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Photography Blog | News, Technology & Inspiration

Camera tests, news, tips and inspiration for your photography! In the Foto Koch Blog you will find current topics and trends around photography and video production. We inform you about new cameras, lenses and other electronic devices, write testimonials and give inspiration from other photographers and artists. In the Foto Koch blog you will also find many articles from our photography magazine Schnappschuss.


19. June 2024

The all-round H+Y filter solution for round drains

H+Y is part of every shoot in our team, because the filter solution with the revoring not only offers a strong ND filter solution, but also a great deal of flexibility. Anyone who works a lot with different lenses and filters will know that constantly changing filters and thread sizes is annoying and can quickly add up.

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17. June 2024

At last you can breathe a sigh of relief, the Nikon Z6 III was announced last week and many Nikonians are eager to see what the cat in the bag has to offer! We are finally letting it out of the bag at this point! Nikon has taken advantage of the long wait and given the camera a complete makeover and a new orientation.

13. June 2024

LIVE PODCAST: Self-employed with portrait photography? | With Vanessa Wunsch + Good Shots Only

In an exclusive live episode of their photography podcast "Good Shots Only", Paula Kiel and Alina Berger spoke to portrait + commercial photographer Vanessa Wunsch about her path to self-employment. Find out when and how you can best gain a foothold in photography and how to turn your hobby into a career in the new live episode Good Shots Only!

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11. June 2024

With Sony cameras & lenses to the portrait master

Looking for the perfect equipment for stunning portraits? Then Sony is the answer! With their Alpha cameras and G, as well as G-Master lenses, you can set new standards in portrait photography. Unleash your creativity and experience unparalleled image quality.

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05. June 2024

Panasonic's new MFT video flagship, the Lumix GH-7

Only recently, the new Lumix S9 was launched, which was aimed more at lifestyle and normal people without a more precise specialization. This is now different with the newly introduced Lumix GH-7, which is aimed at professional videographers who want to take advantage of the MFT system without compromising on quality.

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05. June 2024

Hands On: Canon RF 35mm f1.4 L VCM

We are always very happy when we receive mail from Canon, and this time we were able to get our hands on the Canon RF 35mm.

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04. June 2024

2. July | LIVE-TALK: Leica D-Lux 8 - More than a lifestyle camera | with Paul Hüttemann

On Tuesday 2 July, we will be talking to photographer and filmmaker Paul Hüttemann about the new Leica D-Lux 8, the new premium compact camera from Wetzlar. In our conversation with Paul, we will find out what the camera is capable of, how it helps you to capture the really special moments and whether it is perhaps even more than just a lifestyle camera!

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03. June 2024

Hands on: Sigma 28-45mm f/1.8 DG DN Art

With the new 28-45mm f/1.8 DG DN ART, Sigma has designed a fast zoom lens for mirrorless full-frame cameras. In this blog post, you can find out what this lens can do and who it might be of particular interest to

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24. May 2024

Hands On: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II ART - The new standard zoom

Currently, many new products follow each other, with the Lumix S9 the Sigma 24-70 DG DN II was presented on the same day, we had the chance to use it for the L-Mount, so we organized another small shoot and took some photos with the S5IIX.

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23. May 2024

Live talk: Photography at the end of the world - with Marcel Lesch

Photographer and filmmaker Marcel Lesch (Evolumina) tells us about his nature expedition in Antarctica. Marcel spent three weeks in Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, capturing the breathtaking landscape and unique wildlife with his camera.

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22. May 2024

Hands-on with the Lumix S9 - Panasonic's compact full-frame range

With the Lumix S9, Panasonic is focusing on a camera that is aimed at everyone, a camera that offers you creative freedom, by using Live LUTs and the new Lumix APP for your smartphone, the camera is aimed at people who no longer want to spend hours editing on their PC.

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16. May 2024

Hands on the novelties: Fuji X-T50 and GFX 100S II

An exciting day is ahead of us, today Fujifilm presented a great variety of products! With a total of four new products, three of which we have already been able to test. You can find out more in our blog article below.

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08. May 2024

Photography with spotting scopes & binoculars - Digiscoping

Maybe you've never heard of digiscoping, but perhaps this is exactly the thing that can save you money and still produce very good image results. Are you a bird photographer? Then read this article carefully!

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06. May 2024

Sichverbinden - An exhibition in public space

Under the title "Sichverbinden", 13 female photographers from the Female Photoclub NRW and a guest artist will be presenting their work in a showcase exhibition at 34OST Düsseldorf from May 16-26, 2024

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02. May 2024

Guide to the best memory cards - Everything you need to know!

Digital photography is just as impossible without a memory card as analog photography is without film. In recent years, the names of memory cards have become increasingly opaque and can confuse beginners in particular. We will now try to clarify the situation and explain the best models and names.

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30. April 2024

Camera Basics #22 - What are chromatic aberrations?

We have already written so many technical blog articles about the basics of photography and videography, but we have not yet talked about one of the most well-known optical errors (aberrations), chromatic aberrations.

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25. April 2024

Stories behind large canvases

Films and series have a fascination all of their own: they offer an escape from everyday life, transport us to other worlds, make us root for our favorite characters and tell unique stories. Photographer Eddy Chen works where many of these stories are brought to life.

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24. April 2024

Camera Basics #21: Getting started with sports photography

We confidently say that this article is one of the best ever for sports photography. In the guide, we also try to cover the various equipment decisions and how to find the perfect settings.

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19. April 2024

Major firmware update S5II/S5IIX - AI improvement

We have been waiting a long time, finally Panasonic has presented the long-awaited firmware update, which includes animal eye autofocus, motorcycle and autofocus. But much more has been added and improved. We give you an overview here!

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17. April 2024

Nikon Z cameras compared | Which Nikon Z is the right one?

If you are traveling in the Nikon system camera universe or are considering buying a Nikon Z camera. In this article we present all Nikon Z cameras, from full-frame to APS-C sensor. From the professional camera to the entry-level camera.

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16. April 2024

Hands on: Sony 16-25mm f/2.8 G

There's news from Sony again: a brand new 16-25mm with f/2.8 aperture. Of course, we've had a first look at the new lens. In this blog post, you can find out what it can do and for whom the new lens might be just right.

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11. April 2024

11. April | LIVE-TALK: Natural wonder Iceland - Between fire + ice

In our live talk, we take you to the breathtaking landscape of Iceland. Join us on a virtual journey through the north and experience the fascination of the forces of nature up close. Sebastian Lehrke, landscape photographer and speaker, shares his experiences from his Iceland expeditions with us. In recent years, he has impressively documented the beauty and at the same time the danger of Icelandic nature.

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10. April 2024

Full format vs. APS-C format - What's so great about full format?

Every photography fan has heard the term "full-frame camera" or "full-frame sensor". But what is a full-frame sensor anyway and what impressive advantages does this larger sensor actually have compared to a smaller sensor? We want to answer these questions before you buy a new camera.

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09. April 2024

Introducing: DJI RS4, RS4 Pro and Focus Pro

The most exciting DJI innovations have been presented, in addition to the RS 4, the Focus Pro system was introduced, which brings significant new improvements in addition to a new LiDAR sensor.

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03. April 2024

Guide to the best compact cameras 2024

When you think of a compact camera, you might think of a Leica Q, Ricoh GR or Fujifilm X100, but there are many more cameras that can be described as compact cameras. The compact camera can look back on a long history in which many brands were represented.

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