darkdirtydwarf

darkdirtydwarf

Lives in Germany Germany
Works as a Product Manager
Joined on Nov 25, 2010
About me:

I have a passion for photography. I started with a Nikon Coolpix 3500 several years ago. Since then I've never stopped upgrading equipment and trying to learn how to achieve the perfect frame.

I wish I had more time to upload my pictures, but my newborn son and my job occupy the most of my time. I'm happy enough to have the time to look at the pictures of other users and get inspired.

Despite the fact that we are living in the digital era, I have a passion for old Minolta manual lenses. I believe they bring back the magic of the film era, as they require patience for every shot, compared to the machine gun approach we often end up using with modern fully automated DSLRs.

In a particularly intense GAS seizure, I bough some old film SLRs and Range Finders. These cameras are a pleasure to use, once you CLAed them.

Once in a while I work as freelance photographer for a known website.
This give me the chance to meet nice new people and refine my photographic skills.

Some equipment bragging (feel free to ask me questions if you intend to buy/use the following):

Digital Cameras:

Sony A7III
Sony A7
Sony NEX-5N
Sony NEX-5 converted to full spectrum

Analog SLR Cameras:

Minolta srT 303
Minolta srT 101
Minolta XD7
Minolta X700
Minolta X500
Minolta XG-M
Minolta XG9
Minolta Weathermatic 35DL
Konica Minolta FS-1
Konica T3N
... and few more!

Analog Range Finder Cameras:

Minolta Hi-Matic 7SII
Minolta Hi-Matic 9
Minolta Hi-Matic E
Minolta Hi-Matic G
Minolta Hi-Matic AF2M
Revue 400 SE
Olympus Trip 35
Konica C35
... and few more!

Lenses:

A-Mount

Sigma DC HSM 8-16mm F/4.5-5.6
Tokina 20-35mm f3.5-4.5
Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM
Minolta AF Zoom 28-85mm F/3.5-4.5
Minolta AF Zoom 28-135mm F/4-4.5
Minolta AF Macro 100mm F/2.8
Minolta AF Lens135mm 1:2.8
Minolta AF Zoom70-210mm F/4
Minolta AF Zoom APO 100-400mm F/4.5-6.7

E-Mount

Sony SEL16F28 16mm F/2.8 Wide Angle Lens
Sony SEL20F28 20mm F/2.8 Wide Angle Lens
Tamron 28-75mm f2,8 Di III RXD
Sony FE35F28ZA 35mm F/2.8
Tamron 28-75 mm F/2.8 Di III RXD
Sony FE 85mm f1.4 GM
Sony VCL-ECF1 Fisheye Converter
Sony VCL-ECU1 Ultra Wide Angle Converter
Sony SEL18200 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3

F-Mount

Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS

MD/MC-Mount

Minolta MD W.Rokkor 24mm F/2.8
Minolta MC W.Rokkor 28mm F/2
Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F/1.4
Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F/1.4
Minolta MC Rokkor 58 mm F/1.2
Minolta MC Rokkor 85mm F/1.7
Minolta MC Tele Rokkor 100mm F/2.5
... and few more!

AR-Mount

Hexanon 40mm F/1.8
Hexanon 57mm F/1.2
... and few more!

