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I have two hobbies: Photography and photographic gear. Both are related only to a small degree.

Review: Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F1.2 SE

Introduction

The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm 1.2 SE is a pretty compact yet super-fast 35mm lens. Let’s check out which tradeoffs had to be made to make it so compact.

Sample Images

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Introduction

The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm 1.2 SE is a pretty compact yet super-fast 35mm lens. Let’s check out which tradeoffs had to be made to make it so compact.

Sample Images

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Review: Minolta MD Zoom 75-150mm 1:4

The Minolta MD 75-150mm f4 was released nearly 40 years ago but still it makes a good argument for a category of lenses which has nearly died out: Zooms with a limited range and slower speed.

Image Samples

You can find most images shown in the review in full resolution in this You can find many of the images shown here in full resolution in this flickr set: Minolta MD Zoom 75-150mm 1:4.. 

    

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Long-Term Review: Voigtlander 110mm F2.5 APO Macro Apo-Lanthar

The Voigtlander 110mm F2.5 is among the very best E-mount lenses you can buy. It has been part of Phillips standard kit for 18 months and David has used his a lot as well. In this review we evaluate it in-depth and also share our experience.

Image Samples

You can find many of the images shown in this review in full resolution in this album.  

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A Photography Ride through Spring

So, Phillip: You haven’t published an article for three months: Where have you been? Well I sat in front of my PC for work a lot but I also was out in nature on my bike with a camera bag on my back.

Enjoying the freedoms C19 left

16.3.20: The first day schools were closed in Germany

I am a teacher so my daily routines changed completely with the closure of schools: I had no longer to be in school by 8am which gave me the freedom to do early morning rides but at the same time my workload increased significantly since new formats had to be developed to fit the new setting, individual feedback took a lot of time and digital tools had to be deployed and colleagues trained in them. So my hours in front of the PC increased a lot, so much so that it would have been stressful to invest even more hours to produce any blog content. A big thanks to Bastian and also to David and Juriaan wo kept the blog alive in the last months.

While C19 took many liberties I tried to make the most of the liberties which C19 left. Riding my bicycle in the early hours when none is around was still allowed under our relatively liberal lockdown rules.To me there is no better place to find respite from the turbulences of life than getting up with the sun and riding through the forest on a cold morning or slightly less frosty evening all by myself. We also had very sunny weather for weeks which I used to experience and capture the spring like no spring before. I want to share some of the many pictures I took in this article.

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