Mudslide

I’m way behind on blogging. I know this. Recently it has been all about the reviews. They take a lot of time for me to write, so the personal blogging stuff gets pushed aside a bit. Today we spent some time with some dear friends, and we decided to go to a small farm-sale. Complete…

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Minolta X Fujifilm

It was almost like a revelation. Like something that I really didn’t think could ever be possible. I first got a whiff of what was coming on a facebook forum committed to all things Fujifilm GFX. There were a lot of first movers from Hong Kong that had access to fast luxury glass, and prototype…

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Delibrate candour

I seem to be on a blogging spree these past couple of weeks. I really don’t know why, but mainly I think it’s because I’m in a good place. A happy place. It has been brought to my attention quite often that people like to read these blogposts that include a little bit of personal…

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And other matters

I think I’ve finally made it! And why do I think this? Well. The inevitable happened. I now have some people following my every move on miscellaneous social media, and responding with lots of nice hateful messages about my images and my personality. To these people I say, thank you! Thank you for involving yourself…

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Life and the lens

It’s the same thing every year. Around this time I take a look at the blog and go – “Why have I not written any posts lately!?” – And the answer is just about the same as always. I. Have. Been. Insanely. Busy. With. Life. As is getting customary on this plain little writing-field of…

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X-vinTage1: My Fujifilm X-T1 review part two

Check out part one of the review here Using vintage glass is something that I really enjoy. Given the contents of this blog, it might not come as a huge surprise to some of you. I started shooting vintage glass on the X-Pro1 a couple of years ago when I got a cheap Fujinon 50mm…

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Spring in my garden. Macro with the X-Pro1

I tried some macro photography in my garden. I used the Minolta Rokkor MC 55mm f/1.7 with  50mm and 36mm extension tubes. This worked rather well. Not my usual style of photography, but fun none the less. 🙂

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Niece and Glass

Had a lot of fun taking some pictures of my youngest niece Lærke yesterday. Taken with the Minolta Rokkor 55mm f/1.7. Shot wide open on my X-Pro1 with the Mitakon Lens Turbo

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Full Frame X-Pro1? – The Mitakon Lens Turbo Review

As soon as I heard that the good folks at Mitakon were making a Metabones Speedbooster equivalent, I was part sceptical, part thrilled. I mean, this isn’t just your usual “tube” adapter. This actually has a piece of glass inside. So, no doubt would the chinese Lens Turbo be cheap, but would it also be…

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Vivian Maier’esque

Today I watched a new documentary portraying the extraordinary tale of the late photographer Vivian Maier (YouTube link). I learned about Maier and her work late last year, and I have since acquired some books with her photography. She used mainly a RolleiFlex. Her shots are all 1:1 cropped (since the Rollei is a  6×6…

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The tale of the Minolta 55mm f/1.7

Today I want to tell you a little tale. A tale of some glass and metal. Just as I had made my standard lens mini challenge and decided that I did not need anymore 50’ish mm lenses in my collection, I went down to my local thrift shop that specialises in old camera stuff. He…

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Minolta Rokkor MD 50mm f/1.2 review

Using APS-C sensor sized cameras has its little quirks in comparison to using full frame. The X-Pro1 is no exception. The crop factor not only limits field of view, but it also enhances depth of field. So what can you do when you need paper thin depth of field and lots of creamy bokeh and…

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