DOP Ludwig Franz has just finished filming four new episodes of ARD prime time series WaPo Bodensee (Director: Raoul Heimrich). WaPo is short for the German water police located at Lake Constance. To shoot the show, Ludwig opted for the new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3. Read on to find out about his impressions.Continue Reading
When shooting travel videos, time lapse or hyper lapse cinematographers can benefit from small and compact lenses. Using photography gear and small setups does not mean that you are taking a step back in your career. Learn how to get high quality footage while fully embracing your creativity.Continue Reading
As long as photographers have cultivated their craft they have also looked for perfect lenses that would allow them to express their vision. Searching for certain aesthetic can be a fascinating journey which takes them into optical theory and laws of physics. Please read on with guest author Toni Ahvenainen who will help shed some light into the quest of finding the perfect lens.Continue Reading
With sales totaling 12.3 billion euros, the Stuttgart-based German company MAHLE GmbH is one of the world's 20 largest automotive suppliers. To illustrate their annual report they send a crew around the world.
In the early summer of 2017 I was hired to produce some video content to promote tourism and outdoor adventures in Alaska, a place that I had never been before. Images of bears, glaciers and totem poles filled my thoughts as I prepared shot lists to match the client’s needs and one for this project with ZEISS, Midnight Sun.
From PR man to busy fashion photographer — Morgan Miller’s career has had its share of surprises. He sets the bar very high in his work: his pictures should captivate the viewer so much that people want to rip the images out of magazines and hang them on the wall.
Hi, my name is Irwin Wong and I am professional photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. Every month on Lenspire I’ll be bringing you a journal introducing aspects of my ongoing personal project, which involves documenting traditional crafts and traditions in Japan that are in danger of going extinct. Here is entry number 10 - enjoy!
When ZEISS introduced the Milvus series in 2015, the aim was to offer a new generation of manual-focal lenses for powerful full frame digital SLR cameras. The three fast f/1.4 lenses 35, 50 and 85mm have already been available. Now a new focal length has joined the family: the Milvus 1.4/25.
My approach to landscape photography has come to a sort of dead point. It turned from a constant discovery to a mechanical sequence of activities: find a nice spot - wait for the best light - shoot. This seems to be the regular path for a photographer who wants to portray the beauty of nature, but I felt like I was missing something.
About a four-hour boat ride away from Athens lies Folegandros, a small island in the south Aegean Sea near Santorini. Before embarking on my trip, I expected to find the white buildings characteristic of the region set against the blue waters of the Mediterranean – and I wasn't disappointed.
Lenses are a critical part of your camera kit but top-quality glass doesn’t come cheap. How do you choose between a fast prime lens and a top-quality zoom? This is the fourth article of a multi-part series discussing the “zoom versus prime” question.