My Favorite Gear 2017


  Too many new entries marked 2017: 2 new mirrorless Medium Format were introduced for the first time: Hasselblad X-1D and Fujifilm GFX. I tried both: The X-1D feels better in the hands, the files look nicer than the Fujifilm but it’s more expensive. The GFX feels more versatile, better featured, faster in Autofocus and … Continue reading My Favorite Gear 2017

my Infrared Journey


  During my early years of Architectural study, I was always a big admirer of surreal works of artists like Salvador Dali, Antonio Gaudi, René Magritte, Max Ernst, etc...  One way to achieve surreal images in photography was, exploring the Infrared world. My journey with Infrared Photography started in 2009 when I converted my Nikon D200 to 665nm filter. … Continue reading my Infrared Journey

Fujifilm X-T2 in South Aftica


Date : 10-14 July 2016 Place: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa Event: Fujifilm X-T2 Launch My Setup for South Africa I was going to try a preproduction X-T2 in South Africa, so here is how I packed: Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Fujifilm X-70* Fujinon XF10-24/4 R OIS* Fujinon XF16-55/2.8 R LM WR Fujinon XF50-140/2.8 R LM OIS WR … Continue reading Fujifilm X-T2 in South Aftica

Photokina 2016 : what to expect 


Photokina 2016 is coming soon. Many among us is eager to know what the manufacturers will launch this summer at Köln. Here are my predictions according to many rumours on the web and my own speculations. • The stars near each product is my expectation rating from 1 to 5 (least to most expected) LEICA  new … Continue reading Photokina 2016 : what to expect 

Hasselblad X1D


Hasselblad just launched the first Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera On their 75th Birthday. Weighting just 725g, this new addition is a game Changer. Hasselblad confirmed that this camera and lenses are not made in the collaboration with Fuji ( I take this with a grain of salt), and mentioned that more products related to the X1D … Continue reading Hasselblad X1D

When I tested the X-Pro 2


After my Complete switch from Fuji to Sony last year, I had the chance (thanks to Fuji Lebanon) to test the  Fuji X-Pro 2 , with XF35/2R WR , and I borrowed the XF56/1.2R and XF50-140/2.8 R LM OIS WR from a friend to complete the test - as I don't have any Fuji item left in my closet, not … Continue reading When I tested the X-Pro 2

NEW LEICA SL : the death of RangeFinder ?


It seems Leica will announce a new FF mirrorless camera with AF next October (highly credible rumor). Sources say it will have a central EVF and not a real rangefinder (unfortunately) or an X-Pro1 a-like hybrid EVF. It will be bundled with a new AF 50/2.0 Summicron and will be priced around 8,000k .... If … Continue reading NEW LEICA SL : the death of RangeFinder ?

Goodbye Fuji, Welcome Sony !


I had the Fuji X-Pro 1 since June 2012 ... and it was my main camera for 18 months before I got the Nikon Dƒ early 2014. After I got the Dƒ, the X-Pro1 was rarely used, as I was using the Dƒ and Leica M240 most of the times. I decided to convert the … Continue reading Goodbye Fuji, Welcome Sony !

and I replaced my Nikon D800E with Sony A7II …


Sony A7II, 55/1.8 -front view- Sony A7II, 55/1.8 -top view- Sony A7II, 55/1.8 -side view- On 9th of June 2015, I made a trip to Roma, Napoli and Amalfi Coast, and decided to take my Nikon D800E with 24-120mm f4, 16-35mm f4 and 58/1.4, along my V3 with CX70-300VR, and my inseparable Ricoh GR. I had in my mind to give the D800E its last chance ... as it was … Continue reading and I replaced my Nikon D800E with Sony A7II …

(got the) FUJI X-T1 SG …. 15 months later


15 months ago , I tried the Fuji X-T1 for the first time. You can read my Impression back then HERE. Since then I had the chance to use it several times... and each time I did, I came up with the conclusion to wait  for a "rumored" X-Pro 2. Seems that Fuji is prolonging the life … Continue reading (got the) FUJI X-T1 SG …. 15 months later