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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.


21. February 2024

The new Sony 24-50mm f/4 - standard or premium?

A new 24-50mm, yes, that's right: 24-50 with f/2.8 aperture. To be honest, we didn't expect Sony to launch such a lens on the market. We took a look at the new lens. You can find out what it can do compared to the many other standard zooms from Sony in this blog post with video.

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21. February 2024

Hands On: Sigma 500mm DG DN S

The Olympics are just around the corner! That means we can look forward to seeing what lenses will be released this year! With this extremely compact full-frame telephoto fixed focal length with an incredible 500mm, a first bolide is coming onto the market for Sony Fe and L-Mount.

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20. February 2024

Fujifilm X100VI - The camera everyone has been waiting for!

Hardly any other camera has been as sought after in recent years as the Fujifilm X100V! Now there is finally a successor that has fulfilled all our expectations! We'll show you what they are in this blog post with video!

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15. February 2024

Small luggage when traveling - experiences with Fuji and Nikon

A year ago, photographer Hans-Jürgen Sommer reported on his experiences with fast, manual lenses in flamenco photography in a very exciting article. In the meantime, he has also discovered his love for travel photography. In this guest article, he shows that good travel subjects are sometimes not that far away and that even comparatively small luggage is capable of taking great pictures.

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14. February 2024

Review of the Nikon Z f retro camera with full-frame sensor

Finally, after its launch in October 2023, we were able to present the Nikon Z f a vintage sister of the Nikon Z6 II with the more modern autofocus system of the larger Z9/Z8 models. However, the focus here is not on the design, but also on the features of the camera! Manual lenses with electronic contact benefit enormously here.

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13. February 2024

Guide: Cameras for wildlife photography 2024

Animal photography has been as trendy since 2023 as it was last in 2020, which is why we would like to introduce the best current cameras for animal photography to the beginners and professionals among you.

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08. February 2024

24. February | Workshop Sports Photography with the Sony Alpha 9 III

Sony unveiled the Alpha 9 III, a revolutionary new camera for sports photographers, at the end of 2023... Now the camera is finally here and on Saturday, February 24, you'll have the opportunity to see it live in action and try out the new features for yourself! Sports photographer Thomas Fähnrich will show you what's possible with the A9 III and how to take action-packed photos of athletes.

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08. February 2024

Guide to moon photography

There are not only a few myths and stories from the past few years about our celestial satellite, but it is also more than ever the focus of astronomers, scientists and the like. In this article, we want to give you the best tips on equipment and settings for the perfect photo of the moon.

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30. January 2024

Test of the new OM-1 Mark II and the M.Zuiko 150-600mm

Perfect for any outdoor adventure: these are the new OM-1 Mark II and the M.Zuiko 150-60mm. We took a detailed look at the new products from OM System - find out what makes them so special in our blog post with video

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23. January 2024

Test of the Canon RF-70-200mm f 2.8

The Canon RF 70-200mm f 2.8 has probably long been on many people's wish lists. Marc Jeworrek has tested everything this lens can do for us in detail.

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22. January 2024

Camera Basics #19: Tilt shift lenses and the effect explained

The tilt shift effect is certainly an old shoe for many photographers, but this effect is very interesting to consider because it can be found in many facets of photography, so the use of tilt shift optics is not only at home in architectural photography.

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19. December 2023

The best tripods and tripod heads for wildlife photography

Anyone who is active in wildlife photography knows that it quickly becomes difficult with a camera and a long telephoto lens without having the right tripod to hand. Whether monopod or tripod, video head or gimbal head.

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12. December 2023

The best portrait lenses 2023 - More than fixed focal lengths

The best portraits are taken with fixed focal lengths, aren't they? Our colleagues in the store always get lots of questions about photography, from cameras to accessories, everything is included but we also always discuss the best lenses with each other!

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07. December 2023

Live-Talk: On safari in Botswana - with Lisa + Paul Hüttemann

Lisa and Paul Hüttemann talk about their trip to Botswana, the challenges of photographing in the wilderness and the journey of the pictures from the camera to the printed magazine.

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01. December 2023

The best cameras 2023

Every year, only the latest cameras could be considered the best cameras of the year. But we all know that the best camera for you should also be within your budget - and that's not always the latest camera. That's why we've put together the best and most interesting cameras of 2023 for you here.

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21. November 2023

Simple stargazing with Unistellar telescopes

The Unistellar brand is still quite new on the large and old telescope market and aims to make stargazing easier than ever before with its devices. The telescopes are perfect for anyone who is just getting into astronomy or wants to take a quick and uncomplicated look into the distance.

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16. November 2023

Hands on the new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS S

Sigma's 70-200 f/2.8 is a strong competitor to lenses from Sony and Panasonic. The attractive price of €1,699 RRP makes the Sigma a worthwhile alternative, especially in comparison to the 70-200 2.8 from Panasonic and Sony's new G-Master, which is significantly more expensive.

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14. November 2023

Guide to fog machines for photo & video

Adding fog effects to your recordings has never been easier! With Lensgo and SmokeGenie, there are several fog generators available on the market and we have them all! That's why we want to give you an assessment of what the various fog machines are best suited to and can be used for.

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09. November 2023

Sony's camera revolution, the Sony Alpha 9 III our first hands-on

Sony has managed to surprise us with a revolutionary new product to coincide with the 2024 Olympics. The Alpha 9 III is the successor to the legendary Alpha 9 II. We bring the facts about the new product to the table.

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06. November 2023

Christmas gift ideas for photographers

It's that time again. The Christmas season is just around the corner and the one or the other last minute Christmas gift must be bought!

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06. November 2023

The best cameras for beginners / novices

Photography is perhaps the most beautiful hobby! However, photography is certainly not one of the cheapest hobbies, and with this guide we want to give you an overview of which cameras are particularly well suited for starting this multi-faceted hobby.

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04. November 2023

Creative lighting - live shoot with Fabian Grell (Clipskills)

In this live shooting workshop, L Mount photographer Fabian Grell demonstrates the often surprisingly simple tricks that can be used to create really creative and unusual portrait photos in the studio.

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04. November 2023

Content creation - Photo and video - Live shoot with Vanessa Wunsch and Anna Rommel

Vanessa Wunsch specializes in working with creators and brands! In the second live shoot, you will learn all about content creation and how Vanessa and Anna combine photo and video.

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04. November 2023

Collaboration with creators and brands - live shoot with Vanessa Wunsch and Anna Rommel

Vanessa Wunsch specializes in working with creators and brands! During this live shoot, you will get to know her way of working and learn great tips and tricks to take your photography to the next level.

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04. November 2023

Basics of Cosplay Photography - Live Shooting with EosAndy

Andreas Krupa has specialized in cosplay photography. In this live shoot you will get to know his way of working and can learn great tips and tricks in the shoot to raise your photography to a new level.

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