Low-cost LED background light for your computer

Low-cost LED background light for your computer

When working at a computer it is advisable to have some sort of background lighting. It is less strennous for your eyes if the contrast between the screen and the surroundings is not too big. I used to have a lamp on a boom arm which shone behind my iMac. But the lamp...
WalimexPro (Samyang) 12 mm f2.8 full-frame fish-eye

WalimexPro (Samyang) 12 mm f2.8 full-frame fish-eye

Back in September 2014 Samyang announced a new lens – a 12 mm f2.8 fish-eye for full-frame cameras. A prototype was shown at Photokina in Cologne (see picture below) but the lens was not available until now. I already own the Samyang 8 mm f3.5 fish-eye and it is...
Workspace re-organization

Workspace re-organization

In my daytime job I work in an office, meaning I sit a lot. But as a photographer I also spend a lot of time before the computer at home. That’s too much sitting and so I decided to get an electrically actuated desk which enables one to work while standing....
Switching from iOS to Android

Switching from iOS to Android

People say “Once you go Mac, you never go back”. While this is still true for my stationary computer (love my iMac) I broke with that saying regarding the smartphone. Here is my story. Prequel After using the iPhone4 for about four years the device started to show...
Focussing in dim-lit situations

Focussing in dim-lit situations

Focussing in low light situations can be tricky. As light becomes scarce eventually even cameras with a high-end focussing system will struggle and finally wave the white flag. But there is a simple measure to counter this problem. It’s in the standard...