Equipment

I only shoot digital! It's not because I don't like film. To be honest, I really love pictures taken with vintage film types. The main problem is the time I can offer for my hobby. I am not able to learn about developing and retouching of analog material. Nevertheless, i am collecting old cameras, especially the ones made in Dresden, and I own a lot of them.

Because of that, i shoot digital from the beginning of my photographic 'career' (except some experiments of star photography in the mid 90s). The first real camera I bought was a Canon EOS 350D back in 2006. At that time, the noise level of the sensor was one of the best on the market and so I decided to pick one. Once choosen Canon's product line, I never switched to another system.

Over the years I owned an EOS 30D, an EOS 50D and an EOS 7D. I was very happy to get an outstanding offer of an EOS 5D Mark II back in 2012. I bought the camera used but in outstanding condition for less than half the price of a new one. Since then, I never wanted another camera body.

Trying many third party lenses, I usually wasn't really happy with their image quality. Today, I own a lot of too expensive glass (nearly all of them specified as L) for my hobby and I do not regret buying any of those lenses. Here is a short summary of my equipment:

 

 

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II (full frame sensor)
  • several Canon lenses within a focal range of 16 to 600mm
  • several (studio-) flashlights and light shapers
  • a lot of (graduated) neutral density and polarizing filters
  • Manfrotto 055XPROB with 410 junior gearhead
  • a lot of other useful tools