• My life in cameras part 15: Fujifilm X-T3 review

    My life in cameras part 15: Fujifilm X-T3 review

    A great camera that saw less and less use despite being a great camera. I already wrote about selling my X70 and X-T3 here and size was the deciding factor. So time for a retrospective on this camera. And maybe you can find this episodes sponsor ๐Ÿ˜‰ Why I bought the Fujifilm X-T3 I used […]


  • My life in cameras part 14: Fujifilm X70

    My life in cameras part 14: Fujifilm X70

    After buying and selling the Fujifilm XQ2 within three months I still “needed” a small and easily portable camera. As I wrote in an earlier blog post after my purchase of the XQ2: This brings me to the reasons for buying this small camera. I often take images before or after work and I do […]


  • My life in cameras part 13: Fujifilm XQ2 review (and some love sickness)

    My life in cameras part 13: Fujifilm XQ2 review (and some love sickness)

    Update: Well, it seems I have changed my mind. After writing and scheduling this review I reconsidered and sent the Ricoh GRIII back. I would have sent it back anyway because my copy exhibited some concerning heat problems that I read about before. So I knew that some GRIIIs suffer from bad thermal management. But […]


  • My life in cameras part 12: Fujifilm X100F review

    My life in cameras part 12: Fujifilm X100F review

    It is time for the camera that really gave me back my passion for photography. Incidentally this will also be the last “my life in cameras” for a while. The next one will be when I replace the Fujifilm X-T3 which I still own and use. Why I bought the Fujifilm X100F Honestly I always […]


  • My life in cameras part 11: Fujifilm X100T review

    My life in cameras part 11: Fujifilm X100T review

    Last time I wrote about how I lost my creativity and inspirations for photography. I was just buying shiny new toys instead of observing my surroundings for interesting scenes. It ended with me selling all my equipment because I thought that photography was simply no longer an enjoyable hobby of mine. And that is alright, […]


  • My life in camera part 10: Panasonic GX8 review Buying for buying sake

    My life in camera part 10: Panasonic GX8 review Buying for buying sake

    This camera marked the low point of my photography. As you can see from all the installments of this series I bought more and more cameras and lenses. But this did not help with my loss of focus and creativity. I simply no longer enjoyed photography. My then most used camera the Olympus M5 Mk.2 […]


  • My life in cameras: Part 9 Sony RX100 review the pocket wonder

    My life in cameras: Part 9 Sony RX100 review the pocket wonder

    How to find more time for photography As much as I liked the Panasonic GM1 it was actually too big for being pocketable. Especially when I would add one of the other lenses. Especially in summer I would carry around a small bag anyway so what was the point right? So I thought about getting […]


  • My life in cameras: Part 8 Panasonic GM1 the great commute companion review

    My life in cameras: Part 8 Panasonic GM1 the great commute companion review

    How to find more time for photography I had nice setup with my Olympus camera and lenses but I found less and less time for photography. I had to commute to the office two hours a day and worked 8 hours for five days a week. In the afternoon I was simply too tired to […]


  • My life in cameras: Part 7 Olympus M5 Mk2 and M.Zuiko 25mm/F1.8 review

    My life in cameras: Part 7 Olympus M5 Mk2 and M.Zuiko 25mm/F1.8 review

    An unfortunate demise I was actually quite happy with my Olympus M10. It was a small lightweight and full featured camera. To my dismay one day it simply slipped out of my hand when I took it out of its bag. And this even right at home. I never dropped something valuable like this. It […]

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