What not to expect at Photokina 2014

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It’s almost September, and September means Photokina. Photokina is the biggest imaging related indoor show in the world and takes every year place in Germany. Photokina will be held from the 16th to the 21st of September at the Koelnmesse in Cologne. In the two months to Photokina there is a lot of debate on popular photography gear sites (like ... Read More »

Book Review ~ “OWN” by Erwin Olaf

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The Netherlands is not internationally well known when it comes to artistic photography. However there is one exception and that is Erwin Olaf. Many who like his work including myself were happy surprised when in summer of 2011 a book would be presented with a retrospective of his photographic work. However before it was released it was rejected by the ... Read More »

The art of levitation photography by Natsumi Hayashi

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Taking images of people when they are hanging ‘loose’ in the air like they are weightless is not new and some forms of that are known as leisure diving. Leisure diving was a rage for several months on the internet (after planking and owling) and is already followed by many rages (which I happily don’t know) since then. The simplest ... Read More »

Nikon D810 – Evolution

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When Nikon announced the D800(e) in early 2012 it was received with surprise. A 36MP camera with a resolution and quality not found in any other DSLR camera.  And even now, 2 years later the D800E still sets the benchmark (DxOmark) when it comes to image quality. Besides the quality and features it was priced noticeable lower than any other ... Read More »

Review – Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM

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Sigma’s new lens line up during Photokina 2012 did not get that much attention from the press. The categorization of all Sigma lenses into three new categories: Contemporary, Art and Sport was by many seen as a marketing gimmick with not much behind.  These new categories were introduced with three redesigned lenses: a  17-70mm,  a 120-300mm and the 35mm f/1.4 ... Read More »

Mid format revolution by Ricoh-Pentax on sale

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With lots of anticipation and after a long period of speculation Ricoh Pentax presented on the 15th of April 2014 their second digital medium format camera the 645Z. The new camera was officially announced during the 2014 Yokohama CP+ show in Japan. Now on the 22th of June the first camera’s are delivered. Read More »