Feb 052016
Buy FUJIFILM X-Pro2 or wait for FUJIFILM X-T2

So you have seen the new press clippings and the new FUJIFILM X-Pro2 seems to be quite a monster of a camera. Should you still need the official news get hold of the link right here. If you are into Fuji stuff at all, this cam might just be the ticket. But wait…isn`t there a follow-up or refresh on the horizon for the great FUJIFILM X-T1? Sure there is! Being a great fan of the X-T1 myself, I simply cannot get all too excited about the announcement of the X-Pro2. It has a few new features that would be nice to have. But some of these new features will probably make it to the X-T2 as well. The new 24.3MP X-TRans CMOS III sensor (or even a more recent […]

Apr 302014
Amazing new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M3 (Mark 3/Mark III)

The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M3 is going to be even hotter than anticipated. See my earlier post here. Digicameinfo reported on a leaked manual probably showing a significant change in lens design (see this link). Sonyalpha Rumors also has a current update on all earlier rumors. It seems the new camera will be announced tomorrow May 1. Update: Will be announced at a later date (probably mid of May). According to the rumor site Sony indeed designed the lens with an equivalent of 24mm at the wide end and even managed to make it a lot faster (f/1.8-2.8) at the cost of ending up at 70mm at the long end. See this link to get the details there. A few things I mentioned in my post end […]

Jun 142013
The DSLR is dead, long live mirrorless!

The DSLR is dead, long live mirrorless! This remark isn`t exactly brand new and similar discussions have been going on in numerous photo forums (like on dpreview or on Flickr) and all over the net for some time. Editorial and commercial photographer Zack Arias started it all off again reopening old sores with his musings on the death of the DSLR, accompanying his strong praise for the Fuji X100s (see his Fuji Istanbul Video below) and his follow up on “…life without DSLRs“. All very entertaining, nice video and a good read. It may be a little daring to claim the demise of the DSLR at this stage in time. But truth be told, it will not take a lot more to make it happen. Maybe the proclamation (and also the […]

May 232013
I SHOT IT: fee-based photo competition website

A growing number of aspiring photographers wish to have their work reviewed and take part in competitions  on a regular basis. These pros, enthusiasts and even photo beginners feel they need a little approval for their work from time time and most would probably not mind being rewarded for a winning image. There is a wide range of different competitions available – if only you look hard enough. Some may come free of charge but just do not offer any prizes worth mentioning. This might be a deal breaker unless you want to participate just for honor`s sake. There are only very few contingencies that consistently offer great prizes. A lot of photo competitions also have great restrictions or special rules that have to be observed. The I […]

May 032013
Sensor cleaning for the brave at heart - do it yourself with(out) fear

Right from the start let me point out that I am just as nervous when it comes to touching the delicate parts of my treasured camera as anyone else is. And I did not pick the above headline just to catch your attention, I really mean it. Sensor cleaning is definitely not for the faint-hearted. The trouble is, cameras with interchangeable lenses pick up dust and dirt on the fly. There is not much we can do about that, even if we choose to keep a simple kit lens mounted all the time. Dust and grime will find a way to bug us for sure. Most ILCs (Interchangeable Lens Cameras) sold today have some sort of auto sensor cleaning built in. Sucking a little air […]

Apr 182013

Welcome to Lupico.com! This is a new site dedicated to all aspects of photography. Lots of chaos for now…but soon this homepage will be filled with all sorts of articles on new photo equipment e.g. cameras, lenses, cool accessories and gadgets of all kinds. There will be sample files from equipment reviewed and reports on travel photography as well as advice on software tools. In time this site will evolve, so bare with me. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions or you wish to publish a guest post on a topic that you think is highly relevant for photo enthusiasts or pro photographers, feel free to contact me. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Please use Contact […]

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