Calendars for 2020 are ready

In the meantime all my calendars have been republished for the year 2020 and two new ones have been added. In total there are now 8 different English calendars (7x Africa, 1x Japan) in the formats DIN A3 and A4 available. Recently, I have added two new calendars from Africa, which contain many unpublished pictures from our last Africa trip at the turn of the year 2018 to 2019: Leopards in the wild* and Safari in Masai Mara*. Like my other calendars, these two are immediately available for order via amazon* and Calvendo*. (* = Affiliatelink)

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Sony Alpha 7R III Addendum

On our safari in the Masai Mara at the turn of the year 2018/2019, my Sony Alpha a7R III was able to prove itself in practice. In addition, I also had the new Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport with me. I used it exclusively on the Sony a7R III during the trip on the Sigma MC-11 adapter. On the Canon 5Ds R, which was also with me, I mostly used the 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM with or without the 1.4 or 2.0 extenders. Of a total of about 10,000 shots I took about one half each with…

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Sony Alpha 7R III

It only took me one year to swap my Sony Alpha 7R II for the new Model III with Battery Grip. There was an offer on eBay which I could not refuse ;-) What's the point? The new camera has the same 42 megapixel sensor as version II, but apart from that, a lot has changed, especially the handling is much improved: The menu was revised and improved, there is now the option for a custom menuThe AF area can now be selected using a newly integrated joystick or the touch displayThere are two memory card slots available nowThe new…

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Sony Alpha 7R II

Since a few days my camera equipment has grown again: I added a Sony Alpha a7R II body. The new body replaces my previous 7R. The range of functions has been further increased. Beside the slight increase of the sensor resolution to 42 megapixels, the sensor is now mounted movable, so that all lenses are now stabilized. This works great thanks to the Metabones IV Adapter, which works fine with my 100mm f2.8 macro, the 85mm f1.2L, the 50mm f1.4, the 40mm f2.8 and also with the 17mm f4L TS-E. Moreover, the autofocus is finally extremely improved thanks to the…

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50 Colors of Burano

Because of the great quality of the Blurb print of my East Africa book, I have now realized a long-planned project. Many of the pictures of this website were taken in Venice. Since our first visit in 2001, we have fallen in love with Venice and the lagoon. We have been there many times since then. In Venice, time seems to be slower. We love to get lost in Venice – although this is getting harder and harder after our many stays there. A fixed point of our Venice trips is always the visit of the island of Burano on…

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50 Colors of Burano
Book - 50 colors of Burano

Prints for the HELIOS DKD Clinic - Deutsche Klinik für Diagnostik in Wiesbaden

Since this month 17 of my pictures are on display in the new private ward of the HELIOS DKD Clinic - Deutsche Klinik für Diagnostik in Wiesbaden as large-format canvas prints in formats 120x80 and 160x90cm. You can see them on the walls in the corridors and in the patients' rooms. For this purpose, some of my pictures from Venice and Burano were selected. It is really nice to see the colourful pictures in large format on the walls - sometimes size does matter!

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Prints for the HELIOS DKD Clinic - Deutsche Klinik für Diagnostik in Wiesbaden
Bunte Häuser in Burano, Venezien Italien

Canon EOS 5DS R

A few days ago I found an offer for a demo 5DS R. In addition there is a cash back of 300,-€ until the end of January for the purchase of a 5D (Mark III, S, SR) replacing an old digital camera. I have already sold my "old" 5D Mark III on eBay into good hands in Baden Baden. At first I was sceptical whether I would be able to cope with the limited high-ISO capabilities of the 5DS. As you might know, it is limited to ISO 6.400, with the extended range you get up to ISO 12.800. So…

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