About the blog
I am just writing this as a free time project. For me this is just a motivation to learn more about my gear and to improve my photography skills. As I am using mostly Samsung NX stuff I am writing about this system, but I am planning to do general photography stuff, too.
I am also using this to improve my English as I am going to need this in the master courses of my studies. I am not a native speaker as you might have noticed and therefore this page hopefully improves my English writing skills. I hope you can understand what I want to express. If there is anything wrong please just leave me a note, I highly appreciate any help.
In addition to this blog you can also follow me on…
- Flickr (primary account for photo uploads)
- Twitter (primary account for short news)
- RSS feed of this blog (articles, news, etc.)
I am a 27 years old guy who is currently studying Geoinformatics. Besides photography I love to do sports.
I am an amateur photographer who is highly interested in photography and loves to travel and to be outside. Photography is a good combination of those hobbies. I primarily take shots of landscape and nature in general, often using my macro lens. I am also happy to try other things, but I am not that experienced in Architecture, Portraits and other motives.
I started with photography back in 2004 with an old Sanyo S3 compact camera. Until 2008 I was mainly shooting some “events”, but I didn’t had much interest in photography so far. This changed in 2008/2009 with my night shots of my previous home town (using a Canon IXUS 80) and my first journey to Australia (using a Canon Powershot A1000IS). It was a good experience to use the compact cameras as you had less you could do wrong and the the concentration was used for the motives. At some point I hit the limit of the camera and was not able to improve and decided to invest into a new camera, which was not that easy without much money. My friend Phillip Reeve suggested to buy a mirrorless camera and after some time reading tests and saving money I bought a (cheap) Samsung NX11 with three lenses (18-55mm, 50-200mm, 30mm). I also started using Lightroom for the RAW file processing. This was a huge step for my way of taking photographs. Later I added several NX lenses, tried legacy lenses and also bought several bodies. After purchasing and selling many lenses and bodies I finally found suitable lenses and bodies for my style of photography. I also made short experiences using other equipment (e.g. Sony NEX), but never got a better overall package from another camera maker.
How to support me
I am doing this mostly as a free-time activity. Nevertheless buying cameras, lenses and hosting this site is quite expensive. Therefore I places some affiliate links in my articles, which you can use to buy gear you like. This doesn’t cost you a cant, but the shop will pay me a small commission. So if you like what I am doing I would appreciate if you use one of those links in case you are buying something in the following shops:
You can also consider a small donation via PayPal:
Everything collected here will be used for this page only. Thank you in advance.
Besides this you could also help me by lending me equipment to test. I don’t have all NX gear and I would be interested to test lenses (e.g. Samsung 85mm or Samsung 50-150mm S) and cameras (e.g. Samsung NX Mini) a limited amount of time. Please get in contact, if you are willing to help.
About my equipment
I am currently using the following gear:
- Samsung NX500
- Samsung NX30
- Samsung NX1000
- Samyang 12mm F2
- Samsung 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ
- Samsung 50-200mm F4-5.6
- Samsung 30mm F2
- Konica Hexanon 40mm F1.8
- Konica Hexanon 57mm F1.4
- Tokina AT-X 90mm F2.5 Macro
- Konica Hexanon 135mm F2.5
- Canon FD 300mm F4 L
- and some other legacy lenses…
What I tried/used before:
- Samsugn NX1, NX11, NX100, NX20, NX200
- Samsung 12-24mm, 16-50mm S, 18-55mm, 20-50mm, 18-200mm, 16mm, 20mm, 45mm, 60mm Macro and more legacy lenses
- Samsung SEF20A, Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1