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Subject Forum Last post
Zeiss 55 1.8 aperture noise new vs used lens? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 3 months ago
Will I loose photo if I turn off sony a7iii while the card is saving the photo to the camera? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 3 months ago
24GM clicking noise at startup/shutdown Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 3 months ago
A7iii "freeze" Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 5 months ago
Determine age of NP-FW50 battery? Sony Alpha / NEX E-mount (APS-C) Talk 7 months ago
85 f/1.8 vs GM 85 f/1.4 - the unbiased comparison (incl. pixel shift on A7R III) Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Mar 9, 2019
Sony Real Time AF Upgrade A7III Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jan 29, 2019
Tamron 28-75 F2.8 activating peaking in AF-C Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jan 19, 2019
A7iii vs a6500: Is there really much IQ difference? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jan 17, 2019
Monitor choice for Lightroom/Photoshop: 27'' or 32'', 2k or 4k? Retouching Jan 12, 2019
What the hell is going on at Adobe?!!(Z6/XT3 WB) Retouching Dec 12, 2018
Color space and bit depth Retouching Dec 9, 2018
A7III focus peaking activating on its own in AF Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Oct 8, 2018
Tamron 28-75: iris doesn't fully open to 2.8 Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jul 20, 2018
Ken Rockwell's Review of the Sony A7III over sells the EVF and has errors Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk May 15, 2018
P-Mpix: APS-C lenses on A7III Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk May 13, 2018
A7III first impressions (long time A7 user) Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk May 7, 2018
Which B/W among these three has "better" tones? Black and White Photography Nov 20, 2017
Meike 6.5mm f/2.0 fisheye lens Sony Alpha / NEX E-mount (APS-C) Talk Oct 25, 2017
Just picked up the a9 and need an all around lens Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Aug 29, 2017
New system for a small photo business - a7rii or a cheaper one like a6300? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Aug 24, 2017
Zeiss Batis 18mm v Sony Zeiss 16-35mm Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Mar 3, 2017
What are your default develop settings? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jan 27, 2017
Using FF A-Mount SSM Lenses w/LA-EA3 on A6300 APS-C e-mount (Functionality / Capabilities) Sony Alpha SLR/SLT A-mount Talk Jan 8, 2017
Getting a good copy of Sony FE 24-70 F4 Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jan 1, 2017
What's a good flash for a7RII? (Sony's own flashes have bad reputation for overheating easily.) Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Dec 14, 2016
Sony/Zeiss 35mm f2.8 Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Dec 7, 2016
DO all those extra pixels make a difference in real life? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Nov 12, 2016
My a7 is just back from repair and the date/time won't stay set Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Nov 11, 2016
"Big" Sony e-mount announcement next week (week of 10/17/2016) Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Oct 29, 2016
[Question] Should I sell the ZA 55 1.8 for a cheap 50mm? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Oct 14, 2016
Giant heavy monster lens: safe to strap on A7/r ? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Oct 13, 2016
Opinions needed: buy A7RII or buy A6500 + already owned A7? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Oct 13, 2016
I have gone back to the a7 Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Sep 3, 2016
Aperture blade roundness - problem? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Sep 2, 2016
Will you swap A7 for A7r? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Aug 2, 2016
A6300+MC11+Canon70-300L at the zoo Sony Alpha / NEX E-mount (APS-C) Talk Aug 1, 2016
Pancake lens for Sony a6000 Sony Alpha / NEX E-mount (APS-C) Talk Aug 1, 2016
Quality budget wide angle? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jul 28, 2016
SEL 20mm 2.8 vs SEL 16-50 Sony Alpha / NEX E-mount (APS-C) Talk Jul 26, 2016
How useful/ sensible to use a Screen Protector? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jul 24, 2016
What would you like to see improved on the A7r2? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jul 21, 2016
Should I return my Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS? Sony Alpha / NEX E-mount (APS-C) Talk Jul 21, 2016
1 month old 70-200mm F/4 FE, would it be redundant to own the 70-200mm FE F/2.8 also? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jul 18, 2016
FE 35mm f/2.8 on the a6000? Sony Alpha / NEX E-mount (APS-C) Talk Jul 18, 2016
Best value A7 camera? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jul 13, 2016
Help with GAS needed!!! Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jul 10, 2016
Touchscreen or Joystick on A7x/A6xx: are they really needed? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Jul 1, 2016
A6300 and sel35f18 - Can you turn the focus ring in AF mode without breaking lense? Sony Alpha / NEX E-mount (APS-C) Talk Jun 21, 2016
Sony aps-c with a7 body Sony Alpha / NEX E-mount (APS-C) Talk Apr 26, 2016