Photographing Chernobyl

Photographing Chernobyl

I remember well the days following the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. I was at school and each of us received a dose of iodine…three days after the disaster. Back then in the communist area, the news about the disaster was kept secret in the first crucial hours and...

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THE GF 100-200 F5.6 – Review

THE GF 100-200 F5.6 – Review

When I was booking my trip to Australia, other than planning my Visual Poet Experience Workshop in Melbourne, I knew I would like to rent a car and drive along the Great Ocean Road. That is when I started to ponder my gear choices for this trip. After all, my swimming...

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Simple Portrait of Gao Ming Ming

Simple Portrait of Gao Ming Ming

Wayne Gretzky once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Although he was talking about hockey, that is basically my approach in photography. As a camera user and industrial designer, I use many camera systems with different formats but still experience...

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Two Years with the XCD 90mm

Two Years with the XCD 90mm

What a lens… This is perhaps my favourite medium telephoto despite having worked with similar focal length lenses from other manufacturers. It is elegant, inspiring and has a sharpness of rendition required by the 50MP sensor. The XCD 90mm is a short telephoto prime...

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The GFX 50R – The Rebirth of MF

The GFX 50R – The Rebirth of MF

FORMALITIES AND DISCLAIMERS I am often accused of taking photography seriously. It’s absolutely true! For me, photography is my entire life. It embodies my personality and the way I see, feel and function. It is my way of having a conversation with the world. I view...

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The Hasselblad X1D – First Take

The Hasselblad X1D – First Take

I am often accused of taking photography seriously. It’s absolutely true! For me, photography is my entire life. It embodies my personality, the way I see, feel and function. It is my way of having a conversation with the world. I view it as a serious craft, which...

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50 Shades of MF

50 Shades of MF

Gear-related discussions are everywhere. They usually take the form of Camera A vs. Camera B. In recent weeks, with the announcement of some new medium format cameras, the debate turned into APS-C vs. Full Frame vs. Medium Format. When I started shooting with medium...

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Interview: Fujiguy Billy Luong

Interview: Fujiguy Billy Luong

Following the successful 2018 Photokina, there is no question that Fujifilm is not holding anything back in the medium format market. With three major medium format cameras: GFX50S, the most recent GFX50R and the upcoming GFX100, the company is quickly becoming a big...

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First Impressions: Fujifilm GFX 50R

First Impressions: Fujifilm GFX 50R

The shiny white box was a bit smaller than the original GFX box I remember – and lighter. Inside were the usual bits & pieces including cables, strap, charger and the camera body itself – which was smaller that I imagined! It lacked the bulk of the first GFX....

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New Hasselblad lenses!

New Hasselblad lenses!

Hasselblad is expanding its lens choices for the X1D medium format system, including the fastest Hasselblad lens ever: the XCD 80mm F/1.9. The other two are XCD 65mm F/2.8 and the XCD 135mm F2.8 telephoto lens with X Converter 1.7. This addition brings the number of...

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