Vintage standard lens shootout

So, today I wanted to share a little something that I did last night. I have been collecting vintage prime lenses around the 50 mm FOV for a couple of months now. I’m really fond of each and every one of them. However they do render so differently. It is, by now, no secret that…

Helios 44m-4 Portraits

A small post today. I took some portraits of kids in the rain a couple of days ago. This lens is really something. All shot wide open at f/2. on the X-Pro1. The images in black and white from this lens has such great clarity and contrast. A true favorite lens of mine.

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…

Vestergade Party

Every year in the first weekend of June a street downtown Aarhus, is transformed. It is transformed into a big street party extravaganza. The street is one of the oldest streets in the city, and is famous for cozy little cafés and a very liberal and creative mindset with the people living there. I took a…

Aarhus – Streets from end of may

A pure photopost today. All images taken with the X-Pro1 or the x100s. Lenses are Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2, Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4, and my newly aquired Yashinon 50mm f/1.7           

Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2 review

UPDATE: Be sure to check out the new post on using the Helios with the Mitakon Lens HERE Review time! Todays blogpost is a review of the Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2 lens. The lens was produced in the old Soviet Union by Jupiter among others from 1958 till 1992 and is one of most mass produced lenses in…

x100s in Calpe, Spain

So this is not a proper review of my newly aquired Fujifilm x100s, rather just a collection of sample shots from my recent family vacation to sunny Calpe near Alicante in Spain. The x100s was the only camera I brought with me on the trip, and I must admit I was a bit scared that…

Fujinon 50mm f/1.4 M42 screwmount

As I venture further into the world of photography I have developed a defining fascination of old lenses. They have a character that has been long lost in the production of clinical-looking perfect rendering glass for the ultra-modern digital cameras of today. What is super fun about my Fujifilm X-mount system, is that you can…

Ballerina

A quick and dirty photo post today. It was shot just some hours before my daughters first gymnastics show. As any proud father with a camera stuck to the front of his face, I took some images. She poses so naturally. I don’t really give her any direction. I just tell her that I’m taking…

Revisiting The Old Town

For my wife’s birthday we took a stroll through the old town museum. The X-Pro1 equipped with the 35mm f/1.4 has a great day in the sun. I used a 3 stop ND filter for these, to shoot wide open in the sun.

The Fujifilm X20 – a street photographers camera

I have had the pleasure of shooting my new X20 for about a week now. During which we have had some nice sunny spring weather in Denmark! I had a couple of midweek days off, so I decided to take the x20 to the streets, which is actually the purpose for which it was bought. So how…