bicycle parking lot (Munich, DEU)Minolta X-700, MC 55mm f1.7, Ilford HP5+ 400

I am a hobby photographer for quite some time now. I started out with a Minolta X-700 and dived into digital with the Lumix G6. Shortly after my switch to the G6 I felt limited by the μ4/3 sensor. It is hard to get some good, wide lenses and the small sensor makes shots in low light a lot harder. Something inside of me was also aching for that analog "feel" in the photos. Somehow I felt like the G6 was lacking some soul in its photos.

gripman in a cable car (San Francisco, USA-CA)Lumix G6, Kit Zoom

With the Minolta X-700 my favorite glass was the 28mm f2.8 and 55mm f1.7. A pretty wide focal length and a more standard one. I used both of these lenses on my G6 as well. They provided pretty good quality, but manual focus on the Lumix was always a bit hard in bright scenes. And unfortunately the 2x magnification due to the smaller sensor changed the focal length to something not fitting my use case. The 28mm didn't have big enough aperture to use it as a standard focal length portraiture lens and the 55mm was too much of a telephoto lens now. The Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7 did turn to my most favourite lens on the G6. The focal length was great and it did offer some subject isolation. But μ4/3 lenses don't get much wider. Especially not at an acceptable price for the quality the lenses deliver.

Christmas Ball OrnamentLumix G6 with Panasonic 20mm f1.7

Finally I am not a big fan of RAW processing. I don't have too much time to fiddle with that kind of stuff. Only thing I sometimes correct is exposure. Therefore OOC JPEG quality is really important to me. And that's where Fuji comes into place. I love Fuji's colours. The film simulations allow me to apply specific RAW processing to a scene. And the image quality OOC is pretty much amazing. Yes, Fuji isn't cheap. But the quality the lenses deliver is top notch. And the APS-C sensor does make my MC 55mm to a 82.5mm. Therefore it transforms into a perfect portraiture lens which I use as a replacement for the very expensive XF 56mm f1.2. It is also the only lens I still use with my Fuji as the standard zoom does deliver an amazing quality compared to other competitor's kit zooms.

love locks (Salzburg, AUT)Fuji X-E2, Fuji XF 18-55/2,8-4,0 R LM OIS

With my Fuji's X-Trans cameras I finally arrived in the digital world and I can feel at home with the amazing quality the sensor achieves. Now I only use my analogue camera in situations I am too afraid to damage my Fuji X-E2.

Now it is time for me to start something new in context with photography after I am all digital. I always felt like I wanted to start some kind of portfolio or blog. Therefore this page shall be dedicated to all my Fuji photos and I also some informal content from time to time.