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:
Panasonic: GF1 with 20/1.7
Gitzo tripod: G1325 & Manfrotto 3-way gear head #410

I still use film at times: Leicaflex, Leica R4, Minolta X700, Canon EOS 100
All-time favorites: Pentax Spotmatic F, Pentax 67 and Canon F1

mbaginy's recent activity

  • I've used wifi with my X-T1 a few times and haven't found any problems.  I must say, that I've only toyed with it nd not put that feature to any real use, maybe I won't since I'm possibly too "old ...
  • Replied in well spotted
    A nice image.  Thanks for posting! A shame I didn't have a camera when I recently spotted a tourbus with the company's name printed in the side in large letters: "Sad Tourist" I remember visiting ...
  • Replied in great!
    Ned, I enjoyed your b&w shots from the 70s.  Oh, the memories.  I've recently reactivated my SL.  The 50 summicron is all I need. Thanks for posting!
  • Exciting times and a very interesting interview with Mr. Ida.

    I will be acquiring a few more X-mount lenses this year. And I hope the upcoming 120mm macro will have a tripod mount.

    I'm still...

  • Replied in beautiful !!
    That's a beautiful leather case and seems to well prtect your camera. I've purchased two half cases for my X-Pro1 and X-T1.  Both cases and straps and battery case are from Lugi Crescenzi at ...
  • Replied in thanks
    Thanks for the information, Leopold.  I've heard about the adaptor with additional diaphragm and understood it didn't truly deliver as intended.  Good to know, that there is another adaptor for ...
  • I find such old print fascinating!

    And I'm often reminded of such, when I hear or read people complaining of the performance of our current cameras and gear. Puts a great deal into perspective...

  • Yes, I was expecting manual focus.  But is the lens mount for Canon FD or EOS?  I've never seen an adaptor for EOS.
  • Replied in Roland...
    Roland, the aperture ring is on the majority of the Fujifilm lenses.  That is one reason I'm contemplating a switch from Canon to the Fujifilm X-System.  All of my four primes have an aperture ...
  • Replied in My views
    No, the f2.8 version is probably not interesting to a landscape photographer - at least not to me, shooting landscapes. Some 10 years ago a traded in my Canon 70-200/2.8 for the f4 version because ...
  • Replied in nice shot
    I like image and the mood.  Yes, ducks are often aware of people (photographers?) and swim or fly away quickly.  I've encountered that problem too - in the city or the wilderness. You mentioned, ...
  • And I've even found enjoyment shooting film again!  For my use, it's quite good (printing to A3 size). My X-T1 feels analog in handling - one of the reasons I enjoy it so much.
  • Some wonderful photos!!

  • Yes, it is a fine lens.  And you know how to use it.  That's a very nice portrait of your son.  I hope you enjoy the lens more, the longer you have it.  Thanks for sharing that pleasant image.
  • Replied in beautiful
    Some beautiful images!  The booked is very appealing.  Well made photos, thanks for sharing.
  • Replied in spot metering
    Yes, spot metering would have exposed properly for the boy's face(s).  And those areas in the shadows would have been brighter too.  But the highlights in the background and sky would have been ...
  • Mike, I also rarely change my focus point. The main reason for that though is, that I'm shooting with too many cameras: Canon 5D, 5D MK III, Panasonic GF1, Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-T1. Each one is a ...
  • Ah.  To be truthful, I've never used face detection - have only heard that it seems to work okay.  I'm too old school and prefer setting much myself.  I set the aperture (using aperture priority) ...
  • Well, Tomtom, your questions are somewhat basic but none the less, it will take practice and time to become more proficient with your camera.  But let me mention one thing outright: you will not ...
  • The corners of the image are farther away from you / the camera / the sensor than the center of the wall or fence on which you are focusing.  Hence a large aperture (e.g. 2 or 2.8) might offer too ...
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