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Nikos Kouklakis

"I am from Chania - Crete, Greece, and I am an architectural Student in Vienna. For the Last two years I’ve changed my equipment from Nikon to Fujifilm."

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My name is Nikos Kouklakis, I am from Chania – Crete, Greece, and I am an architectural Student in Vienna. For the Last two years I’ve changed my equipment from Nikon to Fujifilm. The reason is simple, not only the design and the ergonomy for Fujifilm is really nice to see and feel, but also the image quality and the variety of lenses for the Fujifilm APS-C system is outstanding. As I am in the field of Architecture I’ve decided to focus on Architecture and design photography around the world and especially in Vienna where I live for the last 5 years.

Fuji X-T1 . Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 @12mm . f/8 . 1/30″ . ISO 400

My equipment has a variety from a wide-angle 12mm Zeiss Touit lens, the Fujifilm 18-55mm, till the 55-200mm which let’s me shoot nice abstract photos. The wide-angle lens is for me the most essential one for architecture, the wider, the better, not only for indoor but also for outdoor spaces.

When I travel I always have on my backpack a Manfrotto Be free tripod, which is light and very robust, but when I get an assignment I always take with me the Manfrotto 550, which lets you create a perfect composition and the stability of this tripod is very important for the Time Lapses which I often do. I mostly shoot architecture on my free time but I also work for Open House Wien and an design office, called Mobimenti in Vienna.

Fuji X-T1 . Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 @12mm . f/8 . 30″ . ISO 400

My equipment:

Fujifilm X-T1 + Battery grip + 2 batteries

  • Fujinon XF18-55mm f2,8-4 R LM OIS
  • Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
  • Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 Fujifilm (X-Mount)
  • Manfrotto Befree Tripod Manfrotto Pixi Evo Manfrotto 550
  • Brooks Bag
  • A kind of guise Cap
  • Memobottle A5

My equipment may be a little old, but I am definitely planning to keep being a Fujifilm Fun-User and I would to move to the Fujifilm X-T3 with an even wider lens.

Fuji X-T1 . Fuji XF18-55mmF2.8-4 @27.7mm . f/11 . 1/80″ . ISO 320

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