the night sky for a few milliseconds, I packed my photo equipment for the following day and prepared for the night’s rest in my van. Nearby Obertauern I parked at the beginning of a hiking trail. Four hours later my alarm went off. It was 3:30 in the morning. After a good 15 minutes of morning routine, I started the hike with my companion and passed a sign that indicated two hours 30 […]

Lens Review: Yongnuo YN100MM F/2

The Chinese company Yongnuo has long made a name for itself when it comes to inexpensive flashes, and a lot of photographers use the price advantage over the more expensive branded flashes. Now it is the job of the flash to improve the light – a task in which one is certainly not dependent on high-end devices. Because apart from the light color and the reload time, there are hardly any differences in the effect. With a lens, completely different […]

Lens Review: Yongnuo YN35MM F/2

At least in terms of price, I hit an absolute bargain here, because I was able to bid for the Yongnuo 35mm f2 on a second-hand exchange for a mere 35 €. For me a reason to be happy, but irrelevant for the test. The new price of the lens at retailers is at around € 90. Still a very affordable price for a lens with this specs. But how much can you expect from a lens in this price […]

Review: Fujinon 35mm f1.4

With the Fujifilm X-PRO 1, I actually have a camera gem with me when taking photos. Even if the camera is 8 years old, the built-in X-Trans CMOS sensor is the basis for an inimitable image look. For this reason, I took a closer look at the Fujinon 35mm f1.4 lens during the last street photo shoot for this review. The focal length of 35 mm (56mm converted to full format) corresponds in terms of the image section to the […]

Lens Review: Yongnuo EF 50mm F1.8

There is a new entry in my collection of 50mm lenses which sometimes enlarges and sometimes shrinks. But I’ve had my eye on the Yongnuo 50mm for quite a long time, as it has some very big advantages. So it is basically a replica of the second version of the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens, which originally came on the market in 1990 and was replaced by the STM version in 2015. This Canon lens was also my first 50mm lens […]

My personal Fest 18 recap

had the chance of spending my Fest as a part of the Fest photo team, where I tried to capture as many bands as possible. So within the three days I took pictures of around 75 bands in most of the Fest Venues (No CMC this year unfortunately). First from a photographers perspective:As this is a photo blog, i have to start with the Equipment i have used. I did not came with a flash, in contrast to most of […]