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My Gear

I love diversity and use gear from all manufacturers constantly. That fosters my creativity (and satisfies my gear acquisition syndrome).

There is equipment I use because it fits my ergonomic needs and habits.

For photography, i a shoot with Fuji  GFX, XT2 and  X100F.

For films, i have been a Red shooter for about a year. Prior to that I exhausted all possibilities on the 5Dm3 with the Magic Lantern hack. 

Fujifilm XT2 & XT3

Yep I did it. I left Canon after being a faithful customer since the canon EOS 5 in 1993. (still have it) I sold my 5Dm3 bodies, flashes and accessories but kept the lenses. Don't get me wrong, Canon does fantastic reliable and versatile cameras. I was just in need of smaller bodies and more analog ergonomics for my photography. Mirrorless also brings about tremendous  lens adaptability.The XT3 is the first iteration to deliver at the level I needed. It is not a perfect camera, there is none that I know of, but so far it has done the job in most conditions. Being a X100S user since it's inception and loving the F above all things photography, the XT2 & XT3 seemed a logical path to me. Most of my images since 2017 are made with this body.

Fuji X100F

Both my hand's and mind's extension when it comes to photography. It's always there, hanging by a strap, in a bag, under my pillow...step into my realm,  i'll shoot you with it. A  small body on steroids, 23mm f/2 (35mm rendition). Analog dials everything. I wish the focussing ring were mechanical to build on muscle memory. But that's a personal preference as I tend to manual focus. Inbuilt ND filter,  leaf shutter (Electronic and mechanical. The electronic is a silent focal-plane shutter with maximum speed of 1/32768. The near silent mechanical leaf shutter has a maximum speed between 1/1000 and 1/4000, depending on the aperture) To top it all all it sports a brilliant Hybrid viewfinder (Optical, Electronic or Electronic rangefinder options) unique to Fuji. Only your skills are the  limit to what you can do...

Meyer - Optik Gôrlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 V

This is the legendary and original version designed by Paul Schâfter in the 1940s with 14 aperture blades and an unusual optical design. A full frame gem with personality, yielding  a range of bokeh from a light swirl at full aperture to a more creamy look when stopped down. 

I use most of my lenses in manual mode therefore i feel at home with this baby. Note that the focus ring is long. Don't expect to shoot fast moving subjects with ease. The clickless aperture ring sits in front of the lens barrel. I love the smooth feeling and it's perfect for filming.

Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8.

Review coming soon...

Leica Elmarit 135mm F/2.8

Review coming soon...

Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM

Review coming soon...

Hypergonar H Chretien HI - FI - 2

Review coming soon...

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Review coming soon...

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Review coming soon...

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

Coming soon...

Red Cinema Cameras

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