Lives in Germany Wiesbaden / Hessen, Germany
Works as a Manager
Has a website at
Joined on Jan 3, 2009
About me:

It's the lenses that make the difference and not the DSLRs (as long as they are better then the sensor

joger's current gear

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Sony Alpha 7R II
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
x 2 The current state of the art sensor technology from Canon - but not compare to the Sony 36 MPixel sensor which has 40 % more linear resolution and 2 ½ stops more dynamic range
sharp, extremely good bokeh - maybe the best "Bokeh-machine" from Canon to date
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
maybe the best consensus of weight and reach and optical plus mechanical performance - a dream come true lens to own
small & light - the perfect walk around lens - in other words: what's not to like about this lens?
sharp & light - the perfect budget zoom for travel - best optical quality of all current slow zooms from Canon
Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
Canon Extender EF 2x III
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
almost no degradation in AF speed dn optical performance when used on the 300 f/2.8 L IS USM II
not as good as the 1.4x III extender but still in combination with the 300 f/2.8 L IS USM II a very good combination - easily outperforming the bare 70-300 L at 300 mm wide open
the previously best wide angle lens from all brands - with 115° angle of view
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8
Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4 ASPH
Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar
Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8
The Helier III in Sony FE mount is a stunning example of modern plus traditional design. Light, sharp and affordable - thumbs up for Voigtländer!
Zeiss Loxia 35mm F2
Adobe Bridge CS6
Adobe Photoshop CS6 extended
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Apple iPhone SE
Apple iPad Air 2
Other gear:
  • HP DesignJet Z3200 Photo 12 Ink Gicleé FineArt 24 inch (=620 mm) printer with large gamut
  • Mac PRO late 2013 6x 3.5 GHz / 1 TB PCIe SSD / Dual D700 / 32 GB RAM

joger's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100
Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton
Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135

joger's previous gear

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
Did not like the push pull design and most of all the image quality above 250-300 mm is sub prime compare to other offerings n the market (price independent)
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Sigma 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD
slow aperture, quite heavy and not much grain over the 70-200 f/4.0 in reach - a classic loose - loose situation
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
Samyang 135mm F2.0 ED UMC
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF
Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4
optimaly nice but mechanically an ugly piece of lens
Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 6
Apple iPad Mini
Other gear:
  • Plaubel Peco Profia 5x7" (13x17 cm negative format) optical bench