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

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  • I've been shooting Canon FF for many years.  I bought both X-Pro1 and X-T1 with four primes in hopes of making the switch to a smaller, more lighter system.  While I can't really see a great ...
  • Replied in Warsaw
    History in the making, John.  It's a small world.  ;-) I'll visit Warsaw again in the summer - hoping for milder temperatures.  I look forward to visiting my favourite cafés and restaurants.
  • Created discussions Warsaw
    Two weeks ago, I visited a good friend in Warsaw for a few days.  I recommend a visit to this beautiful and vibrant city!  The cooler weather made museum visits a welcome respite from the wind. ...
  • Did you buy the camera at a local dealer?  Did you not handle it before making a choice? I'm amazed at the number of persons unhappy with features of gear, which are easily noticed when handling it ...
  • Replied in Outstanding!
    I currently use only my Canon 5D bodies (original and Mk III) with the 180 macro for closeups.  I'd like to find a functioning system using the X-T1. That would allow me to switch completely to ...
  • I don't find anything wrong with the exposure.  Any fill light would produce a flat image.  The light source (sun) is off to the right and places a beautiful accent upon the springtime green of ...
  • Replied in Outstanding!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful macro images!  I've long been awaiting the Fuji extension tubes. I truly hope my local dealer gets them in stock soon. Seeing your wonderful images, I understand ...
  • Replied in Wonderful!!
    What a darling daughter!  And what I wonderful image! The 35/1.4 is my favourite lens - very capable of being used wide open. Well done and thanks for sharing!
  • Replied in Huh?
    Check it out for yourself.  I use LR6 (formerly LR5) with my X-T1 and X-Pro1 (raw) files and am very pleased.  I've yet to find mushy files (due to LR). I've not processed the files with other ...
  • Each of the cameras you mentioned as an option for your will take decent photos.  I find your approaching the decision completely flawed.  You write about beginner or professional.  If you make ...
  • What a memorable experience that must have been.  Such a journey has been on my wish list for a long time. Very nice photos, thanks for sharing them!  You've captured that stylish and historic ...
  • Interesting explanations, thanks! Since I also own an X-T1 and 56/1.2 lens, I think I'll purchase a high quality, fitting ND filter and pass on the electronic shutter.  Nice concept, but I'll want ...
  • Ah, now I see that too.  No doubt it is a effect caused by the electronic shutter, though I couldn't explain the phenomenon. Maybe it has to do with your and the subjects movement (as others have ...
  • I can't notice any distortion.  Could you please define it more precisely?
  • Replied in Nice!
    Nice images, thanks for sharing. Viewing your photos brought back memories of the mid 60s, when I lived in Bamberg. All the best!
  • The images shown were jpg files.  The processing of raw images has a major impact on how an image will look, how the photographer may like them and what the photographer may prefer.  That was no ...
  • Replied in Great!
    Wow!  What fabulous images! And who would have ever guessed, with which camera they'd been taken?  Not me, for sure. Wonderful photos!  Thanks for sharing!
  • It would be nice to see a similar price drop in Germany. I'll have to visit my local dealer this weekend!

  • I liked your photos very much.  The color shots were very well processed despite the mixed lighting.  Monochrome are simpler to handle.  In such venues, I feel it's more important to get the ...
  • Replied in Beautiful !
    True, but still not the same as split image or fresnel circle or possibly some other (optical) focusing aid.
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