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Wish you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year !

Christmas is one of the most fascinating celebrations of the year. It is the time when Jesus, our saviour was born. It is the time when families get together to celebrate this, it is time for rejoice.
Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

Merry Christmas to Everyone !!!!

Vernissage Salon International de Photographie ISO2012


Le concours international a été placé sous les patronages de:

Trois sections étaient admises :

A : Images projetées couleur

B : Images projetées monochrome

C : Images projetées Alternative Creativity

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200Discover new perspectives with the inspirational D5200.
From breath-taking photos to smooth Full HD movies, this D-SLR can't wait to bring out your creative side.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 6 November 2012: Nikon introduces the latest D-SLR to its mid-range DX-format line-up, the 24.1 megapixel Nikon D5200, designed to bring out your creative side. From beautiful still photos to smooth Full HD movies, this camera empowers your freedom of expression, letting you capture your own unique view of the world.

Marina Gurevich, Product Manager for Nikon Europe, says: “The inspiring Nikon D5200 is ideal for those who are passionate about photography and want to experiment with the camera’s superior features. The impressive image and movie quality alongside a versatile varyingly LCD monitor lets users unlock their creative potential.”

Source: DPR

Technical Specifications

Effective pixels 24.1 million
Image sensor 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Image size (pixels)
  • 6000 x 4000 (Large)
  • 4496 x 3000 (Medium)
  • 2992 x 2000 (Small)
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Shutter Speed 1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)

Flash sync speed

X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower

Metering mode

TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor

Exposure compensation

Can be adjusted by -5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes


  • Exposure bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
  • White balance bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1
  • Active D-Lighting bracketing: 2 shots

ISO sensitivity

ISO 100 - 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting

Auto, extra high, high, normal, low, off

Lens servo

Auto Focus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status

Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Built-in flash

Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet, portrait, color sketch: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, 0food: Manual pop-up with button release
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
Monitor 7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170°; viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment


One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery


  • (W x H x D) Approx. 129.0 x 98.0 x 78.0 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.)


Approx. 555 g (1 lb 3.6 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 505 g/1 lb 1.8 oz (camera body only)

Exhibition- 2. Internationaler Merchweiler Photosalon - Die Ausstellung

Merchweiler Invitation

6. bis 28.10.12
Rathaus Wemmetsweiler
Großer Kuppelsaal
Rathausstr. 1
66589 Merchweiler

montags bis freitags von 8.00 bis 16.00 Uhr
sonntags von 14.00 bis 18.00 Uhr


Photokina 2012


Every two years PHOTOKINA brings together the industry, trade, professional users and end consumers in the world’s leading imaging fair.

The Fair tool place in Koln (Cologne, Germany) during 18-23/09/2012 and according to official statements it was a great success.

A total of 1,158 companies from 41 countries participated in photokina 2012, with 63 % of the exhibitors coming from abroad. The exhibiting firms included 280 exhibitors and 140 additionally represented firms from Germany and 523 exhibitors and 215 additionally represented firms from outside.

You can read on the Photokina official website that:

"Some 185,000 visitors from 166 countries attended the world's leading fair for the photography and imaging sector, which marked an increase in visitors from the prior event in 2010 (181,464). The share of trade visitors was 48.8 per cent; 42.5 per cent of these visitors came from abroad, a significant increase (7.5 per cent) compared with the equivalent figure for the prior event. In particular, photokina recorded a substantial increase in the number of specialist dealers and imaging professionals from Asia (16 per cent), North America (26 per cent), and Eastern Europe (40 per cent)." If interested, you can download the final report here.

We went there on Saturday 22/09/2012 and need to say, compared with the 2 last editions of the fair, it was by far busier with people. Thus, access to various products proved to be very difficult because of crowds queuing around. So not too much time to lay hands on the new cameras or lenses.

Lets very briefly walk through some of the highlights of the fair:


The highlight of the section was the public appearance of the last week announced Nikon D600. The new DSLR features a new 24.3 MP FX (CMOS) sensor powered by the same Expeed 3 processing engine as the one in the top-of the-range Nikon D4. Although a very advanced camera, I was not impressed by the ergonomics of the D600, the lack of external buttons might definitely have an impact on your shooting speed. On the other hand, once you master the menus, you are good to go.


Canon used Photokina to launch their new Canon EOS 6D. The new DSLR features a new designed 20.2 MP FF sensor in the world's lightest DSLR body. It is also the first DSLR to have a WIFI and GPS connectivity, for easy photo sharing. The EOS 6D is best seen as a full frame version of the EOS 60D - indeed it's very similar in both control layout and dimensions. Its front profile is very similar to the Nikon D600, but it's rather slimmer front-to-back, and lighter too.


