PIX 2015


Lives in United States Bonn (US expat.), United States
Works as a Automotive Engineer
Has a website at www.mikebaginy.weebly.com
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

mbaginy's recent activity

  • The current lens is fine. Maybe debut of the rumoured 24 MP sensor?

  • Brendon, I know RRS. I'm not in the market for a tripod at this time. The Gitzo I bought years ago will surely outlast me. I was remarking about the prices of these new Gitzo tripods. RRS is...

  • I need to agree with Harry Lane - the prices seem quite high. I'm glad I bought my Gitzo some 10 years ago. I'd probably take a closer look at alternatives, if I were in the market today.

  • That cars of the 60s didn't have glossy finish isn't correct.  I drove many back then and naturally they did.  A number of high-price cars also had clear glossy coats of laquere over the normal ...
  • Replied in Absolutely
    Yes, a longer extension tube would be great!  And I'm all for a tripod collar.  I hope the 120 macro will have one, else it will be almost worthless for me - I usually shoo both horizontal and ...
  • Daniel, I have been using Canon (5D and 5D MK III) for years.  Since a bit over one year I'm using the X-Pro1 and X-T1 in parallel.  I mainly shoot landscapes and macros but with increasing ...
  • Replied in Interesting!
    Interesting photos, especially the dancing scene.  Quite color insensive. I'm not too keen on pointing weapons at people, but well-photographed images!
  • Replied in Nice photos!
    Nice photos of wonderful cars!  I recall many of those on the roads decades ago.  I should have photographed cars back then! I so much wanted to visit over the weekend but got stuck in traffic down ...
  • Replied in your link
    Claudiu, the link to your paintings doesn't seem to open. :-(
  • ...then I'd probably not photograph (as much).
  • 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 ...
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