hendriximages

hendriximages

Lives in Germany Germany
Works as a Amateur Photographer at Heart
Has a website at www.hendriximages.com
Joined on Feb 23, 2015
About me:

After some time as photojournalist I "graduated" to black & white fine-art photography, presenting my work at various exhibitions. I've chosen to remain an "amateur" at heart, practicing photography as a hobby and enjoying life with my fiancée near Bologna in Italy

hendriximages' current gear

Fujifilm GFX 50R
Fujifilm X-H1
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Traded in both my X-E3's for this. A bit bigger / heavier and costing nearly twice as much but more than compensated by having IBIS (in body image stabilization), a flippy screen, better ergonomic grip and a fantastic, large EVF with longer eye-point. Great shutter sensitivity & sound. Bluetooth and touch screen are a nice bonus!
Great for street shooting with smaller lenses (XF35mm F/1.4 or XF18mm F/2), using the optical viewfinder also see the action outside the frame. Unfortunately the viewfinder is a bit narrow with a short eye point
Fujifilm GF 63mm F2.8 R WR
Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R
Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 R
Great image quality and quite compact, but rather low max. aperture - does help to combine with X-H1's image stabilization! Pity it's not WR
Very good image quality and very compact. unfortunately AF operation's a bit loud and aperture ring operation is not really smooth. very nice focal length (27mm FF eF.o.V)
Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R
Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R
Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR
Lovely rendering (similar to XF 35mm F/1.4R) IF you find a copy which focuses accurately and is not decentred (took me 5 attempts till I hit a good one)
The rendering of this lens is magical, I just love the way the images look! Only disadvantages are the extending barrel & the noise when focussing. Also not WR. My favorite lens "glued" to my X-H1!
Took me 4 attempts to get a good one ... The first one was decentred & all first 3 suffered from dust particles appearing internally after a few months (must've been there already during production & shaken loose during use). The last (4th) copy I got now is actually very good! Not as magic as the F/1.4 but good to have it on my X-Pro2 when it rains
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R
Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR
Wonderful portrait lens for APS-C. amazing sharpness and lovely bokeh due to large max. aperture. reasonably compact & very well built (no external movement during focusing)
Cutting edge sharpness & wonderful bokeh. Separates subject beautifully from background. Extremely well built and weather resistant! A touch too long for facial portraits but good for half body / full body shots. great image quality but a bit too clinical IMO

hendriximages' wish list

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Fujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 R WR
Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R LM WR
Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
Other gear:
  • Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR

hendriximages' previous gear

Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100T
Fujifilm X100F
Temporarily traded my black X100F in together with some Nikon stuff for a GFX 50R ;-) Probably´ll get an X100F again soon but in silver, coz it looks nicer!
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T2
Nikon D850
A bit big & heavy (ok it's a full frame after all :-) but absolutely amazing image quality as good as medium format, combined with class leading speed and accuracy
Fujifilm X-E3
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Compact size / weight comparable to X100F with possibility to change lenses. Great touch screen user interface, but for me unacceptably aggressive in camera JPEG sharpening which makes the JPEG's just about unusable for me. luckily only in certain situations (small, farther away details). traded both my X-E3's in for an X-H1 already!
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L II USM
Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR
Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR
Great images up to 1:1. good bokeh. f/2.8 a bit on the dark side
excellent image quality and great flexibility if you want a one-size fits all lens (not needing lens changing). zoom range covers 95% of needed field of view. with f/4 still sufficiently bright and reasonable bokeh
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro
nice lens with good image quality & bokeh, but somehow uninteresting field of view on full frame
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G
Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS
Images from this one are magic. The slightly longer focal length prevents portrait distortion and creates just enough distance to respect subject's privacy. It has a wonderful 3D rendering due to curved focus plane which creates an amazing 3D effect. Bokeh straight outta dream-land! My absolute favorite lens
Fujifilm XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED
Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Actually a very good lens given the big zoom range, but the f3.5-5.6 max aperture does limit its use especially for candid photography, where the OIS doesn’t really help
great image quality and reasonably large max. aperture. build not as good as Nikon's pro lenses - feels kinda "plasticy"
Great zoom the brick! might gonna get myself one again now that I have the X-H1 with image stabilization
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm F1.4E ED
Too wide. In reality this is a 21mm! And it's soft in the corners
dream image quality from max. aperture onwards and for a wide angle lovely bokeh. eye watering price above 2000$ and quite heavy / large. One of my most loved lenses (belongs to what I call "boutique lenses")