Oberwerth Heidelberg Camera Bag Review


Oberwerth Heidelberg Camera Bag Review:

Finding the perfect camera bag isn’t an easy task.  A lot of thought goes into it because at least for me, a camera bag I usually purchase is something I plan on keeping for a very long time.  The appearance is important but it definitely goes deeper than just the superficial.  Since it is something I’m going to carry quite a lot, comfort and functionality are extremely important as well.  Being well-made is also essential because I’m usually pretty rough on my bags, and I expect a lot from them.  My bags have to last.   You can find these types of bags in many different price ranges but if you’re looking for something high end, you most likely have come across manufacturers like Billingham and Fogg.  Both have been in the industry for a very long time making superb bags but now we have a newcomer to the high end bag market.  Oberwerth, which was established in 2014, have been producing bags that are handmade in Germany.  Their catch phrase is literally, “Because ‘good’ just isn’t good enough”.  Their aim is to basically create bags of the “highest standards and uncompromising quality”.  Well, these are pretty strong words, and I was able to find out for myself if they ring true because Oberwerth was kind enough to send me the Heidelberg for review purposes.  While the Heidelberg is a great size bag for my Leica SL, I had adequate time to try this bag with several different systems, and this is what I concluded. [click to continue…]


Leica Sofort Instant Camera First Impressions


Leica Sofort Instant Camera First Impressions:

Today I bring you Leica’s new Sofort, which is not only currently the cheapest Leica camera that you can purchase new but it also shoots film.  I recently received the Sofort as a loaner, and first off, let me say one thing: At first, I couldn’t believe it when I first heard that Leica was releasing an instant film camera.  But it does use Instax Mini film, which is actually quite popular among a lot of people, and you know what?  I’m actually having a lot of fun with it. [click to continue…]


Chinese Lunar Festival 2017 With The Leica SL


Chinese Lunar Festival 2017 With The Leica SL:

I bought my Leica SL along with the 24-90mm zoom, and the 50mm Summilux-SL in December but I was pretty busy back then, so I didn’t get to use it as much as I would’ve liked to.  It really sucks to have a brand new camera just lying there waiting to be used :).  My schedule has definitely cleared up since then, and I’ve been shooting with the SL quite a bit now.  Last weekend, I went to the Chinese Lunar Festival, and I brought it along with me. [click to continue…]


Photos From Tokyo With The Leica M Typ 240


Photos From Tokyo With The Leica M Typ 240:

These are not new photos from Tokyo, Japan.  I’ve been getting over a nasty cold, so I’ve been home the past few days.  While surfing the internet, I ended up reading up on Capture One 10, and I decided to download it to give it a try.  I started with post-processing photos that I took a while ago when I visited Tokyo with my Leica M 240. [click to continue…]


Oberwerth Heidelberg Camera Bag First Impressions


Oberwerth Heidelberg Camera Bag First Impressions:

For those who are still waiting for my 50mm Summilux-SL review, I’m still working on it.  I’m spending a little more time on this lens than usual because I want to get the most out of it before I post anything from it.  But it’ll be posted soon along with a few other things.  Actually today, I received something really cool in the mail.  The kind folks at Oberwerth, which is a camera bag company based in Germany, sent me the Heidelberg to review, and it’s such a beautifully made bag that I couldn’t resist posting a few pics of it.  Just to be clear, this post is not a review; I will write up a full fledged review for this bag soon. [click to continue…]