Ulf Greger Photography

Streetphotography using Canon, Pentax, Leica, Ricoh and Fujiifilm.

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
– Andy Warhol

Welcome to my photo blog. This is not my portfolio, only shots of everyday life. Mostly shot with Canon 5D series camera and Carl Zeiss lenses. For street photography I also use my Fuji X100 a lot.

1977 models Kenwood KT-5300 and Kenwood KA-5500:
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Bought this classic set of Radio / FM reciver KT-5300 and integrated amplifer KA-5500. The sound is absolute outstanding. A little on the warm side and I think they will work great with some old Klipsch Heritage loudspeakers. This set is from 1977 and have seen little use as the original owner had taken good care of it. All original service manuals followed too.

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Klipsch Chorus II with complete Crites upgrade :

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Forgot the floorstands when taking pictures, but got them too.

Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor :

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Took some pictures of my new loudspeakers, Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor. Sonus Faber is high quality handmade speakers from Italy. Franco Serblin founded Sonus Faber company in 1980 and is well known for good and expensive highend loudspeakers. This is the second time I own a pair of Sonus Faber speakers. Shot with Carl Zeiss Distagon 2/35 ZE lens.

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A shot from our roadtrip to Moss to pick up my new loudspeakers.  coffee break. Shot with Fujifilm X100.

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Hell yeah. Getting rid of Windows 8 on the new laptop. Windows 8 has been crap on this thing from day one. Linux Mint 17 is running smooth and quiet. No problems and a lot faster. Wifi and all is rock solid. Shot with Fuji X100 and a happy face 🙂

Got me some new leather boots. Harley Davidson :
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From Utgårdkilen, Hvaler Norway. This is where shrimp fishing boats harbor. Carl Zeiss Makro Planar.

Some pictures from my Fuji X100 memorycard last days :
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Fujifilm X100 @ f2 so a little soft, but I really like the lens on this camera wide open anyway.
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Fujifilm X100 in macro mode and @ f2, very soft.

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Fuji X100, all shot at f2.

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A friend and he’s new bike, a Suzuki GSR 600. Shot with Carl Zeiss Distagon 2/35 ZE and Canon 5D mk III. It was too dark so very difficult to focus manually. We are going to take a second shoot starting earlier in the evening.

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All pictures is Copyright © Ulf Greger and shot by me.

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. – Matt Hardy

This is my blog where I post random pictures I take everyday. This is not my portfolio. Random pictures with Canon 5D and Carl Zeiss lenses.

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My street photography June 2014, Fuji X100 :

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This woman was giving icecream to her dog. Talked to her and asked if I could take some shots. Her dog had lost one eye after being attacked by another dog some months ago.

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When I go around taking pictures on the streets I never back down or look away. Always take my shot and make eye contact and maybe a smile or nod.

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All street stuff so far this month done with my Fuji X100. Usually I like to use my Canon 5D camera + Zeiss 35mm with street also. With my ‘new’ Fuji X100 I have a lot of fun.

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This months snapshots..

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Added some pictures to my Fuji X100 review .

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Fuji X-M1 user.

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From Hvaler, Norway.

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Asmaløy, Hvaler – Norway. Canon 5D III & Zeiss.

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Reflections.

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One of many art objects on Rødshue, Hvaler – Norway. Canon 5D III & Zeiss.

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One of many art objects on Rødshue, Hvaler – Norway. Canon 5D III & Zeiss.

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Hvaler Norway. Fuji X100. When at sea, fishing or just want to travel light – my camera of choice is my Fuji X100.

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FOREWORD
Here is my small Zeiss Makro-Planar  T* f2 100 mm ZE review. I’m not a pro reviewer, I’m just going to have fun with this lens and use it.  Share what I think about it and post the images.

First of all, this lens is MF ( manual focusing ) only. This lens is all about build and image quality. Perfect lens for portraits, macro, landscape, product and architecture.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

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Starting with unboxing pictures. My Makro-Planar 100 is ZE, the Canon EF mount, this lens is also availible with Nikon mount named ZF. Shot with Zeiss Distagon 2/35.

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A solid metal lenshood. Warrenty card and so on. Shot with Zeiss Distagon 2/35.

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Warpaint time. Focus on hand.
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focus point at eye.

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Here is a picture of me with the Makro-Planar 100. Shot with a Canon 650D & Canon 100 L 2.8 IS. That lens is also a very good 100mm macro. And you get IS and AF. The owner of this lens prefer this over all her other Canon lenses.  Photo by Stine Norheim.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS :

Focal length 100 mm
Aperture range f/2.0 – f/22
Focusing range 0.44 m – ∞
Number of elements/groups 9/8
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 25°/21°/14°
Coverage at close range 72 x 48 mm
Image ratio at close
range
1 : 2
Filter thread M 67 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps) ø 76 mm, length 113-115 mm
Weight 660 g – 680 g
Camera mounts F Mount (ZF.2)
EF Mount (ZE)


BUILD QUALITY :
This lens FEEL  expensive. Heavy, all metal with a focus ring that is smooth to turn.

OPTICS :
Bokeh : This lens delivers smooth and wonderful bokeh. All Carl Zeiss lenses I have 2/35 mm Distagon – 85 mm 1 ,4 Planar ( sold ) – Makro-Planar 2/100 mm  really kicks a** when it comes to bokeh.
Only Leica lenses comes close ( or better in some cases ) in my opinion.
Nikon and Canon also has some wonderful bokeh lenses:
Canon 50 L f1.2
Canon 300 L f2.8 IS mk II
Canon 200 L f2.0 IS
Nikon 105mm Macro
Nikon 58mm f1.4 G,
Canon 85 L f1.2 mk II
Canon 135L f2.0 …..to name a few of the best.

Sharpness : Very sharp wide open and great microcontrast, maybe the sharpest lens I have ever used. . At f4 and up it’s ridiculous sharp. Great for lagre prints way beyond A3.
Colour: This is what I bought this lens for, the colors from this lens is very good. In low light it really shines.

IMAGE SAMPLES :

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Large file – 1500x1000px. Just to show some details.

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Large file – 1500x1000px. Just to show some details. Metal dice on very shiny plastic cover in direct sunlight.

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Other samples from the  Makro-Planar 100.

I personally love this lens. If you should choose this Zeiss over a Canon 100mm L macro or a Nikon 105mm macro you have to figure out for yourself.

Hope this small review helped you in some way.

I used a Canon 5D III for this review.

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