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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.


23. May 2024

Live talk: Photography at the end of the world - with Marcel Lesch

Photographer and filmmaker Marcel Lesch (Evolumina) tells us about his nature expedition in Antarctica. Marcel spent three weeks in Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, capturing the breathtaking landscape and unique wildlife with his camera.

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22. May 2024

With the Lumix S9, Panasonic is focusing on a camera that is aimed at everyone, a camera that offers you creative freedom, by using Live LUTs and the new Lumix APP for your smartphone, the camera is aimed at people who no longer want to spend hours editing on their PC.

16. May 2024

Hands on the novelties: Fuji X-T50 and GFX 100S II

An exciting day is ahead of us, today Fujifilm presented a great variety of products! With a total of four new products, three of which we have already been able to test. You can find out more in our blog article below.

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08. May 2024

Photography with spotting scopes & binoculars - Digiscoping

Maybe you've never heard of digiscoping, but perhaps this is exactly the thing that can save you money and still produce very good image results. Are you a bird photographer? Then read this article carefully!

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06. May 2024

Sichverbinden - An exhibition in public space

Under the title "Sichverbinden", 13 female photographers from the Female Photoclub NRW and a guest artist will be presenting their work in a showcase exhibition at 34OST Düsseldorf from May 16-26, 2024

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02. May 2024

Guide to the best memory cards - Everything you need to know!

Digital photography is just as impossible without a memory card as analog photography is without film. In recent years, the names of memory cards have become increasingly opaque and can confuse beginners in particular. We will now try to clarify the situation and explain the best models and names.

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30. April 2024

Camera Basics #22 - What are chromatic aberrations?

We have already written so many technical blog articles about the basics of photography and videography, but we have not yet talked about one of the most well-known optical errors (aberrations), chromatic aberrations.

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25. April 2024

Stories behind large canvases

Films and series have a fascination all of their own: they offer an escape from everyday life, transport us to other worlds, make us root for our favorite characters and tell unique stories. Photographer Eddy Chen works where many of these stories are brought to life.

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24. April 2024

Camera Basics #21: Getting started with sports photography

We confidently say that this article is one of the best ever for sports photography. In the guide, we also try to cover the various equipment decisions and how to find the perfect settings.

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19. April 2024

Major firmware update S5II/S5IIX - AI improvement

We have been waiting a long time, finally Panasonic has presented the long-awaited firmware update, which includes animal eye autofocus, motorcycle and autofocus. But much more has been added and improved. We give you an overview here!

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17. April 2024

Nikon Z cameras compared | Which Nikon Z is the right one?

If you are traveling in the Nikon system camera universe or are considering buying a Nikon Z camera. In this article we present all Nikon Z cameras, from full-frame to APS-C sensor. From the professional camera to the entry-level camera.

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16. April 2024

Hands on: Sony 16-25mm f/2.8 G

There's news from Sony again: a brand new 16-25mm with f/2.8 aperture. Of course, we've had a first look at the new lens. In this blog post, you can find out what it can do and for whom the new lens might be just right.

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11. April 2024

11. April | LIVE-TALK: Natural wonder Iceland - Between fire + ice

In our live talk, we take you to the breathtaking landscape of Iceland. Join us on a virtual journey through the north and experience the fascination of the forces of nature up close. Sebastian Lehrke, landscape photographer and speaker, shares his experiences from his Iceland expeditions with us. In recent years, he has impressively documented the beauty and at the same time the danger of Icelandic nature.

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10. April 2024

Full format vs. APS-C format - What's so great about full format?

Every photography fan has heard the term "full-frame camera" or "full-frame sensor". But what is a full-frame sensor anyway and what impressive advantages does this larger sensor actually have compared to a smaller sensor? We want to answer these questions before you buy a new camera.

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09. April 2024

Introducing: DJI RS4, RS4 Pro and Focus Pro

The most exciting DJI innovations have been presented, in addition to the RS 4, the Focus Pro system was introduced, which brings significant new improvements in addition to a new LiDAR sensor.

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03. April 2024

Guide to the best compact cameras 2024

When you think of a compact camera, you might think of a Leica Q, Ricoh GR or Fujifilm X100, but there are many more cameras that can be described as compact cameras. The compact camera can look back on a long history in which many brands were represented.

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28. March 2024

Hands On of the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 G2 for Nikon Z

The super popular Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 has been one of the best-selling standard zooms for years, so now finally comes the mount version for the Nikon Z mount. This gives Nikon's own 28-75mm a real competitor.

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27. March 2024

Guide to video and lamp tripods

Anyone who produces videos is sure to ask themselves this one question: Which tripod for my camera and lights? We want to offer you some initial help here.

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21. March 2024

LIVE-TALK: Voigtländer - Lenses with charm

In a live talk, we spoke with Hamburg-based photographer Philip Rösler about Voigtländer lenses. We talked about what makes the charm and look of these lenses so special, which lenses Philip particularly likes to use and what results you can achieve with Voigtländer lenses. As with his camera, the Leica M10, the handling, look and feel of his lenses is particularly important to Philip. Do the Voigtländer lenses meet these requirements?

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21. March 2024

What often remains hidden on the ground

Most people know the city they live in like the back of their hand. At least that's what they would say if they were asked. But how well do we really know our immediate surroundings? Especially off the beaten track and beyond the facades of buildings. Do we know who the people are who live just a few kilometers away from us? Do we know them? What do we know about their stories?

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13. March 2024

Camera Basic #03 - What is ISO sensitivity?

ISO is one of the core elements of photography. If you understand ISO, you can work much better with the light in many situations and can also use ISO noise as a stylistic device for your photos.

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07. March 2024

Hands On: Leica SL3

The new full-frame flagship from Leica is finally here! Find out what makes the new SL3 so special compared to its predecessor in this blog post with video!

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06. March 2024

Exploring Cosplay - Photography by Foto Koch

Weirdos, crazy people or "It's not carnival" - these are statements that cosplayers often have to listen to behind their backs. Whether on the way to the next photo session for the Instagram profile or simply for a convention: the costume lives from the image and the staging. This is where I come in.

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28. February 2024

Camera Basic #20 - Open Gate and its advantages for social media explained

Social media has become indispensable and the technology continues to develop. Open gate technology offers the possibility of reading the full sensor for video, but what does that mean?

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24. February 2024

Live 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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