2401 - lake venice

lake venice - sony nex 7 | sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f5.6 | ISO160 | 1/60

eh? venice, here at lake constance? not exactly. basically i discover the most beautiful places during aimless walks. although today's image shows just a part of friedrichshafen abbey and not a canal in the world-famous town in italy, in my opinion the scene is pleasing to the eye and worth the image.

1801 - minor

minor - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/400

currently we are chilled through by the returned winter's cold again. related to the vastness of our lake constance or an unwavering monument at the lakeside humans appear only unimportant and tiny again. additionally the constrained perception of our monochromatic, white surrounding amplifies this effect. that's the way i often look on our world and that hasn't hurt me yet.

1701 - T-istraction

T-istraction - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f1.8 | ISO500 | 1/60

being home alone isn't easy for me, especially not if the affected span is longer than a few days. better being distracted by tina's attendance than being driven to distraction because of absolute loneliness. any way, tina causes T-istraction, even if she isn't at our place.

1501 - sublight

sublight - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/40

the most significant comments below philipp poisel's music videos are definitely the foreign ones: 'i've no f***ing idea what this guy is singing about, but he's freakin' awesome'. see it for yourself and feel free to judge afterwards: without understanding the language, what do you thing, what might he sing about?


1101 - expectations

expectations - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO1600 | 1/60

a large part of the ballet performance of compañía nacional de danza reminded me of one of the most beautiful videos on vimeo: murmuration

the dancers were correlating almost as good as the thousands of starlings in the video. nevertheless every once in a while the majority of the players came to rest and only the main actors were performing their part of this modern drama.

2912 - focus on top

sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f1.8 | ISO100 | 1/2000

both manual focusing and autofocus work well with the sony sel 35 f1.8. for the picture above i focused on the solitary flower in the upper middle of the frame. due to the focus peaking feature of the nex system and the butter smooth focus ring manual work is rather a pleasure than a step backwards in history. i really like the atmosphere of this (definitely imperfect) photograph, it might have been captured also at the mediterranean seaside.

sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f1.8 | ISO1250 | 1/60

some hours later cold and rough friedrichshafen got us back. for this street shot i used the autofocus system, applied on the four ladies on the left-hand side of the frame. the chief difficulty in this scene was the fact that what you see in the photograph is actually a scattered reflection of the goings-on in the street, quasi an image of the ceiling of this corridor. despite that issue the autofocus didn't pump and did his work satisfactorily. 

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.

1912 - crossing the cross

sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO400 | 1/160

it's funny how things appear after getting multiplied with a transfer function. is the lady really walking with a luminescent umbrella? 

rain has a stimulating effect on me. sometimes when i have to wait for the end of tina's work day, i observe the people around the hospital. they often don't expect to be photographed so you can work calmly. today everybody's solely aim was to reach the rescuing entrance of the hospitals main house, except me. i intentionally stood out front and watched the hectic races of the visitors, nurses and doctors. great environment for a photographer.

1812 - k42

sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f4.0 | ISO1000 | 1/60

there are a few great restaurants on the lake, even in boring friedrichshafen. for our today's christmas party with some work mates tina had chosen the k42 felders restaurant, which is located directly on the waterfront. 

sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | f2.8 | ISO500 | 1/60

in retrospect i have to say that this was the best choice she could have made - in my opinion the k42 is the best restaurant in friedrichshafen. cool design, pleasant service, great food and delicious wines. recommendation!