January Update

The festive season is over... a lot of exiting things have happened! I had the pregnancy shooting with Eva and Sascha, which was a unique experience with a lot of fun!

The wedding in our family has also happened on Dec 27th. As I don't have serious wide-angle lens options in my kit, I rented a 24/1.4 L II from a dealer and borrowed a 17-40/4 L from a friend. Finally I used my 70-200/2.8 L II on the 5D3 and the 17-40/4 L on the 7D2, where it's corner weakness is less of an issue due to the crop sensor. That combo worked really fine, and as as far as bride and groom say they do like the pictures.

Finally, I had a shooting with the sweet Lena Pauline on Dec 29th. That was a great day too, we had a lot to talk about as she also started digging into photography with a 60D. Great results, see one example below and 2 more in the Outdoor Portraits gallery.

Some changes in my kit are happening as well. Annoyed by the noisy images from my wife's Powershot SX200, I bought her a G7X with the 1"-sensor and a f1.8-2.8 lens. I was aware its not a race horse especially in RAW, but the image quality even in low light is amazing for such small pocket camera. Ordered but not yet shipped is the EF-S 10-18mm lens, as I finally concluded, despite the recent wedding, that I don't need an expensive wide-angle L-lens for my portraiture (wider than the Sigma 35/1.4 that I have). That cheap but sharp lens will work just fine in my travel kit and for occasional UWA-needs.

Next shooting is planned for 18th of January with Highlife-Kathleen (at her home), and I am really looking forward to it.