Lives in United States Bonn (US expat.), United States
Works as a Automotive Engineer
Has a website at
Joined on Mar 8, 2005
About me:

What I currently use:
5D and 5D Mk III with Canon lenses:
24-105/4 IS L
180/3.5 macro w/tripod mount
70-200/4 L w/tripod mount
100-400 IS
MPE 65/2.8
Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-T1 with lenses:
18-55 zoom
Panasonic: GF1 with 20/1.7
Gitzo tripod: G1325 & Manfrotto 3-way gear head #410

I still use film at times: Leicaflex, Canon EOS 100
All-time favorites: Pentax Spotmatic F, Pentax 6x7, Canon F1

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  • Replied in Mike,
    What a great opportunity!  Truly wonderful images - they depict much joy!  Thanks!!
  • Replied in Great!
    Two wonderful and humorous images!  I especially like the second and would love to see it printed very, very large.  Great images, as always from you, Choi.
  • Replied in Thanks!
    Thanks for your replies.  I understand, that not everyone enjoys such shallow depth of field as me, but I'm quite pleased with the way both images print - the rose as a greeting card. All the best!
  • My local dealer didn't have the 16mm tube in stock - I only have the 11mm tube.  But I am wanting either another 11mm or a 16mm tube for greater magnification. The rose image was taken for the ...
  • I don't mind the inability to focus to infinity using extension tube.  I concentrate on macros, else mount another lens or remove the tube(s) for subjects at farther distances.  I was considering ...
  • Replied in Beautiful
    Wonderful images, Tony!  I like your photos along with the processing of each.  Well done, very beautiful!!
  • The rose has a very shallow depth of field at f2.  Had I stopped down further, the bokeh would have been different and the image less to my liking.  The first image is sharp but also has a shallow ...
  • Replied in Cute
    Mishka seems a friendly fellow!
  • Last week I took a five-day vacation to photograph plants and flowers, mainly closeups and macros. While I used my Canon 5D Mk III with 180/3.5 macro and the unique 65mm MPE for most images, I ...
  • Replied in A Nice Photo!
    A nice photo of your friend, Mishka! And nice to know, you've been able to put that nice "old" lens to good use.  I've been playing a bit with older Minolta lenses on my X-T1, also using a bellows ...
  • Replied in very nice
    I agree with your sentiments concerning a Fujifilm macro lens.  It is in the making, as I've heard.  And I hope it will have a tripod collar.  I shoot all my macros off a tripod, often also using ...
  • Replied in very nice
    You've shared some very nice macro images, thanks! I haven't yet taken macros with the X-T1.  I have the 11mm extension tube and am waiting for my local dealer to also get the 16mm in stock. Usuall ...
  • Replied in A suggestion
    Art, viewing the images you’ve posted I get the feeling, that the images are okay.  It seems, the Depth of Field (DoF) might be your major concern.  Coming from the 60D, you’ll notice a more ...
  • Replied in interesting
    Quite surreal shots!  Interesting.
  • Nothing wrong with their website. Maybe your connection was poor? Interesting lens.

  • Replied in A nice image
    A really pleasant photo.  I like the shallow DoF and diffuse light.  Nice to view and your photo reminds me to visit my sister in Italy again soon.  Thanks for sharing!
  • Replied in Nice!
    A beautiful car and fine photos! I wish cars of that vintage were produced with better rust protection - the greatest enemy of vintage autos. Thanks for bringing back fond memories!  I really ...
  • Bill, I had exactly the same problem.  My fix was to turn off GPU acceleration in preferences.
  • Replied in Nice Photos!
    Nice photos!  And I immediately recognized Frankfurt Main Station. Used to travel from the in the 60s and 70s with the (US Military) duty train to Berlin.  I visited the Main Station a few weeks ...
  • Actually, Deed, I'm not so keen on more MP or a gazillion-axis IBIS.  More MP means, that I'd need a more powerful computer due to larger files.  I'm a bit old-school and actually don't find IBIS ...
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