0302 - waving the tv

waving the tv - sony nex 7 | walimex pro 8mm f2.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/15

it was the third superbowl of my life and the first one with a huge party at our place. how should i put it? the night was simply gorgeous.

sb47 - sony nex 7 | walimex pro 8mm f2.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/15

the foundation was laid by having all the drinks and the american food on hand. the epic match itself with the almost-turnaround after the break, the blackout and not least beyonce's performance will always stick in our minds anyway. together with the tons of fun all ingredients for a nice evening were present. thank you all for coming, i enjoyed every minute!

2601 - the fridge

the fridge - sony nex 7 | sel 35 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO1600 | 1/320

up to yesterday i didn't know that a fridge can be such a social place. during the evening every guest of my mate dominik's great birthday party availed oneself perceived three to four times with beer and other chilled stuff from the refrigerator. if you had set yourself the goal to meet some new people, you simply had to wait at the fridge for the next thirsty person.

thank you all for the wonderful night.

1601 - ifa kipper

ifa kipper - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO500 | 1/60

today i like to give away something: my grandpa has no need for this brand-new model of a former, east german truck 'ifa h6 kipper'. so if there are any collectors of historic stuff between my readers, please don't hesitate to write me an email or comment below this post - i'll send you the miniature replica of this historic art of engineering from the gdr for free.

0601 - glowing wire

glowing wire - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO640 | 1/60

staying in a luxury hotel is usually not included in our daily business. however every now and then you have to treat yourself for a good performance.

it might well be that there are bigger and more splendid bars here in nuremberg. but i'm not sure, if there are more interesting illuminated ones, too.

0401 - light cage

light cage - sony nex 7 with walimex pro 8mm f2.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/25

the interior decorator of my fitness studio should be definitely dismissed. he designed a conversion pit that is enclosed by three walls. and above the table there hangs a lamp that conveys the sense of being in a prison or a bird cage. cosy, isn't it?

0101 - too much

too much (for an european) - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/60

although the vietnamese don't celebrate on our new year's day, having a dinner at a great foreign restaurant seems the thing to do. it's not just that you still receive little christmas presents by the vietnamese on the 1st of january: besides the wonderful asian food also the interior and especially the decoration is worth the visit.

i wonder how they may have furnished their living rooms? even if it seems to be a bit too much, at least for a central european: enjoying a delicious dinner in an authentic surrounding - therefore i love the cultural diversity in our new world.

2812 - headless

sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO100 | 1/80

although i often rail against the dreariness of friedrichshafen, its museums are not less than first class. both the dornier museum at the airport as well as the zeppelin museum on the waterfront have straight, clear shapes and consequently message. besides huge bodies of knowledge that are presented in different modern and interesting ways - new media included - and are only waiting to be checked out by the visitors, also the photographer doesn't come off badly.

sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/60

today i used the visit to the zeppelin museum of friedrichshafen as a chance to attach the new sony sel 35 f1.8 to my nex7 the first time. how shall i put it? it's gorgeous! 

sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/100

what's the easiest way to shortly describe the capabilities and peculiarities of a new gadget without using technical wording and rattling out specifiations?

in my opinion the sel 35 is rather a shrunken sel 50 than a hybrid of the sigma 30 f2.8 and the sel 50. although i must confess that i haven't stopped down the lens above f4.0 yet, it seems to be obvious that the sigma will remain the sharpness champion in this competition, but the sel 35 is almost on level. however in all the other categories there is a clear decision by me - the sony is the better package. stabilisation (i love it!), much better look and feel and the low light advantages definitely compensate the plus in costs. moreover the 35mm focal length gives a bit of a more interesting angle of view, at least for my photographic eye.



i'm going to use the sel 35 continuously for at least one week now. so stay tuned to my daily updates if you are interested in further details, images and opinions about the sony sel 35 f1.8.

2212 - yellow guidance

sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f4.0 | ISO320 | 1/60

unfortunately my holidays have not begun yet. and maybe i will not get more than a chance to take one deep breath before i have to proceed immediately with going through the current topics of my study. every now and then i recall all the great trips of 2012 to relax my soul and in this context i'd like to publish some of the images that are still in my mind.

the clean and modern entrance hall of the airport in barcelona is quite contradictory to the historic and rather messy centre of the city. both during the arrival as well as whilst departure i was really fascinated by this contrast.