“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.”
This blogpost will be about my cameras and lenses I’m using. Started this post in 2015.
Work in progress and not finished yet beacause i had to remove many old photos and text. But it will be updated now…but never completed as I will fill in new cameras and lenses I buy..
First of all, the cameras is not the most important thing for me. It’s the lenses that are most important. And I just wont go for sharpness and focus speed, to me character and other qualitys as rendering are equal important.
I mostly buy my lenses used and tend to prefer the old ones, as Zeiss, first generation Fuji X mount lenses and some older Canon EF mount’s or even FD mount with adapter.
Yes I know the new Canon RF mounts and latest Fujinon XF anf GF lenses are GREAT and on paper the best.
Have tested nearly all of them, tested Canon R5, R6 ( for two months) and had a Fujifilm GFX50r for 5 months. The GFX50R is now out of my house but had some great fun with it and GF50mm F3.5 the GF110mm F2 and GF80mm F1.7 lenses. The Fujifilm Fujinon GF lenses are amazing.
But I still prefer my old Fujifilm X-pro1 and Canon 5D with old lenses. For just a walk in the city or nature I always tend to grap a older beaten up camera, with a really good lens.
And yes, if I had the extra cash i would buy a Leica M 10R with a Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. I’m not stupid 🙂
Here is the camera i’m never going to get rid of. My Pentax Super ME anolog 35mm film camera. My father bought this in Gaza when he was in the UN peacekeeping forces in the 70s.
I still use this and like the ILFORD black and white film the most. Love that old Pentax.
The photos I get with the Pentax Super ME is great, for black and white it’s perfect.
Film is not the smarter choice – but it’s always worth it for me when I get the prints.
Fujifilm cameras have a place in my heart, they are just so easy to use, manual controls are just….easy to use.
For now this post i a mess. No list and no info about what i currently own. WORK IN PROGRESS 🙂
I will also write about cameras and lenses I have owned earlier.
The three things i like the most to photograph is Landscape, streetphotography and portraits. That alone makes it difficult to have just one camera and let say two lenses. That would be perfect but would not cover my needs.
For portraits i prefer Canon and Fujifilm cameras, mostly because their color science and accurate skin tones. As lenses go – on my Canon camera I tend to use my Carl Zeiss lenses with manual focus the most.
Cat – shot with an old Fujifilm camera, the X-Pro1 and Fujinon Fujifilm 35mm f1.4 lens that is my absolute favourite on that system. Click on the image ( twice ) to see full size and details.
For nature and landscape I mostly use Canon and Fujifilm. But sometimes also my Ricoh GR. It has 28mm that’s most of the times wide enough for landscape.
Shot at f1.4 with my Fujifilm 35mm f.1,4.
Under :Some old friends – from a photowalk in 2014
Me and my friend Helge. Another friend took this shot with my camera, Fuji X-E2
This was my bag in 2014
All pictures is Copyright © Ulf Greger.