Tokina Opera 50mm – A Review from A Portrait Side

Tokina Opera 50mm – A Review from A Portrait Side Very often lately, and especially during my workshops and my photography lessons, many students ask me “What is my favorite focal length to use”. I always rephrase that question to “What is my preferred focal length for my style of work” because I believe that my response would be more honest and realistic

Tokina Opera 50mm – A Review from A Portrait Side 2018-11-30T10:13:29+00:00

Cinetics Lynx 3 Axis & Timelapse+ View Ramping Test

A small behind the scenes sequence of a ramping test. I used the Cinetics Lynx 3 axis motion control system along with the Timelapse+ View Controller. My goal was to synchronize both devices via the AUX2 port. For this test the interval was fixed at 16 seconds and I used a Shutter - Exposure - ISO ramping on the View. The camera on the motion

Cinetics Lynx 3 Axis & Timelapse+ View Ramping Test 2018-11-14T10:57:51+00:00

While in Cologne

While I was walking and seeing the city of Cologne this September during Photokina 2018 I crossed one of the many bridges above Rhine river while the sun was setting and decided to play with shadows. It has been quite some time that I took a picture for myself and not for a specific reason or for a project. By the way, this bridge provides

While in Cologne 2018-11-08T23:47:33+00:00

Shadows Of Opera

Just a few months ago, as I was preparing the details for a new portrait project that I wanted to make, I needed a new premium lens, capable of resolving the power of the high quality sensor of my camera to create the project, and nearly at that time Tokina announced the new Opera 50mm F/1.4 premium lens and as you understand, I was

Shadows Of Opera 2018-10-13T17:34:46+00:00

Tokina Opera 50mm F/1.4 Review

Tokina Opera 50mm F/1.4 Review (Nikon F-Mount) *Important Notice : The review is based on an early pre-production model that I had in my disposal from Tokina in order to prepare a talk show for Photokina 2018 and also create a portrait project with this lens. The review is currently ongoing and will be updated upon the arrival of the production model. ** Please

Tokina Opera 50mm F/1.4 Review 2018-10-13T17:35:39+00:00

3rd Astrophotography & Timelapse Workshop, August 2018, Antiparos, Greece

Image Details -> Nikon D850, 50mm @ f/1.4, 8 seconds exposure,  ISO 400 This was the last Astrophotography Workshop for Summer 2018, and despite the strong wind and the small temperature drop of the last days, during the 1st night of photo shooting, the participants learned how to find the Milky Way Galaxy Core, how to identify constellations and stars on the night sky and how

3rd Astrophotography & Timelapse Workshop, August 2018, Antiparos, Greece 2018-08-14T19:49:51+00:00

2nd Astrophotography & Timelapse Workshop, July 2018, Antiparos, Greece

A behind the scenes photo from the 2nd Astrophotography & Timelapse Workshop, July 2018, Antiparos Island, Greece. During the 1st night of photo shooting, we tested the Cinetics Lynx 3-axis motion control system with the Timelapse+ View controller to capture a dynamic sequence of the rising Milky Way Core ! The behind the scenes photo was taken with the new Tokina Firin 20mm F/2 AF

2nd Astrophotography & Timelapse Workshop, July 2018, Antiparos, Greece 2018-07-23T12:36:14+00:00

Tokina Firin 20mm F/2 AF Review

Tokina Firin 20mm F/2 AF (Sony E-Mount) *The review is currently ongoing, more info and photos will be later posted. Back on 2016, when I was filming for the production of “Keep Looking Up”, Tokina announced their first E-Mount lens, the Firin 20mm F2 MF. A premium wide angle lens with a bright f/2.0 aperture, a must for night sky photographers as the wide

Tokina Firin 20mm F/2 AF Review 2018-06-26T10:33:38+00:00

Reflection At Dawn

Reflection At Dawn Early morning light is magical.. Especially in the winter.. It touches the landscape softly as the sun rises and lightens the darkness of the night sky.. The colors are more vibrant and warm, and the scenery in front of your eyes looks different... It was a cold November morning, when I visited this beautiful small lake to capture a reflection as

Reflection At Dawn 2018-04-30T15:24:23+00:00
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