At Photokina, Panasonic presented the Panasonic Lumix dmc-gh3 , a micros Four Third compact system camera. The machine features a new 16MP Live MOS sensor powered by a new Venus engine in a 550g body. Also The GH3 gains a weather sealed (dust/splash proof) magnesium alloy body which now gives Panasonic a camera body to match their moisture- and dust-sealed G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH lens and G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 ASPH fast zooms.


Pentax announced its new cameras in advance of Photokina. The new announced Pentax Q10, Pentax K-5 II, Pentax K-5 IIs and new lenses were on the stands. Pentax Ricoh has announced its latest flagship DSLRs - the K-5 II and K-5IIs. The 's' version, which costs $100 more, comes without an anti-aliasing filter, to offer higher resolution at the risk of more prominent moiré interference patterns. Both cameras feature 16MP sensors and the weather-sealed magnesium alloy build of the original K-5.


Like Nikon, Sony publicly presented at Photokina 2012 its new products announced last week. The Sony Alpha SLT A99 is the world's first full-frame DSLT camera featuring a 24.3 MP sensor, the company is hoping to take on the might of Canon and Nikon with its new offering. Meanwhile, the Sony Alpha NEX-6, the company's latest compact system camera, can be seen on stands as well.

Please find below a selection of photos from Photokina 2012, the full gallery  is available here.

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Dear All,

Feel free to check out my recent updates in the conceptual portfolio:

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  2. Freedom
  3. Ambition
  4. At the Realm of Unknown

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BENELUX Photosalon 2012

The vernissage of the BENELUX Photosalon 2012 is going to take place on the 8-th of September 2012.
I have 2 acceptations, I won the BFF Bronze Medal in the Monochrome Section.

Exhibitions are held in Hamme, near Bruxelles, Belgium, between:
■ 9-16 September 2012 from 10:00- 18:00
■ 15 September from 14:00-18:00
■ 17- September from 10:00- 16:00

The event is held under the patronage of:
Met de medewerking van:
- Het Ministerie van de Vlaamse Cultuur du
- Het Gemeentebestuur van Hamme
- Het C.V.B.
- De B.N.A.F.V.
- De F.L.P.A
- De B.F.F.
- De Oost-Vlaamse Unie voor fotografie
- De Koninklijke Antwerpse Verbroedering van Fotokringen
Avec la collaboration :
- Ministère de la Culture Flamande
- de l’ Administration Communale de Hamme
- de la FIAP
- du C.V.B.
- de la B.N.A.F.V.
- de la F.L.P.A.
- de la F.B.P.
- de l’ O.V.U.
- du K.A.V.F.

If around feel free to step in, there are many photos worth seeing.

EISA Photo Awards 2012-13


EISA stands for the European Imaging and Sound Association and has been awarding for more than 30 years. EISA is the unique association of 50 special interest magazines in audio, home theatre, in-car electronics, mobile electronics, photo and video, from 20 European countries.

Please find below the 2012-13 awards:

  • European Photo Software- Adobe Lightroom 4
  • European Advanced SLR Camera- Canon 5D Mark III
  • European Photo Printer – Canon PIXMA PRO-1
  • European Compact Camera- Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • European Professional Compact System Camera- Fujifilm X-Pro1
  • European Professional Camera- Nikon D4
  • European Camera- Nikon D800
  • European Compact System Camera- Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • European All Weather Camera- Olympus TOUGH TG-1
  • European Compact System Lens- Panasonic LUMIX  G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH
  • European Advanced Compact System Camera- Samsung NX20
  • European Macro Lens- Sigma APO Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • European Travel Camera- Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V
  • European Advanced Compact Camera- Sony Cybershot DSC-RX-100
  • European SLR Camera- Sony SLT- A57
  • European Lens- Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD

Source: EISA












Funky P- Blues Express 2012

The Blues Express Festival took place in Luxembourg on July 14, 2012, in Lasauvage, Fond-de- Gras, Differdange. The line-up can be found here.
Amongst the ones who performed on the Fond-de-Gras / BGL BNP PARIBAS-Stage / Hall des Trains, it was Funky P, a soul group from Luxembourg. The photos of the event can be found in my gallery at BLues Express 2012, Luxembourg.

Please find below the members of the group:

  1. Isaac Roosevelt - Lead-Vocals
  2. Marc Reichling - Bass
  3. Jeff Herr - Drums & Song-writing
  4. Remo Cavallini - Guitar
  5. Claude Schaus - Keys & Song-writing
  6. Helmut Engelhardt - Sax
  7. Pit Kuffer - Trumpet
  8. Jacques Reuter – Trombone

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