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Equipment

  • Canon EOS 1100D & Canon EF-S 18-200/3.5-5.6 IS - always with me
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III - digital 35 mm SLR
    • Canon EF 8-15/4 L USM Fisheye
    • Canon EF 16-35/4 L IS USM
    • Canon EF 24-70/2.8 L II USM
    • Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS II USM
    • Canon EF 35/1.4 L USM
    • Zeiss Macro-Planar T* 50/2 ZE
    • Sigma 150/2.8 EX DG Macro
    • Canon EF 300/2.8 L IS USM
    • Canon EF 500/4 L IS USM
    • Canon TS-E 17/4.0 L Tilt-Shift
    • Canon TS-E 24/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift
    • Canon TS-E 45/2.8 L Tilt-Shift
    • Canon MP-E 65/2.8 Macro 1-5x
    • Selfmade 100/2.0 Softfocus M42 (photo, testphotos, sample photos)
    • Selfmade 85/4.5 "Lensbaby" (photo)
    • Canon Teleconverter/Extender 1.4x III and 2x III
    • Set of macrorings from Soligor
    • System flashes Canon 580EX II and 580EX and selfmade diffuser, Macro Ring Lite MR-14 EX, Metz Mecablitz 28 AF-3 digital, Canon ST-E2
    • Canon TC-80N3 timer remote controller with adaptor for EOS 350D, JJC TM-A remote controller, JJC WR-100 wireless controller, Eltima photoelectric relay
    • Canon right angle viewfinder C
    • some Cokin-filters
    • Photobag Tamrac 5612 and photobackpack Lowepro Trim Trekker
    • Tripod Benro A-358EX with Manfrotto #115, monopod Benro MA-91EX
    • Light tent, blind, and many more
  • Garret studio
    • 2 Richter Star Light 500 studioflashes with accessories like softboxes, reflectors, etc.
    • Selfmade background clamb (photo)
    • 2 Walimex lightstands and some reflectors for the system flashes
    • Selfmade repro table (photo)
  • Rollei MSC 310 dissolve slide projector 35 mm
  • Liesegang Fantax 600A medium format projector 6x6cm (used)
Walimex (Samyang) 14/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Testreport, german


History

I begun photographing when I was about 12 years old when my father gave me his old camera for medium format rollfilm. A view years later he gave me his old Praktica IV 35 mm SLR with two lenses. From now on I made more than souvenir-photos.
  • ~1974: Old camera for medium format rollfilm from father
  • ~1976: Praktica IV 35 mm-SLR from father    photo
  • 1977: Praktica EE2 35 mm-SLR from first money from holiday-job    photo
  • 1982: Nikon FM 35 mm-SLR with series E 28/2.8, 50/1.8, 75-150. Later macrorings, 100 Macro, 300/4.5, Nikon FE, etc. (Later parts mostly used.)
  • 1984: 35 mm-slideprojector Leitz
  • 1986: 35 mm-slideprojector Rollei Twin
  • 1987: Bronica ETRS medium format SLR 6x4.5 with lens 75/2.8 and accessories    photo
  • 1992: Canon EOS 100 35 mm-SLR, Canon EF 28-80 USM, Canon EF 100-300 USM. Later flash 420EZ, Cosina 100 Macro, etc.
  • 1994: Medium format slideprojector Liesegang (used)
  • 1998: Olympus C-1000L digitalcamera 1024x768 with zoom
  • 1998: Microtek ScanMaker 35t plus slidescanner
  • 1999: 35 mm-slideprojector Rollei Twin
  • 1999: Nikon Coolscan LS30 slidescanner
  • 2000 - 2004: Minolta SRT101 35 mm-SLR with Rokkor MC 35/2.8, Rokkor PF 55/1.7, Rokkor MD 135/2.8 (all used) for die astrophotography
  • 2003: Canon EOS 10D digital-SLR. Later Canon EF 100 Macro, Canon EF 17-40 L, Canon EF 70-200 L, etc. (Many parts used.)
  • 2006: Canon EOS 5D digital-SLR. Later some lenses.
  • 2010: Canon Powershot G11
  • 2010: Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital-SLR
  • 2012: Fujifilm FinePix X-S1
  • 2012: Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital-SLR
  • 2013: Canon EOS 1100D & Canon EF-S 18-200/3.5-5.6 IS

About photography

I am mainly active in "artistic" photography (nature and experimental photography) and I have a present collection of more than 12,000 slides 35 mm, more than 800 slides medium format and about 40,000 digital photos. I use photography commercially by selling existing photos for publications. I'm also working for Imagebroker (www.imagebroker.net), Waldhaeusl (www.waldhaeusl.com), Panthermedia (www.panthermedia.net) and Fotolia (www.fotolia.de).

Since 2003 I'm photographing exclusively digital. There are clearly more advantages than disadvantages. And the technical evolution from the Olympus C-1000L (1998) to the now used EOS 5D III was really impressive. Photography now has a new dimension.

At the moment I am scanning my slides with a film-scanner to store them digitally (see computer-page). For 12,000 slides and an average of 10 - 20 slides per day I think I will be busy for some time.

I also made a bad experience with mold: Although the slides were not mounted behind glass, a few hundred slides were destroyed by the mold and about 4,000 are affected. There is no hope to save them! If someone made the same experience and has tips or needs some, so contact me.

A small selection of my photographic "masterpieces" can be found at the Photogallery.
Astrophotos can be found at the Astrophotogallery.
A list of all published photos, pictures and articles can be found at Publicationes.



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